Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Extravagant Berry: All That Glitters Is Gone

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Extravagant Berry lipstick could have been called The Grinch Who Stole Glitter because, seriously, where did it go? The new limited edition color, released for the holidays, is one of the prettiest tubes I’ve seen in years, but it turns out the glitter is just an overspray more for decoration than for practical use (SHOOT!).


The glitter’s all but invisible on my lips. The color, however, a dark berry with a hint of golden shimmer, doesn’t need glitter to shine. I think it’s still lovely.

Here’s a quick look:

EL flavored and scented it with red gummy bears! Well, more or less. It’s downright YUM! I also like the smooth texture and full-coverage color, too.


What do ya think?

PRICE: $22
AVAILABILITY: At Estee Lauder counters and online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Okay, so as of 6:57PM my time there were 15 votes for ’50s sock-hop girl and 9 votes for wannabe Run-D.M.C. member, but I had to go with the Run-D.M.C. member because I can’t find my poodle skirt. I bet it’s wherever I left my Lucky Tom palette… Whatever you’re up to, I hope you’re having fun tonight! Be safe, and I’ll talk to you soon. πŸ™‚


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  1. Sarah B. says:

    That was strangely anticlimactic, lol! That’s a really gorgeous, red though.

  2. Citrine says:

    Red gummy bear and pretty tube…I would prefer an in-your-face golden red though…
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  3. ooh the color is so deep and rich and smooth! It’s gorgeous, definitely perfect for the holidays. I will admit that I am very disappointed with the lack of glitter though, the thing looked like a frosted Christmas ornament on the outside! have fun at the halloween party!
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  4. Olga says:

    Too bad about the glitter, but gorgeous nonetheless! Have a fun Halloween! πŸ™‚

  5. Angie says:

    I like that it’s scented with gummy bears!! :9 and the color is actually really pretty and wearable!!

    I also was doing some research on trying to find some Paul & Joe cosmetics in SF and found this!! Totally thought of you Karen!! :))) You might just LOVE IT!!!!!! πŸ˜€

    • Karen says:

      Hi Angie,

      Yeah, I heard about those when they first came out! I’m putting them on my Christmas list. πŸ™‚

      How are you? Did you do any special makeup for Halloween?

      • Angie says:

        I am so late on that collection! It came out a while ago! haha!! I didn’t actually do anything for Halloween this year cuz I had helluve schoolwork to do, BUT def. next year!!! I am lookin foward to it! πŸ™‚ Have a good weekend! πŸ™‚

        • Angie says:

          ps. Do you know what stuff you’ll be getting during V.I.B. Holiday discount days (I just assume that you are one already one from Sephora)? πŸ˜€

  6. gio says:

    The color is beautiful and rich, but it’s a shame about the glitter.
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  7. Tracy says:

    Looks beautiful on you! I love Estee Lauder lipsticks.
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  8. Sarahc says:

    This is really a beautiful shade on you Karen. If I bought this I wouldn’t want to use it and disturb the way it looks, lol!

  9. mill says:

    i think the glitter in the lipstick is just for show, it certainly looks pretty
    ! even if its totally useless…. haha youre right, it is weird

  10. Myr says:

    I was hoping for a glitter explosion. πŸ™

  11. Tiffany H. says:

    I love that color. It is gorgeous! It is also pretty to look at with the glitter.
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  12. Nina says:

    thats a pretty color … πŸ™‚

  13. Jasmine says:

    Beautiful photo, the glitters are so nice and the color very pretty πŸ™‚

  14. knownever says:

    Oh no! I knew the glitter was too good to be true. It’s still a really nice color and I always love a quirky scented lip product.

  15. Sabrina says:

    Awww, I was hoping for lots & lots of dazzling glitter, but there’s hardly any that shows up on application. Anyway, the shade is nice and bright.

  16. Kim says:

    It does look really nice, despite the disappointing non-glitter. I saw the Paul and Joe’s cat shaped lipstick in a magazine last week and thought of you. πŸ™‚

  17. Emily says:

    I love the color and I’m not really a glitter girl, so I’m totally getting it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Emily,

      It’s a very pretty lipstick, even without the glitter. πŸ™‚

      Are you an Estee Lauder fan?

      • Emily says:

        Hi Karen! I don’t think I own a single Estee Lauder item. I honestly always thought of it as an older lady brand (sorry, Mom). But seeing this lipstick makes me think I should rethink that!

  18. Natalie says:

    Hey! If you’re looking for a “almost” glitter lippie, I found that the Korres (Mango?) Lipstick in Peach has a beautiful sparkle to it!
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  19. Trisha says:

    Well, that’s pretty disappointing. That gold glitter is such a tease!
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  20. Phyrra says:

    That’s a gorgeous color!
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  21. Lindsay says:

    Pretty color but I was hoping for glitter! Dang conservative Estee Lauder.
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  22. Jasmine says:

    Yes I love especially Estée Lauder (Their new Pure color collection is so beautiful !), and Chanel πŸ™‚

  23. Daya says:

    Hi Karen!

    I love the new EL color. Do you have their lipstick in Plumberry? Would you mind doing a swatch of the two?

  24. saku says:

    Pretty and it looks so yummy. I may get this shade for my mom and pick up the other shades and glosses for myself.

  25. I think It is just perfect! I wouldn’t want that much glitter on the tube transferred to my The red color is just sparkling in its own way not the too loud gold glitter kind of sparkle which is very elegant to look at. And I think your rockin’ the color! I wish I could wear red colored lip stick like that! =)
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