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Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick Review & Swatches

(Last Updated On: July 21, 2017)

Hi! Today on Jhalli Diva, I’m talking about Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick. Recently, there’s been a lot of hype around the Estee Lauder’s range – Pure Color Love. So I got my hands on them and tried to know what the hype is all about.

My Instagram  was flooded with the same. But hey, isn’t Instagram supposed to be for that? Lucrative and tempting makeup images to drool over!

Continue reading to know what I feel about these babies!

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Product Name: Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in the shade – Rebel Glam (400), Moon Rock (470) and Naked City (140).

Price: It retails for INR 1900 or $22 for 3.5 gm of the product.

Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate; Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil; Trioctyldodecyl Citrate; Lanolin Oil; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Candelilla Cera\Cire De Candelilla; Castor Isostearate Succinate; Octyldodecanol; Ozokerite; Silica; Polyethylene; Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2; Hydrogenated Polydecene; Barium Sulfate; Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter); Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline; Peg-8 Beeswax; Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge; Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract; Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter; Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil; Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil; Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil; Cholesterol; Linoleic Acid; Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil; Squalane; Lauryl Pca; Tocopheryl Acetate; Polydecene; Acrylates Copolymer; Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate; Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate; Saccharin; Tin Oxide; Aluminum Hydroxide; Synthetic Fluorphlogopite; Calcium Sodium Borosilicate; Polyethylene Terephthalate; Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate; Fragrance (Parfum); Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate; [+/- Mica; Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850); Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891); Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140); Iron Oxides (Ci 77499); Carmine (Ci 75470); Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410); Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090); Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985); Red 6 (Ci 15850); Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200); Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163); Iron Oxides (Ci 77491); Iron Oxides (Ci 77492); Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360); Manganese Violet (Ci 77742); Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380)] <ILN43119>

Variants: These lipsticks are available in 30 shades and 4 different textures – Ultra Mattes, Shimmer Pearls, Edgy Crèmes and Cool Chromes.

Availability: It is available on Nykaa as well as Sephora.

Packaging: The lipsticks come in a dark blue carton which has details mentioned on it. There is also a sticker at the end showing the shade name and number.

The casing of the lipstick is really luxurious. It is a silver casing with a glass prism kind of cap and has the brand name engraved.

The case of the lipstick also has a color coded sticker at the end on which shade detail is mentioned. The bullet of the lipstick has a unique shape. So, it is a little difficult task to apply it perfectly.

Smell: The lipstick has a mild sweet smell which I find really pleasant. The smell goes away soon after the application. So, it should not be a problem as such.

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Shade: I have 3 shades from the lot. Rebel Glam is a purple based pink which is a really popping color. I feel it would suit fair skin tone.

On the other hand, Naked City is a proper nude shade with no pink or peach undertones. It would complement fair to  medium skin tone.

Moon rock is brownish-black shade which has teal and silver glitter reflexes.This shade can be mixed with others to create fun looks. It is on the darker side.

Swatches: In the image below!

Finish: All the 3 shades have different finish. Rebel Glam has an ultra matte finish. Naked City provides a creamy finish whereas Moon Rock settles for chrome.

Texture: Though the lipsticks have different finishes, their texture is pretty good.

They are easy to apply and glide smoothly on to the lips. I feel that goes for all Estee Lauder lipstick as Pure Color Envy Infamous has the same texture.

Moon Rock is a little difficult to apply as it not much creamy and has a totally different formulation than the other two.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation of these 3 shades differ a bit. Rebel Glam is really well pigmented while I feel that Naked City lacks pigmentation. But double swipe would do!

Moon Rock is a translucent shade and is not formulated to give full pigmentation.

Staying Power: The staying power of Rebel Glam and Moon Rock is 4-5 hours while Naked City lasts for 2-3 hours which is a really less time.

Transfer Proof: They do transfer. Won’t last you a stealthily snack!

My Experience: I have mixed feelings about these lipsticks. I feel that the color range wasn’t too good and many of the colors are available in drugstore brands as well.

My favorite is Estee Lauder Rebel Glam as it complements my skin tone while Naked City washes me out a little. Moon Rock on the other hand is a very experimental color and it can be paired on top of other shades.

I really love the packaging as it feels so luxurious. I would like you to give second thoughts while purchasing these lipsticks and choose the colors which are different and unique.

The only thing that got me attracted to these lippies was the brand name Estee Lauder but I wasn’t really satisfied. Though, it is amazing brand but I feel these lipsticks were not up to the mark.


  • Quality is good
  • Luxurious packaging
  • Available in 30 shades
  • 4 Different textures to choose
  • Pigmentation and staying power is decent


  • Bit pricey (high end brand)
  • Same color range can be found in drugstore brands
  • Pigmentation and staying power varies
  • Shape of bullet gives difficulty in application
  • Not transferproof

Jhalli Diva Verdict: 4.2/5

Do I recommend?

I wouldn’t really recommend buying these lipsticks as you can get these shades in lesser price at drugstores.

You can easily find dupes for these and a direct dupe for Rebel Glam is Faces Pro Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade Winged (07).

If you are into high end brands, you can try these. Else, skip it!

Will I repurchase?

No, I won’t repurchase as there are numerous lipsticks launching everyday in the market which are pocket-friendly as well as good in quality.

Overall Summary: I tried out these lipsticks as I love to explore different products but I wasn’t completely satisfied with it.

It was an okay-ish product but if you want to give it a try then it’s better if  you purchase the Ultra Matte texture in these as they tend to stay on for long and have a good finish!

– Divi

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