Thursday, September 25, 2014

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick In Carnal

I'm on a mission: to own as many Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks as I can actually wear. Of course, this is a problem considering the Lipstick Situation I just told you about, and it also explains how it happened. But seriously, these are not just the best Estee Lauder lipsticks, but also among the best ones you can buy at any local department store.

My first Pure Color Envy was the rosy Fierce. Next I went redder with Carnal, a sexy Marilynish warm red. It's creamy, it's luscious, and longevity is pretty good. Obviously, you need primed and prepped lips to wear such a bold red, and using a brush is highly recommended. The fragrance is really faint, though if you're sensitive I urge you not to buy without testing at the counter. The lipsticks are neither vegan nor gluten-free, if that's important to you. But if you can forgive the above sins, this is one of those ultimate reds.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick In Carnal ($30) is available at the counters, Sephora and online.


  1. I have four of these and LOVE them.

  2. I recently bought an E/L lippie based on your review of these new l/s's. It's called Emotional and it may show up in your collection too (despite the Lipstick Situation). It really is a wonderful l/s formula and the color is a classic brick red that seems perfect for fall.

    I always look forward to your l/s reviews as we have similar coloring and taste in l/s colors. I have the EL Exotic Orchid and love it as well :-) so thanks kindly.

  3. Fran: I'm sensitive and tried the Intense Nude at the counter. My lips swelled up a bit and I had a headache from it, so removed it as soon as I got home, but that is just me. So glad I didn't commit to the purchase even though the colour was lovely.

  4. I have Vengeful Red and love it! Impressed with this lipsticks from Estee Lauder.

  5. The colour is really really really gorgeous!! I'm like a cat in the catnip now. I hope it suits my skin tone.

  6. A very worthwhile mission.

  7. Estee Lauder has been off of my radar for a while, but that swatch is enough to put it back on. Gorgeous!

  8. I'm a big fan of these lipsticks, I bought 3 of them and Carnal will be the next...
    Really great texture (I bought 2 Nars Audacious lipsticks, and I am a little disappointed, finally I prefer the lacquered finish of Estée Lauder's lipsticks).

    Thanks for this post.



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