Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Vinyl Lip Color (Fall 2016)| Review, Photos & Swatches

This fall Estée Lauder will be releasing two new products to their Pure Color Envy line up. The Hi-Lustre Sculpting Lipstick and Vinyl Lip Color.

I’ve already posted swatches of the Hi-Lustre Sculpting Lipsticks back when I previewed the collection (click here), and today will be focusing solely on the limited edition Vinyl Lipsticks (that hit the counters just about a week back).

Estee Lauder vinyl lip color

There are 5 shades in total. L-R : Ripe, Shameless, Controversial, Burn & Shock.


The casing is identical to the Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip Potions from last year, except these sport a black logo up top instead gold.

Estee Lauder logos

Overall the packaging is lightweight, aesthetically pleasing and functional.


According to the press release, these Vinyl Lip Color’s are essentially a glossy lip stain. A hydrating, pigmented formula for lasting colour & high shine.

The key ingredients; NEW optical pearl blend (to transform lip shape with a unique prismatic optic blend for amplified lips), Volume Boosting Complex (with a blend of 9 enhancing volume boosers such as jojoba, sunflower, avocado and hyaluronic acid) paired with Advanced True Vision Technology (colour pigments that provide a glistening shine) create a winning mix. A long wearing formula that remains vibrant and bold throughout wear without drying out the lips.

Estee Lauder Shock

I find the consistency of these are between a gloss & a gel with the swatches looking like jelly. It has a translucent quality to it which makes this product look juicy!

Swatches! In natural light as always.

estee lauder vinyl lip color

Ripe is a rich cherry red with plummy tones. Shameless is a medium blue based pink. Controversial is a warm medium red. Shock is a warm bright pink & Burn, a medium warm orange.

P.S- Most of the shades as you may have noticed contain some degree of shimmer. Although strangely they never seem apparent when worn. I believe they add to the lustrous glow but don’t show through the shine of the glossy base.

Estee lauder pure color vinyl lip review

These are very reminiscent of the Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color that launched earlier this year (reviewed here). The same kind of intense gloss with great pigmentation (though the Estée Lauder Vinyls are more semi opaque than opaque). The only downside I see is these tend to be high maintenance.  A lip liner would be a must and certainly not something to wear on windy days if you have long hair.

On the positives, I really like how they keep the lips hydrated and moist. I also find they wear REALLY well as they stain the lip. Practically an entire days wear if you consider the longevity of the stain alone!

Bottom Line

It’s a fun fresh lip look. And between the vibrant mix of shades (from pinks, to plums to reds & oranges) you are bound to find something you like provided you enjoy this kind of look. I for one am super excited to pack these for my next beach vacay. Hair up, with a bright juicy lip truly screams summer even though these are fall releases. I’m glad they are here.

Here’s how my favourite shade Shock looks on the lips. Absolutely love it! It almost looks neon on my olive skin and contrasts so beautifully!

Estee Lauder lip swatch

Top Picks

Apart from Shock, I believe Ripe is also a must if you aren’t afraid to rock a bold lip. The mix of cherry plum with the added shine is truly show stopping. Great for those holiday parties if you aren’t fussed about touching up or transfers on the wine glass 😉


Available at all Estée Lauder counters and stand alone boutiques (Ion Orchard).

Retail price SGD48. (Limited Edition)



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