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17 Aug 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipstick/Rebellious Rose

There’s nothing like a good lipstick to kick off the week on a positive note. Meet Rebellious Rose from the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipstick.

I had heard mutterings about this new formulation from Lauder – namely that it was opaque in one swipe while still feeling lightweight and non-drying. It sounded good but I cannot pretend that I didn’t have some preconceptions before trying/buying this. I pictured basic packaging and perhaps a wee whiff of “old lady” in the formulation.  Admittedly the packaging is a light plastic but the magnetic closure lends a nice design touch and as far as the scent goes it’s a delicate light vanilla.

And the formulation? Every bit as good as the rumours led me to believe. It’s so well balanced, like a hybrid between a MAC Amplified and a MAC Cremesheen. The sheer level of pigmentation means that you need a mirror and a steady hand but once it’s on you won’t even detect it on your lips. The level of moisturisation is that effective. Of course, what that also means is that it just doesn’t stay there long. I average about 3 hours before I end up with a faint reminder around my lips.

Now the shade I plumped for was Rebellious Rose. 

There is something “magical” about this type of tone. It just makes me feel like a grown up and also goes some way to brighten and define my face. By Terry Terrybly lipstick in Flirty Rosy does it, Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rose Brown does and it and now this one does as well.

This range is not currently out in the UAE (I got mine at Heathrow duty free) but when it arrives I would be tempted to look at the rest of the shades….

Ha! This is such a lie. When this lands I WILL be buying Defiantly Coral because that looks incredible and was the other shade that I came this close to buying.

Skin: Clarins Extra Comfort foundation in Honey, YSL Souffle D’Eclat powder in 04, Clarins Summer Bronzing Compact
Blusher: Tarte “Natural Beauty” with a teeny bit of Benefit "Watts Up" on the top of the cheeks
Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury quad in “Vintage Vamp”, Laura Mercier Crème liner, Tom Ford brow sculptor in Taupe, MUFE Smoky Lash mascara (SO grateful to have this back in my makeup stock!)

Lips: Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose with a dab of Smashbox’s Be Legendary lip gloss in “Illume”.

Thanks for reading and I hope you had a fab Sunday. 

Have you tried these lipsticks from Estee Lauder


  1. That shade is amazing! I will for sure check them out when they launch over here! Have you tried MAC Hot Tahiti? It rarely gets talked about but is amazing, I think the color would be right up your alley

  2. I really wanted to try 'Intense Nude' from this range, but after seeing swatches of the LE Tom Ford 'Negligee', I will be getting that :)

  3. If I get the time I will scoop this lippy today, you look gorgeous.


  4. This looks stunning on you, very chic!

  5. Such a pretty shade, it really suits you! I love the packaging as well x


  6. Oh Laura you've just broken my heart!!! The doctor said I need to walk through the pain so mum and I planned a little jaunt to Sephora tomorrow in Dubai Mall and I had two of these I wanted to pick up but now they're not available here!!! Might have to go for the Clinique new lipsticks you raved about instead...... Xxxx

  7. This colour is beautiful and suits you to a T. I have been dying to get my hands on an Estee Lauder lipstick...hmm.

    Rachel xx

  8. I love your makeup posts so much :) Gorgeous colour on you! xoxoxo

  9. It does look lovely and has a really vintage look too.
    Beautiful xx

  10. I've never tried an Estee Lauder lipstick, I always thought they'd smell grannyish too! Will definitely take look now though! It looks great in combination with Tarte Natural Beauty!


  11. sounds so good!! really want this!!
    alice x


  12. The lipstick shade looks stunning! Must get it♥ xo

    >Beauty & Fashion Blogger<

  13. I love that lipstick shade it's gorgeous! And the formulation sounds amazing, I'll definitely have to give these a swatch. On the other hand I'd love to hear more about the Charlotte Tilbury things you have, if I haven't missed a post on them because I'm debating ordering one of those eye quads, but am nervous about dropping that much money on just one quad.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  14. The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks are amazing .. I have two: Rebellious Rose and Envy (mauve). I love these lipstick because they are moisturizing .. no need to top with a gloss.

    And your sunglasses are quite cute!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  15. That is such a gorgeous colour on you Laura! I've seen the coral shade - it's awesome!
    Hugs xoxo

  16. As a self-professed lipstick addict, as soon as I saw this product I knew that I gots to get it. That shade, however, looks gorgeous on you! x


  17. I'm longing for a new red lipstick,this looks perfect!


  18. gorgeous! love it on you. have a special place in my heart for their lippies since my grandma always wore em. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

  19. You always look stunning, Laura!! Good god. I love the EL lipstick on you. I recently tried a Pure Color Envy Shine and while it was too creamy for me, the color is really bold and pigmented (despite being a Shine version!). I'm actually interested to try out the non-Shine version because of this post! TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR WORDS.

  20. That lipstick looks amazing!
    Afeeyah xo

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  21. Today Fashion become a passion of life and those picture really great and specially your dress so much beautiful.

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