I received this adorable little paper bag from Estee Lauder the other day. And inside was lipsticks!
So today Imma do a lipstick review. Notable because this is my first ever lipstick review!
*waits for applause
Anyway. *clears throat. A little background on my history of lipstick.
I (along with most of my generation) never wore lipstick until recent years! It just wasn’t cool. Lipstick (usually red or brown) was for our mothers, and we might wear a dab of lip gloss here, a dash of colored lip balm there and that was it.
The only lipstick I used to wear was nude lip because I was super into gyaru style.
IT WAS 2007 DON’T JUDGE.
But in recent times lipsticks have come back with a vengeance and I’m glad. My makeup style used to be all about the eyes only but lip colors are a great way to…
1) add some life to your face
2) finish a look with pizzazz
3) create different looks for different outfits
Anyway these are the Estee Lauder lipsticks I got. The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine lipstick range.
Is the packaging gorgeous or is the packaging gorgeous? Each tube is done up in Estee Lauder’s signature colors – navy and gold – and it all looks so glam and classic!
A cool feature is the magnetic feature in the lipstick that clicks it close without you having to cap it.
This range of lipstick comes in 16 colors all formulated for Asian skin tones. Mine are……
When I first applied it it came out a sheer orange and I was slightly disappointed cos I love bright lips. But I layered it on and it got brighter! The end result is a very playful bright (but not traffic cone bright) orange lip which reminds me of Style Nanda models a bit.
Jacket from F21, top from Nasty Gal, spiked shorts from Topshop, shoes from Jeffrey Campbell. Beanie was a free gift from magazine woohoo.
Before I put it on I thought it would be a boring old fashioned shade but I was wrong! It’s a creamy pink brown color that results in a very sweet, understated yet finished look. I wouldn’t call it mischievous; rather you look pretty and subtle yet like you took the time to do your makeup well.
I thought it would be perfect for wearing to work! To important meetings. To your kids’ school for report card day wtf. To visit your boyfriend’s parents for the first time? Best lip color for that.
To match this pink-brown shade I came up with a more demure professional look. Hair up with chunky stud earrings some more. Sheer plaid top from Younghungryfree, skirt from Topshop, heels from Japan.
The last shade is called Pink Dragon. I’d recommend this color for someone who wants to look younger hahaha or a girl who’s just started experimenting with makeup!
It’s a very youthful shade – a fresh sort of pink that strikes the right balance between not too jarring a color, yet bright enough to draw the eye and not waste your effort. Lolol.
Another look at Pink Dragon under sunlight. I normally stay away from pink lips cos most pinks look weird with my skin; I either look washed out or too dark. But this pink just worked on me! Maybe because all 16 shades of Envy Shine are formulated specially for Asian skin.
I think if you neglected to do eye makeup and just slicked on some of this lippie and run outside, it would work equally well! Because it’s so fresh and somehow innocent looking, you don’t have to do much to pull it off.
Which is why I chose a more cutesy girlish outfit for this. Simple white tee and a butter yellow skirt with white polka dots, both from Twenty3, finished off with pastel accessories.
The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick is very impressive! My favorite thing about it is how it’s so moisturizing, and yet the colors are so vibrant and pretty. In my experience bright lip colors tend to be a bit drying which is a major problem for me cos I suffer from dry flaky lips. But it’s super moisturizing on my lips; the technology in Envy Shine works so each time you press your lips together it reactivates the moisture droplets so lips stay soft, smooth and fuller looking throughout the day. I definitely didn’t feel the need to lick them or mash my lips together.
I also like that the lipsticks also come with some gloss – I prefer a bit of shine on my lips cos I think it looks healthier. If you get to try this lipstick, note how it really does sculpt your lips, my lips somehow look more well shaped…like more 3D wtf but not in a Dolly Parton way. In a sexy Angeline Jolie way! Hahaha.
Aaaaand there are two contests coming your way!
(1) Instagram #LipstickEnvyShineMY contest
Take a photo with your favourite Envy Shine lipstick, post it on Instagram, hashtag #LipstickEnvyShineMY and stand a chance to win a free Pure Color Envy Shine Lipstick worth RM98. Like this.
Contest period: April 4 – May 16. 3 winners will be announced Friday of each week on Facebook starting from April 11. Photos with most likes will have higher chances of winning.
(2) Estee Lauder ‘Be Envied’ Contest
Estee Lauder is having 4 mall events from April 28 onwards. At these mall events, customers who purchase RM280 or more (inclusive of 1 lipstick) can join the Estee Lauder ‘Be Envied’ Contest and stand a chance to win a fashion spread in EH, Nuyou & Female in August, along with one year’s supply (!!!!) of products worth up to RM5000. Upon entering, you can get complimentary makeup done by an Estee Lauder makeup artist, hairstyling, wardrobe styling, and a professional A4 portrait photo with EH/Nuyou/Female masthead.
(3) Giveaway on Fourfeetnine.com
Hehehe. Estee Lauder is always so wonderfully generous to my readers! This time I am giving away TEN (10) Envy Shine lipsticks to ten readers! To win, comment on this blog post which Envy Shine lipstick shade you want, and why. Remember to leave your email so we can contact you.
The Estee Lauder lipstick range is available at all Estee Lauder counters nationwide from April 2014 onwards, for RM98 each.