Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Estee Lauder Wild Violet Lipstick
Estee Lauder Wild Violet Lipstick

Estee Lauder Spring 2011: Wild Violet Lipstick

Estee Lauder Wild Violet Pure Color Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a berried dark pink with fuchsia and violet micro-shimmer strewn through the near-opaque color. It has a soft shine in the finish along. It is a new and limited edition shade from Estee Lauder’s spring collection.

my thoughts on the formula: The coverage is excellent, and it feels lightweight despite its pigmentation. It’s also more moisturizing than your average lipstick, which makes it comfortable to wear. I get about five hours of wear with this shade in particular, because it is more pigmented. Estee Lauder’s lipsticks are scented with a lightly sweetened fig but are taste-free to me.

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

final thoughts: Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Lipsticks have a creamy, moisturizing formula with richer, near-opaque shades.  Wild Violet is a beautiful way to wear pink and fuchsia without going for a full-on neon shade.

where to buy: Nordstrom

See more photos & swatches!

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Wild Violet? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It is a pinker version of MAC Rebel, a slightly pinker version of Tom Ford Moroccan Rouge.

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46 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Wild Violet Pure Color Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Shelley


  2. Gorgeous color but I cannot stand the smell of Estee Lauder lipstick :( they make me feel really sick, too bad.

  3. I love that colour, really suits you Christine. Can’t wait until it comes out in the UK.

  4. Erica

    I love this color on you Christine! and I love the new layout as well. Change is good! :)

  5. I love this colour! It’s so bright!

  6. ak

    It looks great on you Christine

  7. Isobel

    Really liking this colour!

    On a side note, your brows look amazing!

  8. i’m in love with this shade! i’ve been wanting it since i saw the promo shot with liu wen :)

  9. Vale

    Where the “violet” is supposed to be? o_O

  10. anonymous

    Love this one Christine. Sounds like you’re getting about the same wear I get because I almost always wear EL, I can get 4-8 because I always line too which hold it tight. So pretty, plus you already sold it to half the world yesterday! EL stock shoots up overnight. :-)

  11. Denise


  12. Michelle

    I have this lipstick as well as the other colors from their spring collection and I’m in love! Such great pigmentation & long wear. The spring eyeshadow set is also GORGEOUS! go lauder !! :)

  13. Nadia

    This is a gorgeous colour! It’s sold out on the Estee Lauder website already.

  14. Judy

    Very pretty shade, but when I think of a Wild Violet lip color I think of some form of purple. Not berry. :-(

  15. U look beautifull in this picture! Young, fresh and dewy. Suits you very well with less black on your eyes, you do not need that (though I know it photographs well/better). Lovely shot, really.

  16. Lady Di.

    Love this! I have Mac Rebel and it does look similar to me too.

  17. Sofi :)

    What a beautiful colour :))

  18. Absolutely gorgeous! <3

  19. Wow, this color is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it! I’m going to have to check it out, I love bold lip colors. I’ve never bought from Estee Lauder, but their last few seasons have piqued my interest; it seems like they’re cultivating a much younger, fashion-forward identity.

  20. Regina

    So pretty on you! And I love the new layout – I am continually amazed by all the hard work you put into this site, and it is so appreciated!!

  21. Joan

    Like the color on you, really brightens up your face!

  22. Wow, this layout is awesome! Oh, and I like the lipstick too. :)

  23. Patricia Couto

    Oh my Good!! Is such a beautiful color!!! I need it!!
    Christine, could I suggest that you make a review of the Estée Lauder wild coral lipstick (same collection)? It’s seem like a beautiful color, but I will fell more secure to buy after your review. Please :)

  24. Milly

    This actually reminds me of an NYX round lipstick in “Chloe”, although perhaps a little less purple…A super cheap dupe, maybe?

  25. CeeBee

    I’ve long thought that Estee Lauder lipsticks are underrated so thanks for the review!

    It really is a gorgeous shade and ladies, there are many, many more lovely colours. The Pure Color, Pure Color Crystal & Signature lipstick formulas are really lovely (and much better than MAC in my personal opinion)…

  26. abby

    you make all lipsticks look beautiful!!!!!!!!!

  27. Veronica

    As gorgeous as that color is, I was really hoping it would be as dark on the lips as it is in the tube. I’m still planning on buying it, though (I LOVE Estee Lauder lipstick).

  28. Sam

    is this at all similar to Hot House l/g?

  29. Lauren

    what a pretty color!!!

  30. Jen

    SUCH a pretty shade–love this!

  31. A great colour. Stunning. I would get it in a heartbeat!

  32. Lizzie

    Would you say that this color is warm or cool toned?

      • anonymous

        Hehe, Christine, I loved this lipstick on you the first time it showed up in the pic for a review of something else & half the page was compliments on your lipstick. Among the highest level of compliments I’ve seen for a lipstick & you have such warm coloring. I’ve always found I prefer warm toned lips on cool skin and cool lips on warm so this post made me smile. Def would love to see you do more cool lipsticks. :-)

  33. This is a gorgeous colour! love to wear it, It’s so bright!

  34. Ashley D.


  35. Helen

    This is a beautiful color. It looks less violet and more magenta on Christine’s lips, for some reason.

  36. Nunuiviet

    Beautiful and seems like a great texture too

  37. divinem (Melissa)

    Wow, you’re complexion is looking gorgeous these days. What are you doing differently?

  38. Vio

    I just picked up this colour today and it’s really amazing on my lips (more pigmented than your’s although I’m paler) Wild Violet looks a lot more berry and less pink and bright.

    Absolutely beautiful colour. Just perfect for spring. Now all that’s missing is the actual spring 😉