Estee Lauder

Pure Color Cheek Rush

for $ 26.00
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This cheek tint has created much ado about nothing special. It's dispensed from a pump, so you have to be careful not to dispense too much product or you end up wasting quite a bit. Half a pump is more than enough to get significant color on both cheeks. The gel texture blends well and the pigment is buildable, but there is a downside to this blush that's hard to ignore.

The main issue is that it tends to ball up when applied over liquid foundation, and it certainly doesn't pair well with powder. This blush will work only on bare skin, but not many of us can carry that one off, as almost without exception blush looks better over foundation.

For better cheek tints, check out options from Sonia Kashuk, Josie Maran, or e.l.f.

  • Buildable pigment.
  • Looks good on bare skin.
  • Balls up when applied over liquid foundation.
  • Texture doesn't work well paired with powder.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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