Monday, September 30, 2013

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches!

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer

Estee 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?

The Round-Up
  • Very pigmented color
  • Shiny Finish
  • Hydrating
  • 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


  1. Chrome Kimono is the nicest shade of all

  2. These lipglosses look gorgeous :)
    Hot cherry is my fave!
    alicekatex ♥

  3. They look lovely, so sad they didn`t last long.

  4. Oh gosh I love all of these for fall! So gorgeous!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  5. i love the shades so pretty xxx

  6. They appear so pigmented :)

  7. They look so similar to the Rimmel ones ! I guess that would be the best dupe :)

  8. These are all so gorgeous I can't decide which I need.

  9. beautiful! Loving Chrome Kimono the best!

  10. Mesmerized by all shades. So pretty!

  11. Electric wine is so nice and I love how all the colour are really bright xxx
    Life of Verity

  12. The chrome kimono caught my attention among these colors. I love the color for its not too light and not too dark.

  13. once again: i need them all.

  14. Wow! That is some great pigment. I love the colors, all of them. And I love things that have quality and will last on your lips for a long time, even it it's a gloss. Thanks for sharing!

  15. They are so opaque! :D I like the last 3 the most, and the deepest one is absolutely stunning! :D

  16. These look amazing! I've never tried any Estee Lauder products, but I might have to check these out. Great pictures too!

  17. I don't even like gloss type lip products but these are so pretty

  18. Thanks for sharing the review, liquid petal and chrome kimono grabbed my whole attention.

  19. They are all stunning but I prefer Chrome kimono - lovely and not too difficult to wear! Xx

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  21. Que preciosidad!!! Me encantan los dos más oscuros, son colores perfectos para el otoño!!

  22. Freaking amazing! I love the first two shades like mad! I'd buy them up immediately!

  23. Liquid petal, fuchsia flash and hot cherry are definitely my favorites although all of them are really great!

  24. Great post and photos, and you have beautiful lips :)