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, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Dior 999 Matte (999) (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Secretly (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dylan (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $54.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (100% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel No. 5 (LE, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $18.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Uncensored (P, $24.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $18.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Hi Striker (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) 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, $18.50) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Trapeze (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $18.50) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $54.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Entusiasta (164) (P, ) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Lana (P, $34.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #076 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $18.50) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass I Live For (P, $34.00) is lighter (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.

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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

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick $30.00/0.12 OZ.
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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

About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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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.

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.

These are both very pretty! Glad they did well! I have a couple of dupes for both so I think I’m going to pass on them for now.

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.

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?

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!

Love the Decisive Poppy lipstick – gorgeous shade and a great rating. The other colour is just too orange for me. But they both look great on you Christine.

Lauder is really making lipsticks worth more than just an: OK, pretty.
These two are amazing, I feel a lot of lipstick-love right now 🙂

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.

Hi Spring,

If you are on a wider screen, it is in the right sidebar under “The Makeup Look” and if you don’t have a sidebar on your device (it’ll be obvious), it is under the post.

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