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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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent review and photos.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 150 Decadent.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent.

When the word out in the beauty community is that Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($30 USD/3.5g) can, “transform your lips, your look, your attitude” one tends to stand and take notice.  In my case, one runs down to the nearest Estee Lauder counter to “see” what the hubbub is all about.  After all, the advertising for theses lipsticks features Carolyn Murphy leaving her very expensive penthouse apartment, meeting a mysterious handsome stranger in a bar, all the while, being ogled by an envious woman in the far corner, who wants nothing more than to steal the very lipstick (not the man) that is giving Ms. Murphy all this power.  Let’s not forget Carolyn is 5’8″, gorgeous and probably could get away with doing all that with a bag on top of her head.  Hey ho, but for EL sake, we’ll just go with it.  According to Estee Lauder these lipsticks,

saturate lips with high-intensity color-in one stroke; lips look beautifully shaped, sculpted, curvaceous; lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day; super creamy, glides on effortlessly, covers evenly; full coverage, 6-hour wear; the first sculpting lipstick; transforms your lips.  

Although, I was attracted to many colors in the line, I decided Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent would be a good start to see if our little tube of wonder would lived up to the hype.

The Pros to Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent:

  1. Stunning brown/plum shade.
  2. Smooth application and wear.
  3. Nice moisturizing formula.
  4. Wears off evenly without the dreaded ring around the mouth.
  5. Can be worn lightly or heavily depending on your mood.
  6. Color does not feather or bleed into fine lines without a lipliner.
  7. Very comparable in texture to Tom Ford Lipsticks, IMHO these wear better than TF and are $19 cheaper 🙂
  8. Exceptional magnetic closure.
  9. Navy/gold packaging has a nice weight with edges that are smooth and feminine.
  10. Pairs beautifully with Estee lauder Currant lipliner to deepen the color and extend wear.
  11. Decadent can be layered nicely over an existing layer without looking and feeling caky.
  12. Delicate brown sugar scent which is imperceptible after 2 minutes.
  13. 21 colors in the line-up.
  14. My husband loves this color.  “That is a beautiful rich deep color,” he said 🙂
  15. Formulated without parabens and mineral oil.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 150 Decadent.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent with flash.

The Cons to Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent:

  1. Does not last 6 hours.
  2. I was able to wear Decadent for three hours on its own.  When paired with Currant Lipliner, the color lasted 4-5 hours, depending my lip activity.
  3. Two-three “stoke(s)” are needed to achieve full color saturation.
  4. My lips did not feel dry by the fourth hour, but they did not feel super moisturized either.
  5. Rather expensive for a Lauder lipstick, but I must admit the packaging is worth the extra expense.
  6. My lips were not “sculpted or transformed”.  I’m not entirely sure how lips are suppose to be transformed just by wearing this lipstick.  Yes…I’m poking fun at the advertising jargon.
  7. My attitude also did not change…in fact, I was really sick this week….SEXY!
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 150 Decadent.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent with flash.

In person, Decadent has a deeper plum undertone that is very noticeable.  However, in the presence of flash photography, the brown undertones seem to dominate the color.  In the above photo, I applied Decadent on clean lips and then lightly outlined the perimeter of my lips with Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 150 Decadent.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent with Estee Lauder Currant lipliner no flash and sick 🙁

This photo was taken in natural lighting without a flash.  On this day, I decided to first line and fill-in my lips with Estee Lauder Currant lipliner and then apply Decadent on top.  You can see this color is very deep and more of the plum tones are present.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 150 Decadent.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent with Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner no flash.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 150 Decadent.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent with Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner after 4 hours no flash.

The two photos above show how much of the lipstick faded in a four-hour time span.  For the record, no eating or drinking took place on this occasion, only copious amounts of talking.  I must admit, despite the dry look of my lips in the second photo, my lips did not feel overly dry.  In fact, I remember checking my lipstick in a mirror, but not feeling the overwhelming need to apply a lip balm to combat dryness.  Applying an additional layer would revitalize the color and appearance of the lips; doing so would not result in the lipstick bleeding into fine lines 🙂

Comparisons L-R: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 150 Decadent, Julie Hewett Sin Noir, Dior Diorific Diorling, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD702.

Comparisons L-R:
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 150 Decadent, Julie Hewett Sin Noir, Dior Diorific Diorling, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD702.

Comparisons Swatches L-R: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 150 Decadent, Julie Hewett Sin Noir, Dior Diorific Diorling, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD702.

Comparisons Swatches L-R:
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 150 Decadent, Julie Hewett Sin Noir, Dior Diorific Diorling, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD702.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks can be found at Nordstrom and esteelauder.com.

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

Makeup would tell you Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent is really a wonderful lipstick. Of course, I find the campaign to be a bit over the top, but I can understand Lauder’s desire to attract a new image and clientele.  Will these lipsticks be the envy of every woman who happens to notice your lips? I doubt it.  Personally, my attraction to Decadent, other than the color, is how comfortable it wears throughout the day.  I also like that I can layer this lipstick on an existing layer.  Two enthusiastic thumbs-up to Estee Lauder, for a job well done.  Which colors will you be getting?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria.

Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me.  *This post contains some 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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