I have two of these lipsticks in the exact same color, Barely Nude, and absolutely love them. The packaging looks different from the pictures on MUA, but it may be because I got them as part of a gift set. The staying power is great and the color is gorgeous. I'd say it goes on a little too dark to be considered a "nude", so I don't suggest pairing it with a smokey eye. It's great for an every day look, but the only complaint I have is the lipstick itself because it loosened at the base after a few uses and now moves from side to side when I put it on. This happened with both of the lipsticks I have.
Best quality longwear lipstick! They last soo long that when you look in the mirror hours after applying, after eating and drinking - you just think WOW I still have lipstick on! I can even use them over dry lips - it still looks amazing. I love the staying power, comfortable wear and cute colour. I got so many compliments wearing this!
I just bought the LE in Bitten Fig. Amazing colour and texture! This is a medium-dark, satiny, cool red bordering on fuchsia and without shimmer. Suitable for daytime, but also perfect for night. But I'd recommend this colour only to cool and probably olive complexions, since this shade might be too cool for peachy-warm complexions.
I belong to a small minority who actually like the smell of EL lipsticks. This is my nr. 1 brand and I'm replacing my old lipstick classics with shades from this line.
These lipsticks are of the best quality. They last for four to five hours on the lips, but are SO moisturizing for a longwear lipstick. Usually, I have to moisturize or take off my lipstick to reapply, but with these I just swipe it over dry lips and it looks fine, feels comfortable. I adore these for the staying power, comfortable wear and addicting sweet scent. It feels so luxurious.
I love the color of these lipsticks and actually like smell. I have it in tea rose and fig and both are highly pigmented and moisturizing on my lips. They apply very smoothly and evenly. I donít find them long lasting and they feather easily but my major qualm with these are they are too soft. Both of them broke at the base after about 5 uses and I needed to put them both in pots in order to use, at $24 I donít think that, that should happen. Wonít repurchase again
Pure Color is the creamiest, most comfortable lipstick I've ever worn. These full coverage lipsticks do not dry out my lips. There is a wide variety of shades so most gals can find something flattering to their skin tone. I'm partial to pinks, among my favorites are Candy (Med. Pink), Pink Parfait (Lt. Pink), and Rubellite (Dk. Pink). If you're looking for something a bit more sheer, try the Pure Color Crystal line.
This is an amazing lipstick!
I got this in shade number 344, called Berry Truffle, which really is the correct name for this berrylicious lipstick! The colour looks very dark at first, but once on, it is just beautiful. A dark, plum colour, very deep and dimensional, in way. It also has a bit of shimmer or sparkle to it. Just a bit, though, nothing over the top.
I love the scent, like a berry scent.
This colour is very buildable. Often I like to just tab it on my lips, rather the apply it like you would usually with lipstick, because then the colour becomes too dark for every day use. Also, applying this with a lipstick brush is ideal, gives a very natural, flawless look.
So this way, you could use this lipstick at night or day, depending on how deep you want it.
I usually use lip primer under this lipstick, that is not necessary, but it does change the colour a bit.
This lipstick is rather long-wear, and is really beautiful with a coat of peach coloured lip gloss on top.
I love the packaging, too. Very beautiful.
Overall, this is a great lipstick, good for both day and night since you can control the intensity very easily. Nice scent, very subtle, though. Long-wear.
P.S. I don't know why the photos look so strange, but at least you can see the packaging! This is NOT the real look of the lipstick color!
I am reviewing the lippie color Wild Grape. I am NC50.
I love the feel of this lippie. It is moisturizing, yet glossy, but not sticky. It smells like grape and doees not have a bad taste. I prefer a matte lipstick usually, but this gives me both shine and moisture, and it is appropriate for work. The packaging is of excellent quality and I keep this lippie with me at all times. I picked this up at Strawberry.net on sale, and may not have purchased it at the regular price. I am happy that I did. This lippie is HG status.
I really like these lipsticks. The colors and textures are gorgeous in the Pure Color, Pure Color Crystal and Signature lipstick collections. It's soft, smooth and moisturizing. The packaging is gorgeous and to-die-for. The fragrance used to bother me but lately, I actually have started liking it and prefer to have the fragrance in their l/s and l/g collections. I own several colors - a few of them being Soft Amethyst (light purplish/plum) (from the Signature Collection) which HAS to be topped off with the Candy (light pink with shimmer) lipgloss otherwise the color is too flat for my taste, and Passion Fruit (pinkish plum) (from the Pure Color Crystal Collection). I would like to buy the Tiramisu and Venetian Rose for a more nude/neutral lipcolor days. The only thing that i dislike is their hefty Cdn $30 (before taxes) pricetag for the Pure Color and Pure Color Crystal lipsticks, and nearly Cdn $24 (before taxes) for the Signature Collection lipsticks. The only reason I'm say 'NO' to repurchase is because of it's hefty pricetag.
If you are fair skinned, and are looking for the Hollywood Glamour Red Lipstick, then Estee Lauder's Earthy Red True Lipstick (T07) is for you! I suggest that it be put on with a lipstick brush though because the formula is very soft. Now I don't know what the price of this is, as my friend who is Peruvian gave it to me because it didn't contrast well with her darker skin, but since it's Estee Lauder I'm assuming it's expensive. Overall it's a great lipstick and stays on well, also I think the tube is very pretty.