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Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Review and Swatches

June 29, 2010

Just got the newest Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in the mail! Read on for more pics and swatches!

The Pure Color Gloss comes in 34 gorgeous shades of nudes, berries, reds and plums, 6 of which are designed by Tom Pecheux and available exclusively at Nordstrom. There are 3 different kind of finishes. Shine contains color-true pigment polymers to deliver an ultra shiny, glossy finish, Shimmer has finely cut pearls to provide a mirrored shine with fierce shimmer and Sparkle gives you super high-shine fused with high-powered metallic sparkle for the most dramatic look.

I was sent two colors – Star Pink (Shimmer), a cool-toned lilac with tiny gold and Tempting Tearose (Shine), a creamy warm nude color.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Star Pink and Tempting Tearose

Star Pink goes on really sheer and shows up pretty much clear with lots of shine and tiny sparkles.

Wearing Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Star Pink

Tempting Tearose, on the other hand, adds a bit more color onto my lips, giving it a your-lips-but-better look.

Wearing Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Tempting Tearose

Both glosses feel very lightweight with no tackiness. They are formulated with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and humectants (substances that promote the retention of moisture) and make my lips really soft. The faint fig scent is also a nice change from your regular over-the-top sweet glosses. Plus they wear pretty well and can last a good hour or two. I will have to check out the rest of the colors next time I hit up Nordstrom!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss is available at Estee Lauder counters nationwide and for $18.

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  • Reply Jamie June 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I really like Tempting Tearose!

  • Reply ChickAdvisor June 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I love Tempting Tearose on you! It doesn’t look overdone but gives the perfect amount of colour. I’ll have to check these out next time I’m at Estee Lauder!

  • Reply Ashley June 30, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I’m getting doubles of Star Pink. Are they sticky at all?

  • Reply Phyllis June 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I really like Tempting Tearose too! Been wearing it every day since I got it =)

  • Reply Phyllis June 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm


    The glosses are not sticky at all and feel very nice on.

  • Reply Sherri July 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I love El glosses and I’m getting both of these 🙂

  • Reply amy July 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Tempting Tearose is very pretty.

  • Reply Kimberley July 3, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Cute colours !

  • Reply AdelineEr August 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I love Star Pink! It looks so pretty 😀

  • Reply Betty December 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    So elegant.

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