Estee Lauder Cello Shots Pure Color Cheek RushThe new Spring 2013 Estee Lauder Cello Shots Pure Color Collection is all about playful and bright colors delivered in sheer, lightweight formulas that will keep the skin fresh and glowing all day. Tom Pecheux, the Creative Makeup Director at Estee Lauder says, "This season, I’ve been working a lot with what I call “acqua color”. It’s a gentle, watery look with just a touch of bright, vibrant color."
Estee Lauder Cello Shots Pure Color Cheek Rush ($28) is a water-based transparent gel that provides the cheeks with a vibrant, yet very sheer stain. It's super lightweight, easy to blend and gives such a natural, fresh and dewy look to the skin.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush is available in (4) shades: Hot Fuse, Pink Patent, X-Pose Rose and Techno Jam.
I have the shade Pink Patent, which is a lovely soft pink that warms up beautifully to my skin. I think it's a shade that's best suited for fair, light and medium skin tones and would adapt well to either cool or warm undertones.
The consistency is exactly what it sounds like - a water-based gel. It's kind of hard to explain because it's not runny, nor is it thick. It's light and airy, but not moussey. I'm not sure I've used any other product like it. It's cooling to the touch and disappears into the skin once blended without any greasy residue.
Application: You can absolutely use your fingers and tap the product into your cheeks, but because it can temporarily stain the fingertips, I like using a small stippling brush such as the MAC 130 or 188 Brush. Since the formula is so sheer and easy to work with, just about any brush would do (I'd stick with a synthetic brush though).
Here's a swatch of Pink Patent on my arm. I didn't blend it in completely, but once blended, it's hardly visible. It seems to show up better on my cheeks.
I really didn't expect to love this product as much as I do, but I do! I know I don't need anymore blush, but I can't help but want to pick up the other shades.
If you love cheek stains, I'm sure you'll love these. I think they'll be a staple in my summer makeup bag.
For another look at Pink Patent, check out Best Things in Beauty for a great review.
- Applies nicely without looking blotchy
- Easy to work with using the fingers or a synthetic brush
- Leaves my cheeks looking fresh and pinched with pink
- Long lasting - I've worn Pink Patent a handful of times and each time it has lasted me the whole day. Pretty impressive!
- Pretty, lightweight packaging with a pump dispenser
- None with the actual product, but because the container is a dark plastic, you can't tell how much product you're using/how much product is left. I try to use it sparingly because I don't want to run out quickly!