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Friday, 13 July 2012

Estee Lauder 16 Candy Shimmer Long Lasting Lipstick review ♥

I love lipsticks, especially pink lipsticks...the brighter the better! I received this Estee Lauder lipstick as part of a promotion, therefore I didn't select the colour myself. I find that this usually means that you get a real awful shade like purple or black....but this is such a lovely shade of pink.
 I think it's a perfect shade for summer. It has a slight shimmer to it, but it's still wearable in the daytime without looking too overpowering. It glides onto my lips really well, and lasts for a few hours before I need to reapply. This is always after eating/ drinking etc, so I'm quite impressed with its wear ability. The only thing I'm not so keen on is its smell, which sounds a little strange. It actually reminds me of a scent of very cheap make up, for example free make up you'd receive in a child's magazine when you're little- I don't know if that's just me that thinks it has a smell? That's what it reminds me off though, and unfortunately takes the feeling away of the lipstick being a high end, luxury item.
 I actually really love the simplicity of the packaging, although I think it only looks this way as it was a sort of "freebie". I can't say I've seen any other Estee Lauder lipsticks in the same packaging, however Estee Lauder lipsticks always looks very chic and high end in their usual packaging, which I much prefer. Estee Lauder lipsticks usually range from £19.00 onwards, which I guess is a little pricey, however I think their products are amazing and justifies the price tag.
The lipstick is quite moisturising, so it glides on really well and is lovely and smooth. It's easy to build the colour up if you want a darker pink, which I've liked doing for nights out. I'm not sure if I'd pay the full retail price, but I'm really impressed with the product overall.

                                                         What's your favourite lipstick?