Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Estee Lauder Mirrored Orchid and Glow Fuchsia Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches!

Estee Lauder Mirrored Orchid and Glow Fuchsia Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick

It's official - Fall is around the corner, which just happens to be my favorite time of the year! With Autumn comes all of the beautiful warm colors and the prime time to rock berry/plum and vampy hues. Similar to last year, metallic finishes for the Fall are still very popular.

This Fall, Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director at Estée Lauder created The Metallics Collection that features the cool sheen of metal and the liquid light of lacquer.

"To create the makeup collection, I got inspired by the city, architecture, metal and glass." explained Pecheux. "I think it's nice to look pretty, but it's much better to look amazing."

You all know I love my lip products, so I'll be talking about the new lipsticks first. Estee Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick (Chrome Metal Effect) ($26) provides vivid color with a metal sheen. Amplified gold and silver pearl complex creates dimensional luminous effects, diamond-like reflections and intense chromatic color. As the pearls combine they neutralize liptone. All shades look great on every skintone. Available in (6) shades.

I'll be showing you two of those shades today - Glow Fuchsia, a beautiful shimmery rose and Mirrored Orchid, a lightly shimmered ripened plum. Both shades have a mirrored metallic finish, but they aren't a frost overload and don't look outdated.

Despite all of the fine glitter, the lipsticks glide on super smooth. You can slightly feel the shimmer when you rub your lips together, but it's not at all gritty.

The color is buildable from light to full with a couple of coats. Once worn off, the lipstick leaves behind a pretty shimmery stain.

Estee Lauder Glow Fuchsia and Mirrored Orchid Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick

Estee Lauder Mirrored Orchid Lipstick (left) and Glow Fuchsia (right)

In indoor lights the colors look very different, but in the sunlight, you can barely tell them apart (see photos below). 

Estee Lauder Glow Fuchsia Lipstick

Estee Lauder Mirrored Orchid Lipstick

Estee Lauder Glow Fuchsia Lipstick

Estee Lauder Mirrored Orchid Lipstick

Afraid you won't like this trend? Test it out at home by taking a tiny bit of pale pink, white, peach or gold metallic eyeshadow or pigment and lightly patting it on top of your lipstick. Add a little gloss on top and you're good to go. 

Metallic lipsticks are also great to apply in the center of your lips on top of a creme finish lipstick to add dimension to your lips and make them appear fuller.

If you want to see two other pretty colors from the range, check out Vampy Varnish. She reviewed the shades Gilded Honey and Hot Lava.

The Round-Up

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable wearing
  • Light to Full Coverage
  • Shimmery and Shiny - Great for night wear
  • Lightly metallic without being frosty and outdated
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Could be a bit more creamy/moisturizing - They don't dry my lips out, but I prefer topping with a clear gloss for a little added moisture.
Price: $26 each, for a limited time at your local Estee Lauder counter or online at


  1. Oh these colours look absolutely beautiful and I love the tine specs of shimmer in them which just give them a lovely look!

    Beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

  2. These are GORGEOUS!!! i love the glow fuschia one!!!

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    Frankie xXx

  3. both shades are very beautiful and perfect for fall!

  4. I am loving mirrored orchid way more than I thought I would!

  5. Love the packaging and the glitter really does give that extra dimension, gorgeous!

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  6. Love! Sticks look like candy and looking very pretty on lips!

  7. Not a fan of shimmer on lipsticks but these are gorgeous!

  8. Lovely colours,I love dark coloured lipsticks.

  9. I'm not a huge fan of the finish or the colors, I do love the packagaing but that's not enough to make me want to buy them

  10. They are so pretty !
    It's always nice to see something from you

  11. I love these shades. All are looked perfect. But in these summer day's I prefer light shades. I also read that during summer session wearing heavy makeup is harmful for your skin in many ways. I had also captured many celebrities without makeup.

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  14. WOW. JUST WOW.

  15. Gorgeous colors, I love Mirrored Orchid lipstick very much.


  17. I don't think I've ever purchased an Estee Lauder product, these might be the first, they are perfect Fall shades!

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