Estee Lauder Stronger is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark purple with a semi-matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $32.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Estee lauder Stronger Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark fuchsia-magenta with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture of this shade was firmer and thinner compared to the other two shades, though it didn't tug at the lips, but the resulting finish was also the closest to true matte. It had mostly opaque covoerage that applied evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for seven hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Le Metier de Beaute Paris (P, $32.00) is lighter. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy. NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. MAC Flat Out Fabulous (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. ColourPop Drive In (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches/ compare 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.