The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest BlushThe Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush ($28.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deepened, muted plum with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Viseart Bronze #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Blush (DC, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (DC, $49.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Patrick Ta She's So LA (Powder) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Diva Don't Care (LE, $24.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be a “natural-looking blush” that blends to create “even” color. First, the shimmer is an overspray; it doesn’t seem to go all the way through, and a few back-and-forth sweeps with a large blush brush makes it disappear (which is what I do prior to swatching a product with an overspray), which leaves behind a mostly matte finish. Second, I purchased all four shades, and every single pan was extremely wobbly in the compact–at this price point and knowing it’s made by Estee Lauder Companies (which has plenty of manufacturing experience!), I was pretty disappointed. The texture felt soft to the touch, but it was a little dusty and thinner, which resulted in powder that applied unevenly and was harder to blend out on the skin as it would stick strongly in some places and not move (or diffuse) from there. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which seems in line with the type of formula it’s supposed to be (“natural” and “Barest Blush” as a name). It lasted for almost eight hours on me.

Ember Glow (04)

PPermanent. $28.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
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The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush
The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) The Barest Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Lipstick
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Oh my! Not only the blush is gorgeous, I am loving your makeup do and how the hazel color of your eyes are standing out! Everything looks so put together!

I really love the color of this one! It looks good applied to your cheeks, BUT the arm swatches show how this particular blush would give blending issues. So, even though I love how it looks applied, I also realize it had to take more time and effort, therefore I’ll skip this one.

While not bad I wish it applied nicer and had some more depth to it. Honestly, these seem very drugstore but I think I’ve seen better of Milani and Nyx at least.

I absolutely love the color of this blush. Not sure if it would work for my super pale skin, but I’ve already looked at it like 15 different times writing this comment lol. However, wobbly packaging? That’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Especially because I don’t often depot things and I kind of resent having to do it at all. Also, what do companies get out of putting an overspray on products? I get that it’s pretty, but it seems like an unnecessary step when it doesn’t actually contribute to the product itself.

I was really surprised that the pans felt like they weren’t glued in properly – it’s such a major booboo and this isn’t a new brand at all.

Every pretty on you. Dark for me so I’d have to be careful. The color itself would work if I can apply light enough.

This one looks very nice on you!- definitely an improvement over the others from this line you have reviewed so far. Like you and others have already said, though, I am still surprised at the flaws present in this product overall.

What a pretty colour this is, and lovely on you, Christine 🙂 I feel like I couldn’t possibly make such an intense shade work on my light (NW15/NW20) skin, and lord knows I tried with Clinique Cola Pop! Plus, the issues with dryness and patchiness (patchiness…is that a word?), and it being wobbly in the pan? For $28.00 that’s pretty unacceptable.

I just got this blush yesterday. I did notice the pan was loose, but this is such a beautiful color on my dark skin. I love it!

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