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.

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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

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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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It might be worth a try – I get kind of a mauvey vibe from it, so I wonder if it would look more neutral on someone cooler-toned!

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?

I get more enjoyment out of reviewing products for readers than using makeup, most of the time ๐Ÿ™‚ I like helping with photos/swatches/real thoughts.

I’m a sucker for this shade and I have wanted to try out the no longer so new EL lipstick ‘coz the packaging is so pretty. But I have to go with the Bite Beauty lippie set you posted yesterday

Ah, well, good thing there are so many other shades in the range ๐Ÿ˜‰ One of them has to work for you, “weird” coloring or not!

I have one of the bolder, I think it’s a berry shade, I must reorganize my lipsticks so I can find the autumnier colours now that it’s cold out. I like the lipstick, but it doesn’t last very long on me, I think I eat a lipstick or two a year ๐Ÿ™‚

This lipstick looks so charming. I would’ve snagged it in a heartbeat had I not gone on a birthday splurge on limited edition MAC lipsticks. It looks very cute on you though, Christine. Ah, wellโ€ฆmaybe next year sometime, along with Decadent.

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! ๐Ÿ˜›

I love the Pure Color Envy formula! Now that my lips are getting super dry again (autumn, ugh) this is the only lipstick that I can wear without my lips looking all dry and flaky.

Pretty! Although it’s warm-toned, I wonder if the shade is deep enough to complement my pigmented lips and my skin tone.

This formula is just incredible, one of my faves. I have one (Desirable) and I’d buy more if they weren’t so expensive. I need another lipstick like a hole in the head though… This colour looks stunning on you!

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