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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). Too Faced Purr (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Chill (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Milk (LE) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Silhouette (LE) is more shimmery (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) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Walking in the Sand (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Minx #1 (P) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Stark (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Natural (LE) is lighter (90% 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. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Acacia (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Strike (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Gilded Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Topkapi #4 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is more 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). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (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). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Factory (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sippy Sippy (LE) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Ithaca (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Aphrodite (LE, $6.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Taupe Notch (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) 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). 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). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dylan (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Silhouette (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Just Add Romance (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is glossier (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). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lobster (LE, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) 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 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). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pillow Talk (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milkshake (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Insanity (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Crème Caramel (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop She Bad (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Sarah (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $30.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (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, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cin Cin (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (DC, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Core Cora (234) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) 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). Urban Decay Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Michiyo (P, $32.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Hey Sailor (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Justin (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Fluo Stiletto (662) (LE, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Hot Plum (P, $7.49) 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). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is glossier (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). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is cooler, less glossy (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, $30.00) 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). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Lax (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Miss Scarlet (208) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bowl Me Over (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (109) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter, cooler (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. NYX Betrayal (P, $6.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fervent (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hutch (LE, $6.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Blackest Berry (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Which Witch (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Berry Rouge (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Firm Form (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Yung Rapunxel (LE, $17.00) is lighter (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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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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Estee Lauder Shameless Violet, Stronger, Unattainable Matte Sculpting Lipsticks

Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick

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.” I bought three to try out the formula, and this post features those three. 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 with none of the three I tried having a really flat, matte finish (like a liquid lipstick), so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. All three shades were easy to apply, comfortable to wear, and long-wearing. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer pink tones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage that applied without dragging, but it could have applied a little more evenly. The color lasted for seven hours on me and was a little hydrating in the beginning but never drying. Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy. MAC Matte Royal (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Rollergirl (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Punk Couture (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee lauder Stronger Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark fuchsia-magenta with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture of this shade was firmer and thinner compared to the other two shades, though it didn’t tug at the lips, but the resulting finish was also the closest to true matte. It had mostly opaque covoerage that applied evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for seven hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Le Metier de Beaute Paris (P, $32.00) is lighter. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy. NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. MAC Flat Out Fabulous (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. Colour Pop Drive In (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee lauder Unattainable Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a reddish-plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was lightly creamy and glided on easily without tugging on the lips. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered well. I noticed some color seemed to slip into lip lines, but it was hard to notice from a normal viewing distance. On me, the color stayed on for almost eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating at the end. NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is glossier. Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Shameless Violet
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Stronger
Stronger
Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick Unattainable
Unattainable

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