Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick
Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a cool-toned, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a soft iridescent frost sheen. It has a frosted matte finish. NARS 413 BLKR is actually very similar–a smidgen darker but otherwise close both in color and finish. Illamasqua Atomic is also close in color and finish, as it has that frosted matte look and fuchsia hue.

Estee Lauder’s most recent lipstick formula is a far cry from where mattes have come; this feels like an old school matte: the kind that’s clingy, drying, and so hard to endure wearing. The color just gets sucked onto the lips leaving them looking dry and chapped, rather than healthy, and it really does feel like it’s sucking all of the moisture of your lips while it wears.  Demure wears for six hours, though, and leaves behind a noticeable stain, too.  The consistency is stiff, so it pulls and tugs at the lips when you apply the color.

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Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick
Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick
Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick
Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick
Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick
Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick

Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick
Estee Lauder Demure Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick

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It does look 80’s but it seems that all of the hot neon colors are back. I just saw the Maybelline intense (red, orange, fuschia) and was like “OMG its jr high bathroom all over again” I think maybe with a really neutral eye (maybe like just a shimmer or just liner and mascara like Christine did) this could be a fun color for summer

What a shame this line doesn’t perform well, it looks so wonderful on you! I have see this shade many times from Estée Lauder, though. It would look great with some glosses of theirs that I’m thinking of. Oh well, another product, another day…

If any company should know how to make a decent matte formula, it should be Estee Lauder. MAC ,Bobbi Brown, Clinique, and Smashbox all have really good lipstick formulas and they are all under the parent company of Estee Lauder-shame!! The color is pretty though

I thought the first one you reviewed may have just been an outlier non-matte matte shade, but it looks like this whole line isn’t matte at all. For that price, I’ll stick to other brands I know are good. Thanks for the review, as always.

Aw, this makes me sad. I have a few products from EL that I have been loving lately and I really thought they were upping their game. It’s too bad because I LOVE the color. I remember the old mattes and they WERE painful to wear. Who want to do that again?

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