Pure Color Crystal Lipstick
The biggest problem this creamy, somewhat sheer lipstick has is how easily it breaks in the component. Not only are women commenting on this on Lauder’s site, but several of the testers we viewed had the lipstick either wobbling in or completely broken from the base of the container.
Considering the cost, this quality control issue is disappointing.
Also disappointing is how fragrant this lipstick is. Fragrance can be a source of irritation, and having it on your lips all day isn’t the best idea. Otherwise, this lipstick has a soft gloss finish and comes in a range of cool-toned shades (pinks, plums, burgundies) that have a crystalline shimmer.
- Smooth, moisturizing texture and soft gloss finish.
- Good mix of cool-toned shaded with a crystalline shine.
- Highly fragranced.
- Lipstick tends to break off from the base of the component, making the product difficult to use.
Estee Lauder At-A-Glance
The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.
The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.
When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.
For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.
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