Estee Lauder Poppy Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark red with warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff from the get-go, which was buildable to full coverage, if desired.
The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” feel that gives “fresh” and “radiant” color to the cheeks, while the press release was more specific and stated that it should have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” The finish on this shade was rather matte, and it did not seem to get more luminous when blended (which can happen with more satin finish powders), so I can’t say that it was really radiant or dewy on the skin. The texture was thinner and could have been more blendable in practice, as it was fussy and took a lot of maneuvering just to get it to look mostly even. It did, however, wear for almost nine hours on me.
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