Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick review and photos.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks are amongst my favorite lipstick formulas.  The deep rich color, the longevity, the smell, the amazing adhesion of color to the lips, the moisturizing feel and color selection are perfectly represented by this wonderful collection.  Knowing how much I adore this line, my husband gifted me Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($30 USD/ 3.5g).  This beautiful deep plum color would make the perfect summer-time evening color..or in my case, an anytime of year color 🙂

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick applied with a lip brush.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum is exactly as the name would suggest; this bold complex plum shade is quite pigmented and smooth.  The way the color settles on the lips is almost like second skin.  In all fairness, I have gotten into the habit of exfoliating my lips prior to any lip color application.  I simply run a Salux cloth or my Clarosonic over the lip area every morning to ensure lips are free of any dry/dead skin. A toothbrush would work just as well.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick over a light application of It Cosmetics Spicy Nude YLBB Lip Liner Waterproof Stain.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick over a light application of It Cosmetics Spicy Nude YLBB Waterproof Lip Liner Stain.

On its own, 450 Insolent Plum lasted 3-4 hours without any feathering/bleeding into fine lines.  When paired with It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain (reviewed here), the color lasted 5-6 hours without any eating and minimal drinking.  Also, as the day progressed, the smooth satin finish wore down to a moisturizing matte finish.  Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks are easily comparable in terms of quality, wear and color saturation to Tom Ford Lipsticks, but $19 cheaper.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick topped lightly with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick topped lightly with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil.

Should the satin/matte finish not be to your liking, I found Dior Addict Fluid Sticks make the perfect accompaniment to these lipsticks.  The addition of Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil (reviewed here) to 450 Insolent Plum creates a great summer-time statement lip; a stylish alternative to the typical red lip.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick over It Cosmetics Perfect Red Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick over It Cosmetics Perfect Red Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain.

Despite 450 Insolent Plum’s dark color, this shade is quite versatile depending on what lipliner is used. When paired with It Cosmetics Perfect Red YLBB Waterproof Lip Liner Stain, 450 Insolent Plum takes on a more reddish/berry hue that would most likely suit a variety of skin tones.  This just so happens to be my favorite way to wear 450 Insolent Plum–color me a die-hard red lipstick fan.

Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy can be found at Nordstrom, Sephora.com, Saks, and anywhere Estee Lauder Cosmetics are sold.

For the ingredient list refer to my previous post here.

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

Makeup would tell you Estee Lauder 450 Insolent Plum Pure Color Envy Lipstick is well worth the investment.  This color may not be to everyone’s liking, but having 21 colors to choose from, makes it easy to find a color to accommodate the most discerning of tastes.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria.

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. WHAT EYESHADOW ARE YOU WEARING?? Lol i was looking for reviews as i just ordered this lipstick and came across your post! 😀

    • Hello Stacy,

      The eyeshadow is the first two pictures is Tom Ford Platinum Cream Shadow. I believe it is discontinued, but I purchased mine from a CCO. I hope you enjoy your Insolent Plum.

      -Maria

  2. Beautiful makeup on a beautiful face! I’m going to see about buying the plum lipstick. Hopefully it has no scent (i.e., vanilla or otherwise) as scents give me headaches.

    • Hello Val,
      Thank you so much for such a lovely and positive comment. This lipstick does have a slight butter scotch scent. Personally, I don’t find it as strong as MAC lipstick’s vanilla fragrance. If you get a chance check these out in person before buying.

      -Maria

  3. That is an absolutely STUNNING color. I admit I haven’t tried EL lipstick or makeup in ages but I do remember the line having very good lipsticks and very sophisticated lipcolors which really compliment skin tones.

    That is so gorgeous on you!!!

    • Hello Olivia,
      This color is so beautiful. If you enjoy Julie Hewett Noir Collection, then you would this formula. Both are moisturizing but, Julie’s formula may be a touch more durable, but Pure Color Envy has the same color saturation and a lovely butterscotch scent. Thank you for the lovely compliment and for all the support.
      -Maria

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