Hello from the shadowy wings of the concert stage, my fellow Rogues!
Do you love to make a statement? Do you love to gaze out upon the throngs of your admiring fans and blow them a winking kiss from your bold, bright lips? Do you love a lipstick that will last all the way through that bolstering enchantment that you’ve been singing up a storm for?
Then you need to ckeck out Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour Lipstick in #60, Fuchsia Fever:
Fuchsia Fever is an intensely pigmented, bold, bright blue based fuchsia, with one of my favourite lipstick names of all time. It perfectly sums up what this lipstick is about. It’s loud, it’s proud, and its gorgeous – it’s definitely the
rockstar Rockbard of my collection.
Fuchsia Fever is a dream to apply and wear – one or two passes (depending on how hard you tend to press) delivers exquisitely smooth, opaque coverage, with a soft satin sheen. On the lips, it feels unbelievably light and soft, and on me it is hydrating the entire time it’s worn. During application it can be a little smudgy (as the texture is so creamy), so those who like it may benefit from a lipliner, but once it has ‘dried’ I don’t see any bleeding or feathering.
Wear time clocks in at about 6 hours on me, which is fantastic – more than enough to go clear out a dragon’s lair and divide the loot up afterward. The lipstick leaves a solid stain behind, to, and if you’re feeling brave and talented you can use this lipstick as a cream blush – perfect for that bold stage presence.
The packaging is the usual gold Estee Lauder affair for this type of lipstick, and is totally functional. It closes with a solid, smooth click and you can see the colour at the bottom, which helps pick it out at glance when you’re angling for that mid-concert or post-dungeon touch up. The only downside to this lipstick in my opinion is the scent, which is the typical strong EL sweet/floral one. It doesn’t bother me once it’s on my lips, but it’s definitely in your face while you’re putting it on (might pay, therefore, to apply it downwind of that minotaur lair).
I really can’t stress enough how bold and bright and beautiful this lipstick is. It’s the kind of lipstick that makes you feel unstoppable and fabulous, and I’d recommend every rogue or bard have at least one lipstick in their arsenal that makes them feel that way, no matter what the colour is!
*note: The swatch on the Estee Lauder website for this lipstick is utterly ridiculous – it’s literally a violet purple. Clearly, this lipstick (and the colour fuchsia in general) is not violet purple. Might pay to be wary of the swatches on the site – try their lipsticks out at a counter if you have the chance!
The verdict: Let your inner rockbard out with this brilliant, bold, long lasting, pigmented, hydrating lipstick. I could go on, but it doesn’t do for a rogue to gush!
The practicalities: Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipsticks cost NZD 50.00/USD 26.00/GBP 20.00 each for 3.8 g/0.13 oz. Fuchsia Fever is permanent, and the line is available from Estee Lauder counters and www.esteelauder.com (or your local variant of this URL).
Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!
I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided!