The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) The Barest Blush ($28.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The formula is supposed to be a “natural-looking blush” that blends to create “even” color. First, the shimmer is an overspray; it doesn’t seem to go all the way through, and a few back-and-forth sweeps with a large blush brush makes it disappear (which is what I do prior to swatching a product with an overspray), which leaves behind a mostly matte finish. Second, I purchased all four shades, and every single pan was extremely wobbly in the compact–at this price point and knowing it’s made by Estee Lauder Companies (which has plenty of manufacturing experience!), I was pretty disappointed. This shade, like Coy Coral ran powdery and appeared drier/dusty on the skin. It blended out a little more easily compared to yesterday’s shade, which made it easier to use. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage (which seems to be as intended) that lasted for seven hours before fading.