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Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick -Rose Xcess : Review & Photos

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Today’s review is of a recent launch by Estee Lauder in their range of lipsticks. The advertisements of these lipsticks have been everywhere – magazines, websites and even airports. They come in different finishes – from shimmer to matte. Most of the shades are very Indian skintone friendly !

Price : INR 1900 for 3.5g (I bought from Thai Duty Free for approx. INR1500)

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Product Description :

There are no rules in Love.

Color. Create. Customize. Fun, daring lip color with good-for-you ingredients that help smooth lips and renew moisture. Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipsticks are available in four forward finishes:

– Cremes, Chromes and Shimmers have a deliciously balmy texture.

– Mattes are bold, vibrant, rich and long-lasting, feel weightless.

– Keep that “just applied” look for hours.

– Mix, remix, create your look. There’s so many ways to Love.


– Ultra Mattes, Shimmer Pearls, Cool Chromes, Edgy Cremes

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick Rose Xcess


My Experience:  I always love a it when I get a great discount and this opportunity was too good to let it slip! When I found this lipstick at duty free, at the price of a MAC lipstick, I just couldn’t resist!

If you have been following my blog, you would know that my previous tryst with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipstick has been quite nice.

This new range of lipsticks by them seems to be  aimed at a younger audience.. what with so many finishes(4 finishes) and shades (27 shades) to choose from. The USP is the price point, probably the lowest they have ever come down too. Also, they are selling it as a color play option where in you can make some custom lip colors by mixing and matching different shades from the range!

The lipstick comes packaged in the signature navy cardboard carton, like all other Estee Lauder lipsticks.Its the lipstick bullet packaging that is gorgeous!! The gold lipstick bullet and the clear acrylate lid take the look to another level. It like holding a little piece of luxury in your hands! This one does not have a magnetic closure but still scores because its closure is to unexpected!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick Rose Xcess

The lipstick bullet shape is also new and edgy! I have never ever used a lipstick with a flat edge like this and I honestly thought I would hate it. Contrarily, it has been the BEST shape I have ever used! This particular shape helped me get an even lip line and the sharpest cupid’s bow I have ever been able to get!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick Rose Xcess

Pure Xcess – the shade is a typical deep brown with burgundy undertones which actually looks more brown on my lips. Its unlike anything I have in my kit and quite a powerful, stand out shade.


Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick Rose Xcess

There is no particular scent to this lipstick, none that my nose could pick. In my experience, no scent is better than obnoxious, plasticky smell so this is a plus point for me!

This particular lipstick shade has an ultra matte finish but its not a complete matte, more like a soft matte. It feels very comfortable on lips and does not feel stretchy.

The consistency is very smooth and it glides over your lips. The pigmentation is good but not extra-ordinary. It does give a decent punch of color in one layer but I definitely needed 2 layers to cover up my pigmented lips.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick Rose Xcess

Longevity of lipsticks are decent. It stayed well up to 5-6 hours on me after which slight fading was observed. This particular shade stains the lips, so that furthers it’s longevity. However, what bugged me the most it that these are really transferable. Even after a period of 2-3 hours, they never really ‘dry’ down. I guess that is a good thing for people with very dry lips. In my case, the lipstick was on my fingers or clothes every time I accidentally touched my lips! Eventually I had to pat my lips down with a tissue, that solved the problem greatly.

The lipstick is easily removed with a makeup remover liquid or wipes. I hate the ones that just don’t budge even after scrubbing.

Over all, I really like the fact that high end luxury brands are trying to expand their customer base by downing the prices while still keeping up on the style and quality. This range of lipsticks is perfect for those just beginning to dip their toes in the luxury makeup ocean AND it’s great for those of us who like to try out new items on the market. Another BIG plus point is that these are easily available online now!

I would rate them 4.5/5!

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