New Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks in Vengeful Red and Potent | Swatches, Photos, and Review

My lovely lady at Bon Ton let me see these new pretty lipsticks and I almost bought them all. I only bought two. And pre-ordered another. I don’t have a problem, I swear.

Anyway, these are über moisturizing, extremely shiny, and have amazing, gorgeous, more modern packaging. Take a look.

IMG_0318The packaging on these are so, so sleek. They’re magnetized, with no visible magnet, meaning the magnet isn’t going to jump out and run away. The midnight blue looks classic, and the gold is just so luxe.

IMG_0323Potent is a warm, classic ladylike pink. It’s so smooth and moisturizing, really.

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Vengeful Red is, well… a vengeful red. A glorious, beautiful, perfect crimson red. This is maybe the best formula of a red I’ve ever used or seen in my life. A constant-wear for me right now. Not drying at ALL. It’s perfect. AND SHINY. I don’t think I can convey enough how absolutely glossy these are. It’s like vinyl on your lips. And hey, a free teeth-whitening while you’re at it.

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These are so… juicy.

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One thing that’s a plus for me, but maybe a negative for other people is that these babies stay. And by stay, I mean, they stain. Above is the lipsticks in all their glossy glory, then below is when I wiped with a tissue. While it will smudge if you make it and it will transfer, it’s not going to move unless you make it. Then when you clean up any mess, if there’s any, you’re left with this;

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And another extremely important thing to mention is the smell/taste. I haven’t used a lot of Lauder lip products, almost none, because it smelled like plastic and tasted… just… horrible.

NOT THESE.

Everyone else says they smell like vanilla or some random perfume, say they smell like a strawberry Starburst (aka, the best ones). There’s no discernible taste at all.

11/10 would recommend.

For those keeping track, this is almost my Audrey Dream Color.

These are about $27 or so, I can never remember. But there’s a ton of gorgeous colors, be sure to check them out.

xoxo
Britni Rose

Estée Lauder trios from the new Metallics Collection

Quick swatches from the new Estée collection! Amazing colors.

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The base colors were just okay. The more matte ones were chalky and the sheen/shimmer ones were opaque and smooth.

The center colors were seriously hit and miss. Some were nothing but straggly glitter that’s sure to fallout, some were soft and gentle shimmers that behaved perfectly.

All of the liner colors were great. I don’t think I had an issue with any of them.

The trios as well as the rest of the collection (including some badass lip lacquers!) are available at department stores now.

xoxo
Britni Rose

Spring 2013 | Estée Lauder Dilettante Nail Polish | Photos, Swatches, and Review

Hi everyone! I hope you had a good and safe holiday! Today I have a polish from Estée Lauder from their Spring 2013 collection called Dilettante. I put this on at work quickly, and figured I’d photograph it before I messed it all up.

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Dillettante is a gorgeous bright sky blue. The photo above is without topcoat. This polish dries down to a wicked glossy finish. Absolutely gorgeous. However, getting there is a bit of a pain. The formula is wicked streaky, uneven, and kind of thick. Not even after a while does it level out. It’s super iffy. I added a coat of China Glaze Fast Dry Top Coat to see if that’d help. It didn’t, really.

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This is with topcoat. You can see the unevenness here, especially on my ring finger. The color in this picture is a little lighter than in real life.

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This is more like it’s off-camera appearance. At first I really felt it was close to China Glaze For Audrey, but it’s more like OPI What’s with the Cattitude from the Shrek collection. Zoya Robin is more… intense(?). I guess that’s the word. For Audrey is too green, but only ever so slightly so.

I’m going to go finish cleaning the Christmas aftermath disaster zone that is my house. Have a great day!

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