With spring in the air, I’m enjoying wearing warmer lip colors and one of my favorites past few days has been Red Tango by Estee Lauder.
Price : Rs 1750 in India, US $26.00
My take on the Product
The Estee Lauder Pure Color lipsticks come in a beautiful gold packaging with a colored bottom and a EL monogrammed clasp. The packaging looks luxurious and feels weighty in a good way. The texture of this lipstick is super smooth, it glides like butter on the lips delivering saturated pure color in a single stroke. What I like is that its supremely creamy without the telltale patchiness or creasing that accompanies very creamy lip colors. It applies absolutely perfectly in a single swipe with a creamy satin finish. I find the formula comfortable on the lips – its hydrating and softens the lips. Because its quite staining, the color wears well. I get about 4-5 hours of wear after which the shine wears off giving a matte warm red stain that lingers for a few more hours. Considering its a creamy red lipstick, its fairly low maintenance with no feathering, bleeding without a lip liner underneath. Overall, an excellent classic lipstick formula that is timeless and beautiful! The only downside of a formula like this is that if you apply on very dry lips, the color tends to settle into lip lines as it fades after a few hours.
Red Tango is a warm brick red with an orange undertone. Generally brick reds seem subtle but this one really pops on my complexion. Having said that, I find it quite easy to wear and carry. I’m wearing this as I type this without anything else on my face and it actually looks great. Generally reds are difficult to carry on a bare face! Red Tango is great as a stain for a softer day look and instantly glams you up when worn to its full intensity.
If you’re looking for a red lipstick, do check out Red Tango. There is something magical about a punchy red lipstick with a formula and packaging as luxurious as Estee Lauder!
Rating : 4.8/5
Availability : On Estee Lauder counters/boutiques, online at esteelauder.com.
Worn over Lakme 9-to-5 Lip Liner Red Alert (see tutorial for this look HERE) –