I'm already a huge fan of Estée Lauder's Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick line, so of course I was excited to hear that the brand was releasing a similar line! I've been trying out Estée Lauder's Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Empowered* ($34 CAD) for a few weeks now, and it's quickly found a place in my heart!
"Take your lip looks to a whole new level with Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Shine Lipstick. Full of saturated color and shine that illuminates lips in one stroke, it features multi-faceted pigments that create definition—making lips appear beautifully shaped, sculpted, and curvaceous. This lipstick’s creamy texture glides on smoothly and gives even coverage, and it is formulated with time-released Moisture Complex, which works to capture and seal in hydration that lasts throughout the day. Housed in a luxe case, this lipstick has a slim shape that's designed to highlight the curves of your lips."
This new line from Estée Lauder comes packaged in sleeker tubes compared to the original Pure Color Envy line. I absolutely love navy and gold packaging, and the magnetic closure is just so satisfying! The thinner bullet makes application super easy, and those of us with thinner lips will appreciate this design. There's no scent to this lipstick - a major bonus for those with sensitive skin or allergies.
Empowered is a beautiful semi-sheer red, the perfect way to wear a bold colour on a daily basis. I love the name of this lipstick, because it's so true that there's something incredibly empowering about a red lipstick! This formula is super smooth and creamy, it just feels so nice on my lips. I get about 4-5 hours of wear from this formula before needing to reapply, which is pretty good for my lips.
I think that this lipstick pretty much speaks for itself - it's a stunning red that's not too sheer yet not too bold. I think that this would be a great option for somebody's first red lipstick! There are a ton of beautiful shades in this line, and I have my eyes on Innocent, Suggestive, and Surreal Sun. If you've tried any of Estée Lauder's Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipsticks I would love to hear your shade recommendations in a comment below!