Wearing Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Electric Pink
Holy frickin’ rad, Batgirl! I almost don’t know where to start…
The new Estée Lauder Pure Color Blushes are so packed with pigment that they might even make seasoned MAC addicts shed glittery tears of joy.
Estée Lauder went BIG with these new $28 blushes. Literally. The oversized pans are huge!
To put them in perspective, a husky tabby’s butt barely rivals their size.
And the powders? Let me put it this way: softer and finer than powdered sugar.
The 16 new powder blushes dance onto Estée Lauder counters, and into EL’s permanent line, next month. This week, I’ve been getting acquainted with one of the shades from that launch and three from a limited edition collection coming in May.
Clockwise from the red pan in the lower left: The Siren, Fearless, Naughty and Electric Pink
Carnation-colored Electric Pink is the shade bound for the permanent line. Soft and wearable, it kinda reminds me of a chillier version of MAC Blushbaby.
Reddish orange Naughty, bright red The Siren and hot pink Fearless, the bright limited edition shades, comprise a three-piece Pure Color Blush Collection By Tom Pecheaux, and when they arrive in May, they’ll be exclusive to Macy’s.
All four blushes apply with vibrant color that stays true from morning till night, and only one thing stands in their way of cheeky domination…
Swatches from the left: Fearless, Electric Pink, The Siren and Naughty
Wearing Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Siren
Wearing Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Fearless
Wearing Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Naughty
These can be a little tricky to apply. The colors are just so saturated and rich that I do have to spend a little time buffing out the edges.
No biggie. With these, I seem to get the best, most natural-looking results when I apply them with a synthetic fan or skunk brush, both of which deposit less product and produce a sheerer look than a traditional blush brush.
And with the brights? Like Naughty and The Siren? Even with a fan or skunk brush, I still have to be very careful to use an extra light touch; otherwise, it’s say hello to Baby Jane.
While they may take a little longer than your average sheer blush to apply, I think these Pure Color Blushes are all kinds of wonderful (and once you get the application down, it’s all gravy from there).
You have been warned! If you do decide to give these a try, don’t be surprised if it’s love at first swatch.
PRICE: $28 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming to Estée Lauder counters and online next month; the three-piece limited edition Pure Color Blush Custom Collection by Tom Pecheaux (Naughty, The Siren and Fearless) arrives in May exclusively at Macy’s
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Well color me relieved! We’re over another hump, and for your diligence and dogged perseverance, you deserve candy.
What are you up to tonight? I’m pretty excited because I have new episodes of Justified and Southland waiting on the DVR. Combined with the following springy colors from Essie, this has the makings of a great night.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,