Lisa Eldridge Pink Poetry Enlivening Blush ($34.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a vivid pop of pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It yielded semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation depending on how much one applied; the brand recommended to use quite a small amount, which is what I did for swatches and achieved sheer, hard-to-overdo kind of coverage. I was able to build up coverage by going back over and patting on additional product (not much) where I wanted (e.g. apples).
The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and less wet-feeling compared to some other shades; I’ve found the texture to vary noticeably from shade to shade with some being thinner, almost watery in comparison, and others to be denser and more velvety/cream-like. Nevertheless, it applied like the other shades; there were no issues working with it over bare skin or over foundation. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably on my skin.
I’ve had a couple of readers ask if there were any issues squeezing out product from the tubes, and I did not have issues with most of them, but Pink Poetry was challenging to dispense from the beginning (and hasn’t improved).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$34.00/0.5 oz. - $68.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be buildable, though the brand advises to use the "tiniest dot" to start with to get a "translucent 'blushing from within' effect." It can be applied and blended out with fingertips or a foundation brush. The finish is described as "natural, skin-like" that isn't "too dewy or too matte."
From the shades I've tested so far, the formula is buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, and it was easy to apply more if necessary. The needle-nose applicator allowed for a lot of control, so one could get closer to the "tiniest" amount as recommended.
The texture was lightweight, moderately emollient, and dried down to a natural to soft matte finish; one shade appeared more semi-matte (though not flat/dry) on my skin and the other was more emollient in the tube and as a result, somewhat dewier on my skin. The product applied evenly patted on bare skin or over foundation with a fingertip and blended out with little effort. They had a tendency to sheer out, which was as marketed, so they were more foolproof to work with.
It was a more transfer-resistant formula, The blush lasted between eight and nine hours on me before showing signs of fading.
Browse all of our Lisa Eldridge Enlivening Blush swatches.
C9-12 ALKANE · OCTYLDODECANOL · MICA · HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL · CELLULOSE · COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE · GLYCERYL BEHENATE · HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS · BENZIMIDAZOLE DIAMOND AMIDOETHYL UREA CARBAMOYL PROPYL POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE · CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL / CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · PARFUM / FRAGRANCE · VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS SEED OIL · RUBUS IDAEUS SEED OIL / RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL · THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER / THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER · SPILANTHES ACMELLA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT · ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS ROOT EXTRACT · SILICA · UBIQUINONE · TOCOPHEROL · HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL · ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT / ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT · MAY CONTAIN/ PEUT CONTENIR [(+/-): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491· CI 77492 · CI 77499) · RED 6 (CI 15850) · RED 7 (CI 15850) · RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) · BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].
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