Saturday 25 July 2015

One lipstick to rule them all - Kendall Jenner for Estee Lauder in Restless

Kendall Jenner or as I'd like the call her, one of the clan I can actually stand. There's not much to say other than Kendall has successfully launched her career in fashion and become a fashion guru in a space of a year. When Estee Lauder has announced her to be a brand's spokesperson everyone's heads turned. Estee Lauder has always appeared to be more of a mature brand, with it's luxury, sleek packaging and marketing. Kendall has been a breath of fresh air for the brand. I have always been a fan. Double Wear - love it. Skincare - huge fan. There wasn't much more I would ever purchase yet it may change now. Limited edition Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Restless has been the most anticipated launch of the summer. Countless vloggers and bloggers have already given their opinions and it seems that everyone is wearing Kendall.

Let's start with the name. Restless is a perfect word to describe Kendall and her career. She's a 19 year old girl who's been working tirelessly to brand herself outside of the Kardashian clan and she has succeed. She is determined and restless when it comes to getting her way.

Packaging is pure luxury. From it's gorgeous matte finish (little finger print prone) to a beautiful Navy colour that we come to love with Estee Lauder, it is a an incredible addition to any fashionista's makeup bag. I love magnetic lid which only adds to the luxury of this piece. There's no denying it, it's gorgeous. Combine that with gold top with Kendall's signature in red and you have gotten yourself an accessory that every girl will lust after.

Price range may not be for everyone. Estee Lauder is a high end brand and this is a limited edition lipstick. It's £25 and in line with lip colour prices of other high end products.

Formula is matte. In MAC terms it's a retro matte finish yet it applies beautifully. The way it's sculpted you can draw your perfect red lip in no time. Gorgeous doesn't cover it. Finish on the lips is spectacular. True matte red lips are not only very wearable but also a definition of style. As with any matte lipstick it can be quite drying after few hours wear.

It's a very long lasting lipstick. I had it on for 8 hours and the pigment was still there. I'd say it will wear perfectly for 6 hours unless you eat. They it'll slowly disappear but no nastiness here as it goes away only slightly. I gave it a proper test and you can see from the pictures how beautifully it wears throughout the day.

On the application (with flash)

On the application (no flash)

4 hours wear (after eating a salad and drinking plenty)

After 8 hours

Colour may not be for everyone this is an orange red so it'll not look too great with less than white teeth. When it comes to a skin tone I am always aware of orange lips on me as I don't think it suits me, yet with this one, it was love on a first sight. It looks lovely on my paler than pale complexion with pink undertones. This is what Estee Lauder has to say about it:

"Part poppy. Part orange crush. All matte. All Kendall.
The high-impact colour that shapes your lips. Smooths and hydrates."

I may not agree with the hydrating comment but the rest is all true.As with any matte colour, I would strongly suggest prepping your lips before wear. Little scrub and moisturiser will do great. In return, you will find yourself in the centre of attention as everyone will be asking what you're wearing.

I'm a big fan of neon shades for the day. I would wear it to the office as well as on the night out. It's a very versatile shade for me, but that's just my opinion. I'm not afraid of a bright lip for the daytime, that's all.

It has gained 4.9 out of 5* on the Estee Lauder website with raving reviews complementing both colour and packaging. So if you are the one up for that bold, matte lip then Kendall Jenner lipstick is the one for you.

It's available online only, exclusively to Estee Lauder website and you can buy it here (LIMITED EDITION NOT AVAILABLE) 

Thank you for reading.

Dorota x

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  1. It looks incredible, but I should probably refrain from buying another orange-red lipstick...!

    1. It's gorgeous. I saw your post on summer lips. It's probably for the best that you don't buy another :) However it is a limited edition ;)

  2. Great review Dorota! Love the packaging and the shade is beautiful but not my favourite tone of red so I will most definitely give it a miss. x

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment Dagmara :) This isn't something I would normally go for but seeing pale girls rocking the shade I just had to give it a go and surprisingly it suits me :) I've been wearing it non stop for good few days and that's tells a lot as I'm such a lipstick hoarder ;)

  3. This is a great red for you, really suits you skin tone! For me I am more into the deeper Red shades but to be honest I haven't given the orange-red shades much of a chance.. might try this one :) thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you :) I just had to have it seeing it everywhere. I was worried that orange red won't suit me and my pale skin with pink undertones so I am pleasantly surprised :) Absolutely love the application too as you can easily do it directly of the lipstick and no lip liner is needed. Superb :)

  4. Great review!
    The shade looks amazing :)

    1. Thank you. It most certainly is a beautiful shade :)

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