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5 Faves: Satin Lipsticks for Fall 2015

I find that I actually prefer a satin finish to a matte one as a personal preference; satins have a little sheen and offer more comfort than your average matte, but they aren’t truly glossy either. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Urban Decay Backtalk — a muted rosy pink
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rose
  3. NARS Vivien — a rosy berry
  4. Estee Lauder Unattainable — a reddish-berry pink
  5. Urban Decay 1993 — a muted brown

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a formula that promises six hours of sheer color applied dry or eight hours of rich color applied damp. It’s available in over twenty shades–I have four of them, shown below–in a variety of finishes. They feel finer and silkier compared to Estee Lauder’s wet/dry Gelee formulation.

Estee Lauder Insolent Ivory Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pop of light ivory with a satin finish. It goes on a lot lighter than it looks in the pan. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and then applied damp, it was mostly opaque. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly powdery when used dry. It wore for five hours dry, six and a half hours damp. MAC This or That #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Purr (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Chill (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Ghostly (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Silhouette (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hello Kitty Milk (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was very powdery, and I had the same, semi-sheer coverage whether applied dry or damp. The only difference that I could find was that damp application caused it to apply even more unevenly and look patchy on the lid. It applied more smoothly when used damp and didn’t emphasize the texture of the lid that way. It lasted for five hours dry, five hours damp.
Sugarpill Heart-Shaped Cookie (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Walking in the Sand (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Minx #1 (P, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Stark (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Natural (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Jardins de Lumieres #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Naked Gold Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, tarnished gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it had semi-sheer color coverage with a softer, more frost-like finish, and it wore well for six hours before fading. Applied damp, it was nicely pigmented with a stronger sheen that lasted for eight hours on me. The texture is a little dusty to work with, so I preferred using it damp for easiest application. Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Strike (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Acacia (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Gilded Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty 24K (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Brass (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora David (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #7 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Insolent Ivory Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones–almost like a plummy brown, but it leans rather brown–paired with a semi-matte finish. Applied dry, it had sheer coverage with a powdery consistency that was challenging to blend, but it wore well for five and a half hours (out of the six promised!). Applied damp, it was semi-opaque, but it was still harder to blend as it looked a bit uneven applied; it lasted for seven hours. Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate (LE, $23.00) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Americano (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sippy Sippy (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Taupe Notch (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Stylin (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Factory (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Morphe Central Park (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Ithaca (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Cable Knit (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 20 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Buxom High Society (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Insolent Ivory
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Uninhibited
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Naked Gold
Naked Gold
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Strong Currant

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Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy & Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool udnertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (100% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dylan (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighty, medium orange-red with a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, more medium-weight (a bit thicker than others in the range) consistency. The creaminess made it a cinch to apply, as it delivered really even coverage in one stroke. It wore for seven hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over time. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #076 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new formula that features “rich saturated color” with a matte finish that is “luxuriously comfortable.” The formula is comfortable to wear with a light-medium weight consistency that is creamy and smooth with good pigmentation, though some shades are more pigmented than others. They’re more semi-matte to satin, so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. They feel slightly hydrating to not drying for the most part. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Decisive Poppy
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Volatile
Volatile

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Estee Lauder Covetous Nude, Furious, Neon Azalea, Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Covetous Nude Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Covetous Nude Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Covetous Nude Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had full color coverage with a light-medium weight consistency that felt creamy applied, so it didn’t tug at the lips. The color seemed to “crack” as the color pulled away, possibly due to the slightly thicker, creamier texture. It wore for four hours on me, but the color settled into lip lines considerably. At least it wasn’t drying! Bobbi Brown Almost Bare (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty No Angel (242) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pillow Talk (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Insanity (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Likely (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milkshake (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Sarah (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop She Bad (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Crème Caramel (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Stripped (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Furious Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich, oppaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and looked smooth applied. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it didn’t feel clingy, despite being one of the more matte shades in the range. It lasted for six hours on me, and it was just a smidgen hydrating all in all. MAC Rich & Restless (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #072 (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (DC, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cin Cin (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Core Cora (234) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced The New Black (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Neon Azalea Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a thinner texture that had a very velvety, smooth feel as it applied to the lips. I expected it to have a very matte finish as a result, but it still ended up to be more of a satin-like finish. It wore for six hours on me and left a stain behind, and the formula was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Michiyo (P, $32.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Fuchsia (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Power Grab (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Justin (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (DC, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hey Sailor (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new formula that features “rich saturated color” with a matte finish that is “luxuriously comfortable.” The formula is comfortable to wear with a light-medium weight consistency that is creamy and smooth with good pigmentation, though some shades are more pigmented than others. They’re more semi-matte to satin, so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. They feel slightly hydrating to not drying for the most part. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Covetous Nude
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Furious
Furious
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Neon Azalea
Neon Azalea

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Estee Lauder Commanding, Desirous, Extrovert Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Commanding Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Commanding Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Commanding Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark burgundy with subtle, cool berry undertones and a natural sheen. There seemed to be very, very fine pearl laced through the color. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation, but it had more slip than other shades in the range, which may have been why it applied rather unevenly and looked sheerer on. The color gathered in lip lines noticeably after two hours of wear and was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Eugenie (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Desirous Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, brown tones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency–less slip than Commanding but more than some of the other shades. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Lax (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bowl Me Over (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Miss Scarlet (208) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (109) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Chocoholic (P, $7.49) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Extrovert Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, purpled-berry with neutral-to-cool undertones with a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with moderate slip and a thinner consistency, so it did slide around a bit and looked uneven initially as well as when I just wore it–a very high-maintenance color to wear. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Colour Pop Hutch (LE, $6.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $27.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Betrayal (P, $6.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Blackest Berry (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Marsala (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Vinyl (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fervent (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Which Witch (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Berry Rouge (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Yung Rapunxel (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Firm Form (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Liam (DC, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new formula that features “rich saturated color” with a matte finish that is “luxuriously comfortable.” The formula is comfortable to wear with a light-medium weight consistency that is creamy and smooth with good pigmentation, though some shades are more pigmented than others. They’re more semi-matte to satin, so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. They feel slightly hydrating to not drying for the most part. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Commanding
Commanding
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Desirous
Desirous
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Extrovert
Extrovert

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Sneak Peek: Estee Lauder Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Well, I couldn’t resist! I picked up five more shades (and Estee Lauder’s PR department sent me three others) to showcase the full range of Estee Lauder Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) — full reviews to come of course! 🙂

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