Saturday, February 9, 2013

Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Sensuous Rose

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!

Disclaimer:  I purchased this.


  1. the colour looks lovely. It really adds a nice flush to your skin :)

    1. Thank you! It's one of those colors that you look at and go "hmmmm" because it seems rather bland, but it translates really well on the skin.