Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a subdued, medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Too Faced Skyline (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Benefit Hervana (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gelato (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Letter (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Pansy Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Right) (PiP, $44.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (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 texture was smooth but thin, and it was harder to build-up coverage to more than medium, even after a few layers. I didn’t have any trouble blending out the edges or evening out the color, but this is a shade that is best suited for someone who prefers sheer coverage out of their blushes. The color lasted for seven hours on me.

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Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Audacious Plum Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

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  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Golden Age Cream Colour Base
  • MAC Sepia Cream Colour Base
On eyes:
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  • Anastasia Fawn Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Smoke Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Blanc Eyeshadow
  • Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride Eyeliner
On lips
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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This is very pretty on you, Christine! I like similar but cooler colors on myself — got to get that ‘I’m a Lover’!

I like this one! I love sheerer blushes especially on colours like this which can easily lend themselves to ‘fever cheeks’ if the product is heavily pigmented. It makes the job of blending much easier.

It’s funny that I actually really like this one! Not so sure it would show up on me, though? It looks really fresh and “real”, like when one has been out in the fresh crisp cool air….something lacking out here of late, LoL!

LOL! It is funny to check the weather report, because it always looks like it’s going to cool down next week, but next week comes and no… not at all.

Right?!? The weather peeps really LOVE to lead us on out here! I’m still wondering what happened to the El Nino winter we were *promised*, haha!

Christine, I think you may have linked to the wrong pictures on the post — All the pictures are labeled “Mauve Mystique” and they’re different from the ones shown on the Audacious Plum product page on the swatch gallery.

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