Estee Lauder Nude Reveal, Naked Ambition, Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal (110) Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and fine gold and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly, though there were a few visible streaks along the edges that I could not smooth out. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip and glided on without tugging on the lips, but the formula had a light tackiness that helped it adhere to lips so it did not slide around. This shade wore well for four hours on me and was hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Sophia (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Street Rose (04) (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Morning After (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Light English Red (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beatrix (LE, $48.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Vera (420) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Clint (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Burberry Cameo Rose (209) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Babetown (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Revlon Wink for Pink (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Aloof (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition (120) Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rusty red with warm undertones and fine gold and copper pearl. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and applied easily across the lips and yielded semi-opaque, even coverage. It was buildable to opaque pigmentation but was a little more pigmented than true medium coverage would be. The color lasted well for five hours and was moisturizing overall. Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Forbidden Romance (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Raging Beauty (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). Lancome Rose Petale (124) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or (DC, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Hot Kiss (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Revlon Goldpearl Plum (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Wham (LE, $19.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Outspoken (LE, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Christina (DC, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Pat McGrath Skin Flixx (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Libra (95) (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). UOMA Beauty Bahia (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Ciate Infamous (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Shredded (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ryan (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Estee Lauder Hot Chills (310) (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep,coppery red with warm undertones and fine gold, copper, and red shimmer. This was one of the more shimmery shades, and it was also more pigmented–mostly opaque in a single stroke, so it’s not as buildable as described (but I think many will be pleased with the end result!). The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and applied easily and did not tug on the lips. This shade wore nicely for six hours and was hydrating. Smashbox Moscow Muled (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty So Chilli (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Gisela (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Burn Notice (370) (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Hot Chills (310) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Pretty Penny (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Ambition (120) (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). KVD Beauty Super Sonic (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Revlon Abstract Orange (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Joyous Red (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Rouge Capucine (075) (LE, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). KVD Beauty Thin Lizzy (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). KVD Beauty Rocker (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Heatwave (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Pat McGrath Electra (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Chanel Mythe (71) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alias (LE, $56.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Metal (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Good Form (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer is finer, so the lipsticks do not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles don’t migrate as the lipstick wears down. I would describe the coverage as more semi-opaque overall, though a lighter hand could achieve more medium coverage and two layers would give you near-to opaque coverage. It is lightly creamy with some slip that is more noticeable as the formula warms up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula features a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Nude Reveal Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Naked Ambition Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau
  • MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish
  • MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • Dior Fire (584) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Dior Reflection (684) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Dior Fever (794) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Sephora Diving in Malaysia Contour Eye Pencil
  • Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Dior Temptation (184) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow

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Katherine T. Avatar

Oh lordy, help me. Every time I narrow down my huge lipstick wish list to like the top 15, another 20 catches my eye, and after Smashbox launches another 100 new lipsticks, the wish list will be back up to 50 before we know it. I needs to grow me another pair of lips! I like Naked Ambition and Slowburn

AB Avatar

I’ve been interested in how these would do, since I like the finish, moderate/sheerish coverage and strong colors in the sneak peak. Slowburn and Naked Ambition are great for fall and holidays, and gorgeous — and stunning on you. I’ll be checking them out in store as soon as possible.

Jane Avatar

The ones that show the pearl remind me of the looooong ago Lauder Go Pout lipstick line.

I love Slow Burn but I just have such trouble getting past Kendall Jenner as the spokesmodel. I don’t want to buy like that.

Sarah O'Brien Avatar

Hello Christine, I was just wondering when (or if) you’re going to finish reviewing this new line of EL lipticks? I’m really interested in Thrill Seeker in particular and wanted to know your thoughts. Thanks

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