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.

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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. I recently purchased Desirable and love the color and formula. I agree it does not last six hours, but however long it lasts, it does not dry out my lips. I also must say, your take on the advertising is true. My lips were not “transformed” in any way. If you notice Carolyn’s lips are overdrawn in the ads..Great review!

    • Hello Vicky,
      You have a very good eye. I suppose technically overdrawing your lips can be perceived as “transforming.” LOL!! I really do like this formula and can see myself investing in other colors. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      -Maria

  2. Beautiful color! I am intrigued by this product, would you please provide a list of ingredients? Thank you!

    • Hello Marina,
      I will try to photograph the ingredient list for you. The problem is, it is so long…it takes up three sides of the box.
      -Maria

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