Estee Lauder Summer Melon Pure Colour Gloss Stick is a recent addition to my stash! It swatches a bit sheer but it is absolutely gorgeous when applied. It’s a lovely shade of subdued coral and subtle gold shimmer. It has been my go-to lippie for the past month or so.
The Pure Colour Gloss Stick formula is very creamy and light. It’s very much gloss-meets-lipstick in terms of the texture and feel on lips. The colour is semi-opaque and even though it is very glossy, it still lasts two to three hours on the lips and keeps them soft and shiny. Hooray!!! As you can guess, like many Estee Lauder lip products, it does have that sweet fig scent. On my lips, it doesn’t seem to leave a taste but this is quite debatable cause many people seem to really be able to detect both scent and taste, and thus avoid them! I personally looove their scent and every once in a while, I get it out of my handbag for the sole purpose of having a sniff!
The only criticism I have is regarding how little product they give you–0.08 oz. is rather undersized relative to Estee Lauder’s Lipsticks (0.13 oz.). Though, I don’t really mind cause the quality of the product compensates for the lesser quantity. Finally, another lovely shade I would advise you to have a look at when you visit the Estee Lauder counter is Wild Plum; which as you can guess is a plum-meets-pink colour that I find equally nice to Summer Melon. Yet, the latter would probably be a wiser purchase being a coral…during summertime!
Portofino Coral is a medium-heavy bold coral with a satin finish. It’s opaque on my lips, and the intensity of the colour does make it seem creamier and heavier than other shades of the same collection. Even with only one coat the colour does really make a statement…and may I say a bold one! The coverage is excellent, and oddly enough, it feels quite lightweight despite its pigmentation. I find it more moisturizing than your average lipstick, which makes it comfortable to wear. This is not the balm-meets-lipstick feel of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine or Dior Addict but it comes pretty much close. I get about five to six hours of wear with this shade in particular, because it is so pigmented! Again this is scented with a lightly sweetened fig. I usually wear this to go out for drinks or so but I have tried it during the day…though I do get a bit self-conscious cause it’s so bold. Does this ever happen to you? Loving a shade but still feel a bit self-conscious to wear it during daytime?
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