Estee Lauder

Pure Color Gloss

for $ 24.00
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This is a standard gloss that happens to be highly fragranced, which isn’t great for your lips because fragrance causes irritation. You’ll smell this gloss when it’s on because the strong scent will be right below your nose.

This has a thick but spreadable texture that’s applied with a sponge-tip applicator. The finish is wet-look gloss with some residual stickiness and most of the sheer shades have some amount of shimmer or glitter. All told, this isn’t Lauder’s best gloss effort though the packaging is attractive.

  • Good range of sheer, fruit-colored shades.
  • Expensive.
  • Highly fragranced.
  • Finish has a lingering stickiness.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

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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