Estee Lauder Autumn 2011 – Fuchsia Velvet Lipstick

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 4 - 2011

Estee Lauder’s Autumn 2011 collection goes by the name Modern Mercury and features three limited edition matte lipsticks that are perfect for bold-textured lips as the longer nights begin to draw in.

I have one of the three shades: Fuchsia Velvet (£18.50), a hot, hawt pink with violet/blue leanings.  It’s as matte as they come and with a depth of pigmentation that will beat most lipsticks into the ground.  Have a look:

please excuse the blotchy “just been threaded” eyebrow area

The texture is creamy but not too heavy on slip, I recommend a lip brush to apply (my favourite is by Lancome) such bold shades.  If you don’t like such a harsh line you can always soften it a little once it’s on there but I think this formula really benefits from being ‘worked’ into the lip a little with a good brush.

As a matte, it is a touch drying… it doesn’t suck my lips of moisture like some but it does feel a little uncomfortable after a couple of hours.  The flip-side to this is that it stays put.  Like, seriously.  I applied, blotted, applied and it saw me through an entire morning and a good amount of the afternoon.  This would make an excellent choice for evenings out or special occasions (I’m considering wearing it to Saturday’s wedding).

I thought I’d compare it to some of my other hot pinks (I like hot pinks).

1.  Estee Lauder Fuchsia Velvet
2.  Tom Ford Pure Pink
3.  Illamasqua Atomic
4.  Benefit Pillow Talk
5.  Barry M #145
6.  MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #36

If you’re on a budget, you’ll be pleased to hear that the BarryM is the closest alternative available to Estee Lauder’s Fuchsia Velvet but on my lips, the BarryM leans a little more cherry.

Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Collection is available to buy on counter and online now.

* press sample


28 Responses to “Estee Lauder Autumn 2011 – Fuchsia Velvet Lipstick”

  1. You’ve got the perfect complexion to wear this kind of colour! Gorgeous!

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  2. Deborah says:

    This is my kind of colour. Gorgeous!!!!

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  3. So loving that colour!

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  4. Amy says:

    Love it! So pretty! I love Barry M 145 too so it’s not surprising that I like this! The packaging is lovely too! xx

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  5. Joselin says:

    I have to get my hands on this colour, Its beautiful!

    xxx

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  6. Lily says:

    Looks beautiful! I thought it looked familiar, I have Barry M 145 and another very similar Barry M shade…142? A hotter pink? Either way, nobody can have too many pink lippies!

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  7. Lillian says:

    Ooh it is gorgeous! I have the Barry M And Illamasqua colours though and they look pretty similar.

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  8. Julia says:

    Absolutely pretty…velvety looking…mmmm it’s such a gorgeous color it looks yummy!

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  9. Geek Faerie says:

    That is an amazing shade. It looks perfect on you too! I will have to stop by Estee Lauder and have a swatch-see. :D

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  10. HOT DAMN. Perfect colour and I *love* matte lipsticks.

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  11. Rachael says:

    Love it!! It really has some depth to it.

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  12. Julianne says:

    I love hot pinks too and this one is gorgeous!

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  13. Leah says:

    That shade looks fab on you. I’m seriously in love with #1 and #5. Bazza all the way for me! x

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  14. gio says:

    That’s a beautiful shade! Looks great on you!

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  15. Rae says:

    Oh my goodness; I can’t believe that’s by Estee! D: Gorgeous.

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  16. This suits you so well – an equally dramatic but lovely alternative to red. Gorgeous! I’m not sure I could carry it off. Maybe one of the slightly softer shades you swatched, like the Illamasqua or MUFE.

    Thanks

    Nic x
    beauty blogger

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  17. I have to say, I almost bawled at the price, until I saw the Barry M almost-dupe – methinks I see a trip to Boots tomorrow?! Shall be missing out on the sheeny packaging, though, alas

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  18. Now THIS is the lipstick that I love!

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  19. Jules says:

    Gorgeous!! I’m going to keep this shade in mind for when I go brunette this autumn — and for when the Estee Lauder counter does their gift-with-purchase event!

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  20. Tass says:

    *swoooooooooon*

    Thankfully I have Barry M #145 so I won’t need to shell out £18 and it’s not drying at all xx

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  21. Nargis says:

    I like hot pink, but finding a shade that has enough warmth for me is hard :(

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  22. Eden-Avalon says:

    I don’t think I could pull this off. It would look almost tacky on me whereas on you it looks chic stylish.

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  23. Vesna says:

    Barry M looks so amazing! Gotta have it! :D

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  24. Michelle says:

    Love this! Now on my wish list! You look amazing!

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  25. Jen W says:

    Wow I didn’t expect such a bold fuschia from the Modern Mercury collection! Go Tom Pecheux!

    Looks amazing against your cool porcelain complexion.

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