Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick
Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick

Estee Lauder Holiday 2010: Extravagant Red

Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Long Lasting Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a limited edition shade from Estee Lauder’s holiday collection (which also features Extravagant Berry). The best part about this lipstick is actually the gold glitter overspray on the outside of the lipstick–it’s just a shame it wears off. The lipstick itself does have a faint gold shimmer to it, but it is quite subtle. It is a rich, opaque orange-based red with subtle gold micro-shimmer, soft shine, and intensely pigmented. It wears for six hours with ease, and it doesn’t leave lips feeling dry. Like other Estee Lauder lip colors, it did have their sweet fig scent.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: I like everything these is about this lipstick — it’s smooth, pigmented, and wears comfortably.  The shade itself is not particularly unique, though, so for those who find themselves buying red lipsticks often, you may have something similar enough to this to skip.

WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom

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Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick
Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick

Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick
Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick

Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick
Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick

Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick
Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Extravagant Red? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $28.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It is similar to: Chanel Audace (darker), Giorgio Armani #401 Rouge d'Armani (redder), Lancome Red Sensual Java (slightly more orange), and Rimmel Alarm (more orange).

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17 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Extravagant Red Pure Color Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. shakz

    wow christine!!!!! now this red is your red! it looks fab on you!

  2. Diana B

    Wow this red is really nice.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marian Marian

    That’s a perfect red for you!

  4. Jean

    I was actually considering getting this when I was ready to buy a foundation from EsteeLauder.com to get free shipping, but then I rethought it and decided to buy the foundation at an actual counter because I was worried I’d get the wrong shade. I’m so glad I have a swatch now though to see what it actually looks like!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    That’s a stunning red!

  6. Bronagh

    That red really goes well with your skin tone, this is werid to say, but your lips remind me of Kat Grahams lips, the witch from Vampire Diaries.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    Aw, I think the swatch looks disappointing compared to the shimmer you can see in the tube! I was expecting even more golden sparkles on the lips.

  8. Jen

    This is SUCH a gorgeous shade.

  9. That’s colour look interesting

  10. Dollymix8

    Lovely!

  11. Need more reds that are neutral this looks like one – and I like the textures from EL.

  12. Germa Brokschmidt

    I like red lips on others, but if I wear it myself…I feel like a clown. LOL I am just not that confident wearing red lips. It looks great on you, though! ;-)

  13. Angela

    Christine, is this comparable to Kat Von D’s Adora?

  14. anonymous

    I was so disappointed how fast the extravagant berry sold out. saw swatches & it was gorgeous.

  15. Paavaki

    OMG!! I just fell in love with the first pic of the lipstick, but OH NO, why din’t they include a little more gold in this lipstick! I’m a digger of gold and recently I have been looking for all basic shades with gold shimmer. I would have bought this one without even wasting a second ..give me more gold … :(