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CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush
CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush

CoverGirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush ($9.99 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. NARS Liberation (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC See Beyond (LE, $23.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Antigua (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Yacht Life (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Motu Tane (LE, $39.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The TruBlend Blush formula is supposed to be blendable and create a “multi-toned result.” The texture is very soft and smooth, though it is a little on the powdery side; it tended to darken on the skin, but this seemed to ensure that it didn’t look dry or powdery when applied. It is, as described, easily blended and effortless to apply. The finish is really flattering on the skin without being too shimmery or too matte. The downside is that the more powdery texture makes it harder to build-up the color (it’s semi-sheer to semi-opaque), and it only lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total

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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). 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). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bliss (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Oh You Pretty Things (LE, $23.00) is more 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). Make Up For Ever B306 (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Melba (P, $23.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Honeymoon (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Style (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (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.

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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). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Plum #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Blush) (P, ) is less 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). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Halo (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) 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). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Divergent Misty Rose (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% 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.

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The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) The Barest Blush
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 Lovable (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mistress (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (DC, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (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.

C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush
Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush

Zoeva Shy Beauty Luxe Color Blush ($9.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, light-medium peach with a semi-matte finish. Catrice I Am Nuts About You (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Prism (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dainty (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S300 (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Valiant (LE, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Gretel (Light) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Luxe Color Blush formula is supposed to be a “silky” powder that is “long-lasting and fade-proof.” It had semi-opaque coverage that was easily sheered out if desired, and it could be layered for true-to-pan color (though it is a lighter shade, so it may not work for all skin tones). The texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable on the skin. It didn’t look cakey or powdery, despite being more matte. This one seemed the most matte out of the three I bought to review. I also noticed that this shade darkened one to two shades compared to the pan when I applied it to the skin. The blush stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Shy Beauty
Shy Beauty
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush ($28.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deepened, muted plum with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Viseart Bronze #3 (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Blush (LE, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is brighter, cooler (85% 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. The texture felt soft to the touch, but it was a little dusty and thinner, which resulted in powder that applied unevenly and was harder to blend out on the skin as it would stick strongly in some places and not move (or diffuse) from there. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which seems in line with the type of formula it’s supposed to be (“natural” and “Barest Blush” as a name). It lasted for almost eight hours on me.

B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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