Estee Lauder - Pure Colour Crystal Creme Lipstick in '01 - Crystal Baby' - £18.50
Admittedly, i am a bit of a lipstick-aholic. I am constantly on the search for the newest addition to add to my collection and occasionally i go a little bit crazy and have a little splurge on something a little bit more 'spesh'. Estee Lauder is a brand that deserves a bit more recognition in the beauty blogging world; they are slightly on the pricier side, but nethertheless, you can't deny that they offer some amazing products which are often overlooked. I first got my mitts on this lipstick in the trial size after purchasing another product from their range. One thing i really love about Estee Lauder is their generosity with samples! If you spend a certain amount (which lets be fair, isn't too difficult), they tend to give you a few things to try. I've often come away with lip liners and lipglosses galore (which were more or less of full size), and i was lucky enough to be given the trial size of their lipstick - 'Crystal Baby'. I fell in love with the colour and decided to splash out on the full size because, to be honest, who wouldn't want to have such a lovely looking lipstick in their makeup bag? The packaging is just devine.
The colour is just perfect for an everyday pink lipstick (it doesn't seem overly pink on the lips - it's more of a natural rose colour so if you're slightly afraid of pink tones and prefer more of a 'barely there' natural flush of colour, then i suggest going for a neutral tone like this one). The shade is extremely wearable and natural looking, and gives your lips a beautifully glossy finish. It applies like a dream and feels lovely and moisturising, the balm-like application is perfect for if your lips are feeling a little bit worse for wear. It applies slightly more sheer than your average lipstick, it is very buildable and noticeable, but if you prefer a brighter more opaque finish it may not be for you (that said, i usually prefer bright pinks but i still love this colour - so don't knock it until you've tried it!)
I must say, the lipstick smells gorgeous. It has a musky vanilla smell to it which is slightly floral and 'tangy' - very difficult to describe in words but it's such a beautiful smell. If a lipstick could smell like luxury, it would smell like this one! Even though it applies slightly glossier and has a more balm like application, it doesn't 'run' or wear off too easily and i don't find myself overly applying it. With a touch of nude lipliner this lipstick makes your lips look lovely and plump due to its natural flush of colour and in my opinion, is just perfect for spring/summer.
Have you tried any Estee Lauder lipsticks?