Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches
Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark red with warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff from the get-go, which was buildable to full coverage, if desired.
The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” feel that gives “fresh” and “radiant” color to the cheeks, while the press release was more specific and stated that it should have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” The finish on this shade was rather matte, and it did not seem to get more luminous when blended (which can happen with more satin finish powders), so I can’t say that it was really radiant or dewy on the skin. The texture was thinner and could have been more blendable in practice, as it was fussy and took a lot of maneuvering just to get it to look mostly even. It did, however, wear for almost nine hours on me.
- Lethal Cosmetics Sanguine (P, $15.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
- Milani Bronze Burst #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
- NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is brighter (90% similar).
- Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Oh My! (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar).
- Zoeva Underneath the Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar).
- MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Milani Bronze Burst #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).
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Gorgeous, gorgeous color here. What a shame that it was a fuss-pot to apply at this high a price point, though!
I’ll sit tight and continue to keep Nars Unfiltered I in my sites for January. As that one is worth it.
Fingers crossed it’ll be available for ya! 🙂
This is a pretty red, too bad it wasn’t easier to work with
Such a deep shade needs blendability badly!
The swatch looks dry but in the photo it looks very flattering imo. Reminds me of the A+ Recommended Clinique Black Honey Pop, though!
With enough work, anything is possible, haha!
I am a little bit scared of matte finish on blushes. it’s just so hard to apply? heheh although, matte matches my oily skin! all in all, I love the color!
btw, are all of your posts safe after the down time? i hope all is well and happy holidays, Christine, hubby and Mellan! xx
Everything is safe! It was a planned upgrade, so everything was synced, then shut down, and then started back up so it was exactly the same data 🙂
Pretty and good wear time! My kind of color but I rather a smooth operation.
I hear ya. I don’t want to have to work THAT much to blend a blush out!
I think it’s a lovely shade. But because my cheeks tend to flush it’s better for me to avoid reds like this.
Few things are more annoying than a fussy dark/pigmented blush! It is such a lovely red, though.
Right? A blush that’s blendable is so key but even more so with a deeper/more pigmented shade!
It is a vibrant color!
That blush is a really good color for you and so is your lipstick!
Thank you, Tamara!!
I love the opacity on this and in my mind that is perfect. I wish there was a hint more satin to it as claimed. I’m not a bold blush person due to my Rosacea but this could be pulled off on a good day!
I love the color!
I’m surprised Cola Pop isn’t listed as a dupe — when I compare them side-by-side in your swatch generator, except for the depth of pigmentation, they seem identical.
Other than the finish …
I usually only look for dupes within so many steps of the finish, so if it’s fairly matte, then anything with a lot of shimmer I usually don’t include!