Orange Is The New Red: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Has anyone started watching that Netflix series Orange Is The New Black yet? It sounds like Mean Girls in prison, I can’t wait to get cracking on that one! Or should I read the books first? I actually really like knowing what’s going to happen, is that weird?

Tedious link coming up, but from a makeup perspective, orange is actually the new pillarbox red! I showed you one of my favourite Orange toned lipsticks in my No7 Gay Geranium review which is a warm toned blood orange but, when it comes to Orange-Orange, a lot of you have said that it’s too hard to wear!

I kind of agree, I feel like you have to have an occasion for orange-orange (ideally an east London house party one) – I only bust out a full orange lip when I want to look less girly and a bit more modern.

But that’s not to say that orange can’t be h-awesome. If you’re looking for a more wearable shade then coral lipstick is your one and this Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipstick is officially my first buy for summer makeup!

I never normally like to spend more than a tenner on lipsticks but I have to say, I am HOOKED. Read on, for the reasons why.

This Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lippie, despite being spelt completely wrong,  is noticeably better, more comfortable and more moisturizing than most of the lipsticks which I own. And the best thing? I got it with £10 off in House Of Fraser!!

But let’s take a look, up close and personalThis is shade 320 Defiant Coral. Enriched with a time-release moisture complex, these lipsticks are designed to give a plumped up, high drama effect with hours of continuous, comfortable wear.

This Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick glides on nicely – even on bare, crispy lips like mine! It’s also long lasting – the colour lasted on my lips almost all day but the plumped up effect does fade with wear.

Oh, and the case! The case – it feels like luxury in my hand! The lid closes magnetically which is surprisingly really useful, why don’t all lipsticks do this?!!

In terms of the damage, this Pure Color lipstick retails at £24 and I got £10 off, but I would actually pay full price for it. Not that I can make £24 lipsticks a regular thing, but as a one-off treat I would definitely do it again.

If £24 is too steep for you, this Estee Lauder lipstick has an almost dupe shade too – the L’Oreal Magnetic Coral. I compared them both in the amazing Luchessa ‘Lipsticks Around The Globe’ collaboration, check it out, Luchessa’s blog is great.

Do you like this colour? How do you feel about orange lipstick? What’s the most you would pay for a lipstick?

Has anyone seen or read Orange Is The New Black? 

Happy coral-toned summer days coming up!!

Zoe Dubs

Follow me on : Twitter ¦ Facebook ¦ Bloglovin’ ¦ Instagram ¦ Google + ¦ GFC (below)

Published by ZBW

Zoe is a Forbes '30 under 30' finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

4 thoughts on “Orange Is The New Red: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

  1. I adore orange lipsticks, my favourite bright orange is morange by mac, i love this shade as its not such an obvious in your face orange! definitely will have to go swatch this 🙂 Frankie Boo Blog

Comments are closed.