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Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (LE, $28.00)(100% similar). Makeup Geek Heart Throb (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Essence Satin Love (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Concept (LE, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Oh You Pretty Things (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bliss (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Melba (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Style (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” texture that gives a “healthy-looking glow” and a “rush of fresh, radiant color.” The press release is more specific and says it’s supposed to have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” According to the brand, the blush formula is a reformulation, but I don’t have any shades in the previous formula to compare to (and it’s been awhile since I last tried one, so all I can say is that they feel, in general, a little smoother). The blush has a smooth texture that is firm, a little thin, but it wasn’t dry or dusty and applied well without being fussy to blend out. The coverage is buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. On my skin, the blush wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016) Sensuous Rose

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Estee Lauder Alluring Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Alluring Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Alluring Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Alluring Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pinky mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Plum #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Blush) (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rose Temptation (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Divergent Misty Rose (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” texture that gives a “healthy-looking glow” and a “rush of fresh, radiant color.” The press release is more specific and says it’s supposed to have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” According to the brand, the blush formula is a reformulation, but I don’t have any shades in the previous formula to compare to (and it’s been awhile since I last tried one, so all I can say is that they feel, in general, a little smoother). It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (opaque coverage in three layers) with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was smooth and blendable on the skin and didn’t read dry on. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016) Alluring Rose

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Cheek Palette (2016) ($50.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and contour powder. There is little said about the formula or actual products at all, so I’m rating these as an average product of the type. The highlighter seems to be in the spirit of the brand’s Gelee formula, but the others, while similarly patterned, feel more like traditional powder products. The palette, on the whole, was disappointing and pretty dupable at that.

Bronze Goddess Highlighter is a soft beige with warm, golden undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too powdery in the pan. The powder highlighted the skin without emphasizing pores. On me, it wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Hourglass Iridescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $33.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Goddess Blush is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a slightly drier texture that was somewhat stiff in the pan. I couldn’t really build-up the color much beyond what you see in the swatch, no matter how many layers. It was fairly blendable but could have been easier to work with. It lasted for seven hours on me. Milani Pink Play (P, $13.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Blush) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush III (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). Ciate Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Motu Tane (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Maui (P, $38.00) is brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Boba (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Goddess Contour is a medium orange with hints of brown and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage and also had a firmer press to the pan like the blush (the highlighter is the easiest and most finely-milled powder of the three). It’s apparent that Estee Lauder has joined the bronzer = contour train, because this is an unlikely contour for many skin tones and looks more like a lighter version of most bronzers. It blends out decently and the finish is nice–a natural sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores or look overtly shimmery. It wore for seven and a half hours. Zoeva ND020 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Terre d'Ete (LE, $78.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lo-Fi (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sunny Side (LE, $33.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Fiji (25) (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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5 Shades of Rose Quartz

Not one but two shades were selected as “Color of the Year” by Pantone for 2016. Their decision of choosing two hues, a pastel blue and pink, commonly associated as gender-specific colors, was explained as, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.” That’s what I like to hear! Here are five existing shades that line-up with the concept of Rose Quartz, which is a “warmer embracing rose tone.”

  1. Buxom Feather Boa — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.
  2. NYX French Kiss — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  3. Estee Lauder Desirable — A Warm Pink with a Natural finish.
  4. Zoya Rue — A Neutral Pink with a Cream finish.
  5. Inglot #356 — A Warm Pink with a Matte finish.

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Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set for Holiday 2015

Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set for Holiday 2015
Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set for Holiday 2015

Create lipstick envy. Perfect your pout. The navy cosmetics case includes deluxe travel sizes of Pure Color Envy Sculpting.

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Be Envied, $37.50 (Limited Edition)

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  • Ambitious Pink
  • Daring
  • Impassioned

5 Faves: Pearl Lipsticks for Fall 2015

If you prefer your lip color with a little shimmer, this top five might be right up your alley! 🙂 Today’s picks feature my favorites for fall with a pearly twist.

  1. Estee Lauder Heavenly — a gold-shimmered coral
  2. Chanel Antoinette — a gold-shimmered copper-brown
  3. Guerlain Gracia — a pearly plum
  4. Guerlain Air Kiss — a sparkly muted plum
  5. Too Faced Metallic Jelly — a pearly berry-purple

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