I got this lipstick as a Christmas gift, but have not had a chance to try it on until now. I have never had an Estee Lauder lipstick before, and I must say, I love it. The texture is very soft and smooth, which makes the application a pure joy!! This lipstick has a glossy finish with a slight beautiful sheen. If you look closely at the bullet, you will see tiny, barely-there specks of pink and blue glitter in it. However, it is not at all glittery. The specks are only there to create an elegant and sophisticated glossy sheen look.
It really does not have much of a smell at all. It stays on the lips for about 3-4 hours, transfers well, so reapplication is necessary. It is more hydrating than drying and does not leave a stain.
The color “passionate” (260) is a cool toned, blue-based darkened fuchsia. I would even describe this color as a “muted fuchsia” or a “dark purple-pink”. The color payoff is good. With one swipe, you will get a semi-opaque, more on the sheer side coverage. However, the color is buildable, so you can go as opaque as you want.
Undertones: cool, blue
Who can pull off: light, medium and dark skin tones with cool, red or blue undertones
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