Estee Lauder revamped their Pure Color lip glosses last year. I have this one I’ve been using off and on for a few months now, but never being quite able to decide if I like it or otherwise.
I do love it in the tube. It is such a pretty sparkly colour. Star Ruby is its name. Actually it says Star Ruby Sparkle, because its one of the more sparkly glosses. I like the slim tube and the cap with the EL logo on it. Tom Pechaux has done a lot to make Estee Lauder makeup more modern and current!
The applicator is a straight sponge tip applicator that is quite pliable. It reminds me of the ones used in the Revlon Colorburst lipglosses.
Such a pretty sparkly red in the tube, but on the skin…
Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss Star Ruby Sparkle swatches
Meh… where’s the colour! I am a little disappointed that the Estee Lauder Pure Color lipglosses swatch sheer. On my arm, you can just about see the colour – a very pretty pinky red with fine shimmer. However, on my rather pigmented lips, the colour disappears somewhat.
Also featuring Chanel Les Roses on cheeks, Holika Holika Peach Girl BB Cream on face
Applied on my lips, Star Ruby gives a hint of colour, and LOTS of shine. I tend to wear it when I want just a hint of colour (or I’m too lazy to find a lip colour to match my look). I also find myself having to reapply often – it barely lasts me 2 hours.
On the upside, its not sticky and it does feel quite light. There is that signature Estee Lauder lip product smell – I think its fig? – but it dissipates, thank goodness.
Pros: Not too sticky, Easy to apply, Nice shine and gloss factor
Cons: Very sheer colour, Not long lasting
Tried the new Estee Lauder Pure Color lip glosses yet? I thought I got it right by going for a brighter colour in the tube, not realizing that the lip gloss applies so sheerly. I guess if I want to consider another, I have to go for something darker or even brighter. A colour named Red Tango perhaps? 😀
The texture is nice, but I guess I’m just not that into sheer glosses, since I wear my glosses alone. Worn over lipstick or a lip stain, this would be gorgeous! 😀 Tom Pechaux says that “Gloss brings a highlight and sensuality to the face. For me, a woman who wears a gloss looks like she wants to be kissed!” Hmm… does that mean I should be wearing gloss more often then? 😛
Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipgloss is available at all Estee Lauder counters. I cannot remember the price.
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Previously : Day 8 of 30 : L’Oreal Glam Shine 6H Strawberry Mix lipgloss