Estēe Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick in Surreal Sun Review
Here's a review on Estēe Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick in Surreal Sun.
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If you're a fan of glossy lipsticks, don't you sometimes wish that they're more moisturizing or they moisturize longer, at the very least and they're more pigmented and long- wearing? I'm not a huge fan of glossy lipsticks, but I've been wearing 'em long enough to know that these are some of the things they lack. It's great to know that Estēe Lauder is one brand that has finally addressed these through Envy Shine lipstick, which is an awesome hybrid of lip butter, gloss, and satin lipstick. Not only that, it is the most persistent glossy lipstick on this side of town too.
ESTĒE LAUDER PURE COLOR ENVY SHINE LIPSTICK IN SURREAL SUN IN DETAIL
Envy Shine lipstick is the newest offering for the lips from Estēe Lauder. It promises to keep lips soft, supple, and moisturized with Hyaluronic Spheres and the Time Release Encapsulated Moisture Complex, plus claims to give lips a volume boost to boot. It comes in 16 shades.
The shade I got is called Surreal Sun. Tube is made from metal and is colored in dark blue and gold, the signature colors of the brand. It comes with a magnetic cap so that the cover won't fall off in your makeup kit. The slanted tip also lets me apply color precisely. The only caveat though is the shade's not consistent in the tube and on color swatch so you'd have to visit an EL counter to know if your preferred shade looks great on you.
I'm swatching my current favorite glossy lipstick for everyone after the cut!
Surreal Sun is a lovely pink-peach shade that gives skin a fresh, healthy glow. Consistency is thick like lip butter-it's super emollient, albeit some may find it a little heavy. Its consistency is effective enough in plumping up your lips and making it look fuller and thicker-no need for lip injections! It's really glossy in actual, but not quite in this photo and despite the glossiness, it doesn't slide around and doesn't need a lip liner to keep it in place. It has a very, very light floral scent, but no taste. And for a glossy lipstick, it applies ever so evenly and pigmentation is fascinatingly good-no, make that great.
My only issue with this particular color is it tends to highlight dry areas so I must scrub my lips before usage to get a nice finish with it, although I don't feel that this will be a problem for the darker colors.
ESTĒE LAUDER PURE COLOR ENVY SHINE LIPSTICK IN SURREAL SUN IN ACTION
I wasn't expecting that this product has great staying power because after all, it has a slippery finish, but boy, I was in for a surprise. I had dinner with this lipstick on one time and when I checked in the mirror afterwards, the lipstick was still 50% intact and I liked that it faded into a sheerer finish rather than a patchy one that settled on the borders of my lips. It's very moisturizing and I find that it does so the whole day. I bet this is going to be my best friend this rainy season when my lips tend to be drier and much flaky due to the cool weather. I alternate this product with matte lipsticks to give my lips a break from all that dryness and sometimes, I pop it in my bag when I feel that my lips are misbehaving so I can change to a more moisturizing (but still pigmented) formula anytime.
This, my friends, is the future of glossy lipsticks. If you're into this lipstick finish, you should get this. For someone who's not so keen on gloss, I find its overall quality very impressive and that says a lot about it!
ESTĒE LAUDER PURE COLOR ENVY SHINE LIPSTICK IN SURREAL SUN RATING
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