Estee Lauder Review: Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick and Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick

Friday, February 24, 2017


During the later-half of last year, Estee Lauder launched a couple of new products. In its mix are these two products: the Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick and Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick.

The cushion stick promises a "skin-loving, weightless and comfortable formula" that instantly hydrates the skin and leaves a radiant glow for up to 8 hours. Whereas the light sculpting lipstick claims to have a highly pigmented formula that would transform your lips with "lustrous colour" and "brilliant shine" and can last for up to six hours of curvaceous wear-time.

In this review, we will be looking at their respective price, packaging, coverage power and wear-time in our Singapore climate. Read on for more details.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick
Built-in Sponge Applicator

Twist the base to release product onto the sponge

Just the right shade for me!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup
Price: $56
Packaging: Sleek
Coverage: Light
Texture: Light and comfortable
Effectiveness: Good
Wear-time: 5 hours with no touch-up
Rating: 4.5/5

My two cents:

I began my first impression review with some insight on the Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick. I had gathered information from various YouTube videos on how the in-built sponge applicator is too small and therefore not that good. On that note, I would beg to differ as I found myself to be a huge fan of the sponge applicator.

It is true that it is small but it does get the job done. The lack of need to place some foundation on a palette before dipping my sponge/brush into it, saved me a whole lot of time and product. I like it when I can get every bang for my buck! Furthermore the sponge tip can be easily removed and washed.

The coverage for this foundation is light, but sufficient for me – I don't have the habit of wearing high coverage foundations unless I have a gala event to attend. I am a huge fan of the foundations that are weightless and comfortable, and this cushion stick is definitely one of them.

The formula has been tested by both dermatologists and opthalmologist. It also claims to be able to last for 8 hours with no touch-up, but unfortunately I was only able to test it up to its fifth hour before I had to call it a night.

This Estee Lauder Cushion Stick has one of those "My Skin But Better" foundation formula and is available in 17 shades.


Check out my video review on Youtube for more detailed insights


ESTEE LAUDER fierce flower blush tease lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick
Feat. Asia Exclusives: Fierce Flower and Blush Tease

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick
Droplets of water(?) on the lipstick

First shade is Blush Tease, Second shade is Fierce Flower

ESTEE LAUDER fierce flower and blush tease lip shades

ESTEE LAUDER FIERCE FLOWER
Fierce Flower on lips

ESTEE LAUDER BLUSH TEASE
Blush Tease on lips

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick
Price: $48
Packaging: High-End
Pigmentation: Medium (two swipes for full coverage)
Formula: Fairly consistent
Texture: High shine, non-glossy, non-sticky
Effectiveness: Good
Wear-time: 3 hours with no touch-up, non meal-proof
Rating: 3.9/5

My two cents:

The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks has a whooping 51 shades available in its collection!! Fortunately Sephora Online only carries 15 shades – thank goodness because having fifty one options would be way too much for greedy me to decide – including the two Asia Exclusive colours that I am featuring in this review.

Fierce Flower is a wearable coral-red with an orange undertone, suitable for all skin shades. Blush Tease on the other hand is a dark barbie-pink shade that would probably be better for those with a fair-to-light skin tone. Both lipstick shades have a shimmer finish, and when I was removing my makeup I noticed that glitter was added into the formula!

The lipstick's formula promises to saturate lips with lustrous colour and brilliant shine, and hey I have to admit that my lips appeared fuller when I was wearing Fierce Flower. The lip-filling effect wasn't as obvious for Blush Tease but the colour got me head over heels.

It also claims to have a 6-hour wear time, unfortunately I was only able to test it up to its third hour before I caved into my hunger and ate up all the colour. Other than a slight tint on my lips, most of the product was gone after the meal. In between the application and meal time, I did not experience any smudging, melting nor transferring so that's really good to know!

The only peeve that I have about this lipstick is its smell. To my nose, I found there to be a chemical smell that was barely tolerable. My fiancé found the lipstick to be sweet-smelling and pleasant. Based on these two differing opinions, I concluded that the fragrance of the perfume differs per individual and I'll admit that I do have a preference for fruity flavours.

Should you be interested in these reviewed products, you can hop onto Sephora for more information and shop for your favourite Estee Lauder products here.