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 :)

  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 :-)

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