Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy & Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool udnertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and applied smoothly without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Stunner (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Jingle (LE, $7.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Secretly (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Dior 999 Matte (999) (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $55.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (100% similar). KVD Beauty Santa Sangre (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dylan (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). Becca Tangy (DC, $24.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel No. 5 (LE, $40.00) is cooler (95% similar). Lancome Caprice (132) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). KVD Beauty Outlaw (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Silhouette (LE, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighty, medium orange-red with a semi-matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, more medium-weight (a bit thicker than others in the range) consistency. The creaminess made it a cinch to apply, as it delivered really even coverage in one stroke. It wore for seven hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over time. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (DC, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $55.00) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Countess (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Trapeze (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Augmented Reality (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Saffron Fire (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #44 (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (DC, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). YSL Le Orange (13) (PiP, $38.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new formula that features “rich saturated color” with a matte finish that is “luxuriously comfortable.” The formula is comfortable to wear with a light-medium weight consistency that is creamy and smooth with good pigmentation, though some shades are more pigmented than others. They’re more semi-matte to satin, so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. They feel slightly hydrating to not drying for the most part. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Volatile Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Laura Geller Ballerina
On eyes:
  • MAC Iced
  • Photosphere
  • Gravitational Electric Cool Shadows
  • Sephora Cocoa Eyeliner

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Michelle Avatar

Christine I promise I looked everywhere for the makeup you are wearing on your eyes here but I couldn’t see it – it’s so beautiful – can you please let me know? Thanks!! And Decisive Poppy is gorgeous on you.

Christine Avatar

Depending on the device, it will either be in the sidebar to your right under “The Makeup Look” or if you’re on a smaller screen (should be distinct – there will be no sidebar!) then it is at the end of the blog post (before comments). I did check, and I am seeing it on this post.

A Avatar

I really like the look of Decisive Poppy but there are so many fantastic reds on the market I feel like it needs to be something *really* amazing to justify buying it – with my budget at least.

beka Avatar

these both look so close to the Tom Ford dupes (both of which are on my wish list). the EL and TF both got A grades, but which do you really prefer?

El Avatar

Decisive Poppy, definitely. That is my kind of red.

I like the other one, but it’s like a more opaque version of Empowered in tone, which I have. If I feel the need to pump up the colour on Empowered, well, that’s what lip liner is for!

spring Avatar

Hi Christine,
These look gorgeous on you! I was wondering what eyeshadows you are wearing in these photos? It’s a gorgeous look! I’m sorry if I’ve missed it somewhere. You used to have a run down of your makeup underneath the last post, but I can’t seem to see this anywhere. Thank you for the review, I’m just getting into this brand and these lipsticks look lovely.

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