Thursday, June 13, 2013

Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick: Tiger Eye, Sugar Honey

Estee Lauder offers three ranges of long(er) lasting lipstick. One is Double Wear Stay In Place (blue tube), the second is All Day Lipstick (gold tube)  and the other one is what you see here, Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick, which is a newer formula and as far as I can tell not quite as tenacious as the other ones but more comfortable to wear.  Pure Color Long Lasting lipsticks are offered in two finishes, shimmer and satin. The two you see here, Sugar Honey and Tiger Eye are both shimmery, and  Estee Lauder packaging has been thoughtfully labeled so you know what you're getting. As you can see, the shimmery finish is elegant and modern. It looks even more subtle on the lips. I find that this kind of shine adds dimension more than sparkle.

Tiger Eye is a sheer copper while Sugar Honey is its pink-based cousin. The former is a lovely summer color that goes well with aqua/teal eyes and the like. I wear Sugar Honey as a shimmery nude and usually have it in my purse because it goes with just about anything and everything.

I'm very fond of all Estee Lauder Pure Color lipsticks. The formulas are kind to my lips and the colors are modern and very flattering. The same is true for the Pure Color Long Lasting range, and right now I have my eye on two more: Sunstone and the new Red Tango. They normally come the pretty Pure Color packaging; the ones you see above were GWP and gratis from the counter, hence the plain tubes.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick ($25 each) are available at the counters and from


  1. I love these colors, but I always shy away from long wear lipsticks as they can be so drying. Would you say these don't have this issue Gaia?

    1. I'd say that compared to other long-lasting lipsticks these aren't as tenacious and far less drying. Not exactly balmy and rich, but if one's lips are in a good condition to start with, they won't make them pruny.

  2. Trying to find Tigers Eye they have discontinued ..My very favorite forever!


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