Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Review and Swatches

Just got the newest Pure Color Glossby Estee Lauder. Read on for more pics and swatches!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

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!

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

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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