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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick Discreet 3When I reviewed the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Rebellious Rose I described it as having “the best of everything”, so I was a little nervous when I heard they were adding to the line. How do you add to perfection? In the case of the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet* it’s by the addition of sheerer, shinier, version of the range.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick Discreet 2Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet has the same packaging as the original, with a navy bullet and gold accents. It also has a magnetic closure, which I love. However the tube is thinner and taller compared to the original, giving it a sleeker look.

1-Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick Discreet 2There are 16 shades available, and the one I have is Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet, a sheer and shimmery caramel nude. Pigmentation does vary between shades, but overall they are definitely less pigmented than the originals.

2-Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick Discreet CollageEstee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet does appear a bit milky on the lips, which means it’s not incredibly flattering close up but it does look nice from a regular distance. The formula is very creamy and hydrating, and it is quite shiny. As a result, the wear time is much less than the original lipsticks.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick DiscreetUnlike Rebellious Rose, the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet does not leave a stain behind and wears away similar to a balm after a couple hours. It is also very easy to reapply and does not require a mirror. It is a nice product, but when compared the original, it doesn’t have quite the same standout memorable qualities.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick DiscreetUnfortunately when a brand launches a new product in a range, it is impossible not to compare to the original. My heart still belongs to the original Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks but Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Discreet offers the same great packaging with a very comfortable formula if you are looking for a more sheer formulation.

Does the sequel ever live up to the original? Have you tried either product?

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