Product Review: Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Palette in Extravagant

Name: Pure Color Lip Palette in Extravagant
Brand: Estee Lauder
Size: 6.2g
Price: €48,00

From Estee Lauder’s website:
A palette of five lipcolors and glosses. Brilliant sparkle, shimmer and shine for lips.

What I liked:
- sheer, wearable colors with a very shiny finish
- moisturizing, feel comfortable on the lips
- the scent
- elegant packaging

What I didn’t like:
- the colors are very sheer
- just slightly tacky
- colors need to be reapplied throughout the day
- the price

When I first saw promo photos of the Estee Lauder Pure Color Extravagant Holiday 2010 collection, the Lip Palette in Extravagant instantly caught my eye. Just look at the colors in the pan: aren’t they pretty? The palette contains a sheer, shimmery gold gloss, a sheer nude gloss with gold shimmers, a sheer coral lipstick with gold shimmers, a shiny, bronze red lipstick and a satin red lipstick.

I’m sad to report though, that these colors don’t translate to the lips at all. They are all, even the satin red which is the most pigmented of the five shades, very sheer and give lips just the slightest hint of color with a very shiny or satin finish. This makes the colors suitable for everyday looks or you could just apply them on top of lipsticks to add some shine to them. They do look very pretty layered!

While I’m sure a lot of people would appreciate the sheerness and versatility of the glosses, others may find it disappointing (I admit that I too am a bit) and considering that this is a very pricey palette, I urge you to check it out in person before purchasing it. As for the quality of the lip products, that’s impressive.

All the five shades have a moisturizing texture that feels comfortable on the lips and doesn’t dry them out. They are not sticky, but just slightly tacky and last about 3 hours on me before disappearing so the colors would need to be reapplied during the day. And have I mentioned how much I love the fig scent of these lip products? It’s simply delicious!

Available at: esteelauder.com and Estee Lauder counters

Summary
Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Palette in Extravagant contains two glosses and three lipsticks in reds, coral, gold and nude tones. All the shades are very sheer with a shiny finish, moisturizing and only slightly tacky. They last about three hours on the lips. However, it is a very expensive palette and due to the sheerness of the colors, you may wanna check it out in person if you’re thinking of buying it.

Rating: 3.5/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

6 Comment

    • Makeup morsels, I really wanted to love this palette but it was only ok as the shades are very sheer. It’s a shame cos everything else – texture, finish, scent, packaging, staying power – is wonderful but the pigmentation is seriously lacking. They’re good for layering though but I wish they had better color payoff.

    • Pinch, I wouldn’t say I didn’t like at all, I was just disappointed by their sheerness. I love their texture and the smell and the packaging is so gorgeous and classy, but judging by the colors in the pan, I was expecting a much better color payoff and it didn’t deliver. I’m sure those that like very sheer lip colors will appreciate this palette though.

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