After reading some really good reviews regarding Estee Lauder blushes, I decided to pick up two to try out. Today I've got Sensuous Rose to show you.
The Pure Color blushes come in two finishes - satin and shimmer - and Sensuous Rose is a satin. It leans warm and has a tan/orange undertone, yet I think of it as a neutral blush. By that, I mean that this is a great blush for when you want a natural looking cheek to complement more vibrant eyes or lips. It is a great everyday blush for those with warm undertones in their complexion, and I've found myself using it quite a bit.
The texture is fabulous - finely milled and smooth. It can be built up in intensity, but you would be hard pressed to overdo it, as it is a subtle color with a natural looking finish. Wear time is a good 8 hours on my oily skin and I can still see some color at the end of a long day.
I like that there is no obvious shimmer in Sensuous Rose, but it is far from flat. There is a slight sheen that is quite flattering. The Pure Color blushes retail for $28 and you get a generous sized compact that has a mirror and heft. The biggest issue I had is that the compact can be difficult to open. It's almost like it has a sweet spot that you have to find, as force doesn't seem to work.
There are 16 shades of Pure Color blush available, and I also picked up a shimmer shade in Peach Passion. I can see collecting more of these blushes, as the quality and finish is really lovely!
About me: I'm 53 with oily but aging skin. Fortunately, the semi-tropical climate and humidity of where I live helps me from looking like the crypt keeper, in spite of all those years soaking up the sun :-) So let's talk skincare and makeup and anything else that strikes our fancy.