Hello Lovely Ladies!
After Rati’s article on welcoming the winters with Burgundy shades, I thought I might as well give in and follow suit. So, here’s my contribution to the winters. Let’s see, there are about 100 different variants of lipsticks out there promising moisturization, hydration, soft and supple lips and we also know that 80% of these do not live up to their claims, so does this one, let’s find out.
Color so creamy, it seduces every curve of your lips.
Love Your Lips:
You know this is an extraordinary lipstick from the moment it touches your lips.
- Full-coverage color has true character and depth.
- Finish is lustrous for a smooth, sophisticated shine.
- Rich, hydrating formula feels light and comfortable.
- Hours of moisture. Hours of wear.
$22.50 in US / In India @ INR 1735.
A standard lipstick design, with a heavy golden ribbed casing. The packaging is eye-catching and upmarket. The heft definitely adds to the luxe factor. The golden casing has the EL logo on top.
As is common with most upmarket brands, there is no colour indicator except for the sticker at the bottom of the lipstick. Squint and figure which one it is!
My Experience with Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick – Radiant Wine:
I take most claims about hydration with a pinch of salt. Invariably, they tend to be far-fetched. Very few products deliver on the claim of colour and hydration together. This is one such product. If you look at the lip swatch, you will see that my lips look a bit dry. I was in Chandigarh, battling with the sudden change in temperature, Mumbai is still about 30 degrees while Chandigarh was way cooler. My lip balms were not being very effective in warding off the dryness.
However, the Signature Hydra Lustre lipstick made my lips seem nicely moist and the suppleness lasted a few hours post the lipstick disappearing – which is a tall claim to deliver – in my opinion.
The colour is burgundy with a hint of plum and a slight sheen to it. The sheen gives a shimmer to the lips and does not look like frost. The colour is great for winters; however, not what I usually wear, I prefer brighter shades irrespective of the season.
The texture is very creamy and goes on smoothly without any tug or pull. You do not need a lip balm below this. It’s fairly moisturizing.
A single swipe deposits 70% color. You do need to build it with a second swipe to get an even application, especially for my lips, which were very dry at that time.
The product lasted about 4.5-5 hours – which was fairly decent; however, falls short on the claims made by the company regarding “hours of wear;” however, the hydration provided by the lipstick fairly outlived the lipstick itself. My lips felt to be in better shape post using the lipstick, than they were before. The lip swatch is taken directly post application of the product.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick – Radiant Wine:
- A beautiful winter shade, though not a very unique colour.
- Good pigmentation, two swipes are sufficient to build up to the colour in the tube.
- Easy to apply from the tube.
- The lipstick applies easily – no tug or pull!
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- There was no feathering or bleeding.
- It was fairly moisturizing – lips felt supple even 3-4 hours after the lipstick had disappeared and this was in Chandigarh (where temperature has dropped).
- Luxurious and beautiful packaging.
Cons of Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick – Radiant Wine:
- Estee Lauder products are not as easily available in India except select Shopper Stop counters.
- Not very long lasting, as its touted to be.
Yes, a 4/5 product.
I can understand why the formula gets characterized as “Signature” line – it pretty much delivers above average in colour pigmentation, wear time and exceeds expectation (at least mine!!) in the hydration department. Pictures will show you how it wears on my NC 30 skin – I have turned a tad lighter because of long time spent indoors and using better sunscreen (reviews coming up shortly!)
So, how are you welcoming the winters. Do you change your makeup colours as per the season?
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