Valentines Day Makeup 2015: Sweet and Sexy.

Valentines Day Makeup

Valentines Day Makeup: Sweet and Sexy.

I remember when Valentines Day was filled with romance, dinners, and flowers.  These days, this day of love has shifted to cuddling on the couch and catching up on all of our favorite TV shows (currently Once and Teen Wolf) with as side of popcorn and our babies.  Do I need to look this fancy in the presence of a television set, my teenage boy, my ten-year old and my hubby who perpetually passes out within the first 10 minutes of the show?  In the immortal words of Sarah Palin, “You Betcha.”

***As usual, Nars Eyeshadow Primer was used prior to eyeshadow application and Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in 2 Wedge Wood was used to sculpt the brows.  

Valentines Day Makeup.

Valentines Day Makeup.

Valentines Day Makeup

Valentines Day Makeup:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows Me-512 and I-524 applied with my ring finger.

Valentines Day Makeup

Valentines Day Makeup:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows Me-512 and I-524 applied on the lid.

  • Start by selecting a delicate pinky/champagne color (a combination of MUFE Artist Shadows ME-512 and I-524) and apply the shade all over the mobile lid area.
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow

Valentine Day Makeup:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow M-600 applied to the crease and M-510 applied under the brow bone.

  • Using a fluffy brush (Chikuhodo Z-5), apply a warm brown color (MUFE M-600) to the crease area, followed by a flesh-colored shadow (MUFE M-510) under the brow bone.
Giorgio Armani 4 Wood

Adding Giorgio Armani 4 Wood to deepen the crease area.

Valentine's Day Makeup: Blend out any harsh edges.

Valentine’s Day Makeup:
Blend out any harsh edges.

  • Using a tapered brush (Trish McEvoy 29 Brush) blend out any harsh lines from GA 4 Wood.
MAC Uninterrupted

Valentines Day Makeup:
MAC Uninterrupted applied to the outer “v” and slightly into the crease.

  • Using the same tapered blending brush, apply MAC Uninterrupted to the outer “v” area and slightly into the crease.  It may seem like a lot of colors added to the crease, but this look is all about using different colors in light layers to add depth and dimension.

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  • Add your favorite liquid eyeliner (Guerlain Liquid Liner 2 Bleu Outremer) and draw a dramatic wing to elongate the eye.  Use a pointed Q-Tip, dipped in lotion, to sharpen and lift the edge of your wing–what a difference the liner makes; my eyes instantly appear larger and more youthful.
Inglot AMC Gel Liner #90

Valentines Day Makeup:
Inglot AMC Gel Liner #90 applied to the upper waterline.

MAC Uninterrupted

Valentines Day Makeup:
Apply MAC Uninterrupted heavily to the lower lash line.

  • Adding MAC Uninterrupted heavily to the lower lash line gives the eyes a smoldering, sexy appearance.
MAC Uninterrupted.

Valentines Day Makeup:
Giorgio Armani 9 Gold Eye and Brow Maestro added on top of MAC Uninterrupted.

  • This step is totally optionally, but I think the addition of a golden topper shade (Giorgio Armani 9 Gold Eye and Brow Maestro) on top of MAC Uninterrupted, gives the eyes a glistening quality–plus it just looks so darn pretty 🙂
Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse .

Valentines Day Makeup:
Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse added to the inner corner.

  • Using an angled dual fiber eyeshadow brush (Billy B #12), add your favorite highlight color (Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse) to the inner corner of the eye to really make eyes appear bright and awake.
Clinique High-Impact Mascara.

Valentines Day Makeup:
Completed look with Clinique High-Impact Mascara.

  • Add your favorite mascara to complete the look.  If my eyes did not tear-up so badly as a reaction to the cold weather, I would have certainly added a dark brown eyeliner on the lower waterline for a more dramatic effect.

Valentines Day Face Makeup:

  1. Guerlain Powder Foundation
  2. Dior Star Concealer
  3. Laura Mercier Ritual Bronzer used lightly as a blush and bronzer.
  4. Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse used as a highlighter for the upper cheeks.

Valentines Day Lip Combo:

  1. Girlactik Demure Matte Lip Paint.
  2. Estee Lauder Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

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  • It goes without saying, add or omit any step you see fit and substitute any of the products shown with things in your own collection.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you the smoldering earthy tones coupled with the naturally wholesome pink hues definitely makes this look appealing for any special night out.  I could have easily worn a red lip, but then the feel would have been more sensual than sweet.  Regardless, of how or when you choose to wear this look, you can be certain heads will turn in your favor 🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Best of Beauty 2014.

Best of Beauty 2014 products in action.

Best of Beauty 2014 products in action.

This past year has proven to be quite an extraordinary time for cosmetics.  Velvety smooth matte lipsticks, hybrid gloss/stain lip products, rich eyeshadow textures and colors, and amazing cream shadows and liners seem to have dominated the industry.  We can only hope 2015 will bring us even more phenomenal creations.  Without further ado, I present my personal highlights from this past year.  I hope you enjoy!

Best of Beauty 2014 Eyes:

Best of Beauty 2014 Face:

  •  Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter is my facial moisturizer during the winter months.  My overly dry skin soaks up this rich cream like a sponge, leaving a feeling of complete hydration for the entirety of the day.
  • Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation is the belle of the ball.  This powder foundation is smooth, hydrating, convenient, and long-lasting.  I cannot think of the last time a foundation has impressed me as much.
  • Dior Star Concealer is hands down the best concealer I have ever used.  The creamy formula glides on the skin and stays in place beautifully throughout the day.

Best of Beauty 2014 Cheeks:

Best of Beauty 2014 Lips:

  • Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint is technically a liquid lipstick, but I use this mainly in place of a lipliner. The smooth non-drying, long-lasting formula makes lips impervious to feathering.  So smitten was I with this formula, the color Demure (review coming soon) became the newest addition to my makeup family.
  • Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipsticks have been praise to no end on this blog.  I cannot think of another matte lipstick that can even match the texture and silky smooth feel of this line.
  • YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats are wonderful matte lipstick formulations.  These babies adhere to the lips instantly and leave the most potent stain behind.
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks came with a promise of hydration, longevity and comfortable wear.  The subtle sheen finish was designed to make lips appear more plump.  Judging by the four tubes in my possession, it is safe to say, I’m sold!
  • Dior Addict Fluid Sticks have been such a wonderful investment.  The lightweight texture and cooling sensation instantly awakens any look, especially when worn over a drying lipstick.
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 20 Audace is the perfect mauve brown shade.  I love to pair this with Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint for the ultimate sophisticated lip look.

Best of Beauty 2014 Brushes:

Best of Beauty 2014 Brushes: Chikuhodo Z-8, Z-4, Z-5 Philosophy Supernatural Airbrush Brush, Wayne Goss Brush 01, Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush, Billy B #12, Laura Mercier Dual Fiber Eyeshadow, Memebox Eye Brushes.

Best of Beauty 2014 Brushes:
Chikuhodo Z-8, Z-4, Z-5 Philosophy Supernatural Airbrush Brush, Wayne Goss Brush 01, Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush, Billy B #12, Laura Mercier Finishing Eye Brush, Memebox Eye Brushes.

  • Chikuhodo Z-Series brushes are the most exquisite brushes I have ever used.   These brushes are meant to be used with powder products only.  The soft bristles blend the most pigmented powders to professional perfection.
  • Philosophy Supernatural Airbrush Brush is an oldie but a goodie that was resuscitated for use with my Guerlain Powder Foundation.  The soft dense synthetic bristles effectively works powder into the skin, giving flawless results.
  • Wayne Goss Brush 01 is a wonderful brush that works especially well with liquid foundations.  Currently, I use this brush to apply my cream and/or powder highlighter.
  • Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush is used for blush and/or contour  application.  The small dense head is perfect for accurate product placement.
  • Billy B #12 Brush is used everyday for blending out gel liners, powder eyeshadows and for my outer corner color application.  The dual fiber angled design is perfect for hard to reach places.
  • Laura Mercier Finishing Eye Brush has been in my collection for years.  I recently started to utilize this gem to blend out my concealer for amazing results!
  • Memebox Brushes are meant for travel, but the short handles and brush head designs are perfect for everyday use.  In addition, the affordable price makes this set an even more attractive offering.

Best of Beauty 2014 Nails:

Estee Lauder Insolent Plum Pure Color Nail Lacquer with flash.

Estee Lauder Insolent Plum Pure Color Nail Lacquer (with flash).

  • Estee Lauder Insolent Plum Pure Nail Color is my favorite color from 2014.  The cream formula is classic and appropriate for many occasions.  Best of all, the Estee Lauder’s formula removes easily without color bleeding or staining of the nails.
Best of Beauty 2014.

Best of Beauty 2014 products in action.

Best of Beauty 2014 in action:

  • Brows:  Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro 2 Wenge Wood.
  • Eyes:  Nars Eyeshadow Primer, Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow 9 Gold, Bobbi Brown Black Scotch, Guerlain 02 Bleu Outremer, MUFE M-600, M-510, Giorgio Armani 5 Vulcano (outer corners) Estee Lauder Crystal Baby (inner corners), Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire and Merle Norman Inner Liner.
  • Face:  Josie Maran Body Butter, Guerlain Powder Foundation, Dior Star Concealer.
  • Cheeks:  Vincent Longo Copper Kiss Bronzer, VL Sandalwood Blush, Estee Lauder Crystal Baby Gelee.
  • Lips:  Girlactik Allure and Demure Matte Lip Paint.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you this has been a fantastic year for cosmetics.  The innovative formulas and colors seem to have come alive this year.  What have been some of your favorites of 2014?  As always, be well, stay safe and be happy.  May you have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me, with the exception of Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipsticks and Memebox Brush Set (PR samples).  *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains store affiliate links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Current Favorites.

Current Favorites: Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush, Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Bone Eyeshadow, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire, Nars Eyeshadow Primer, Clinique High Impact extreme Volume Mascara, Milani Liquid Liner, and Shu Uemura 02 Seal Brown Brow Pencil.

Current Favorites:
Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush, Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Bone Eyeshadow, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire, Nars Eyeshadow Primer, Clinique High Impact extreme Volume Mascara, Milani Liquid Liner, and Shu Uemura 02 Seal Brown Brow Pencil.

Current Favorites–Eye Makeup:

  1. Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush is a wonderful multi-purpose brush–fantastic for application of lid color, crease color, lower lash line color and to blend out any harsh edges.
  2. Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow applies like a dream and lasts all day (seen here).
  3. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Espresso (discontinued, but Rich Caviar comes close) is used along the lash line for a smoldering eye look.
  4. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Bone is an everyday essential used to highlight the brow bone, blend out harsh edges and as an all-over lid color.
  5. Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire (reviewed here) is used everyday along the lower lash line and occasionally, as a lid color.
  6. Nars Eyeshadow Base makes any eyeshadow adhere brilliantly to the skin.  I seriously will never be without this tube of wonder.
  7. Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara was once upon a time not my favorite mascara, but how a new tube can change the most cynical perspective.  It does exactly what is stated on the tube.  Love it!
  8. Milani Eye-Tech Perfection Liquid Liner is blacker than black, stays on all day and is a true drugstore gem.  The formula and color are very comparable to Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (reviewed here).
  9. Shu Uemura 02 Seal brown is my perfect brow color.  This pencil is going strong even after 2½ years of consistent use.
  10. Milani Brow Gel (not photgraphed) is great for keeping brow hairs in place.
Current Favorites--Eye Makeup.

Current Favorites–Eye and Face Makeup.

Current Favorites: Chikuhodo Cheek Brush, Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer, Giorgio Armani Blush #10, Lancome Teint Idole Makeup 340 N, Wayne Goss 01, Chikuhodo Highlighter Brush, Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer, and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer.

Current Favorites:
Chikuhodo Cheek Brush, Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer, Giorgio Armani Blush #10, Lancome Teint Idole Makeup 340 N, Wayne Goss 01, Chikuhodo Highlighter Brush, Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer, and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer.

Current Favorites–Face Makeup:

  1. Chikuhodo Z-8 Cheek Brush reviewed (here).
  2. Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer was originally purchased for use as a bronzer; however, the high shimmer factor has deemed this product suitable for eyeshadow use only.  Love to use it on the lower lash line.
  3. Giorgio Armani Blush #10 Blush is my all time favorite blush (reviewed here).  I like using this blush with a dampened brush for more intense color and long-lasting wear.
  4. Lancome Teint Idole Foundation in 340 Bisque (N) is giving my Estee Lauder Double Wear a run for its money.  I adore the lightweight, full coverage, non-drying formula.
  5. Wayne Goss 01 Brush (reviewed here).
  6. Chikuhodo Z-2 Highlighter Brush (review coming soon)….can you guess my thoughts?
  7. Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer is one of my favorite bronzers…my compact is over two years old and still going strong.
  8. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is a seriously illuminating highlighter–a light hand and a proper brush are strongly recommended.
Current Favorites: YSL #11 Prune Impertinence, Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893, 975 Minuit, 219 Whisper Beige, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210.

Current Favorites:
YSL #11 Prune Impertinence, Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893, 975 Minuit, 219 Whisper Beige, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210.

Current Favorites–Lip Colors:

  1. YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush #11 Prune Impertinence (reviewed here).
  2. Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil (reviewed here).
  3. Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit (reviewed here).
  4. Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige makes a great topper shade for most lip colors.  I love the effect when added to:
  5. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210 Impulsive (reviewed here).
Current Favorites: MAC Pro Longwear Lipliner in Nice-n-Spicy, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210 Impulsive topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

Current Favorites:
MAC Pro Longwear Lipliner in Nice-n-Spicy, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210 Impulsive topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

Current Favorites: Alvera Natural Deodorant, Thayers Witch Hazel, Alba Un-Petrolum, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Tom's Floride-Free Toothpaste.

Current Favorites:
Alvera Natural Deodorant, Thayers Witch Hazel, Alba Un-Petrolum, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Tom’s Fluoride-Free Toothpaste.

Current Favorites–Personal Care:

  1. Alvera All Natural Deodorant in Aloe & Almond is not completely all natural; it is formulated with Alcloxa (aluminum derivative) and is used during the spring/summer seasons.  This has great odor protection.
  2. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel is transfer into a spray bottle and used to dampen my makeup brushes.  It is also used as facial toner after all makeup has been removed.
  3. Alba Un-Petrolum contains castor oil and coconut oil (saves me the trouble of combining the oils myself)–great moisturizer for arms, legs and face.
  4. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a dry oil–great summer time facial moisturizer, but I like to combine it with Alba Un-Petrolum as my spring time facial moisturizer.
  5. Tom’s Fluoride-Free Toothpaste.

Current Favorites–TV Shows:

  1. Mad Men.
  2. Covert Affairs…amazing..especially season 3 and 4.
  3. Suits…Gabriel Macht was born to play Harvey Spector.
  4. Grimm.
  5. Orphan Black.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you most of these products have been in my rotation for years, some have recently crept their way into my routine and others are seasonal delicacies.  Regardless, I love them all.  What are some of your favorites?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me.   *Compensation is not given for any reviews.  *This post contains store affiliate links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product.  *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

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Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

I don’t know about anyone else out there, but I absolutely love the show Mad Men.  The men are so outrageously spoiled and entitled and the women…oh, the women…are so glamorous and gorgeous.  The makeup is very simple, yet, always refined and strong.  Forget the outer “v”, the shimmer and the multitude of colorful shadows, elegance was the reigning theme in women’s makeup routine.  For this Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired, I will try to recreate what I believe to be the quintessential go-to eye look and face makeup for any present day occasion.  Makeup was applied in the order listed.  I hope you enjoy.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired Eye Makeup:

  1. Fill in brows with Shu Uemura Brow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
  2. Brows held in place with Milani Brow Gel (new and really makes a difference).
  3. Nars Eyeshadow Base (reviewed here).
  4. MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus was mixed with Bobbi Brown Navajo eyeshadow and applied to the mobile lid and under the brow bone.
  5. MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep was applied to the crease.
  6. Avon Chocolate Sensation Quad (Shade 4) was applied thickly along the lash line (reviewed here).
  7. Inglot #90 AMC Liner was applied on the upper waterline (reviewed here).
  8. Milani Black Liquid Liner was applied on top of Shade 4 to the upper lash line (new and loving it).
  9. MAC Medium Deep was mixed with Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer to the lower lash line.
  10. Rimmel Nude liner was applied to the lower waterline.
  11. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite mascara.
Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired (with flash).

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired Face Makeup:

  1. Koh Gen Do Makeup Color Base in Yellow was used as my face primer (reviewed here).
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear in EN1 mixed with Rae Cosmetics Climate Control in 25 was used for foundation.
  3. Estee Lauder Maximum Coverage Foundation 03 was used as concealer (the tiniest dot).
  4. MAC Prep +Prime Radiant Rose was used to highlight the under eye area and center of the face (reviewed here).
  5. Face was lightly powdered with MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus.
  6. MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep was used as the bronzer.
  7. MAC Play-It-Proper was used as a highlighter (discontinued).
  8. Giorgio Armani Blush #10 Beige (reviewed here).
Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired Lip Combo:

  1. MUFE #2C lipliner used to line and fill-in the lips.
  2. Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick (reviewed here).
  3. Buxom Kir Royale Lipgloss applied very lightly on top of Impulsive.
Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Brushes used for Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired:

  1. Wayne Goss 01 Brush used dry to applied foundation (reviewed here).
  2. Tom Ford Bronzer Brush was used to apply bronzer (reviewed here).
  3. Tom Ford Cheek Brush was used lightly dampened to apply GA #10 Beige Blush to the cheeks (reviewed here).
  4. Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush was used lightly dampened to apply Play It Proper as the highlighter (reviewed here).
  5. Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush was used for MAC MSF Natural as a setting powder.
  6. Smashbox #15 brush was used to apply the crease color.
  7. Shu Uemura #10 flat brush was used  to apply the lid color.
  8. Billy B #12 brush was used to apply and blend out Shade 4 on the upper lash line (reviewed here).

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you regardless if you are a fan of Mad Men or not, this simple elegant look could be worn for any modern-day occasion.  The addition of the darkened brown shade on top of the black liquid liner makes eyes appear doe-like and awake.  A little trick I use all the time when I am pressed for time, yet, want to look put together.  The simplicity of the eye look really made my complexion stand out.  Using powder blushes and highlighters with a slightly dampened brush not only makes the color last all day, but allows the color to blend into the skin more seamlessly.   I hope you found this helpful.  As always, be well and stay safe.

-Maria

 Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me.  *This post contains affiliate store links.  *Compensation is not given for any reviews.  *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product.  *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.
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Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick was an Impulsively Delicious Treat.

Estee Lauder Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

I am a big fan of speed shopping.  Before I leave my house, I know exactly what stores to hit and what items to buy–I do not linger.  Such was the case this weekend when I visited one particular cosmetic counter.  Perfume ladies, makeup artists with the promise of “free makeovers” or counter sales associates with their endless “free gifts” could not distract/deter me from purchasing Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($30 USD/ 3.5g).  This tantalizing pink hue was just too darn pretty to resist!

Estee Lauder Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive Pure Color Envy Lipstick on bare lips.

The Pros to Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick:

  1. Stunning warm pink shade.
  2. Smooth application and wear.
  3. Nice moisturizing formula..lips never felt dry even when the color wore-off.
  4. Opaque formula covers pigmented lips very well.
  5. Wears off evenly without the dreaded ring around the mouth.
  6. Can be worn lightly or heavily depending on your mood.
  7. Color does not feather or bleed into fine lines without a lipliner.
  8. Very comparable in texture to Tom Ford Lipsticks (reviewed here), IMHO these wear better than TF and are $19 cheaper 🙂
  9. Exceptional magnetic closure.
  10. Navy/gold packaging has a nice weight with edges that are smooth and feminine.
  11. Pairs beautifully with MAC Pro Longwear Lipliner in Nice n Spicy for extended wear.
  12. Can be layered nicely over an existing layer without looking and feeling caky.
  13. Delicate brown sugar scent which is imperceptible after 2 minutes.
  14. 21 colors in the line-up.
  15. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil.

The Cons to Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick:

  1. Lasted three hours on its own.  A long-wearing lip pencil is needed to give this moisturizing formula extended wear.
  2. The lipstick takes on a matte/satin finish with an additional layer (I like the look, some may not).
  3. Incredibly long ingredient list.
  4. No other cons…I love this color.
Estee Lauder 210 Implusive

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive Pure Color Envy Lipstick with MAC Nice N Spicy Lipliner.

Impulsive applies like butter.  This warm pink shade covers my pigmented lips completely and compliments olive and medium skin tones perfectly.  Darker skinned beauties could wear this color with the right lip liner, resembling a more mod lip look (groovy).

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive Pure Color Envy Lipstick with MAC Nice N Spicy Lipliner.

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive Pure Color Envy Lipstick with MUFE 2C Lipliner.

When paired with Make Up For Ever Waterproof Lip Pencil in 2C, the resulting color lasted 4 hours without any eating or drinking.  The addition of this rosy nude lipliner gave Impulsive some depth and toned down the brightness.

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive Pure Color Envy Lipstick with MAC Nice N Spicy Lipliner freshly applied.

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive

Estee Lauder 210 Implusive Pure Color Envy Lipstick with MAC Nice N Spicy Lipliner four hours later.

The above photos show how Impulsive’s glossy texture changes into more of a satiny finish as the color wears throughout the day.  If I were to have added an additional layer, the color would have resembled a smooth satin/matte finish.  Truth be told, reapplication was a complete pleasure.  The addition of MAC Nice ‘n’ Spicy gave Impulsive a lovely brown undertone that lasted for five hours.

Comparison Swatches: MUFE 2C, Dior Addict 525 Vintage, Dior Addict 621 Granville, MAC Nice 'n' Spicy, Estee Lauder Impulsive, Tom Ford Casablanca, Tom Ford Pink Adobe, Estee Lauder Crystal Baby, Clarins 109 Rosewood, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD203.

Comparison Swatches:
MUFE 2C, Dior Addict 525 Vintage, Dior Addict 621 Granville, MAC Nice ‘n’ Spicy, Estee Lauder Impulsive, Tom Ford Casablanca, Tom Ford Pink Adobe, Estee Lauder Crystal Baby, Clarins 109 Rosewood, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD203.

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick Ingredient List:

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick ingredient list.

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick ingredient list (click to enlarge)

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick ingredient list.

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick ingredient list (click to enlarge).

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick ingredient list.

Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick ingredient list (click to enlarge).

The ingredient list for this lipstick is composed of all three photos.

**Estee Lauder cosmetics can be found at SephoraNordstrom, Macys, Saks, etc..**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you if you are in the market for a moisturizing, pigmented, smooth, and heavenly formula, then look no further than Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks.  150 Decadent (reviewed here) was just as smooth, but for some reason, I found 210 Impulsive to be more pigmented and have more of a polished feel.  I found the color extremely versatile when paired with a variety of lipliners.  Impulsive was a wonderful find and so appropriate for this time of year.  Spring is definitely in the air and my lips need to dress the part.  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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