Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush
Estee Lauder Peach Nuance vs. MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance vs. MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre — Dupes?

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush ($26.00 for 0.25 oz.) may have escaped your notice, but it is now highly touted as a perfect dupe for MAC’s Ripe Peach. I was quite confused at the hype over Ripe Peach after it came out, to be honest. It’s pretty, but I am completely surprised at how collectible it has become. When murmurings began comparing Estee Lauder’s Peach Nuance, I knew I had to find out for myself.

Peach Nuance is incredibly close, but I found it was a little lighter and a smidgen pinker–it also doesn’t have the shimmer-sheen of Ripe Peach. It’s close, truly, but it’s not a perfect dupe to me. When worn on the cheeks, the difference is much, much subtler, but when swatched, the difference is more noticeable. Peach Nuance is a lightened coral-pink with a very silky, nearly matte finish. If you want to get closer to Ripe Peach, stay more on the coral side of the blush and avoid the lighter side, which does most of the lightening.

This is all to say that Peach Nuance is a lovely color, worth getting if you missed out on Ripe Peach and would love a gradated coral blusher. (Estee Lauder also carries several other Nuance shades, which seem to all have the gradated look.) It’s smooth and easily blended, though the color is soft and sheer and needs to be built up for a more intense look. It’s a great coral for both cool and warm skin tones, though, so it’s a very universal shade.  It could be a little more pigmented, but it’s on par with the pigmentation of Ripe Peach.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: Completely worth picking up if you’ve been trying to find your own Ripe Peach or refuse to pay $70 for one on eBay. Worth picking up if you’re a coral fiend, period!

Availability: Nordstrom

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Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush
Estee Lauder Peach Nuance vs. MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

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82 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Peach Nuance Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Margot

    can you use it in an upcoming look ? I’d like to see the result on a full face :)
    It’s pretty ! I had ripe peach but I couldn’t really make it work so I gave it to my best friend who seemed to really love it ! I think this one could work on my skin tone better

  2. Lenora

    Peach Nuance looks pretty. After all the hype I actually returned my Ripe Peach. I felt it looked a little ashy on me (somewhere between NW45-55). Still haven’t found the perfect peach for me but I like Korres Orange blush.

  3. I agree. Peach Nuance looks VERY pretty! I think I’ll have to give that a go for this weekend :)

  4. When I go looking for dupes I’m usually looking to dupe an interesting packaging or feature so the gradiation of Ripe Peach is what really caught my eye. So I’m really glad to see Estee Lauder has come out with that same nifty feature long after mac’s version is sold out!

  5. Kara

    Wow that is pretty close!

  6. Christa

    I have Peach Nuance and love it. I also have EL Radiant Peach which I love even more. Beautiful and glowy!

  7. Azaza

    It actually looked really nice when I swatched it on my hand and I’m planning on getting the other color of the Estee Lauder blush

  8. missmarnip

    i’ve been using peach nuance long before ripe peach was released and was surprised that ripe peach was much pinkier on my skin that p.n.
    pluse peach nuance looks more natural and fresh in my opinion.

  9. Andrea

    I think I like Peach Nuance better, I HAVE to pick it up soon !

  10. Melanie T

    Is the Estee Lauder Peach Nuance permanent?

  11. Sexy Sadie

    Make up Store has one similar too.

  12. chibu74

    wow, these two look so identical

  13. Jennifer

    Honestly I would rather own Peach Nuance over Ripe Peach. I like the color of PN more, and the packaging to me is far superior to Ripe Peach. It’s so pretty to look at :)

  14. Nic

    I was a bit bummed about missing out on Ripe Peach, so I’ll definitely be checking this out. I’m surprised I didn’t think of it before since I’ve had Plum Nuance forever, and I love it (though I guess I haven’t stopped by the EL counter in quite a while).

  15. Rachel

    EL Peach Nuance looks better and smoother in formula than the Ripe Peach.

  16. It doesn’t surprise me that Estee Lauder came out with a blush close to the MAC blush. This company acquired M.A.C. Cosmetics in 1998. This would explain why there is only a slight difference.

  17. Rawrzellers

    I hate that packaging, I’m still a Ripe Peach lover, they need to re-promote it like ASAP.

  18. Katie

    I just looked at Estee Lauder’s website and it says that they are sold out:( Does anyone know if it’s still carried in stores?

    • Nordstrom still has it (online) :)

      • Katie

        Thanks for the reply! I actually decided to check out CCO if they had it and they did!! I got Peach Nuance and Rose Nuance for 17.50 each. It must have been an older version since it is a slightly different container design but the same product. It is .31oz/9g so a little bit more product actually! Which is always a good thing IMO!:)

  19. lauraaaaa

    omg i need this now

  20. Beauty is in my eyes- Behold it!

    An even cheaper dupe for Ripe Peach is Milani’s Lumnious Blush!

    • Mandy

      Really? I gotta respectfully disagree…Milani Luminous is more like NARS Orgasm…peach with gold shimmer. Ripe Peach didn’t have shimmer that I noticed.

  21. ocelot1

    i think i may like this one better than ripe peach…RP looked a little too orange/red on me when i put it on at the counter, & i think this one may give me the perfect flush! thx!!

  22. CeeBee

    I have several EL blushes and IMHO, they are pretty underrated – I think they are great!
    I have Pink Nuance, Pink Kiss, Nude Rose and Tender Petal – I had been tossing up between Peach Nuance and Sweet Nectar but I have now been swayed!

  23. Sabrina

    Christine, I’m trying to dupe Ripe Peach by finding a blush that dupes the orangey side and another that dupes the pink side. Do you have any recommendations? I think Nars Gina may be a dupe for the orange side but its too matte, other than that I’m drawing a blank. Thanks!!

  24. that is so pretty!

  25. Laura

    Could it be a possible dupe for marine life?

  26. Mandy

    EL packaging is so old-lady. :/

    • CeeBee

      I think it’s pretty classy and elegant actually (though I don’t much like the brown cases the e/s quads come in though) even if it is a bit retro. YMMV.

    • Jessica

      ive always thought the same thing. I hate owning estee lauder or even clinique because i feel its mainly for older women

  27. Laura

    It would not surpise me if they were exactly the same, seeing as they are both Estee Lauder owned brands.

  28. Ferarri

    I love Pink Kiss and Tender Petals…I have 3 sets of Estee Lauder blushes as I bought 3 blockbusters through the years. Only managed to finished 2 of the 10 colors! Pink Kiss is peachy red on my face and looks really good though it looks brownish red in the pan.

  29. Kathy

    I think that both are lovely, but I surprisingly think that the Estee Lauder blush looks more compatible with my skintone. I missed out on Ripe Peach, so I may very well check this one out.

    Thanks for the info! :)

  30. Marcela

    The Estee Lauder one is way more prettier than the MAC one, I’m debating now the fact that I should probably check this line of blush, they look so pretty. Is it limited edition or part of the permanent line???

  31. Meri

    Based on the swatch, I like Estee Lauder Peach Nuance more !

  32. Laura

    Can it be a dupe for marine life?! From your swatch it looks like it

  33. Melissa

    I absolutely love these posts where you compare and swatch possible dupe products for us side by side! Please give us more!

  34. Melissa

    Will peach nuance show up on my NC 50 naomi campbell color skin?

  35. Cassy

    I was just at the EL counter at my local Macy’s and was told Peach Nuance is discontinued. How odd…

    • At Nordstrom they told me it was permanent!

      • Cassykins

        I honestly walked out thinking maybe Macy’s had no idea what they were taking about. Or maybe it was just discontinued at Macy’s. Ah well, who knows! They’re my only brick and mortar store that carries EL, though (we don’t have Nordies here) so I guess it’s online I go!

  36. Brenda

    I couldn’t get Ripe Peach so I will be looking into this. I think I may even like the colour better :) Thanks!

  37. aurea

    and compared to the euphoric orange by givenchy ?

  38. cherryglass

    Christine! Thank you so much!!! I’m a bit late to the comment party. But How does Peach Nuance compare to MAC’s Instant Chic? I’ve missed out on this and now it’s sold out everywhere.
    Thanks in advance (if it reaches you)

  39. i happen to have both cuz after i got ripe peach, i felt like i didn’t wanna use it just yet.. maybe just keep it in my collection and use something similar.. which is why i got peach nuance at a cco. they are pretty darn similar but i agree that ripe peach maybe a little more pigmented… and peach nuance definitely has more yellow to it which is probably why it comes out lighter, hehe

  40. mac me happy

    I saw this at the recent estee lauder sale in Toronto this weekend… i already have ripe peach and i will never hit pan because its HUGE… so i told my friend to snatch it up and she loves it.

  41. Chips

    EL Peach Nuance Blush is my first blush that i own since 5 years ago, and it still look new now. I love how this blush look on me but it doesn’t stay on my face that long. It look so different with this new packaging.

  42. Laura

    were these blushes limited edition???

    • They’re supposed to be perm from what I was told!

      • Misty

        I worked at EL Macy’s counter last winter and we had to send these back because we weren’t carrying them anymore. And I have seen them at CCO’s. I’m pretty sure they are DC’d. Maybe they are only perm to Nordstrom?

  43. Liz

    Yay I got this from my CCO for only $18.25!!! I also got plum nuance, both are lovely! Thanks Christine!!!

  44. sharonabear

    Are they still selling the Peach Nuance like the one in the pic? because when i look online.. its only 1 solid color . instead of gradient

  45. I have a question: the packaging looks black in your pictures, although I have the notion that most Estee Lauder makeup products come in the eblue packaging. Is the black case the new, revamped packaging, is it special-edition while the blue cases are the original from the permanent line? I’d be glad if you cleared that up for me 😉 Thanks

  46. Stephanie

    Hi Christine! Is this a limited edition blush?

  47. Stef

    I purchased this blush today, OMG I’m in love! :)
    The colors looks amazing on my light to medium skin tone.
    And the brush it comes with is really soft.

  48. aditi

    wow the left side of peach nuance looks straight up yellow. Is that how it looks in real life?