Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick
Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick

Estee Lauder Gloss Sticks:  Mauve Mirage

Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick ($18.50 for 0.08 oz.) was a little surprise! It swatched a little sheer, almost streakily, but it was absolutely gorgeous applied. It’s a lovely shade of subdued cotton candy pink with a blue-base and subtle gold shimmer.

The Pure Color Gloss Stick formula is very creamy–it’s very much gloss-meets-lipstick in terms of the texture and feel on lips. I love that the color is semi-opaque without feeling heavy, and even though it has plenty of shine, it still lasts three to four hours and keeps lips soft. Like many other Estee Lauder lip products, it does have that sweet fig scent but no taste.

I think for those who were disappointed when MAC discontinued their Slimshines, you will find Estee Lauder’s Gloss Sticks to be a nice alternative. (And given that they’re all owned by the same company, may be closer in formula than you think!) The only criticism I have is regarding how little product they give you–0.08 oz. is rather undersized relative to Estee Lauder’s Lipsticks (0.13 oz.).

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

RECOMMENDATION: If you love creamy lip color that still delivers on color while providing high-shine, these Gloss Sticks might be what you’re looking for.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick
Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick

Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick
Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick

Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick
Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick

Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick
Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Mauve Mirage? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $18.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It is a more pigmented version of Shiseido's PK 406 Lip Gloss.

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24 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Mauve Mirage Pure Color Gloss Stick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. That’s a really pretty color on you! Hm.. I might be purchasing.

  2. Love love love this shade. It’s exactly what my lips like to wear. :)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    this looks lovely the colour prob wouldn’t show up as well on me though!

  4. Natalee

    I swatched this the other day but didn’t buy it because of how sheer the swatch was! But now I think I’m going to go back and get it

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Polly Polly

    Wow! Very cute light pink. I love pink lippie with gold shimmer <3

    The first pic reminds me a bit of YSL Rouge Volupte, lol.

  6. I’m so glad to see that Lauder has changed the packaging on these a bit- I have several from when I worked for them a few years ago. They came in regular Pure Color packaging, with a normal sized bullet, back then & are so soft, they’d melt and snap constantly! Forewarning to anyone who uses them in the summer!

  7. Opheliana

    Gorgeous! Really gorgeous!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariela Mariela

    that’s kinda like angel looks on me

  9. The swatches looked kind of..bleeah. But on your lips the colour is very nice.

  10. S

    Very pretty! And I’m one who was bummed when MAC d/c the slimshines so I’m happy to hear these are similar.

  11. Fey

    Thank you so much! This is the perfect “Barbie pink” that I have been looking for! I’m so glad it’s blue-based, too.

  12. Vvn

    Colour in tube reminds me of Viva Glam Gaga!

  13. Ashley D.

    Now THIS is the perfect pink.

  14. Roya

    I wish estee lauder would change the scent of their lipsticks,I cant stand it.

  15. Ryan

    this is my favorite type of color! a nice blue based mauve pink… everytime a brand releases a color like this i always get it no matter how many dupes i have. im definetely getting this.

  16. i want this so bad, been looking for the perfect mauve

  17. Oh if only this was matte it would be a dupe for ysl lingerie pink

  18. Cynthia

    Do you use any lip base, Christine? Your lips look ultra smooth

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Polly Polly

    Hi again,

    I’m considering between this and NARS Turkish Delight. What would you suggest for a warmer NC20-25 skin-tone girl? Thank you in advance!

  20. anonymous

    love this. I bet pomegranite kiss would be gorgeous on you!