Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss

13 Feb

If you read this blog with any frequency, you will see me babble about four things repeatedly: Sephora, Tarte, Estée Lauder, and lipgloss. This post combines two of those.

About a year ago, when purging through my endless supply of lipgloss, I made a decision: life is too short for lipgloss that doesn’t smell good. There are a million lipglosses out there, all competing for a place in my makeup bag, and some of them really smell dreadful. When there are so many that don’t, why would I willingly choose one that does?

I know what you’re thinking: But Estée Lauder? Really? Are you 65? I am not. Yet. But I am confident I will still be an Estée Lauder proponent when that day comes.

I bought a tube of Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Mod Poppy the weekend before my wedding. Two years later, I am still in love. I have bought a dozen of these in different colors since then, but it’s always Mod Poppy I pull out first. It looks good on me winter or summer, has a beautiful, frosty sheen, isn’t too sticky, and smells WONDERFUL – I know this will sound weird, but its scent is reminiscent of lemony iced tea. In other words, it’s not too fruity or too foody or too chemical-y – it’s just a nice, friendly, sweet scent.

You can get these through Estée Lauder’s site, of course, but I like to get them through Nordstrom, and here’s why:

  1. I have a Nordstrom card, so I get points!
  2. Nordy’s often has free gift with purchase deals, both for Estée Lauder and for “beauty” purchases in general, and I do love free gifts.
  3. You can shop Nordstrom through Ebates and get cash back, but not Estée Lauder.

Sometimes Nordstrom doesn’t have a particular color, in which case I default to the Lauder site. But it’s really up to you.

In my regular product purges, I have yet to purge a Pure Color Gloss, and I doubt I ever will.

One Response to “Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss”


  1. A Week In My Purse – Day 1: Estée Lauder High Gloss in Blush « Lipgloss & Life - April 15, 2012

    […] many of Lauder’s lipsticks, and the Lauder lip gloss I previously recommended, it smells wonderful. A very vague, slightly fruity, almost iced tea-like aroma that is pleasant, […]

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