Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball ($26.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “translucent berry hue.” It’s a muted, pinkish-red with cool undertones and a subtle shine. NARS Adoration (Right) (P) is a powder. MAC Red Obsessed (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Bred for Beauty (LE) is a powder. YSL Rose Frivole (02) (P, $40.00) is similar. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) (P, $40.00) is brighter. Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is more muted. Illamasqua Seduce (P, $26.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The formula is supposed to be a “jelly-like gloss” with a “full-throttle shine” that gives a “slight tint to lips while imparting a rosy glow to cheeks.” It’s not at all glossy or jelly-like; it’s more like a very thin, firm balm that offers a satin shine with sheer color. The coverage is as described–translucent–and tints the lips and cheeks with a barely-there hue. It’s extremely uncomfortable to wear on the lips, as it feels dry and is drying over time, while the color lasts about an hour before sliding off. As a blush, it wore for six and a half hours before breaking down, but it imparted no real shine, just a smidgen of color (would be better suited for a fairer complexion than mine).

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Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball (worn on cheek as a blush — your right)

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Colombo
  • Jezebel
  • Brousse
  • All About Eve Eyeshadows
  • Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This was one of the items I had my eye on in this collection just because I like to have an easy”multiple” type product for summer time. Easy pass here! Thanks for the review!
Oh, i am still getting the Suave commercial replaying. I have to keep pausing it over and over.

My pleasure, Nicole! They are working on it, but unfortunately, the ad network doesn’t seem to have any support available during weekend hours, but I received a confirmation of my support ticket and that they are working on it an hour or so ago.

It’s not a big deal. I can block that stuff out pretty easy. That happens when you have a kid..the blocking out annoying noises.:)..Anyway,it appears to be fixed now! 🙂

The color is really beautiful. But I don’t like wearing cream blushes that stay creamy (don’t dry) on the cheeks. They break down foundation and make me break out. I like Benetint… and I’m drooling over some of these dupes. Still love the NARS one!

This is just so sheer and dry looking. The photos look like dollar store makeup to be completely honest. Looked pretty in the ball, though!

How did they even — ???? I feel like you would actually have to TRY to make a potted product like this drying; that is so weird!!

I’m big on sheer and balmy/matte, but drying is one thing that I can’t work with. It’s a shame that this was so unlike its description!!

It first, I thought it was a Josie Maran Watercolor Cheek Gelee. It does look disappointing on the swatches. Did you try using it as a blush?

Boo! The color looked so promising in the pan but the swatches are disappointing. Way too sheer and light

This collection looked so cool from the outside, but I haven’t been impressed with the colors and quality. I wish they’d gone updated 60s looks to go with the futuristic, mod packaging.

I browsed this and the other items from this collection on Sephora’s website this weekend but felt really underwhelmed. 🙁

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