Estee Lauder has released their latest lipstick line, Pure Color Love – a collection of lipsticks in 25 vibrant shades. With the themes ‘Basic is boring’ and ‘There are no rules’, the line boasts spontaneous, customisable looks with its special mix-and-match formula.
I have always been queasy whenever the topic of beauty arises. People around me know I had never touched make-up until I started working. And even now this is how I do it;
A little lip stain for both lips and cheeks, done. Day or night, it’s the same make-up throughout. You could guess I’m not much of a beauty bug. The bosses thought it’s time to change that, hence why I was at Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Love roadshow in Sunway University yesterday – and I was floored.
Professional make-up artists were offering their services to put on any colour you’d like to try and you could guess – girls and guys – were lining up for it.
Kaylee, a professional makeup artist and Estee Lauder beauty consultant, convinced me that she could produce different looks for me by just mixing and matching three colours. Intrigued, I said, “Bring it on.”
Behold, my first transformation. Do ignore my sweaty forehead and frizzy hair, the venue was outdoor and it was really scorching hot quite warm yesterday.
Combining the Strapless and Blasé Buff shades, Kaylee produced this pure, innocent look of mine! I was surprised I looked so young and fresh despite the 10 kilograms of eyebags I had going on. It felt like a trip back to high school, with pink lips and a sweaty dewy face. (haha)
The ultra-matte Love Object brings out the sexy in you. I felt bold and confident for a good 10 minutes there. I’m generally shy and very self-conscious, but the fact that I was wearing slippers and a baggy old T-shirt didn’t seem to matter anymore as I posed to my heart’s content at the camera.
Behold, my complete look! This is a combination of all three shades. I look – I dare say – great! I think this mix is the best shade for me. I looked energised and no longer tired, but not too overly daring either. Thanks Kaylee!
My verdict? The lipstick is suitable for long wear due to the combination of three oils – Pomegranate, Mango and Acai – that help condition and soften lips. I have fairly dry lips, yet they felt soft and supple even hours after applying.
I HAVE ONE PROBLEM: The line infuses sweet vanilla flavour into the lipstick and being a sweet tooth, I had to stop myself from chewing on my own lips throughout the day! For beauty bugs who can resist the temptation, you’ll enjoy the subtle aroma! Other than that, I absolutely love the mix-and-match formula, and with 25 shades ready the looks you can create are endless!
Try it yourself and tell us what you think!