Estēe Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick- Shameless Violet #410 & Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion- Savage Garden#440

Estēe Lauder Liquid Lip Potion(.2oz/$30) – Bitter Sweet #130
Estēe Lauder Envy Lipstick(.12oz/$30)- Shameless Violet #410
Rescue Beauty Lounge- Lulu on nails
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? 



  1. Mango and Fudge
    October 29, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Love it! I especially like Savage Garden lip potion in Bitter Sweet even though Shameless Violet is a great milky purple on you. I had not heard about Joan Smalls collab but I'll certainly be having a peak in stores. Lol you did the right thing (certainly not heartless). Layered is good but I also like how they look on their own. Your nails on point – as always 🙂

  2. Of the comely
    November 1, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    Thank you Mango and Fudge. Let me know if you try anything from the line. They have a great red I've been eyeing also.

  3. Dee
    November 1, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    I would have never thought of wearing both colors together so that was a really good idea. I really like the look of both shades combined… 🙂

    • Of the comely
      November 4, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Hi Dee. The colors combined is my favorite look. Have a great week 🙂

  4. Beauty
    November 2, 2015 / 3:38 am

    I like the layering of both shades; it looks very rich and soft but if I have to pick between the two shades, "Savage Garden" would definitely be my first choice. Although I admire the purple lipstick look; I don't think I can pull it off; I'll leave it to the "bold and beautiful" ladies like you..:-)

    • Of the comely
      November 4, 2015 / 10:16 am

      You could totally pull it off Beauty! I hope you are extending your birthday activities through this week. Take care.

  5. Chic Therapy
    November 2, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    They all look so gorgeous.

    • Of the comely
      November 4, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Hi there. Thank you. Have you tried anything from that collection?

  6. Nerline Germain
    November 4, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I love them when they are layered up also. I like what you say about the orphans. Great analogy. I wonder how they would look on me. I love purple so much.

    • Of the comely
      November 8, 2015 / 4:04 am

      Thank you Nerline. I think they would look great on you.

  7. Mimi's Life
    November 4, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    Both colors are beautiful and suit your skin tone beautifully. I love the combination of the two colors.

    • Of the comely
      November 8, 2015 / 4:05 am

      Hi Mimi. I hope all is well. Thank you.

  8. Machachu
    November 6, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    The combo of the two shades looks amazing. It suits you perfectly! x

    • Of the comely
      November 8, 2015 / 4:06 am

      Hi Machachu. The combo seems to be the crowd favorite 🙂 Thank you!

  9. ahhhsoNeo
    November 18, 2015 / 4:13 am

    wow, these are super-pigmented! fabulous, and those nails:) That saleslady sounds pretty amazing. Would love to see a pic of the muji drawers, sounds like they are very well-edited.

  10. Fola H-S
    December 3, 2015 / 12:10 am

    one word. beautiful! gosh! ur makeup drawer must b like candyshop for me

    • Of the comely
      July 31, 2016 / 6:44 pm

      Sorry I missed this. Candy without the cavities 🙂

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