Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss
Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss

Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss

Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss ($22.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a gold shimmered gloss that has virtually no color, just soft, pale yellow gold shimmer and a glossy shine. MAC Moth to Flame looks similar on, though it’s less golden and more beige. Bobbi Brown Coral Sand is more orange. MAC Gold Dust is less yellow.  Really, any sheer gold-shimmered gloss will do.  I’m surprised I couldn’t think of something dead-on similar.  A gloss like this isn’t useless, it’s just not the type of gloss that most want ten of, because you can’t really see the nuances within it since there is not much to the base color.

If you like a little shimmer or you want something to layer over a lipstick without changing the color much, you might like this. I think it ends up being too simple to be a must-have for most. Citron Kiss wore of quickly, unfortunately–it was mostly gone after two hours. The texture is lightweight, feels almost gel-like once applied, and there is only a very slight tackiness to it (but I hesitate to call it that–it’s that subtle). Estee Lauder scents their glosses with their signature fig, which is best described as a sweet, fruity aroma.  It didn’t dry out my lips during the brief stint it was on my lips.

The Glossover

LE
product

Citron Kiss

B-
If you like a little shimmer or you want something to layer over a lipstick without changing the color much, you might like this. I think it ends up being too simple to be a must-have for most.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

4/5

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Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss
Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss

Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss
Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss

Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss
Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss

Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss
Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $22.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Moth to Flame looks similar on, though it's less golden and more beige. Bobbi Brown Coral Sand is more orange. MAC Gold Dust is less yellow.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: NARS Douce France Eyeshadow Trio, Estee Lauder Dramatic Teal Kajal. On cheeks: NARS Gaiety.

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17 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Citron Kiss Pure Color Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ohhh pretty…love this gloss and it’s not to bad on price either!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Avatar of Lacey Lacey

    This looks very similar to Benefit’s 24k gloss.

  3. Meredith

    Hey Christine! Do you think you will review the new pure color blushes by Estee Lauder. They have great pigmentation!

  4. Is this the one for Spring or Summer? LOL! I can’t tell, you know why? They both look exactly the same! Ha! I had a laugh when I saw that… I was like, “Why would I need two limited edition glosses that look exactly the same on the lips?”

    On the other hand (and kinda off topic) that gold lip gloss/lacquer thing from Tom Ford will be MINE! Muahhah! Have you tried the silver one? OMG it’s pretty!! Kinda crazy but PRETTY! Reminded me of Resort Life by MAC or one of those other squeezy tube glossy things… what are they called again? LOL

    • The spring one I think… only because I took the photos for the post awhile ago, haha.

      Haven’t tried the silver one!

      I literally just received the new gold gloss from TF today, though.

      Lipgelees?

      • Haha yea those things! The silver gloss from TF is almost 3d looking – I thought it was very “special effect” for a brand like Tom Ford. Really cool though! Prob ordering some of the spring stuff this month and the gold one is def on my list :)

  5. It looks rather odd in the tube, a yellow lipgloss but it goes on quite sheer an natural, it looks really good on you.

  6. I think this is very cute!

  7. Miss J

    This just makes me want that gold MAC Dazzleglass. Does anyone else have a hard time shelling out the cash for sheer lip glosses like this one?

  8. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I kind of like it, that it’s just the pure gold shimmer and nothing else. Though I agree, it’s not a must have for me. When I first read it’s name, I was sort of hoping it would smell and taste like lemon -I bought a lipgloss in Europe once that tasted and smelled like lemon and I loved it.

  9. Gen

    Chanel 307 Glossimer (can’t remember the name) from a recent holiday collection seems to be exactly like that…

  10. Not surprisingly, I love it! I’m a huge Estee Lauder fan thanks to my mother and grandmother! This looks like a nice tube to keep in my purse kit for when I just need to swipe on something neutral for a retouch!

  11. I thought I would find this boring, but it’s actually really pretty! It looks so light and golden and luminous. ~

  12. Ashley Gonzales

    I just went to my EL counter today and was impressed with the new Pure Color Blushes. Will you be doing a review? The Wild Sunset is the prettiest coral, it come home with me. :)

  13. Emily Porter

    The new blushes are so nice! Can’t believe Lauder have released colours like Electric Pink- so different to what they’ve done before.