A box! A box! What’s in the box?!
Lip gloss! Today just got about 46.76% better than it already was.
(Also: cute little case, no?)
This is Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color Gloss, which launches this month, and is available in 24 colours, six of which I’ve swatched for you below, in a photo I have to ask you to excuse the quality of: as you can probably see, this product has a super-shiny finish, which proved difficult to photograph, even in our opaque Scottish daylight:
The wet-look, high gloss look of all of these speaks for itself, but these actually come with three different finishes: SHINE (ultra-glossy finish), SPARKLE (a dramatic, metallic-based look) and SHIMMER (finely cut pearls provide mirror shine with intense shimmer). Of the shades you see above, the finishes are:
SHINE: Tempting Tearose, Simply Pink
SHIMMER: Electric Ginger, Praline Paradise, Mod Poppy, Passion Fruit
In all honesty, I can’t really see a whole lot of difference between these, other than the obvious differences in the colour. They all have a juicy, shimmery look about them, which provides plenty of shine (and gives a lip-plumping effect), but which would be subtle enough in terms of the actual colour to be worn over another lipstick if you wanted to.
The colours I was sent fall mostly into the brown/pink camp, and my favourites are Passion Fruit and Mod Poppy:
Again, it was hard to photograph these properly. Passion Fruit has come out pretty true to colour, but Mod Poppy is a more intense, plummy shade in real life than it’s shown up here.
As these are glosses, I found they lasted pretty well until that first mug of coffee, but that’s to be expected. They’re comfortable to wear, however, and non-sticky, which is definitely in their favour, as the stick-factor has put me off many a gloss in the past.
These are £15, available from Estee Lauder.
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