Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Intense Nude

Hi everyone! I’m loving the moderate rains here, it’s not too humid and it’s certainly not too hot! Never change! The last couple of weeks have been busy work wise but I’ve been keeping myself entertained by rearranging my makeup. It’s so therapeutic. I also got rid of a bit of old makeup and I have a Back to Mac trip in the works. Which lipstick should I get?

Speaking of lipsticks, get settled for another review. This time it’s the well loved Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Intense Nude. I didn’t expect to like these so much when it was launched. I picked up Dominant, a bright fuchsia at an airport. Fell in love with the formula, decided I needed a nude colour as well.

Intense Nude shows up as a pinky brown nude, leaning more on the pink side. It’s muted and deep enough to not wash me out and looks very natural. I find Chanel Mademoiselle or Burberry Dusty Rose to be the most similar to this. Tom Ford Indian Rose is a bit more pink and glossy, while YSL Ultimate Beige and Cle de Peu 203 are noticeably more brown.

This is a creamy lipstick done right. It’s very pigmented and opaque in one swipe. It has the right amount of slip to be comfortable while applying but not budge too much thereafter. It’s actually moisturizing while being very lightweight on the lips. It’s not going to completely smooth over very problematic lips (cracks and all) but it doesn’t accentuate lines.

Not a product that will power through a meal but it’ll stay on if it’s just snacks or something light. I generally have to reapply after lunch. This stays on well for 5-6 hours without fading or slipping around too much. I also detect a slight nice vanilla scent which is pleasant, it’s a nice change from the overpowering fig scent used in their Pure Color range.

I love the packaging, the cap is magnetic and the lipstick has that weight which makes it feel more expensive. The blue and gold combination along with the tube shape in general looks very modern. The blue shade actually reminds of the BMW Imperial Blue colour, which I love.

Priced at $30 (for 3.5 g), it’s high end product but a bit cheaper than Chanel, YSL etc. You get the same quality in formula and packaging though. A complete win. In India, you can buy this at Sephora or Estee Lauder stores/counters.

Around a week after I got this, I dropped it, which led to the lipstick bullet snapping from the base. It’s in one piece just not attached to the base. Hence the messy pictures.









L-R || Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Intense Nude | Tom Ford Lipstick in Indian Rose | YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Ultimate Beige | Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizer in 203 | Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Mademoiselle | Burberry Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in Dusty Rose

Btw, this comparison is basically all my fave nude lipsticks.



Name: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Intense Nude

Pigmentation : Very pigmented

Longevity : Around 5-6 hours.

Price : Rs. 2300 ~ $30

Available at : Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Estee Lauder (India)

Overall : 5/5

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  • indusvanitybits

    I am fond of Estee Lauder as a brand and use its skin care products. I have recently started to use their make up with Pure color Envy eyes shadow and lipstick. Loved your review.

    • Xuvious

      Thanks! I really like the Envy line, it’s so modern and the formulas are great. I wasn’t too fond of the older Estee Lauder products, this is a nice upgrade! :)

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    Oh gosh, this color is gorgeous! I’ve never tried one of these lipsticks but this would be the one I’d buy. My B2M rec would be Jubilee if you don’t already own it! It’s a beautiful neutral pink lustre that looks different on every person who wears it.

    • Xuvious

      Thanks for the rec Kristen! I did try Jubilee but I ended up getting Hug Me, which is more pink. Jubilee will have to wait till the next B2M. 😉

  • Lorraine Haigney

    Oh god, those comparison swatches. Need. Them. All.

    I’ve got Defiant Coral from this range, am on such a kick with it at the minute!

    • Xuvious

      Lol, I rationalize it by identifying the subtle changes in them, they’re all a different hex code. I need them. 😉

  • Linda Libra Loca

    That color looks so pretty on you. I haven’t tried any of these lipsticks, seems like I am seriously missing out.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and

    • Xuvious

      I believe they’ve also come out with matte lipsticks in the Envy range now. They make it too hard to be content!

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I like it on your coloring for sure! For me I’d probably need something closer to the TF.

    • Xuvious

      Yep, these are definitely darker nudes but they’d still look good on you Erin. :)

  • Corinne C

    This colour is stunning. It looks so rich and moisturising!

    Corinne x

    • Xuvious

      This is one lipstick where colour and formula are perfect! :)

  • MizzJ

    Omg that color!!! Must have for sure. Such a tragedy that it broke off! Can you still use it?

    • Xuvious

      Yes, thankfully, it’s the entire bullet that came off so I could just pop it back in. It’s a bit wobbly and messy when I twist it up but still fully usable. :)

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Yay, so glad you’re giving this one top marks! What a pretty color <3

    • Xuvious

      I also like Dominant and Restless from this range, amazing colours. :)

  • fiona furtado

    This one seems to be the PERFECT nude shade for you. Love it and will surely buy this because for some reason m over bright lipsticks.

    • Xuvious

      Haha what? How is that possible? :p
      This will definitely suit you. You also have Indian Rose so you can judge the colour really well. :)

  • Krithi Marla

    lovely perfect Nude
    I love the lipstick formula of this range ,its like Perfect :)

    • Xuvious

      I want so many shades from this range, trying very hard to not think about them! ^_^

  • Divya

    It does come up much stronger on me and less brown but the thing I am happiest about is that its such a close match to Mademoiselle which I missed out on!

    • Xuvious

      It does look darker indoors but overall it does lean more pink than some of the others here. And yea, it is very close to Mademoiselle. :)