"Pure Color" is a true color, getting what is seen online and a long lasting color. Unfortunately not all high end cosmetics are, so I was very pleased with this product. I wore the long wear Duo for yrs till it was no longer made so very pleased w/Pure Color.
I have been using EL lipsticks for years, and love the Pure Color formulations and the discontinued Rich, Rich formulation (special edition Mad Men lipstick was terrific). They have always been comfortable and moisturizing. This Envy formula is not the greatest. It is uncomfortable, even a little irritating, and the wear feels thick (maybe that's the "sculpting" part), and it unfortunately accentuates the lines in my lips and makes them look smaller. It is also not particularly long-wearing. The color I picked (Insatiable Ivory) looked great on the models, but isn't very flattering on me, but I have found that I can use it as a color intensity adjuster to tone down some of my too-bright lipsticks which also helps dilute out some of the negative attributes of the Envy formula. I will say, though, that the case design with the magnetic top is pretty nice.
Normally, I am very pleased with Estee Lauder products. This particular lipstick is not creamy or moisturizing. I have bought 3 different colors and none of them are what I expected. I will not purchase any of these lipsticks ever again.
I love this lipstick -- it stays on all day so I don't need to reapply at work -- I have used Estee Lauder lipsticks and lip liners exclusively for at least 15 years. I have an allergy to lipsticks that have a perfume scent in them and Estee Lauder does not have any scent which makes it the perfect product for me. Also the lipsticks and liners last for many months.
I absolutely love my new Pure Color Envy sculpting lipstick. The color stays so long that I don't have to replace it every single moment. My other lipsticks opened in my purse and I found so many times red color everywhere... The texture of my new lipstick is moist and pleasant. So many people have told me that the color is just perfect for me!!
I am not a bright lip color person but I wanted something to brighten me up and help me pretend Spring is coming soon even though we are having below zero weather. I tried Thrilling. I have had some many compliments on the color. This lipstick goes on so smooth and stays on. I love the finish of it. I say do not buy it on the Internet take a trip to the store and try it on. The color on here and even just looking at it in the tube is nothing what it looks like on your lips. I'm going back this weekend to find another color. I'm hooked on the intense shades. You just have to try it. I see other reviewers say no lip pencil needed. I disagree. I used Currant to line my lips it just gives it a more finished and polished look.
Buying lipstick on the internet can be tricky. I came out a winner with Fierce. It is really not fierce. it is a gentle rose color that flatters my fair complexion. I need color, don't want to look like a clown at my age, just want something smooth, creamy and enough color to give my face a boost. I use a darker lip pencil first, put on a clear gloss, then the lipstick. It works well for me. I wish EL's website would give some description of their lipstick colors.
This lipstick has a nice creamy texture and nice rich color when applied. I chose some of the cooler based colors like Powerful, Infamous, Confident, Vengeful Red, Impulsive, Intense Nude and Red Ego. It also has a wonderful smell and a great magnet top that keeps the lid from coming off in your purse!
Oh how I absolutely love this Lipstick! I am just starting to explore the world of lipstick and I have found my match already! So buttery and smooth I couldn't ask for anything better! Usually lipsticks are dry and they just don't give your lips anything back except color. Well this lipstick is so creamy and hydrating, I would recommend it to everyone! I love the color I chose too, Desirable. It's more of a nude-pink tone and matches my skin tone perfectly (very fair skin)! I am so glad I found this product!
I bought this to my mother as a christmas gift, but I have been using it myself as I think the colour (Rebellious Rose) was so gorgeous, and the pigmentation was really good. The lipstick doesn't really have a fragrance, but if you smell long enough (that sounded weird) the smell is quite nice as well. The only problem I have with it is the fact that it isn't super long-lasting. It comes off as soon as something touches your lips, and I personally don't like that. Also, the pricetag bothered me a little, but I think it was worth it in the end. My mother also loves it, and she thinks it's her best lipstick out of all her lipsticks!