Estee Lauder has set the gold standard on lipstick. The cosmetics giant recently released a new line of gilded ones called Signature Lipstick ($19.50 each). Available in 24 shades, these creamy, hydrating lipsticks are lightly scented with vanilla and fig.

It took over a year and half to complete this product. More time—an estimated 1,500 hours!—money and testing was expended than I ever thought imaginable for lipstick. For instance, a panel of 500 women from North America, Europe and Asia tested 150 new fragrances alone. The formula was created by ten chemists to bring you this brighter-than-ever, melt-on-your-mouth, SPF 15 lipstick that also contains a colorless conditioner.

Lastly, the elegant gold tubes have been modernized from the original 1984 packaging, introducing a slimmer and sleeker design. The cap has a tighter "click" closure too, but the coolest part of all is that product twists up from a transparent cup rather than a typical white cup. For a list of all the shades broken down into four color groupings,


  • Pink Champagne
  • Perfect Pink
  • Lush Rose
  • Rich Berry
  • Venetian Rose
  • Dune Rose
  • Tender Rose
  • Cocoa Rose
  • Woodland Berry

  • Tender Mauve
  • Orchid Light
  • Soft Amethyst
  • Plum Frost
  • Rich Currant

  • Burnished Bronze
  • Toasted Walnut
  • Copper Glow
  • Mocha
  • Chestnut

  • Spiced Coral
  • Apricot Sun
  • Copper Coral
  • Rich Red
  • Black Cherry