Estèe Lauder’s Pure Color Gloss in Shimmering Mirage ($22.50) might not be the flashiest piece in the new Bronze Goddes Capri collection for summer (have ya seen the Bronze Sands palette yet?), but I still think this lemony golden beige, with its bodacious silver shimmer, deserves a serious shout-out.
I’m a sucker for shining nude lips like these, especially on weekends (when my laziness kicks into overdrive). This limited edition shade actually reminds me of a slightly cooler version of my current go-to nude lip gloss, Burberry Nude Gold, except with a side of silver glitter.
I think it’s a great gloss for lazy day makeup looks. I’ll just fill in my brows, pat a little concealer under my eyes, curl my lashes, sweep some blush on my cheeks and top things off with Shimmering Mirage.
Pure Color Gloss in Shimmering Mirage (top) and Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava (bottom)
From the left: Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Shimmering Sands, Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Duo in White Sands/Molten Lava and Pure Color Gloss in Shimmering Mirage
I feel like pale Mirage contrasts nicely with brighter eye looks like the one I’m wearing here. It might not be the most pigmented or bright gloss on the block, but I love the look of nude, shiny lips, so it’s a lippie I know I’ll use.
Estèe Lauder’s glosses typically have a strong flavor and scent, somewhere between roses and Granny Smith apples (a little weird, but I think it works), and Shimmering Mirage does, too.
As for the texture and consistency, it’s thick, but not too sticky, with a non-drying formula that lasts about two hours on my lips.
Find it now at Estèe Lauder counters and online at esteelauder.com.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Estee Lauder counters and online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,