Major lipstick news, readers: Estee Lauder has a new formula, and it doesn’t smell like fig. The new kid on the block is Pure Color Sensuous Rouge, and it’s definitely worth your attention: semi-sheer with a moisturizing core and a vanilla scent.
In recent years Estee Lauder has put more focus on attracting that new, younger customer (most notably by hiring cutting-edge, color-loving makeup master Tom Pecheux as their creative director). I’ve thought the fig scent in their lipsticks was holding them back, and I am really happy to see (smell) a change. I hope this is the start of a trend for them.
Pure Color Sensuous Rouge lipsticks are $28 each (and if you’re not near a counter, Nordstrom now ships for free).
Sultry Caramel is a nutty brown shimmer. Sensuous Nude is a honey-nude, and I LOVE it. I don’t usually go for nude lipsticks, but I’m suddenly obsessed with non-concealer-lips nudes (and Sensuous Nude is just perfect).
Decadent Fig is a figgy red-orange-brown. And then you have a lot of pink options. Enticing Fuchsia is bright, shimmery blue-rose fuchsia. Rose Exposed is warm red-pink rose. Pink Seduction is cool pink. Orchid Surrender is a shimmery mauve-pink. Wistful Wisteria is a shimmery blue rose (deeper and more saturated than Pink Seduction).
Plum Fatale is shimmery wine. Peach Pleasure is light peach. Curvaceous Coral is a deeper coral. Cheating Heart is violet rose.