I love the name of this Estee Lauder Lipstick — Defiant Coral.
Like it hangs out with a bunch of ruffians in front a 7-11 past curfew or, I dunno, stands up in the middle of a boring staff meeting and yells, “KISS THIS!” to the boss on its way out the door.
LOL! Oh, Defiant Coral, you rebel, you.
Defiant Coral is one of the new Sculpting Lipsticks in Estee Lauder’s permanent line, which are called “sculpting” because the multi-faceted pigments in each of the 21 high-intensity statement shades is supposed to make lips look more defined, shaped and curved.
- Full coverage with 6-hour wear time
- Time-release moisture complex helps capture and seal in moisture
- Lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day
They sound pretty expensive for Estee Lauder at $30 a pop, but they remind me of Guerlain’s pricier $51 Le Rouge Gs in terms of how they feel, look and perform.
I mean, I don’t think the packaging is as sexy as the silver bulleted Rouge Gs — although the navy and gold is elegant in its own way — but Defiant Coral’s smooth creaminess, rich hydration, opaque coverage and 5-6 hour wear time is like something out of the Rouge G line.
As for the sculpting angle, I feel like it’s an interesting hook, and yeah, I guess my lips do seem a little curvier because of how the light reflects, but ya know, basically any bright lippie can give you a similar effect.
Smooth, creamy, long-lasting and sooo comfortable. Plus, the formula smells and tastes a little like vanilla, yum!
I like Defiant Coral. I like it a lot. I think it’s totally worthy of hanging with the rest of my coral crew this summer. I just hope it doesn’t rumble with Hourglass Muse, the resident red lipstick diva in my makeup bag (that battle would be like Mariah versus Beyonce, man!).
The two of them are similar, but I think Defiant Coral is a little less red.
You can find Defiant Coral raising its fist and fighting the man now at Estee Lauder counters and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,