5 Beautiful High-End Red Lipsticks

I love a good holiday-themed top five, so it seemed only right to share with you five of my favorite high-end red lipsticks this Valentine’s Day!

  1. Bite Beauty Fraise — a brightened, but not too bold, red with a matte finish
  2. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red — a bold, bright red with a satin finish
  3. Guerlain Greta — a rich ruby red
  4. Guerlain Garcone — a deepened red with a luminous finish
  5. Buxom Scoundrel — a bright, blue-based red

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Estee Lauder Burgundy Suede, Electric Cobalt, Emerald Volt Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencils

Estee Lauder Burgundy Suede Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a darkened burgundy purple with warm undertones and subtle pearly shimmer. It has a very waxy base, so while it glides across the skin without tugging, the color payoff in a single stroke is semi-sheer. It was buildable to mostly opaque color, and while I love the color but don’t find the formula to be particularly long-wearing as it thins after seven hours of wear. MAC Nightshade (LE, $16.00) is similar. Urban Decay Darkside (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC Strong Willed (P, $20.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Raven (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals 6AM (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Estee Lauder Burgundy Suede Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil Burgundy Suede
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Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
74%
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5 Rosy Lipsticks for Spring

I love dusty and muted rosy lipsticks, which can range from light and rosy pink to rosy brown to rosy coral. Here are some of my current favorites for spring! :)

  1. Bite Beauty Musk — a muted, rosy pink-beige
  2. Givenchy Nude Guipure — a light-medium rosy pink
  3. Guerlain Garance — a medium, rosy coral
  4. Estee Lauder Irresistible — a medium-dark muted rosy pink
  5. Maybelline Untainted Spice — a deepened rosy brown

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Estee Lauder Chrome, Gold, Pearl, Pink Gold Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils

Estee Lauder Chrome Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium silver with a metallic sheen. It had so-so color payoff in a single stroke that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage in two to three layers. It glided on but seemed a little waxy. It lasted for nine hours on me, which is shy of the 12-hours promised. MAC Sterling Silver (P, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Certainly Sterling (LE) is lighter. L’Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Cuff (P, $19.00) is similar. MAC Silver Skates (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Estee Lauder Chrome Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil Chrome
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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New! Estee Lauder Spring 2015 Launches

Estee Lauder Spring 2015 Collection
Estee Lauder Spring 2015 Collection

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil ($23.00)

NEW Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil’s exceptionally creamy formula sets in quickly to provide an intense high coverage, color-true wear. Easy to apply, the luxurious formula goes on in one smooth stroke with no tugging or skipping and practically melts into your skin. Worry-free and long-wearing, this water-resistant eye pencil is easy to smudge, blend and apply thanks to a combination of unique technologies and carefully selected ingredients.

  • Onyx
  • Coffee
  • Smoke
  • Night Diamond
  • Night Violet
  • Sapphire
  • Emerald Volt
  • Electric Cobalt
  • Blue Steel
  • Teal
  • Burgundy Suede
  • Olive Lustre
  • Pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Gold (Limited Edition)
  • Pink Gold (Limited Edition)
  • Chrome (Limited Edition)

Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Shine Lipstick ($30.00)

Take your lip looks to a whole new level with Pure Color Envy SHINE Sculpting Shine Lipstick. Full of saturated color and shine that illuminates lips in one stroke, it features multi-faceted pigments that create definition—making lips appear beautifully shaped, sculpted, and curvaceous. This lipstick’s creamy texture glides on smoothly and gives even coverage, and it is formulated with time-released Moisture Complex, which works to capture and seal-in hydration that lasts throughout the day. Housed in a luxe case, this lipstick’s bullet is slim-shaped to highlight the curves of your lips.

  • Baby Cashmere
  • Blossom Bright
  • Boudoir Baby
  • Charmed
  • Fairest
  • Heavenly
  • Innocent
  • Mischievous Rose
  • Pink Dragon
  • Surreal Sun
  • Inspiring
  • Passionate
  • Empowered
  • Suggestive
  • Intriguing

Availability: Coming soon at Sephora (listed online but not yet in stock); both products will be available at all other retailers that carry Estee Lauder in January 2015

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Kendall Jenner is the New Face of Estee Lauder

Kendall Jenner is the New Face of Estee Lauder
Behind the scenes on an Estee Lauder ad shoot with Kendall Jenner. Photo courtesy of Estee Lauder.

The Estée Lauder brand today announced that it has signed Kendall Jenner, fashion’s new breakout star and social media sensation. Kendall will appear in digital, TV and print advertising campaigns and play an active role in creating social media content that will live on Estée Lauder’s channels as well as her own.

“Bridging the worlds of high fashion, entertainment and social media, Kendall is a modern beauty who represents a whole new generation of women who live, breathe and share beauty, fashion and life 24/7, on their own terms, in a visually compelling way,” said Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder. “She is the ultimate instagirl, and we are excited to leverage her image, voice, energy and extraordinary social media power to introduce Estée Lauder to millions of young women around the world.”

“It honestly feels like a dream to represent such an iconic beauty brand — it is an incredible honor and quite humbling,” said Kendall Jenner. “I found out when I was backstage at Paris fashion week, and all this time I’ve had to keep the news top secret. I am so excited to share it now and be part of Estée Lauder.”