lip service verdict + a giveaway!

As you know I’ve been trying out different Estée Lauder color glosses the entire week – it was challenging, but good to step out of my comfort zone. Well readers, the verdict is in on my favorites . . .

The three above I loved, but these glosses went on quite sheer and had a hint of sparkle. They would be my basic go-to’s for a light shimmer.

These next two I didn’t love on me – not sure if it was the outfit I paired them with or if they just didn’t suit my skin tone. I wanted to like them on me, but they just didn’t strike my fancy.

Let’s talk about my winning colors! The Cranberry Shine was completely out of the ordinary for me, but it totally grew on me as the day wore on. I began to realize that a pop of color on the lips adds a little pizzaz to the day. The Nude Rose was delightful – perfect for an everyday gloss for the office or weekend. I kept finding myself wanting to re-apply every few hours. And lastly Rose Emotion, all I have to say is “hello lovely!” – it’s utterly divine! A little hint of pink can do no wrong in my book and I’m now obsessed with this gloss. I’ve told all of my coworkers about it.

Now get down to this lovely giveaway that Estée Lauder has partnered with me on. Estée Lauder is offering a bundle of lip glosses to a lucky Sacramento Street reader!! Here’s how to enter:

1. Be sure to follow both @caitlinflemming and @EstéeLauder on twitter.
2. Then comment below on which of the eight colors above you would love to start wearing.

A winner will be selected and announced on Monday!

I know that the winner will busting out some luscious lips this coming holiday season. Good luck everyone!

ps. If you prefer lipstick, pop on over to Erin’s giveaway!

*Photos by Caitlin Flemming

Disclaimer: All lipsticks were provided as a courtesy by Estée Lauder. I did not receive compensation for this feature.

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  1. Rachel03

    Rose Emotion looks like a PERFECT autumn color:)

  2. Rachel loves Teddy

    I could really see myself wearing rose emotion-especially during the holidays! I love that it is in between red and pink.

  3. Sara

    I love Rose Emotion!

  4. Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne

    Would love me some Cranberry Shine! Pretty colors! xo

  5. ashley

    LOVE the Rose Emotion. Looks like the perfect red.


  6. Daniella@ThisCouldBeMeToday

    Oooh…Rose emotion or cranberry shine for sure! Pink? Or red? I can't decide, they're both lovely!

  7. Alex

    I would love to have either Rose Emotion or Cranberry Shine! Both are gorgeous!

  8. Amanne |

    Tossup between Peace Sizzle Simmer (for the Spring/Summer) and Cranberry Fever Simmer (for Fall/Winter).

  9. jacquelyn | lark + linen

    I've never been brave enough to try a bold lip colour, but I would definitely force myself if I had the rose emotion colour in-hand!

    following you both! Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  10. Dominique

    As I work in a conservative office environment, I think that the nude rose would be the perfect everyday go-to color!

  11. Amanda

    Lovely giveaway! I would love to try the cranberry fever simmer! Great colors like a gloss rainbow.

  12. Valerie Wills Interiors

    I love the look of Electric Ginger Simmer…. looks yummy! Thanks, Val

  13. nicole

    the Cranberry Fever Simmer makes me want to sip (spiked!) apple cider! yummmm.

  14. Lindsey

    Cranberry shine would be SO pretty with a black lace dress 🙂

  15. Viviana

    I would love to try the Pink Kiss Simmer color! I tend to lean towards nudes and light pinks, but love the hint of sparkle on this tone.

  16. Sara

    I can't decide between Cranberry Shine and Rose Emotion they are both beautiful and I don't know which color would go with me because I have never worn a gloss before.

  17. Meaghan

    I kind of love Rose Emotion! Looks so pretty!

  18. carlee {deliciously organized}

    Pink Kiss Simmer or Cranberry ever Simmer look divine! Thanks for the intro to their glosses, didn't know anything about them. Off to follow their twitter!

  19. Residentialred

    Cranberry Shine 🙂

  20. Anonymous

    peach sizzle summer is totally my style!

  21. cmsg

    rose emotion is perfect! The simmer is very holiday season.

  22. Lonely WIfe Project

    I'm all about the nude rose! Following you and Estee Lauder on Twitter!

  23. @citypassion

    Cranberry shine for me, please! Nothing brightens my pale face and outlook like red lips. (Plus, 8-year-old True Love keeps nicking the pinks.)

  24. Kim

    peach sizzle summer looks perfect!

  25. Finley

    I'm with you, I love Cranberry Shine! I'm horrible with picking the right lipstick for me!
    {mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

  26. Laura Nelson

    The cranberry fever simmer sounds yummy and looks sexaay 🙂 love it! 🙂

  27. KimChicSisters

    the cranberry shine seems absolutely perfect for the holidays!

  28. Ann

    Blazing Coral Simmer!

  29. M.Fay

    How wonderful! Huge fan of everything Estee, I could go on and on. I would be most excited about Nude Rose. It reminds me if my favorite Estee lipstick Crystal Baby. You have to try it!

  30. Savvy in San Francisco

    Loving the Pink Kiss Simmer and the Cranberry Shine!

  31. sunshinestephanie

    Love your blog!
    I love lipgloss but usually only wear nude to light peach tinted colors. I would love to try the Cranberry Shine lipgloss I think it would really add glam to an anyday outfit, plus it would be great for the holidays!

  32. Empress

    All the colors look stunning and perfect for the holiday season which is obviously fast approaching but I think I'd go with Nude Rose I can never seem to find a nude that I love, so I'm hoping this will be the one!


  33. Lisa

    all about the rose emotion!

  34. G.

    Hey that's great! Loving the Nude Rose. My tweeter name is GNBarnett


  35. Yasemin

    My favorite is Rose Emotion! Perfect color for Fall and the Holidays!!

  36. Carolyn A.

    I love the Nude Rose. I always like barely there colors with lip gloss so it is all about the shine.

  37. Jen

    The electric ginger shimmer would look awesome with my red hair!

  38. Laura

    Definitely Rose Emotion.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Erin Goodchild

    I would love the Nude Rose!

  40. Swimming with frogs

    Cranberry shine looks fun. I would probably wear the nude rose more though.

  41. Francesca

    please please pleasee my chappedd pale lips would be honored to wear you! hehe

  42. Francesca

    ps: i love cranberry fever simmer, cranberry shine or rose emotion 🙂

  43. Simply Mel {Reverie}

    I'm going to go for the cranberry fever simmer ~ it seems so perf for this time of year.

  44. julie

    i would go with rose emotion! it looks vampy for fall

  45. Paper Ice Cream

    rose emotion all the way!

  46. Barbie // Fringe and Feathers

    Digging the rose emotion

  47. katie beth

    rose emotion, please! xxx

  48. The Blossom Shed

    I don't know if I could pull it off, but I love the cranberry shine – I don't have twitter, so I hope I can still enter by commenting:)

    Check out my new blog –

    The Blossom Shed Scent. Style. Skin.

  49. Melissa

    I'd love to try peach sizzle simmer and nude rose!!

  50. anglopologie

    you had me at blazing coral!

  51. Melanie

    i love the 'cranberry fever simmer'! don't know if i got in under the wire or not… hope so!

  52. Jennie

    The Cranberry Shine is amazing! I would love that color for fall.

  53. Karlita

    peach sizzle simmer

  54. anne

    I love the look of Rose Emotion…a perfect pop of color!


    Love the cranberry shine. Like you said, it could probably be my favorite shade too. Thanks for the giveaway Caitlin!

  56. Luckyme

    cranberry shine is my fav

  57. Brownies and Bows

    Love the cranberry shine!