Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Estee Lauder Garnet Desire Pure Color Lip Gloss

Garnet Desire was the Estee Lauder lip gloss I got to match my Exotic Orchid Pure Color Lipstick. It's a sheer and shimmery red with high shine but no visible glitter particles. Garnet Desire definitely has enough pigment to be worn alone as a lively bright face perking accent, but is just as great over lipstick. I remember that I could have easily walked away from the Estee Lauder counter that day with three or four other shades- Cherry Fever, Plum Desire, and Plum Divine were equally appealing, and I really do like the Estee Lauder lip gloss formula: not too sticky, reasonably tenacious, and very (very!) moisturizing and comfortable.

Once again I get to kvetch about the scent of Lauder's lip products. Pure Color lip gloss has a strong fruity smell, kind of like a cheap synthetic juice. It lasts a few minutes longer than fragrance used in the lipsticks and I can't say I'm happy about that. I guess the majority of department store shoppers either like it or don't mind, because it's lip products from the biggest brands that stink the most (waving to the good people of Lancome). Still, Estee Lauder's Garnet Desire is a fabulous lip gloss in a color that works all year round.

Estee Lauder Garnet Desire Pure Color Lip Gloss ($23) is available at the counters and online.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind the scent of the lip products, it's like a dried fig or a fig newton...but I can't stand the Lancome rose scent, especially in the mascaras where it smells "off".


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