The Violet Doesn’t End with the Eyes… Estee Lauder Violet Crush Velvet Lipstick & Rebellious Violet Gloss

After we oohed and ahhed about the new Estee Lauder Violet Underground eyeshadow palette and the Bête Noire Nail Lacquer, you didn’t think the nice violet theme would end there right?

No, because Estee Lauder completed the look with the Violet Crush matte lipstick and Rebellious Violet lipgloss! I am going to swatch and review them for you today, and you will get to see them in action soon in another post!

The Estee Lauder Velvet Lipstick has the same packaging with several other lines. It is not hefty, and to be honest I wish the cap would weigh a little more (because it feels like plastic), but the gold gives it a luxurious touch. The logo part also holds the cap firmly in place, so you wouldn’t have to worry about it becoming too loose.

Violet Crush is one of the two limited edition soft matte creme lipsticks. On me it is a bright fuchsia with a blue/violet undertone, but I think this shade is done quite right and won’t be too cool or too bright for most people to pull off. It drags a little when I put it on (very common problem with matte lipsticks, especially one that doesn’t even have a creamy sheen), but otherwise it is easy to work with and isn’t drying on the lips. The finish really is completely matte. It doesn’t mask lip lines, so do remember to prep your lips before putting this on! There isn’t a lot of color transfer when I eat or drink, and the formula is amazingly long-wearing (we’re talking about 6 hours or more here). If you want the color to be less intense, you can always dab it on or put it on the bottom lip before pressing your lips together. That way it becomes a lovely stain that is wearable for different occasions!

Rebellious Violet Pure Color Gloss is a sheer violet with an insane amount of multi-chrome shimmer. The sponge applicator is a bit bouncy and easy to use, and I like the golden cap with the brand’s initial. The shimmer is very fine, and I can’t feel it unless I press my lips together hard enough.

The texture of the gloss is non-sticky, and it wears for about 3 hours. The coverage is sheer, but it does give lips a purplish tint and a lot of pretty shimmer. It also makes my lips look plumper, which is not something every gloss can do! It is very lovely layered on top of Violet Crush.

Here are the two shades swatched:

Both products have a sweetish scent that isn’t too strong and doesn’t bother me personally, and it goes away fast enough.

Bottom line: If you’re looking for a fuchsia that is bright yet wearable (on top of that pretty universally-flattering), take a look at Violet Crush. It does drag a little and fails to mask lip lines, but otherwise feels comfortable on and isn’t drying. If you want a gloss that has a purplish tint and a lot of pretty shimmer, then Rebellious Violet is a good candidate! These two work beautifully together, so make sure you try to layer them!

Are these colors you would wear? What is your favorite matte lipstick formula? Would you wear a purplish lipgloss?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The products mentioned in this review are provided by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

  • ValleyDoll

    I love the colors, just don’t know if I could dare to wear it. It’s kinda very bright :p

    • Sunny

      Hey Eva, you can definitely use the lipstick as a lip stain. Just dab it on or put it on your bottom lip before pressing your lips together. I find that REALLY lovely!

  • excitingbeauty

    I have both the lipstick and the lipgloss and I absolutely love them! I think purple is a gorgeous shade for autumn/winter season. Shame they are limited edition! :)

    • Sunny

      Hey girl, I’m glad you like these too! With the rate I accumulate things I’ll never finish anything, and I guess it’s the same for most beauty addicts 😉

  • Victoria

    omg gorgeous shades!

  • petra

    This color will look so good on you!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Petra :)

  • keepingupwiththekelly

    Lovely colours! Can’t wait to see them in action.

    • Sunny

      I’ll try my best!

  • redhotjillypeppers

    The lipstick is soooo pretty ! I love shades like these.

    • Sunny

      I agree! As a stain it’s actually something I can wear often enough :)

  • L e n a

    oh i love love these shades!
    the lipgloss looks super pretty! and i’ve always loved EL lip products. 😉

    • Sunny

      The gloss is very sparkling! I’d like to explore more EL products for sure!

  • Teri

    Oh I loooove this lipstick! Now I’m waiting for face pictures! :p

    • Sunny

      They’ll be up this week I promise! I thought it’d make more sense if I do two looks using everything in the collection, and that’s why I didn’t include face photos in this one :)

  • Lulle

    The lipstick has too much pink in it for me, but I really love the gloss!

    • Sunny

      Hey Lulle, the gloss is really pretty and sparkling! You should check it out! Not sticky at all so I think that’s a big bonus!

  • BeautyReflections (@BeautyReflectTS)

    LOVE them! I really like EL lipsticks! I find they last forever on me and are not drying at all!

    • Sunny

      That is true! I am surprised by now non-drying this matte lipstick is!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Pretty, but definitely not the kind of colors I would wear. I’m still taking baby steps towards opaque pinks–NOT ready for violets/pinky-violets! 😛

    • Sunny

      Haha I can understand, Becca! I was where you are not so long ago! If you want to you’ll get there though :)

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    Oh nice!!!1 I like these colors a lot already. There is something so seductive and elusive about purply lips :)

    • Sunny

      I am definitely discovering the fun of purply lippies here!

  • My Lucite Dreams

    Loving the violets I would definitely go all out with the look!

    • Sunny

      I’ll see what I can do LOL

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny, I’m surprised by how wearable Violet Crush and Rebellious Violet look when swatched. Of course they’re too daring for the likes of me, but I can imagine they’d look beautiful on!

    • Sunny

      Hey Dovey, Actually Violet Crush is entirely wearable as a stain, and it’s beautiful! I’ll show you in an FOTD soon!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    Love the colours! They would suit me really well as i am a summer type!

    • Sunny

      Haha I have no idea what type I am but the colors do work well on me!

  • nawi

    I did not expect to but yesterday I purched these two lip products I got the violet underground palette and combined it with these lipstick and layerd it with the gloss gorgeous, I did not expect to be able to pull it off but it looked great on me lighted up my face. So you are right sunny its more wearble then people think. Thanks for reviewing.

    • Sunny

      You’re welcome Nawi! I’m glad you like it too! I’ve seen the lipstick on a girl who is paler and more cool-toned, and it’s very different but very fabulous on her!