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Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer
18 varieties available

Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer

BY ESTÉE LAUDER #16 in Nail Polish

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.47 / 5 based on 1,193 Reviews

Product Description

Turn your fingertips into fashion statements with a wardrobe of sensational shades.

Formulated with True Vision™ technology to transform ordinary color and make it extraordinary.

Fast-drying, long-wearing formula delivers high coverage. Resists chipping.

THE BRUSH MAKES IT EASY

Our specially designed brush shape makes application incredibly easy.

In 3 strokes—middle, left and right—you're done.


INGREDIENTS 

Ingredients: Butyl Acetate , Ethyl Acetate , Nitrocellulose , Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin , Acetyl Tributyl Citrate , Isopropyl Alcohol , Triphenyl Phosphate , Stearalkonium Bentonite , Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer , Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer , Silica , Benzophenone-1 , Diacetone Alcohol , Phosphoric Acid , [+/- Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Black 2 (Ci 77266) , Green 6 (Ci 61565) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Mica , Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510) , Guanine (Ci 75170) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Red 30 (Ci 73360) , Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Red 34 Lake (Ci 15880)] <ILN37324>

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Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer
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REVIEWS
Priscii C.
Chicago Hts, IL
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer ( 10 Hot Coral + 0n Smashed +G9 so Vain) Each 5m /0.17 Oz more...
I've been using Pure Color, for quite a few years now, on my toenails. I don't ever bother with polish on my fingernails - all polishes peel off as soon as I wash my hair and just don't last long enough to bother with the hassle of applying them and then waiting for them to fully dry, in my opinion. So, I wouldn't know what it is like for that. But, for toenails, this is best polish I have ever used. The formula oozes quality. The colour is rich and highly concentrated and the texture is thick enough that you can, generally, get away with just one coat (with the mid, or darker, creme colours, anyway). It goes on smoothly and is pretty forgiving, even if your technique isn't the best. Used with a good base and topcoat, on toenails (and assuming you don't walk barefoot on rough, or abrasive, surfaces), it can literally last for months. It will, normally, grow out and have to be removed for that reason, before it chips off. My only complaint is that it can take hours and hours to dry properly. However, that is a general complaint about all nail polishes. They all take up to 24 hours to dry fully and this is no better, or worse, than any other, in that way. Most recently, I bought this in Love Bite, which looks a pinkish red, in the bottle. When worn, however, I think it is probably best described as a slightly pinkish Maroon, in daylight; but, it looks more like a true, darker red, in artificial light. It's a great colour for fairer/cooler toned skin and anyone who prefers cooler reds. Speaking of colours: I wish Estee Lauder carried a wider range of permanent colours; rather than all of the colours being seasonal. If you fall in love with a colour, it will probably be a relatively short romance, due to it being discontinued very quickly (and not always being, immediately, replaced with a similar shade) and if you don't keep checking all the new colours, you will miss out on some. If they want to make a neon yellow seasonal, that is fair enough - but, more conventional colours, like creme pinks and reds (of various shades), should always be available, in my opinion. Other than that, highly recommended.
Sydney M.
Hurlock, MD
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Ballerina Pink more...
I work at a cosmetics store for Estée Lauder and I decided to give the nail polish a shot since I get a discount. The color payoff with one coat is decent, but it does need 2 coats to be fully opaque. It dries fairly quickly too so you’re not waiting 5 hours between coats. I enjoy the size of the brush as you can get into the corners and the edges of the nail. My main complaint is the price. I know Estée is higher end, but I think the polish is very over priced when you can easily find a dupe st the drug store.
Kayla K.
Rockaway Park, NY
238 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Polish, shade=Blue Blood more...
Good polish. Has good coverage. I wish there weren’t al the chemicals in this though, with all the new free from chemical brands coming out. Some of the ingredients are even illegal in Europe. Other than all that stuff I really like this polish. It goes on well and doesn’t chip.
Caley M.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Pure Color Nail Lacquer Envious more...
Love the color, and it doesn't have a strong odor. However, I am taking off a few stars because it didn't last very long. It only lasted about 2-3 days before it started to crack or chip. It is easy to remove though, and normally red smears or turns your fingers red when trying to remove it. If you're wanting to try this nail polish, it is very beautiful, but it's not worth buying unless you're just wanting to spend the extra money.
Tiffany B.
129 reviews
I don't understand the hype behind Estee Lauder nail polish. I tried the shade Pure Red and I chipped within an hour! Not worth the effort to even paint my nails in the first place. The color is nicely pigmented and dries quickly but the chipping is a huge downfall. For how pricey Estee products are, you'd expect them to last.
zaneta o.
Fresh Meadows, NY
444 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer, shade=Burnished Nude more...
I like it, I don't love it. The quality of the nail polish is good. You can put on one thick coat and get away with it when you are in a rush. It takes about a day or two to start chipping but it does at least last for the day. I guess that also depends on how much work you do with your hands too. 

The color doesn't exactly go well with all skin tones but it does give your nails a polished look without making them stand out so it's good for work and it will match with many other colors so that you don't have to change it daily. It dries pretty quickly and it doesn't bubble or streak. The brush applicator also works well. 
Shasha S.
799 reviews
Review for: Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Polish, shade=Chaos more...
I loveeee this product.
Its long lasting and finshing is amazing.
I love this top most brand.
This is one of my favorites brands and with reasonable price.
I bought this from walmart store and it is also available in other stores like Fred Meyer,target,walgreens many.......
It gives soft texture on skin.
I would definitely recommend this product and brand too.
Its better to search for offers before buying.
Have different shades of color for different skin tones.
I like to visit above stores only to buy this and find offers.
It gives fantastic look for party and for simple makeup also.
I am kinda shopholic ;) so love to buy and try different products ,brands and shades.
It would be too nice if there are some small samples to try before we buy.
Shade is just awesome on my skin and hope for others too.
It has matte texture.
I would definitely buy More n more n more...
I love trying new products and samples tooooooo.
Its bestiest best product I have ever used...
Mary H.
Huntsville
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Pure Color Nail Lacquer Envious more...
I love this product.  The pigment in the color is bold and strong.  It is easy to apply and I find it to be quite affordable.  It is a product I will purchase again in the future.  I recommend it to family members and friends to use.  The colors are vibrant.
Tanya J.
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Ballerina Pink more...
I would recommend this product .This polish has a terrific formula that is easy to apply, richly pigmented, and provides a shiny and durable finish. I like its unique "cube" shaped bottle--very attractive packaging that is pleasing to the eye--the perfect combination of form and function!
Chloe D.
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is a bit more pricey than other brands but I would definitely say it is worth it. I have the same color that is in the picture, and it is beautiful. It’s a pretty rosey gold color and it does take a few layers to make it look good but it does not chip at all!!
dawn b.
7 reviews
How long does it last on the nails before chipping?
Nadelyn P.
oswego, NY
34 reviews
Hiw does this compare to other "more common" drug store ones?
Joy E.
Piedmont, SC
27 reviews
I have been looking for a nail color! How long does this nail lacquer last? I want a color that doesn't chip after just a couple days. #EsteeEditContest
Kansas c.
Lawrenceburg, KY
159 reviews
Can someone tell me JUST how light this pink is ?
natassja p.
tampa, FL
17 reviews
#Esteeeditcontest This nail lacquer sounds awesome! How long has it lasted for you with regular daily activities? #esteeeditcontest

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