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Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

01/09

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Heat Wave

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a bright, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It appeared more metallic when I swatched it than when I applied to my cheek bones, though when I applied it more heavily or with a damp brush, it started to take on a more noticeable sheen. I did not feel like it emphasized my skin’s natural texture, though, even when applied heavily.

The formula is described as a “super-luxurious bronzer” with a buildable finish “to a luminous pearl highlight.” It’s more like a gold-hued highlighter than your typical bronzer. The consistency was soft, smooth, and dense without being stiff or difficult to blend out. It was easy to apply and diffuse along the edges, and it layered well with blushes or could be worn on its own, if desired. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before fading. While this may have been more innovative when it originally launched years ago, the reality is that this type of gold highlighter is rather common these days, so there are a lot more dupes for those who aren’t interested in tracking this product down.

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Estee Lauder Prowl, Out of Control, High Level Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Prowl

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is dark pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, though it was buildable to full coverage with some layering. The texture was lightweight, adhered well to the lips but didn’t feel clingy (but it didn’t slide around either, so it wasn’t high-maintenance), and felt moisturizing while I wore it. On me, the color stayed on well for six and a half hours.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Estee Lauder Uninhibited, Noirish, Boldface Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Uninhibited

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, hydrating consistency that applied evenly across the lips. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and made my lips appear smoother. This shade wore well for seven hours on me.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Estee Lauder Rose Tea, Inescapable, Incensed Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Rose Tea

Estee Lauder Rose Tea Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, pinky mauve with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, though not quite opaque, that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without tugging. The lipstick was creamy, lightweight, and hydrating without being too slippery on the lips. This shade stayed on well for just over five hours on me.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee for Spring/Summer 2017

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee for Spring/Summer 2017
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee for Spring/Summer 2017

Editor’s Note: This product was previously available at other retailers, but it has since sold out through Estee Lauder, Macy’s, and Nordstrom (that I’m aware of).

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Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee, $45.00 (Limited Edition)

Turn up the heat. Give yourself a heavenly glow with this super-luxurious bronzer. This seductive all-over bronzer is endless summer. Smooths on as a soft sheen. Builds to a luminous pearl highlight.

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Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla, Naked Desire, Stripped Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Vain Vanilla

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with strong, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t opaque in one stroke, that was buildable to opaque coverage. The texture had more slip in it than some shades in the range, so there was a touch of color that gathered in my deepest lip lines. It was comfortable and hydrating to wear while it also lasted for five and a half hours on me.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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