Estee Lauder Melon is a very warm-toned, medium-dark coral with a pearl finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $32.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
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Estee Lauder Melon Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips without dragging or tugging on them during application. The lipstick felt smooth, lightly creamy, and was easy to work with. It was hydrating and comfortable wear over the four and a half hours it lasted.
The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy formula and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn't migrate as the lipstick wears down. The coverage was more semi-opaque to opaque, though a lighter hand could achieve medium coverage. . It was lightly creamy with some slip that became more noticeable as the formula warmed up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula featured a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.
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