Estee Lauder Commanding is a slightly cool-toned, very dark berry with a natural finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $32.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Estee Lauder Commanding Pure Matte Sculpting LipstickEstee Lauder Commanding Pure Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark burgundy with subtle, cool berry undertones and a natural sheen. There seemed to be very, very fine pearl laced through the color. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation, but it had more slip than other shades in the range, which may have been why it applied rather unevenly and looked sheerer on. The color gathered in lip lines noticeably after two hours of wear and was neither hydrating nor drying. MAC Sin (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $55.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop LBD (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). KVD Beauty Motorhead (DC, $21.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Eugenie (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Paramour (LE, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (DC, $28.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Pure Color Envy Matte Lipsticks are formulated with Advanced True Vision™ Technology, which combines multifaceted pigments and refined mattifying powders to provide rich saturated color that feels luxuriously comfortable. Intensely mattified color gives lips a bolder, visibly fuller, defined curvaceous look.