Red Lips Day 14: Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick #62 Scarlet

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 14 - 2011

A luxurious-looking lipstick with a heavy-weight gold case.  The Signature Hydra Lustre range looks a little retro but it’s because of this rather than inspite of it… that it seems to ooze a touch of class.  In other words, I like to twirl the packaging… it makes me feel like a laydee.

Scarlet* is a slightly pink-toned red which will make it a good choice for the warmer weather.  I don’t know about you but the thought of wearing uber red lipstick in the Summer makes me feel a little uneasy, like I’m breaking some unwritten rules or something.

It’s heavily scented, my nose detects fig… it’s pleasant enough but may be off-putting for anyone delicate to scented products.

The formula is a delight, infact so much so – that I’ve already added a few other shades to my swatch list for next time I’m passing Debenhams.  I usually call a lipstick non-drying rather than moisturising… but this one almost edges into moisturisation territory as I can see it practically ‘plumping out’ the furrows in my lips rather than sinking into them.

I would really recommend checking out the Estee Lauder Signature range more closely if you suffer from dry lips.

So, you’d think that with such a lip-friendly lipstick, you’d get similar slip to something like the YSL Rouge Volupte right?  Wrong.  Scarlet applies well with no drag but I’d certainly not class it as ‘glidey’.  It applies like a normal lustre lipstick and wears for a good 5 hours.

Pink reds aren’t generally my favourite shade – so I’d deduct a couple of points for that, I’d recommend swatching on skin before buying incase the bullet colour is a little different to how it transfers.  Also, the swatches on the Estee Lauder website are not good.

Overall though, I’m really impressed, particularly with the formula which delivers everything it promises and then some more for good measure.

Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in #62 Scarlet is available to buy online from their website, HouseOfFraser and Debenhams or on counter, priced at £18.00

* press sample


13 Responses to “Red Lips Day 14: Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick #62 Scarlet”

  1. Lily says:

    Love the retro tube and the colour really suits you!

  2. patuxxa says:

    A couple of months ago, Vogue Portugal did a promo for their 100th issue giving away Lauder makeup items with each magazine, and I got that exact shade of lipstick. It’s a very classic shade but I love it – I never could resist a crimson red. You description is spot-on!

  3. Lucy says:

    The colour is pretty and my lips do have a tendency to dry out so this mght be good for me – I’m sure my mother used to use these as the packaging looks really familiar to me!

  4. Julia says:

    Ooooh, now I want want, oh Charlotte have you watched Lisa Eldridge’s latest video? It talks about vintage makeup, tiny compacts and things…

    She’s really doing a good job of putting together relevant makeup content :)

    http://youtu.be/Lh12XPiGOzc

  5. gio says:

    That’s a beautiful shade and it really suits you. Love the retro packaging too.

  6. Rae says:

    *dies* Love love love! I’m not a fan of Estee’s fig scent, but the colour looks divine against your skintone :)

  7. Sharne says:

    Thanks for the reminder about this lipstick. I have it in Mayfair mauve. The case is so pretty. I’m going to have to treat myself to Spiced Coral tomorrow.

  8. ZebyK says:

    I have one of these, passed down from my mum, it’s probably as old as I am (and probably shouldn’t be used anymore) but the colour is so gorgeous that I can’t bare to throw it away! It’s proper vintage. Lipstick the way they should be I say! Xxx

  9. Vijaya says:

    This looks amazing on your lips. <3

  10. Gemx says:

    Gorgeous! Red lips look great on you :)

  11. Phoebs says:

    The packaging looks like a perfume bottle my great grandma used to have! xxx

  12. CeeBee says:

    I love the EL Signature formula – I even like the smell. Rich Red is a fabulous neutral red, Rich Berry is a gorgeous fuchsia tinted berry with gold glimmer and Dune Rose is a perfect rose nude.

    What shades are catching your eye, Charlotte?

  13. Michelle says:

    I like this colour but it wouldn’t suit me, I have really pale skin and have to stick with safter colours :-)

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Requested: Benefit Pillow Talk vs. Clarins Paradise Pink

This is for the lovely Deborah at ThisWeekIHaveMostly… who requested a couple of lip swatches before the weekend from my recent Hot Pinks post. Hope …

Estee Lauder Daywear BB (Beauty Benefit) Creme

Firstly, I’d like to say a big hoorah for a “western” BB Cream with a decent SPF rating.  The Estee Lauder Daywear BB Creme* comes …

Models Own Fuzzy Peach - NOTD

Now that Models Own have expanded into Boots stores nationwide, their legendary polishes are a whole lot easier to get your hands on! The range …

Butter London Spring/Summer 2011 - Dosh NOTD

Ahhh, now wouldn’t we all like a little more dosh to see us through this Spring/Summer? Described by Butter London as a molten apple green …

Happy Halloween!

We celebrated All Hallows Eve a few days early this year and in our house, it went a little something like this… Happy Halloween beauty …

Butter London Crumpet NOTD

Have you seen the square crumpets that Asda do? Oh my… they’re huge and fill the toaster to the edges…crying out for a slathering of …

Deal Alert - Models Own Makeup Kit free with Fabulous magazine

Don’t forget to pick up the News of the World today if you want to take advantage of the free makeup kit in conjunction with …

Saturday’s Ins and Outs

I think the last time I did one of these was back in August, let’s see if I can still remember how it goes… IN …

Is it that you are a minger?

Wondering whether you should be throwing out that favourite discontinued lippie lurking in the back of your drawer? Cosmetic guidelines have always been quite stringent …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads