Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Launches

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estée Lauder unleashes the ultimate object of a woman’s desire – introducing NEW Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick. Intensify lips with saturated color. Sculpt with multi-faceted pigments. Hydrate with continuous moisturization. Pure luxury for lips housed in a new, ultrachic case.

20 one-of-a-kind statement shades with the power to define every curve of the lip. Rich in attitude and saturated in color, this provocative palette evokes fashion, art, and design with high-couture impact. From the subtle whisper of insatiable nudes, to the drama of impassioned reds, daring mahoganies, powerful pinks and confident corals, each enviable lip look will satisfy every woman’s desire.

In just one stroke, lips are sculpted with high-intensity color that stays true for up to 6 hours. From stick to lip, Multi-Faceted Color Pigments create shape, definition and volume. Amazing color density and dimension transforms lips for a full, curvaceous and sexy pout.

The lightweight texture is creamy, sensually smooth and luxuriously comfortable. A uniquely modern formula envelops lips in immediate and long-lasting moisture. Featuring a new and exclusive Time Release Encapsulated Moisture Complex with Hyaluronic Acid that helps boost lips’ ability to attract, capture and seal-in continuous hydration. Lips feel kissably soft, smooth, supple and continuously moisturized throughout the day.

Inspired by modern architecture, the new and iconic package design is powerful, yet feminine. Its lines are contemporary, with a strong, sleek and elegant silhouette. The color cues reflect Estée Lauder’s signature navy and gold, while golden plaques at each end of the case, and golden tones within the interior, convey the modern glamour and style of the brand. An innovative, magnetic closure always clicks the case perfectly into place and new aspirational bullet shape make this ultrachic lipstick a statement in pure luxury.

Nudes to Browns

  • Insatiable Ivory Warm nude
  • Desirable Lip-tone pink nude
  • Intense Nude Mid-tone rosy neutral
  • Emotional Warm rusty brown
  • Decadent Deep, rich red-brown

Pinks to Berries

  • Impulsive Light, milky-pink nude
  • Powerful Mid-tone, blue pink
  • Infamous Bright, vibrant, yellow pink
  • Tumultuous Pink Bright pink fuchsia
  • Red Ego Deep, vibrant cool wine

Corals to Reds

  • Potent Light, pink-coral nude
  • Defiant Coral Bright, pink coral
  • Impassioned Bright vibrant orange
  • Envious Warm, bright poppy-red
  • Vengeful Red Deep cool red

Mauves to Plums

  • Dynamic Mid-tone, warm neutral
  • Rebellious Rose Rich rose
  • Dominant Vibrant fuchsia
  • Irresistible Mid-tone, mauve, neutral rose
  • Insolent Plum Deep vivid plum
  • Brazen Deep purple

Availability: $30.00 each, now at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks, Dillard’s

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10 Most Disappointing Beauty Products of 2013

Not everything released in the past year was impressive, and some products were downright disappointing! When I worked on compiling this list, I thought about cringe-worthy products; ones that I can’t wrap my head around at all. These are products that truly disappointed me with their performance and quality.  Every single brand mentioned below has products I love but not every product can be a winner.

What were the most disappointing beauty products you tried this past year?

Estee Lauder Sinister Stay-On Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Sinister Stay-On Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Sinister Stay-On Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Sinister Stay-On Shadow Paint ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is medium-dark black with silver sparkle. MAC Blackground has a warmer base and smaller shimmer. Urban Decay Oil Slick is also a bit warmer (and a powder product). Buxom Black Lab is similar but has multi-colored sparkle.

It had so-so color payoff; it is more easily applied as a sheer wash of color (so then it turns into a dark gray), and if you attempt to build up the color, it doesn’t work out so well. It tended to bunch up and layer in odd ways so that it didn’t give you a smooth, even result. The texture was smoother than Steel, but it had a very dry, almost flaky texture once it dried down. The color came off in chunks throughout the day. I tested it twice just to be sure, but it was the same: splotchy color, fall out, and then light creasing after eight hours.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint Sinister

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Estee Lauder Steel Stay-On Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Steel Stay-On Shadow Paint ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a steely gray with gold and silver sparkle. It’s like a silvered pewter with a lot of sparkle and shine. Chanel Epatant is warmer, greener. Inglot #454 is warmer, less sparkly. Maybelline Audacious Asphalt is grayer, darker.

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Estee Lauder Steel Stay-On Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint Steel

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection for Spring 2013

Illuminating Powder Gelee ($40.00)

  • Heat Wave Champagne

Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00)

  • Batik Sun Beige, bronze, coral, teal

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick ($25.00)

  • Solar Crush Orange
  • Fuchsia Fever Fuchsia

Pure Color Sheer rollerGloss ($18.50)

  • Succulent Tangerine
  • Squeeze Coral

Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner Duo ($29.00)

  • Black Sands Black/gold

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($20.00)

  • Hot Spell Coral

Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50) (Limited Edition)

Give yourself a heavenly glow with a super luxurious liquid bronzer. Great for all skintones, it includes a unique blend of bronzing pigments in a pearlized, reflective base. Long-wearing, oil-free formula feels weightless and comfortable as it smoothes on a sheer, natural-looking radiance.

Bronze Goddess

  • Body Oil Spray ($50.00)
  • Eau Fraiche Skinscent ($60.00)

Availability: Nordstrom

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