Last year Estée Lauder launched their Pure Colour Envy lipsticks garnering much excitement within the beauty community. It’s been a while since they revamped their lipsticks and it was big news. Needless to say, I was VERY interested.
Sadly these highly pigmented full coverage lipsticks never made it to the Asian market, leaving all fellow beauty addicts desperate and reaching out to their allies in the west to send some over! Luckily I managed to pick up my very first one, Insatiable Ivory on one of my trips to London and have been eagerly awaiting their launch in Asia.
At long last, here’re the glorious, Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipsticks.
I was sent three of these beauties for review, left to right (Impulsive, Potent, Defiant Coral)
Impulsive – A neutral, light muted pink.
Potent – A neutral, peachy pink.
Defiant Coral – A bright coral with very heavy pink tones. (For those who prefer Corals with less orange tones, this is bound to please)
As always, firstly, let’s take a look at the packaging.
These lipsticks come housed in sleek navy blue packaging accented with classic gold details enabling tasteful logo placement on the cap. The barrel too now carries the logo, a nice touch which I wouldn’t consider overkill.
The closure is now a magnetized one, clicking firmly into place. Another welcome feature that ensures our handbags stay safe from ‘Lipstick Graffiti’.
The overall look & feel of these is definitely more modern and sleek compared to the older Estée Lauder lipsticks.
Formula & Texture.
These lipsticks achieve maximum opacity with 2 strokes, covering the lips evenly, leaving it glossy and full. What I like most about these though is that they are very comfortable when worn. They contain a ‘Time Release Encapsulated Moisture Complex’ with Hyaluronic Acid which keeps lips hydrated and supple throughout wear.
When compared, these feel much more creamier than the MAC satin finish lipsticks and are more along the lines of Tom Ford. I found them suspiciously similar to Tom Ford actually, in terms of pigmentation and texture. Little surprise though given that they are both under the same Estée Lauder holding company!
Longevity & Wear.
These lipsticks can last from 4-6 hours depending on the shade you pick, with the darker ones lasting easily towards 6 hours with a bit wearing off just around the center of the lips leaving a mild stain.
I also noticed that these lipsticks don’t leave that horrifying white rim whilst wear. So you won’t have to keep checking your lipstick regularly to fix this problem.
Basically when I wear these, I just get on with my day and forget about them. No reapplying.
On to swatches,
Moving on, here’re some comparison swatches I put together. I hope you find them useful.
These lipsticks are serious business. From pigmentation to wear, I had nothing to complain about. They offer vivid colour that lasts and lasts and have been my go-to this whole month. I highly recommend these and if you are on the lookout for long wearing lipsticks for office, they are something you need to check out.
*P.S- before I forget, these new EL lipsticks have a very faint vanilla fragrance. No longer the heavy fig scent in case you wondered!
Pricing and Shade Range
These retail at SGD 45 each and are currently available at all Estée Lauder counters.
Singapore carries 16 of the 20 shades released and come in 4 different colour families.
Nudes to Browns – Insatiable Ivory, Exciting, Impulsive, Potent
Pinks to Berries – Eccentric, Ambitious Pink, Defiant Coral, Infamous
Corals to Reds – Complex, Daring, Impassioned, Envious
Mauve to Plums – Powerful, Rebellious Rose, Dominant, Irresistible
16 thoughts on “Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Review, Photos & Swatches”
The shade Impulsive looks absolutely gorgeous on you 😄
Thank you! It’s my favourite and go-to for the last few weeks ❤
Looove Insatiable Ivory, such a gorgeous nude! 💕👌🏼 Love the others as well, and the formulation is amazing! 👌🏼😌
My favourite colour has to be Insolent Plum though, an amazing shade to wear in the colder months… Which I actually kind did myself too! 😅😅😅
Lots of xx
Ah! And before I forget! Why haven’t you told me you couldn’t get them my lovely! I could’ve get some for you… And of course ship them with a courier this time and not with the “snailest” snail mail ever!?… 😂😂😂
Wishing you an amazing kick off to the week!
Lots of xx, Annie
Hehe tbh I did have one, and I tried it a few times, but was caught up in all the other new releases that were in Asia. But now that I have easy access to these, i’m glad I can add more! ❤
But thank you so much for offering you are the sweetest! :-*
you’re most welcome! I thought I should let you know if there’s anything I can help you with… just let me know! 😉
so happy that these have become readily available in Sg! like this you can use them at ease!
enjoy every bit! 😀
also enjoy your evening and have a lovely weeK!
lots of xx
Each swatch is prettier than the next!
These lipsticks are ALL THAT right? ❤
Super gorgeous shades!!!
love the Insatiable Ivory , what a pretty nude ^_^
It’s a lovely fleshy nude 🙂
You just made me want to buy the whole lot !!! These look great! I really do like Estée Lauder lipsticks, the formula is mild and doesn’t both my lips
Beatiful shades and they lay on lips very nicely!
I love this formula Michelle, am pretty sure it’s one of my favourites ever! Great post with lovely pictures xx
Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict
Thank you! And thank you for stopping by, you are so kind Stacey 🙂 And I too love the formula of these.. ❤ beautiful products!
These lipsticks are awesome!