For Fall (or Autumn) this year, Estee Lauder is taking the metallic route in their “The Metallics” range of products that have high reflective shine for eyes, lips and nails. There are 6 Pure Color Vivid Shine lipsticks in this range of which I have one to show you – Pure Color Vivid Shine in Mirrored Orchid.
Truth be told, when I hear “metallic” and “lipstick” in the same sentence, I hold back a little. The reminder of the metallic, almost frosty lips from the recent 80s still lingers. Yet, I found Mirrored Orchid not quite as metallic as all that, which is a good thing!
The packaging is the same as that for all the Pure Color lipsticks with their shiny golden cover and the clear lucite base that reflects the colour of the lipstick within. Saved me many an extra step in the mornings, when looking for a lipstick to go with my look. For those wondering, yes the signature EL fig scent is still present in the lipstick. Not unpleasant and seems a little lighter than I remembered, but it’s there.
But what’s this Vivid Shine and how does it translate into Mirrored Orchid? What is a Mirrored Orchid?