Estee Lauder Desirable & Confident Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pinky with a creamy, natural finish and neutral-to-warm undertones. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, but the slightly thickened formula pulled into lip lines. The effect worsened slightly as it wore on for the next five hours. The formula was hydrating. Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is glossier. MAC Boca (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is pinker. Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is pinker. Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Dream Daze (LE, $22.00) is similar. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is pinker, glossier. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is pinker. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dusk (P, $50.00) is similar. Guerlain Gabrielle (P, $51.00) is glossier, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark berry with cool, pink undertones with a soft shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a veil of translucency (you can see my lip freckle just slightly). It covered evenly and smoothly, while it lasted for six and a half hours and left a stain behind. It was comfortable to wear and moisturizing over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is warmer, more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (LE, $32.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Plum Lush (05) (P, $50.00) is more matte, lighter. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is warmer. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is darker. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is sheerer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Desirable (120) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Confident (490) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

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Yeah, same thing happens when I wear Desirable. The finish just isn’t 100% as it should be. I find that when I apply less of it and just dab some of the color on lightly it looks better though.

Very pretty! The latter of the two being my favorite, of course, as it is the only one I could wear! 😀 but I do adore that lighter lip! (Lucky ducky) 🙂

It is!! It looks perfect on you, too! Too similar to my own lips.. Lol.. Sometimes I really value the days when I’m more lifeless and circulation is off because my lips are a bit lighter and I can enjoy the difference! 😀

I love both! That stinks about Desirable though sinking into lip lines. So, I will pass on that. I am definitely going to pick up Confident. I tried on MJ Boy Gorgeous. But, I found it a bit drying as I wore it home. I noticed it as a dupe. The shade is just gorgeous! It’s nice to see Lauder stepping up their game. Seems like they kinda disappeared for a bit.

Oooh, Confident looks so lush and is such a sexy color! This is so very much my kind of plummy shade! Looks great on you! ……However, Desirable is just NOT living up to its name, LoL.

Confident (490) is the number onelipstick color of choice in the Estee Lauder counters in Greece to test – recommending on clients!

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