Friday, 16 October 2015

Potions (Ft Estee Lauder Lip Potion in Not So Innocent)*

estee lauder lip potion liquid lipstick not so innocent review swatch

For a very brief moment in time, probably just a handful of weeks, I was very interested in the Occult. Not so interested that I started wearing pentagrams and breathing curses to my enemies but interested enough to take out some library books about the healing properties of stones and potions. 

estee lauder lip potion liquid lipstick not so innocent review swatch

Noting that a new Estee Lauder lip product used the term 'potion' threw me back to this minor past interest. If I were to make a potion now, it would probably be some insta-success concoction. I imagine that would fullfil all my basic needs; success, the catch-all solution to all the good feels. Or perhaps a potion that would helps do the dishes. That tactic might work better; aiming low is much more achievable than aiming high. Potions for world peace just seem like a can of worms no one should touch.

The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion ($34CDN, 02oz) promises (amazing things) a liquid lip color that plumps lips and provides continuous moisture. It provides high intensity color without stickiness. The creamy formula glides on without effort, dries to a satin-matte finish and lasts for up to 8 hours. It is formulated with avocado, jojoba, and sunflower oils. I received Not So Innocent which is a great MLBB, rosy shade.

estee lauder pure color envy liquid lip potion not so innocent review swatch

This had a great creamy texture when applied and when dried it delivered on the satin-matte and pigmented promises. I was impressed with how non-drying these were. On the lips, they have no slip or stick and don't leave anydry parched sensation. The color doesn't quite stay on after a heavy meal but left alone has withstood at least 6 hours and some tea drinking.

If you're looking for a magical lip product that gives bold color without any "sitting on your lip" feeling or drying of the lips then you should try the Lip Potions. Though both are matte, I might even like these a bit better than the Pure Envy Matte lipsticks since there isn't any cream lipstick layer on the lips! As far as aiming, I'd say these aimed pretty high and delivered.

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