Greetings from the head of the party, fellow rogues!
A quick report from the scouting front today, party members! No, I haven’t discovered a trap (unless you’re watching out for your wallet at the moment!), it’s something much better! Loot! The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks have landed on New Zealand’s shores recently, and I finally got the chance to go and do some swatching. Even though I know you’re all desperate to see how these look on my wonderfully vampiric arm, I must confess that my motives were somewhat selfish. After seeing a couple of other adventurers wear these lipsticks so beautifully (Hi Melissa! Hi Sunny! :-)), I had to go and find out if they seemed as magical on me…
Slight caveat to the photos – I took them (with the assistance of the lovely and extremely obliging Estee Lauder MUA) in the Life Pharmacy in 277, Newmarket, so the lighting is yellow/artificial, and I’d say everything is just a touch warmer than it looked to my eye. However, generally things are fine! Thus, without further ado:
There are a couple I really like in this first set, including (obviously) Defiant Coral (because a rogue can never have too many fabulous coral lipsticks). I’d also be curious to see how Desirable turned out on my lips (as it kind of reminds me of my current favourite nude ), Vengeful Red is a nice, classic red, and Impassioned is (does this even work?) a ‘cool-ish’ toned orange that I’d be intrigued to see on my lips…
There’s also a lot to be intrigued by here! Obviously, Dominant and Tumultuous Pink are fabulous fuchsias – I kind of wish I’d had enough time/arms to swatch them next to my personal favourite fuchsia, Estee Lauder’s Fuchsia Fever (review here. Seriously, I was at the counter, and thought about the colour similarity. Why did I not just swatch them together? Honestly, Syl…). Insolent Plum is calling out to me with its purply goodness (although Venom is coughing politely in the background, reminding me that they’re probably quite similar and that I should just come back to it), but I think the colours that I’m most intrigued by here (in the sense of ones I don’t think I have much of in my – admittedly modest – hoard), are Infamous and Powerful. I do have Revlon’s Sweet Tart (review), but I just really love the glowy, medium pink colours.
A not-really-a-review: obviously, I only swatched these on my arm. But what I can say is that they have incredible colour density, a ‘pigmented-creamy’ texture, and leave an almost instant stain (not an indelible one, but you have to work to get rid of it). The scent is, as far as I can tell, the usual EL one.
So! What do you think? Have you tried any of these lipsticks? Are you interested in picking any of them up the next time you’re on a makeup quest?
Until next time, fellow rogues, don’t forget to check for loot as well as 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! All images and original text on this blog are the property of Syl unless otherwise noted. They may not be reproduced without permission – if you do, I’ll send demons after you. You know, the ones that mush up the testers and open mew lipsticks to try them out on their warty lips. Those ones.