Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip LacquerEstee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer ($25) is described as a full-impact liquid lipstick with high lacquer shine. This new collection of Lacquers is part of Estee Lauder's Fall '13 Metallics Collection that is centered around highly reflective and glass-like finishes for multi-dimesional color. So, if you're looking for a product with loads of color and a high gloss shine, these are it! The formula is also creamy and hydrating with a blend of Vitamins C, E and Conditioners. Available in (12) shades.
Liquid Petal is a medium-dark neutral peach with a hint of pink. It also has a some flecks of very subtle shimmer.
Chrome Kimono is a cool, medium rosy pink with bright pink shimmer.
Fuchsia Flash is a bright blue pink with purple and pink iridescent shimmer.
Hot Cherry is a true cherry red with shimmer. It's a beautiful holiday red that will flatter all skin tones.
Ruby Glow is a deep black cherry with no shimmer.
Electric Wine is a deep ripened plum with shimmer.
The consistency of these lip lacquers are really thick - maybe somewhat comparable to MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass, but they aren't at all sticky. Because of the consistency, sometimes adding a lip balm prior can help add a bit of slip to your lips for these lacquers to glide across, as you might find that you'll need to re-dip your wand a couple of times. Luckily, but you don't have to apply much for full-on color. They are opaque with one coat.
From left to right: Liquid Petal, Chrome Kimono, Fuchsia Flash, Hot Cherry, Ruby Glow and Electric Wine.
All of the shades applied with ease, except for Roby Glow and Electric Wine. The color applied/layered slightly uneven for both shades. Blotting doesn't help much, as the tackiness of the formula will pull all of the product off your lips when pressed with a tissue.
The lasting power is pretty good, but once you eat or drink, you'll have to apply.
I really like these applied alone, but I also really like them applied over a lipstick for really bold, glossy color.
My favorite shades are Fuchsia Flash and Hot Cherry. Which are yours?
- Very pigmented color
- Shiny Finish
- Multi-dimesional color makes the lips appear fuller
- Stay in place for hours
- Formula is thick and can feel heavy if you apply more than one coat
- Isn't transfer resistant - color almost completely comes off when eating and drinking
Price: $25 each, for a limited time at your local Estee Lauder counter or online at Esteelauder.com.