Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer
Estee Lauder's Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer is a great option if you want a high-impact lip color that isn't too thick or drying. Lauder makes good on nearly all its claims for this product, such as being moisturizing and having an intense color quality, which is always a good thing.
Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer comes in a standard lipgloss tube with a flat, sponge-tip wand applicator. It glides on like a dream and, because the color quality is intense as promised, it takes very little product to achieve opaque coverage.
Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer feels amazing on the lips—it's lightweight, creamy, and moisturizing, and has a very pretty soft-shine finish that lasts for several hours. It also fades to an attractive stain once the initial color has faded (which takes about five hours). This does have a faint vanilla scent straight out of the tube, but it fades away quickly (you can't taste it).
Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer boasts a medium but well-rounded shade range (with pinks, reds, plums, and browns all represented). If you don't mind the price, this long-wearing lacquer is definitely worth checking out!
- Applies easily and delivers opaque coverage with very little product.
- Feels lightweight, creamy, and moisturizing, not drying.
- Soft shine finish lasts several hours.
- Fades to an attractive stain once the initial color wears off.
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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