Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Plum #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Enamored (Blush) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Dolly (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Cheap Shot (DC, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). KIKO 112 Light Plum (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Blackberry (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Smith and Cult Cool Plum (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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). It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque, buildable coverage that was easy to work with and blend out. The texture was smooth, neither too firm nor too soft, and it sat well on the skin as it became slightly dewy as it buffed and worked into the skin. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

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Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush
Estee Lauder Rebel Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Golden Age Cream Colour Base
  • MAC Sepia Cream Colour Base
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Stone Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Fawn Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Smoke Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Blanc Eyeshadow
  • Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride Eyeliner
On lips
  • Laura Mercier Raspberry Ripple Lip Parfait
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Out of this series of EL blushes, I really like this particular one best! It has that beautiful dewy, natural looking finishes that I’m in to. I think that maybe it could still work on my medium olive skin.

No, these are from Estee Lauder – Estee Edit is technically a totally different brand entirely. The formulas aren’t the same!

Oh wow! I had no idea they were separate brands. That’s really good to know though. I guess now I can pick it up! Thanks =). Except, I do have one question, if you have the time/inclination to answer. I was on the Estee Lauder site earlier looking at this blush and decided to talk to one of the online beauty reps. I’ve never done that before, but figured why not? She wasn’t terribly helpful (I told her I was looking for pinks that would stand out on but still compliment my skin tone and specifically didn’t want anything beige-y or nude, but she kept pushing me towards those colors), but she did try to discourage me from getting this color in particular because she said it would be too pigmented for my skin tone. Looking at your swatch it doesn’t look too pigmented to me at all, but I don’t want to spend $34 on a blush that won’t work for me-do you think it would be too much for my skin tone? My skin tone is warm/yellow and only a half/one shade darker than Nars Siberia.

I don’t think this is too pigmented at all. The Estee Lauder formula is thin enough that it doesn’t get a TON of product on your brush with the barest touch of the brush. If you are fair and warmer, I definitely think this would work for you, IMO.

Maybe if you didn’t like blush at all and just wanted to add a little “warmth” to skin, a beige would work, but I don’t see why this one wouldn’t work for you.

This is my favourite of the ones you’ve reviewed. I don’t think I’ll get it, I have enough blushes to last me my lifetime, so I save my money for something more unique. Also EL is a bit too expensive, I think, when tere are just as good formulas for a lot less.
Correct me if I’m very wrong 🙂

Yes, I meant that all EL products are on the expensive side. I rarely buy anything EL. I have some lipsticks and I think an eyeshadow palette. I don’t go and check the counter that often, maybe I should…

So pretty! As fate would have it, I just swatched UD’s Fetish again tonight when I was in Ulta and I love it, but thought that a cooler undertone would make it perfect. Now I’m thinking this may be my answer. I haven’t purchased any Estee Lauder in forever, but this is really tempting me. Do you think this would work well on super pale folk, such as myself?

It looks fabulous on you. In fact, I love your whole look here. Just gorgeous.

I absolutely think it would work on fair skin tones, Eliz! But you can’t go wrong with either Fetish or Rebel Rose 🙂

This might be my favorite yet from this line of blushes. It’s warm but subtle. The satin on this is just the right level of shine without seeming like it would emphasize texture. I don’t have any of the dupes either.

Hi, Christine–

Is Laura Mercier lip parfait in Raspberry Truffle new (unreleased still… you maybe got a press sample?) or do you mean Raspberry Ripple, which is all I can find on every site I’ve checked (obviously, I think it’s very pretty on you!).

I agree that this is a very lovely, understated-but-flattering complete look on you.

It must be Raspberry Ripple, though I have my photo labeled as Raspberry Truffle (and I shoot the labels as a photo so I can then label them properly)… no idea why I messed up so badly. I’m really sorry, Emily!

Hi Christine! Do you think this colour is also a dupe for Cabana boy by the balm? Or are these two very different colours?

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