I Forgot I Had This: Red Apple from Estee Lauder

When someone has as much lipstick as me, there are times I forget what I have.  I know it’s not a bad problem to have and I do feel very fortunate.  I am on a mission though to rediscover my collection and bring some of these forgotten lippies into the spotlight. Today’s long-lost oldie but goodie? Estee Lauder’s Pur Colour in Red Apple, an earthy cool-toned red that is quite simply a perfect colour for the Fall and Winter.

I’ve had this lipstick in my collection for about a year. I bought it on a whim, and quickly forgot about it when I got *distracted* by other makeup. Yes, that is how it goes.

Now that I have rediscovered it, I think I will wear it more often. It feels great on — smooth to apply and moisturizing.  On the lips, it has a nice sheen almost as if I’m wearing gloss on top. Lasting power is also decent  – I probably got four to five hours wear without having to reapply. And the colour? Absolutely beautiful.  I think it’s a red that can complement many skintones, and definitely swatch worthy next time you’re at the Estee Lauder counter.

I whipped out Red Apple last week to complement my outfit of the day: a red skirt paired with black & white striped shirt, black sweater, black tights and black boots. I also had my favorite red owl pendant from Forever 21. I liked how it turned out though I still don’t have a knack for taking pictures of my outfits. How does one stand when doing this? Certainly not the way I’m standing here! 😉

Do you have any Estee Lauder lipsticks? What are your favorites?


  1. says

    I have EL’s Pure Color Lasting Shimmer lipstick in Wildly Pink… acquired during their pink ribbon campaign in October… I love the color, but more than than I really love the packaging and the formula… it feels smooth and moisturizing… it was a worthy purchase 🙂

  2. Marianthi says

    It’s a beautiful colour! I only have one EL lipstick, Pure Colour in Rose Tea (117). I got this as GWP and I absolutely love it for everyday use in autumn-winter. I think I will look into more shades!

  3. Daphne Strand says

    Estee Lauder “Red Apple 352” Lipstick was my all time favourite and it has been withdrawn !!I am bereft !

    • Michelle says

      Oh no! That’s too bad. Truth be told, I haven’t worn it since this post. I will have to dig it up again!

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