|Estēe Lauder Liquid Lip Potion(.2oz/$30) – Bitter Sweet #130|
|Estēe Lauder Envy Lipstick(.12oz/$30)- Shameless Violet #410
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|Savage Garden Lip Potion|
|Shameless Violet lipstick|
|Shameless Violet lipstick + Savage Garden Lip Potion|
Eeeeek! Yes, I know my lips are purple. Let me explain. It all started with an article I read about supermodel Joan Smalls’ Estēe Lauder lipstick collaboration (read it here). Then there was a trip to Bloomingdale’s where after some intense swatching, “Shameless Violet” emerged as the winner of the one way ticket to my Muji drawers. “Savage Garden” was all the saleslady’s idea. The way she pitched it leaving Savage Garden behind would be like taking only one sibling from the orphanage, and leaving his brother to fend for himself. So, I did what any decent human being would do and took them both.
The Savage Garden lip potion applies very pigmented from the first swipe and you can increase the drama by applying several coats. Liquid lip products are generally not my fave. It takes too much time for me to apply them just right and to keep them off my teeth. This one was no different, but that’s just my poor technique. I found the Shameless Violet lipstick to be very creamy so I would not consider it a matte lipstick in the traditional sense. Both products have a very faint sweet scent and lasted fairly well up to lunch. The lip potion leaves a nice stain as it wears off.
I’ve worn the shades separately and layered as pictured above. So far layered has been my favorite. How do you feel about purple lipstick? Have you tried any of the twelve lip colors that were a part of the collaboration between Smalls and Estēe Lauder?