Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious…Making All the Other Reds Jealous

Above: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious.
Red lips…they make an undeniable statement; classic, polished and sophisticated, a crimson pout immediately communicates confidence and offsets the need for a “full face” of makeup.   I recently had the chance to try the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious, which is, in my opinion, the most quintessential true red I’ve experienced to date.  
Kindly scroll on for details, swatches and images of Envious on the lips as well as the Bottom Line…

Above: Envious is a true neutral red…classically flattering to most skin tones. 
I adore the Pure Color Envy Lipstick formula…I initially purchased the shade Desirable (swatched and reviewed HERE), a gorgeous pinky nude, and was taken by the pigment-rich, smooth application and intense hydration.  The Color Envy formulation is brilliant; silky, moisturizing and drenched with vibrancy and the carmine Envious has a cream finish that reaches full opacity with a single swipe. 

Above: The Pure Color Envy formula has a beautiful cream finish.
The wear time on this formula is equally impressive.  Upon application, I get four to five hours of comfortable wear without the need for touch ups.  Once its potency fades a bit (and it wears away evenly, I might add), I am still left with a cherry stain reminiscent of its initial flush.  Despite it’s highly pigmented nature, my kisser stays hydrated over the duration of wear…in light of my propensity towards dry lips, this is no small feat!

Above: Envious glides on smoothly and drenches the skin with creamy pigment in a single pass.
Above: A swatch of Envious in direct sunlight.
Above: Once coat of Envious on the lips.
Below: Images of Envious in various lighting situations…I am also wearing:
Above: In outdoor sunlight.
Above: In outdoor shade. 
Above: With a flash.
Above: Shade without a flash.
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Bottom Line: If you are on the hunt for a fierce, visage-altering red, then look no further;  Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious is the unequivocal solution.  With all attention on the lips, the rest of the makeup look can be pared down to the bare minimum…time saving and magnifique!

Have you tried the Pure Color Envy formula yet? What is YOUR favorite red lip color?

I hope your week is going well…much more soon!


–The Beauty Professor

** PR sample  provided for review (the rest bought by me)  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  
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Comments (8)

  • Unknown Reply

    I really like this lip formula. There have been a lot of comparisons to Tom Ford which is my all time favourite. After trying the Estee Lauder, I get it. Indeed, they are similar with this one definitely more affordable. Great bright on you!

    July 23, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Comparing this formula to that of Tom Ford's lip color makes perfect sense, Wendy…both possess lush pigmentation and a certain creaminess absent from so many other formulas!

      Thanks so much for the kind words…hope your week is going well…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      July 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm
  • Lisa Reply

    Nice to see you with some color on those lips! Your makeup looks flawless btw!

    July 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, Lisa…red lips are always a venture outside of my comfort zone but it's fun nonetheless! So appreciate the compliment about my makeup!

      Hope all is well…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      July 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm
  • Blondie, Esq. Reply

    Oh my gosh you look stunning!!! And I obviously need this lipstick. 🙂

    July 31, 2014 at 10:32 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Blondie! It is such a bold color and a little goes a long way. Plus the formula is impeccable!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 31, 2014 at 10:50 pm
  • Polarbelle Reply

    The color of the lipstick makes your eyes look incredible. Mine are close to your color, so this has to go on my list, too!

    August 17, 2014 at 7:41 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Shelley…what a treat to hear from you! This shade would look amazing on you!

      Hope all is well and that you are all settled in to your new place…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 18, 2014 at 6:50 am

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