As I have mentioned in one of my previous reviews, I am attempting to expedite the reviews of some of the Estee Lauder and Bobbi Brown products from my stash since these brands are now easily available online in India. So, today’s review is on a blush from Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour range. The blushes come in two variants – shimmer and satin. The shade that I will be reviewing today is “Wild Sunset,” which is from the shimmer variant.
Sculpt. Define. Glow. Sweep on this ultra-silky, luxurious powder for enhanced definition and a healthy-looking glow.
- Contains superb-velvety powder that glides on sheer for a natural glow.
- Developed with radiant optic technology that perfectly contours and defines your complexion.
- Boasts True VisionTM Color that offers fresh, long-lasting color.
- Renders the highest vibrancy, clarity and dimension.
- With a non-streaking or -fading formula.
- Includes a mini contouring brush.
INR 3300 for 7 gm. This is a whole lot of product.
My Experience with Estee Lauder Wild Sunset Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush:
I have been using this blush for quite some time now. Let’s find out my collective thoughts on this.
Shade: The shade “Wild Sunset” is a beautiful peachy reddish coral. It is almost like Estee Lauder’s version of NARS “O”. The shade is absolutely stunning and will work across skin tones and would look particularly flattering on warmer skin tones. It is the kind of colour which will pull a look together and will work well with anything from neutrals to reds to oranges. It may not go too well cool toned lips like hot pinks, violet, fuchsia, etc.
I think this would be a great pick for an office goer. You do not need to invest in a variety of blushes. This one will work well with most office looks and the pan will last a long long time.
This one is from the “Shimmer” variant. However, you won’t see any shimmer particles in the pan or on the skin. Its more like a sheen with ever so slight golden shift. Buffed right in, it gives a lovely glow on the skin along with the colour.
Texture: The texture is very smooth, soft and silky. It is extremely finely milled and amazingly blendable. It transfers onto the brush quite easily and I prefer to tap off the excess before applying it to my cheeks. It blends well, does not get patchy, neither does it accentuate pores.
Pigmentation: The product works really well because the pigmentation is amazing. However, with the texture being so smooth, it’s easy to sheer it out through blending and it’s equally easy to build it up if required. Not that it NEEDS building up because it is fairly pigmented and I strongly advice tapping off the excess before application.
Staying Power: This will last you the whole day, about 10 hours and more. Yes, the intensity of the shade may come down a little, but that’s generally past the 7-8 hour mark. Like I said before, this is a great choice for work wear.
Visibility on skin tone: The colour shows up easily on my NC30 skin tone. One gentle swipe of the brush gives amazing pigmentation. It would show up as easily on a deeper skin tone as well.
Pros of Estee Lauder Wild Sunset Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush:
- Gorgeous peachy-coral shade which will look pretty on all skin tones – especially warmer ones.
- Finely milled, smooth, easily blendable – almost creamy in texture.
- Excellent pigmentation.
- Lasted well over 10 hours on my combination/oily face.
- The color works well for day and night both.
- The product has an amazing sheen/radiance which does not accentuate the pores.
- Did not break me out.
- There is no cakiness.
- It does not accentuate pores.
Cons of Estee Lauder Wild Sunset Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush:
- I just wish the brand would consider making smaller pan and reducing the price accordingly because the price point may well be a deterrent towards people buying such an amazing product.
Estee Lauder, despite being one of the biggest cosmetic company in the world – as a brand, does not hold the same appeal to the market as quite a few of the brands under its umbrella. Meaning, Estee Lauder has always been perceived as the “grandma” brand, with its old world fragrances and skincare, carrying more appeal to a certain age group, wherein it has had loyal customers. Despite owning brands like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, etc – the brand, Estee Lauder, still could not manage to infiltrate the younger demographic. They did make a conscious change in strategy with Tom Pecheux at its helm, as the Creative Makeup Director, and the subsequent launch of the Pure Colour line and the Pure Colour envy line. It did change things for Estee Lauder and brought it to the forefront. However, probably not as much as its advent into the “Hep” crowd through their new brand ambassador Kendell Jenner and the new Estee Edit line – strategically targeted towards the younger demographic.
Why am I discussing this, instead of the product, it’s because the product is not too talked about in the blogosphere. Is it not good? It actually is quite good and they have a decent shade range as well – nothing too experimental but pretty much all shades of regular use. However, the price point and the brand image – probably deter people from picking up the product.
I definitely recommend their blushes and “Wild Sunset” in particular.
In the #LOTD, I have not used any bronzer or contouring product. I have also shared the flatlay for this look, I missed the lipstick though. The lipstick that I have on is Huda Beauty liquid lipstick in the shade “Icon.”
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