Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss: review

Estee Lauder is launching it’s new Pure Colour Gloss range this month, with a whopping 24 shades and 3 finishes – there is sure to be something there to appeal to everyone.

I have been sent three of these to test out – Simply Pink (shine finish), Passion Fruit (shimmer finish), and Electric Ginger (shimmer finish). Surprisingly, the first I reached for was actually the brightest shade, Passion Fruit – which I wore on Saturday. The colour is a gorgeous bright pink, with a hint of coral. Pretty much my ideal shade (I love coral). The shimmer is very subtle when just applied – just a hint of golden shimmer rather than full on glitter. I did find that as the gloss wore off the shimmer became more noticeable, as if the shimmer particles are left behind. Although they aren’t chunky at all – so this wasn’t a problem – just something to be aware of.

Next I reached for Simply Pink (which I wore out for Sunday lunch) and I adore this colour – it’s a warm, nude-pink shade that is super-glossy and lasts really well. It lasted for around an hour, which I think is pretty impressive for a gloss. Simply Pink is more of an opaque shade than Passion Fruit or Electric Ginger which are more sheer.

I haven’t worn Electric Ginger yet, but having played with it and swatched for the review I can see it’s a sheer, almost clear gloss with shimmer – in all sorts of warm bronze/rose types of colours. I think this wouldn’t be great on it’s own, but over pretty much any lippie would work really well and the shimmer can add a slick of glamour.

Both Passion Fruit and Simply Pink are lovely and light-weight but slightly sticky. As I said, they do last well – but not through eating/drinking (but I think if I was expecting a gloss to last through that I would be being unrealistic). I’ve put the list of colours available below, so you can check out if there is something that appeals! I’m planning to check out impulsive coral and star pink…!

The other thing I haven’t commented on as yet is the luxurious packaging. Estee Lauder really is the ultimate in show-off-worthy packaging. I would be more than happy to whip this out and touch up my lippie on the tube, in fact – I might just touch up to show it off (am I the only one who is fascinated to see what other women have in their make-up bag on the tube??).

No doubt I will be using these colours in an upcoming face of the day soon, so you can see them in action (as such).

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss costs £15 and are on counters this month.

**The Small Print**

These glosses were sent for free for review. Opinions are honest and impartial.



  1. Primp and Preen
    June 7, 2010 / 8:38 am

    I really like Passion Fruit, but I so don’t need any more lipglosses, especially coral! I must refrain!

  2. Beauty Scribbler
    June 7, 2010 / 10:16 am

    I also have Simply Pink – I used it for the first time yesterday and it’s the BEST lipgloss I’ve ever used! I love it! Will be blogging about it tonight along with the new eyeshadows (which are also amazing).

  3. June 7, 2010 / 7:21 pm

    cannot wait to try the whole lot, swatch crazy- I can feel it coming. Love the reviews, left you an award on my blog,


  4. kirstyb
    June 7, 2010 / 9:54 pm

    i love those colours xxxx

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