Estée Lauder fuchsia velvet

On Wednesday, I had the great pleasure of trotting along to the Estée Lauder HQ in London to take a gander at their new Autumn 2011 releases. The Pure Color Modern Mercury collection has been created by international makeup artist, and Lauder’s creative director, Tom Pecheux and offers a range of earthy tones and metallic textures contrasting with bold lips and matte finishes.

I want to share with you several products from the new range but understandably, first and foremost, my eyes were navigated to this gorgeous lipstick from the new collection. Fuchsia Velvet is a Pure Color lipstick offering a semi-matte finish without being drying or chalky. Enriched with apricot kernel and Shea butter, it feels lovely and creamy on your lips and is highly pigmented giving a real punch of colour.  It is simply divine with a sweet, fruity fragrance. Be warned however, this is definitely a lipstick to be applied with a lip brush.

I would describe the shade as a bright magenta with blue undertones. It is one of those lipsticks that can make your teeth look super white! I like matte lipsticks so this was always going to be a winner for me, but I love that it still has a subtle glossy sheen to the finish. I was trying to think of which MAC lipstick it best compares to…and I decided it is similar to Girl about Town but is definitely a lot more vibrant.

Pure Color Modern Mercury is coming soon online and in stores. You can always be notified by email once the products have been released if you so wish.

What are you thoughts on this lipstick?

Will you be checking out this new collection from Estée Lauder?

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  1. 30th July 2011 / 8:03 am

    I think that lipstick is a WOW! It looks amazing on you. I agree, the blue tones of it really make your teeth pearly white 😀

  2. 30th July 2011 / 8:21 am

    ahh i really love that colour! it looks gorgeous on your lips and you teeth do look really white 🙂

  3. 30th July 2011 / 8:45 am

    ooo niice lipstick! i love it! looks really nice on you 🙂 wish i could pull that off xxx

  4. 30th July 2011 / 9:01 am

    Argh I want it! It looks really nice on you 🙂 x

  5. 30th July 2011 / 9:11 am

    Fantastic colour! did you use a pencil too? its been applied soooo neatly!


  6. 30th July 2011 / 9:15 am

    I must have that colour 🙂 Can't wait for this collection! xx

  7. 30th July 2011 / 9:22 am

    Estee Lauder have some of the nicest packaging, that lip colour is gorgeous on you x

  8. 30th July 2011 / 9:51 am

    You're so lucky! I don't think I've ever used an Estee Lauder product but they look so lovely!

  9. 30th July 2011 / 9:59 am

    Wow that just looks amazing on you! What a beautiful color!

  10. 30th July 2011 / 10:28 am

    Love that pick on you! xoxo

  11. 30th July 2011 / 11:04 am

    iwant to see more

  12. 30th July 2011 / 11:08 am

    Wow, that lipstick is certainly bright! It's so gorgeous, really lovely. xxx

  13. 30th July 2011 / 11:09 am

    I love the packaging, and that lipstick is a gorgeous colour 🙂 xx

  14. 30th July 2011 / 12:06 pm

    The pink shades are gorgeous.

  15. 30th July 2011 / 12:28 pm

    this is such a gorgeous shade.

  16. 30th July 2011 / 3:28 pm

    That lipstick looks incredible – I think I might need that in my life once it launches!

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  17. 31st July 2011 / 12:45 am

    Will definitely be buying lots of this collection – Estee Lauder was my first ever 'grown up' make up brand, still remember my grandmother taking me to buy my first skin care products at the Estee Lauder coutner when I was about 11 – it sparked a life long love affair <3

    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth

  18. 31st July 2011 / 11:36 am

    Wonderful lipstick shade and it really suits you! Glad you had fun at the event hun xx

  19. 31st July 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Ah wow, very summery! Looks great! Thanks x

  20. 31st July 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Ah wow, very summery! Looks great! Thanks x

  21. 1st August 2011 / 2:37 am

    loveee this shade it is beautiful!

  22. 1st August 2011 / 11:21 am

    The colour of the lipsticks are amazing but I found them very drying, even for a matte product x

  23. 1st August 2011 / 10:24 pm

    this lipstick is to die for! the colour is gorgeeeeous. Love your blog! please check mine out! xxx

  24. 3rd August 2011 / 5:45 pm

    thanks for the comments girls. x

  25. 30th March 2012 / 8:17 pm

    hey I want to buy fuschia lipstick but I dont know which is more vibrant MAC Girl about town or Estee Lauder Fuschia Velvet? Which is vibrant and vivid??

  26. 30th March 2012 / 8:18 pm

    please tell me because I dont have MAC shop in my town and I need to guess.

  27. 1st April 2012 / 3:37 pm

    @wizazkwc – thanks for your comment. I would say Fuschia Velvet is probably more vibrant 🙂