Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting LipstickEstee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, pink-berry with cool undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is redder. Chanel Rayonnante (145) (P, $34.00) is sheerer. Chanel L’Amoureuse (47) (P, $34.00) is more matte. Too Faced So Berry Sexy (P, $22.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is one of the more recently added shades to the range (and the last one that I have for now). It had rich, opaque color coverage that went only smoothly and evenly. The consistency is lightly creamy but not too slippery, so it adheres comfortably to the lips and yields longer wear (six hours on me). The formula is vanilla-scented but taste-free. This particular shade was hydrating over time. I really loved this shade, and I think it’s a great addition to the range–the muted quality to the color makes it more interesting to me.

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Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Reckless (480) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • Chanel Jersey Blush
On eyes:
  • Laura Mercier Rosegold
  • Moonlight
  • Amethyst
  • Cocoa Caviar Sticks
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Reckless is simply marvelous! I definitely had to give this formula another go just based on this shade alone. Thank you for featuring it, Christine!

I bought this shade along with Confident yesterday. They are beautiful! Today I’m wearing Reckless. I know this is lightly hydrating, but it’s pretty cold in the Midwest right now, so I think I should use a little lip balm. Confident seems to be a darker shade of Restless. I couldn’t decide so I bought both! See why I have a “collection”? Christine, will you be reviewing Confident? BTW, I check your blog several times a day. I appreciate your thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and Mellan pics.

I usually stay away from purple toned pinks but this looks great on you! I think the rest of the makeup works really well with this! 🙂

Should be called “Ashley” because it’s basically me in lipstick form. I LOOOVE this color! I’ve been looking for a color like this, but haven’t found it until now!

Lovely colour. I think this one is more than just a want, it’s almost at a must have. Good that it’s not a LE so it can wait for some weeks, or months and be a lovely treat come January.

It’s…a mutedrosyplummymauvypinkOHMYGODSINEEDTHISRIGHTNOW!!!

It’s OK. Calm down, Syl. It’s permanent. Don’t give yourself a rogueattack over it. Deep breaths. Go polish a dagger or something for a while….

*has massive rogueattack anyway*

😀

I love it! I have been trying to choose between one of the Estee Lauders you’ve recently posted or one of the NARS Audacious lipsticks and I’m having lots of trouble! I’ve made lists to compare and everything! This one is so beautiful… *adds to list*

I was very curious about this one, but I see it pulls more pink less berry on you. My lips also tend to pull pink from lipsticks that don’t even remotely look pink..so sadly dooms me to berry reading fuschia lips rather than berry..grr.. Would have loved this shade to look closer to barrel, but pretty much guaranteed it won’t on me.

Wow, I’m instantly loving the shade of this lipstick! Such a gorgeous pinky-berry color. I like that it’s a bit muted too. Makes it much more wearable for me.

I had to compare it to Too Faced So Berry Sexy since you mentioned it. I like that EL’s Reckless is creamy with no shimmer.

Oh no! After immediately falling in love with this particular colour I just had to find out it’s not available here in Germany (at least can’t find it in any online shop)…this one goes on the shopping list for my next business trip to the US 😉

Thanks for your review, Christine!

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