Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, warm-toned pink with soft, yellow undertones and a natural finish. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is very similar in color, just more matte. NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is darker. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, more matte. Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is slightly darker. NYX Chic (P, $4.00) is more shimmery. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I reviewed a lot of shades from the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula previously, so just to recap: the formula is supposed to be very hydrating and pigmented with a creamy consistency. Impulsive is nicely pigmented, but the creamier consistency has enough slip in it that it looks a bit streaky applied. I don’t think it’s too noticeable from a normal viewing distance, but it’s not as foolproof as other shades in the range. It lasted for four hours on me, but it was nicely hydrating during that time.

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impulsive (210) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
  • Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow (Blush)
On eyes:
  • Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (inner lid)
  • I520 Pinky Sand (middle of lid)
  • I838 Slate Pink (outer lid)
  • I834 Grape (crease)
  • Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Impulsive

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Helen Avatar

I love how thorough/informative your posts are! Question: it seems like you’re always reviewing products – do you ever get bummed that you can’t wear your favorites bc you have to test out new products?

Sylirael Avatar

It’s a really nice pink, and looks pleasantly creamy on, but I think there’s still a hint too much white in the base for me. I’m glad it doesn’t lipline-settle (although I don’t recall this being an issue with the Envy line)! I have no idea why I see white in it though… I suppose I just feel that, given its opacity, it would look super bright on me somehow, LOL! 😛

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