A Sunkissed Flush for Paler Pretties: Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Cheekcolor in Sunkissed Coral

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Summer showcases so many bright, bold coral blushes (hello, MAC My Paradise!), but if you’re a paler princess struggling to find summer shades that work well with your skin tone, you might really like Elizabeth Arden’s new Pure Finish Mineral Cheekcolor in Sunkissed Coral ($28), one of seven pieces in the new Bronze in Bloom Summer 2011 Collection.


I had to apply four layers of this pinkish coral sheen to get it to make a statement on my tan skin, but I’m betting that a single layer would give lighter lasses a gentle, summery flush.

While I give the packaging major points in the cute category (LOVE that it fits in my palm), I wouldn’t have minded a wider pan. It comes with a mini kabuki brush, which does fit inside just fine, but the pan’s too small for my blush brush (at least without having to shove). A small detail, but it’s a little irksome.

elizabeth arden sunkissed coral

elizabeth arden sunkissed coral

elizabeth arden sunkissed coral swatch

elizabeth arden sunkissed coral


I adore the finish’s subtle sheen, but because I have to apply so many layers, I’ll probably reserve this for those rare mornings when I have extra time. If you’re lighter than I am, though, Sunkissed could be your perfect coral summer blush.

PRICE: $28
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Elizabeth Arden stores and also online

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  1. Steelnpurple says:

    Wow I love how this looks! It seems to give that summery healthy sheen, without glitter.. soooo pretty!

    I might hunt for this one!
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  2. Soo says:

    unfortunate that it took so much layering, but it still looks like a lovely shade on you. I love the packaging of grinding blushes but feel like they’re way messy for travel sometimes
    Soo recently posted … Benefit CORALista

  3. Trisha says:

    Yay! TGIF!

    I love the shimmer of this cheek color. It just…glows. I’ve been really impressed with Elizabeth Arden lately.

  4. Heidi says:

    So pretty. I’ll have to check this one out!

  5. Jessi says:

    It’s s shame that it wasn’t pigmented enough for you, but that just means it will probably work well on my pale, pasty skin! Here is another thing to add my infinitely long wish list.
    Jessi recently posted … Lip Swatch Spam with NYX Round Lipsticks

  6. larie says:

    I think I will live without yet another coral blush, but your earrings are another story! Love that turquoise blue color 🙂
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  7. Kim says:

    What a pretty color and, you’re right, that package is way too cute. Is it one of those twisty-shavey tops? I feel that that would translate into a lot of mess and waste in my unskilled hands! 🙂

    Btw, I love your headband – it makes you look like a teenager, in a good way. Fun and youthful, ya know? 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Toni says:

    TGIF! I love the color of this blush. I usually don’t like corals on me, because they always end up turning orange. I’m adding this to my list of makeup items to check out. It looks really nice on you!
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  9. Nina says:


    i love the blush! it looks like a natural summery flush!

  10. gio says:

    That’s a gorgeous shade and I love that it gives skin a healthy flush and natural sheen. I have very pale skin so I think that this may work well for me.
    gio recently posted … Looks- Storm in Portobello

  11. Mandy says:

    Love your LIP COLOR!

    TGIF as well. 🙂

  12. Josie says:

    Very pretty blush! It reminds me of those NYX HD grinding blushes! Same concept! Hmmm i wonder how many other companies will use the same packaging or “grinding/shaving” method?

  13. Tracy says:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve walked by this and ignored it. I tend to think of Elizabeth Arden as an old lady line, but this is really pretty! I will stop and look at it now!
    Tracy recently posted … Laura Mercier Cake Eyeliner

  14. Vijaya says:

    I have to say, I find these grindy blushes a little odd.
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  15. Phyrra says:

    I like corals, it looks like a nice shade.
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  16. snoopysteph says:

    Love this! The grinder thing makes me worry about getting too much product at once though (and getting messy in a hurry).

    What’s on your lips? Love the color!

  17. Andy says:

    You look like an exotic flower. Soooo pretty. And I love your earrings. Can you pls tell me where you got them?

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