Review: Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers

Long lasting liquid lipstick with high gloss formula? I’m in! The Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers are permanent, so I can take my time collecting them. I guess that already says I really really like them?


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I was at one time, searching for the perfect deep blood red. Some were too brown, some were too plummy, I couldn’t find one that fits my mental picture perfectly, until this. Ruby Glow. I fell in love with the colour and the texture, and I had to get a more wearable one. So, Liquid Petal came home with me as well. The applicator is a firm paddle shaped sponge. I find it very easy to control, and using the nipped tip, I could even line my lips.


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Liquid Petal is a neutral rose while Ruby Glow is a vampy red with slight shimmer (not noticeable when worn). In the lip swatches below, I applied it using only the applicator. It is always tricky to create a good shape using dark colours such as Ruby Glow, but with this applicator, I find it quite easy. The lip lacquers are not sticky, but there isn’t much slip either. I can wear this for 4 hours without fading, and my lips stay hydrated without flaking. I don’t usually wear my lipsticks beyond 4 hours in real life, because I’d be drinking and eating or snacking, and I like to wipe my mouth clean before reapplying.


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Below are the swatches of the rest of the lip lacquers available. I took it using my phone camera, so colour accuracy isn’t 100%. It does show you what colours there are and I’m eyeing that orange one (top row, second from left).


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These Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers are already available at all Estee Lauder counters nationwide and I bought these at RM80 each. Which one caught your eye?


xoxo Lily