Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep Review, Photos, Swatches

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep ($26.00 for 0.39 oz.) includes two Luminizers and one blush. I loved the mix of colors in the palette, and I really appreciated that they went for a true, “Radiant Orchid” blush–it’s a shade that you just don’t see often as a genuine blush (but there are similar shades if you look at eyeshadow). I wish the two Luminizers were a bit less metallic, as they can slightly to somewhat emphasize skin imperfections/pores. Otherwise, all three shades had really good color payoff, and the textures were soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin. You get plenty of product in the palette, and it’s an excellent price point, so I think it’s well worth checking out–especially if you’ve ever craved a purple-y blush!

Bridal Rose is a medium-dark, pinky-plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent color payoff, and this shade, while called a Luminizer, is more of a blush than a traditional highlighter as it has quite a bit of color as well as sheen. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable. It does emphasize pores somewhat, though, and it wore seven and a half hours on me before looking patchy. NARS G-Spot (P, $39.00) is darker, less metallic, cream. MAC Rose Quartz (LE, $30.00) is darker. MAC Lavish Living (LE, $25.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $25.00) is less metallic, darker. MAC Plum Foolery (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Spanish Villa is a golden beige with a frosted, metallic finish. This had good color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth. It has a lot of shimmer and sheen, so I saw slight emphasis of pores/skin texture with this hue. If I swept on the highlighter with a fan brush, I had a subtler sheen, but it didn’t emphasize pores, so that was a plus. It wore well for seven hours before it looked a bit patchy and faded. IT Cosmetics Hello Light (P, $24.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is more golden. NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is lighter. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE) is similar.Urban Decay Naked (P, $29.00) is more sparkly. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer (P, $24.00) is more golden. See comparison swatches.

Radiant Orchid is a cool-toned, pinky-purple with a pearly finish. It’s intensely pigmented, and the texture was soft and blendable. This is not a shy shade at all, and I was surprised to see just how purple it actually was. I don’t have anything quite like this as far as blush goes, so I turned to eyeshadows. This shade wore well for eight hours before starting to fade. Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet (LE, $21.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is a touch lighter. Too Faced Ooh la Orchid (LE, $16.00) is matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #6 (P) is darker, matte. See comparison swatches

Rush Luster

LELimited Edition. $26.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Bridal Rose

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Spanish Villa

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Radiant Orchid

LELimited Edition.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose Luminizer

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose Luminizer

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose Luminizer

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa Luminizer

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa Luminizer

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa Luminizer

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Blush

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Blush

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Blush

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Blush + Spanish Villa Luminizer

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On lips:
  • : Lancome Corail Cabriole Lip Lover

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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Hurray! A purpley blush is something I’ve always wanted, it’d likely go well with my skin tone.

Erm, other than this not being available where I live. Sadness.

If it’s sold out on Sephora.com, you can sign up for an e-mail reminder once it’s been restocked. I would like to volunteer to have it shipped to you, but I’m not sure how much it will be.

Literally, Bee, you took the words right out of my mouth 😛 Would love purple blush, probably nice with skintone, this one not available in these lands.

You have my wholehearted sympathy. But I’m sure there’s another purple blush out there for us somewhere… 😀

Can you do a review on the big pantone palette out this year? I swatched some shadows at Sephora and I thought they were pretty decent. But I didn’t get a chance to do all of them.

I played with this in the store. The colors didn’t quite flatter my skin, but I liked the texture! I might have to check their other blushes out!

Is there anything preventing using this blush as an eyeshadow instead? I’m not too keen on purple blush, but it just kills me that they didn’t release a radiant orchid eyeshadow (outside of the $50 set of 24 colors I don’t want and one that I do, of course)!

Do you know if they usually release a second collection for Color-Of-The-Year, or is this about as close as we’re going to get? 🙂

Hi Ruby!

It might not be eye safe – if that’s the case, it would most likely be due to the pigments used but it could be another ingredient entirely. I’m not sure what they have planned!

I’m not as big fan of purple as others here, but this cheek palette seems very tempting. I particularly like the look of the blush combined with the Spanish Villa luminizer on you.

I just bought this on Saturday. I love the colors are very pigmented. I was also suckered by my own doing lol to buy the orchid lipstick. ♥♥♥♥♥ By the way the colors look great on you!

Oooooh looks so pretty on you Christine. This is on my wish list so I’m glad to see it performed well…it’s definitely a color I don’t have.

I played with this in store, and the texture of the blush is so marvelous and intensely pigmented! I didn’t really care much about the highlighters included in the palette, but the *blush*! I did not purchase this yet, but it’s on my list for chic week sales.

This is so beautiful! My craving for purple is satisfied. For now. But what I really want is something like Mac Full of Joy. I hear it will be coming back soon, though. I hope I can hold out until then. 🙂

This looks really pretty! I don’t usually get that excited about Color of the Year products, but I can get behind this one. Not a terrible price, too. Bridal Rose is my favorite shade of the three. They look really flattering on you!

Those colors are so pretty, I may have to get one. I got the whole big set with the cream blush but I really like these colors and the highlighter shades with it. . . .. and this is from somebody who thought I wasn’t even going to get ANYTHING in the Radiant Orchid shade!!

It looks absolutely gorgeous on you Christine! I have to get my hands on this one. Just found out recently that Sephora now ships to Japan too 🙂

I like the blush, but I don’t care for the other two bits! I mean, I think they’re pretty, but. The blush. That’s the most important thing in this palette.

I made my Radiant Orchid purchase already, but didn’t get this. It looks beautiful on you! If the texture is anything look the other products in the line, it’s a must have. Sephora-I’m coming back!

Yeah, I swatched this in store and was very impressed. Very soft and buttery texture, and the color payoff was great. I’m trying to talk myself out of buying it because goodness knows I need another blush like a hole in my head. 😛

ORDERED!!!!!!
I mean I don’t need the luminizers but its a purple blush!!!! Clapping & singing Pharell’s Happy song LOL!

I looked for this palette during the VIB Chic Week 15% off but it was sold out everywhere, so I signed up on sephora.com to be notified when it came back in stock. I received an e-mail from them this morning that it’s being completely discontinued! Why would they do that?!

Two different employees (one being a manager) told me that they’d do another run of them even though it was LE since the first batch sold out so quickly. I’m bummed I got my hopes up, but oh well!

Hey! I bought this blush yesterday and I don’t really like it on me. I am willing to sell it! It is super pretty on Christine but I don’t like it on me 🙁

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