Heat Wave or Shimmering Sands - but instead, I was able to purchase from Nordstrom this new pretty pink Crystal Baby. I note the purchase from Nordstrom because I have been unable to locate this gem on Estée Lauder's own site, nor have I been able to find it at the counters - odd, I think. I'd be willing to bet it's a limited edition, but it is not listed as such at Nordstrom online.
Estée Lauder describes Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée as a
"tribrid" formula of liquid, powder, and gel that goes beyond face
powder to give you a sexy, sophisticated glow. The color smooths on as
an all-over soft sheen, but can be layered for luminous pearly
highlighting. Crystal Baby Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée is described as a high-polish
blush with a luminous, silky finish - all true.
You can see in my photo above (with the blue background) that the real thing is lighter and cooler than the photo shown at Nordstrom. I worried when I started to review my photos, wondering if the full sun in which I snapped the photo had drained the color from the powder. It hadn't. I have examined it, and I believe my photo is closer to the real deal than the online sales photo. Both are lovely colors. I am pointing this out because the pink is a cool pink, and anyone expecting a warmer shade might be disappointed.
Photos at top and of model courtesy of Nordstrom; other photos by Best Things in Beauty