Estee Lauder Black Cherry Lipstick

This summer, I read War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry and it got me curious about the Estee Lauder brand. I had a gift card for Sears (a place I hardly ever shop) and then I remembered my Sears has a makeup counter, though a small one, and that they carry Estee Lauder. I’d never ever tried anything from the brand.

I was really attracted by the packaging of the Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick which retails here in Canada for $25.00 CAD.

Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Black Cherry

Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in “Black Cherry”

The weighty, fluted, gold tube with scalloped edging reminds me of a vintage lipstick from the 1940s or 1950s. Its so retro! Then there is the shade, Black Cherry. OMG it is spectacular. A deep, berry shade with brown undertones, its subtlety vampy and so flattering on fair skin. I think the nicest thing about it is the finish. Its rich yet sheer with a dewy finish. This contrasts nicely with the richness of the shade. On the lips, it just looks yummy!

Estee Lauder Black Cherry Lipstick swatch

“Black Cherry” swatched

Now, the downside is the scent. What a weird scent on this lipstick! Its sort of fruity? yet hard to describe. Its definitely not my favourite. It thankfully doesn’t have a taste and the scent fades after application, but I would prefer if this was just unscented. Luckily I love the shade so much I am willing to endure the scent.

I wouldn’t say this lipstick is “hydrating” as claimed, and certainly doesn’t deliver “hours of moisture”, but it doesn’t dry out my lips either. If I have some lip balm on before I apply it, it feels very comfortable on the lips.

The other neat thing about Estee Lauder is they are really big on gifts with purchase. Check out all the stuff I got:

Estee Lauder gift with purchase

my gift with purchase

I’m in love with the cosmetic bag which I am using to carry around the copious lip products in my purse. I’m really enjoying the mini sample-size Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick which retails full-sized for $32.00 CAD. I received the shade Pinkberry, which is a creme finish.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Pinkberry

Sample of Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in “Pinkberry”

The Estee Lauder site says its “enriched with lip-loving ingredients, including apricot kernel, shea butter and murumuru butter that leave lips soft and creamy smooth” and I think it does feel much more moisturizing than the Hydra Lustre formula. Unfortunately, it does have the same weird chemically-fruity scent as the Hydra Lustre lipstick šŸ˜¦

Pinkberry is a super pretty, wearable, nudey brown-pink. I can’t imagine anyone not liking this shade.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Pinkberry swatch

“Pinkberry” swatched

Overall I am impressed with the Estee Lauder lipsticks, if not with the fragrance of them. I am definitely curious to try more products from this brand. Are you an Estee Lauder fan? Do you have any favs you’d recommend?

Thanks for reading ā¤
Nerdy Librarian Girl


Filed under Lips, Lipstick, Reviews

4 responses to “Estee Lauder Black Cherry Lipstick

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  4. plus+beauty27

    I think both of those lip colors look so lovely! Very nice! šŸ™‚ xo


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