Estee Lauder Unrivaled & Tenacious Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Unrivaled (213)

Estee Lauder Unrivaled (213) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had medium color coverage that didn’t build up much beyond that. The texture was lightly creamy, moderately emollient but not slippery, and lightweight, which made it comfortable to wear. There was a bit of streakiness, though not enough to be noticeable in person, and it wasn’t as smoothing of lip lines as other shades have been in this formula. It stayed on well for four and a half hours and felt hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” in a "single stroke" that "glides on effortlessly" and has "six hour" wear. More recent copy of the formula has been more specific as it having "medium-to-full coverage."

Most shades in the range are lightweight, creamy with moderate slip with semi-opaque to opaque coverage that wears four to seven hours. The formula tends to sit well on lips and either gives the illusion of plumpness or smooths out lip lines slightly. It's also hydrating while worn.

They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE, LANOLIN OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA, CASTOR ISOSTEARATE SUCCINATE, SILICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, OZOKERITE, POLYETHYLENE, POLYDECENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT EXTRACT, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) BRAN EXTRACT, HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER, CERAMIDE 2, SQUALANE, CHOLESTEROL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, LINOLEIC ACID, LAURYL PCA, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, LAURYL METHACRYLATE/GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, OLEIC ACID, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, SACCHARIN, POTASSIUM SULFATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAXCERA MICROCRISTALLINACIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, PALMITIC ACID, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, VANILLIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), BARIUM SULFATE, ALUMINA, [+/- MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 22 LAKE (CI 45380), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 27 (CI 45410), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), ORANGE 5 (CI 45370), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), RED 21 (CI 45380), CARMINE (CI 75470)]

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Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Tenacious (527)

Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The consistency felt lightweight, creamy without being too emollient or too slippery, and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. It wore nicely for five hours and felt moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” in a "single stroke" that "glides on effortlessly" and has "six hour" wear. More recent copy of the formula has been more specific as it having "medium-to-full coverage."

Most shades in the range are lightweight, creamy with moderate slip with semi-opaque to opaque coverage that wears four to seven hours. The formula tends to sit well on lips and either gives the illusion of plumpness or smooths out lip lines slightly. It's also hydrating while worn.

They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE, LANOLIN OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA, CASTOR ISOSTEARATE SUCCINATE, SILICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, OZOKERITE, POLYETHYLENE, POLYDECENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT EXTRACT, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) BRAN EXTRACT, HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER, CERAMIDE 2, SQUALANE, CHOLESTEROL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, LINOLEIC ACID, LAURYL PCA, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, LAURYL METHACRYLATE/GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, OLEIC ACID, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, SACCHARIN, POTASSIUM SULFATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAXCERA MICROCRISTALLINACIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, PALMITIC ACID, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, VANILLIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), BARIUM SULFATE, ALUMINA, [+/- MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 22 LAKE (CI 45380), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 27 (CI 45410), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), ORANGE 5 (CI 45370), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), RED 21 (CI 45380), CARMINE (CI 75470)]

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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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I wish that Unrivaled was better performing, because I really love the shade itself. It really could have been a winner.

Tenacious is nice, too. Although I think it would be too cool toned on me during summer.

My MIL used to give EL lipstick full sized samples to me years ago. They all were so strongly perfumed that I could taste it.
Are they still like that?

These ones have more of a vanilla-scent, which is a departure from their original, figgy scent – these smell like Tom Ford.

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