Cheek Cello Shots

A round of shots on Estée Lauder anyone? For cheeks of course. These punchy tubes, dubbed the Pure Colour Cheek Rush Cello Shots for Cheeks*, have just launched onto counters promising a buildable wash of gel textured colour. Hot Fuse – a red/coral hybrid that gives an outdoorsy flush to my naturally ruddy complexion and Pose Rose – a cooler than cool toned pink are in my possession and I’m impressed. Pumped onto the back of my hand, dotted and blended onto each cheek gives a healthy dose of colour without looking too cray cray. Now don’t be fooled, these are sheer but you have to work quickly, take it one cheek at a time, or else you end up with darker stain where you first applied it. Been there, done that, got the weird pink patch. Texture aside, the other reason my for my interest in these is the similarity between them and the Josie Maran Watercolour Cheek Gelée’s. A barely there wash of colour delivered in water-like form *raises eyebrow*. They’re not exact dupes, but the finished product looks near enough for me.

At £24 from Selfridges they don’t come cheap but for blusher lovers who fancy a summer suitable texture or yearners of the Josie Maran Watercolour Cheek Gelée’s this may be  worth a swatch or two. And hey, I’m always down for a (cheek) shot.

*PR Sample


  • These look so nice! It’s been a while since I’ve ‘needed’ to buy something after seeing it on a blog post. Do they last well? x

  • YouAreNotSandra

    Those look really interesting! I want to try them out! (:

  • Stef

    These look beautiful!

  • molly

    these look great, i love the colours xxxx

  • bacardi chasers

    Oh wow, These look so intriguing! I wanna try These so badly!

  • ellena hill

    I bought one last week and they do not budge on my oily skin! Love them so far x

  • AmeliaRoseL

    Hot fuse looks nice! Really like the packaging too.


  • these look gorgeous! i love the colours

    Chloe Witty

  • Siti Fatimah

    uuuu..this is tempting…have to write down in wishlist..

  • Shivani

    Any ideas why they’re called “cello” shots? what do they have to do with music?

  • The colours look lovely, especially the first one, but the idea of a “water-like” blush really doesn’t make my head turn.

  • Parisian To Be

    I love your “new launch” alerts, Anna. I always know what’s up and coming.
    xo Lillian

  • dannii ofe

    swatched these a few weeks ago, looove them, definitely something abit different!

  • I’ve ordered one of the Josie Maran’s and can’t wait to get my hands on it! These look really interesting too.x

    Deborah |

  • Olivia S

    These look gorgeous! I really want to try the Josie Maran… may have to pick up the Pose Rose for now xx

    Olivia –

  • Maddy Cane

    These are such gorgeous colours, they have been placed right to the top of the wish list! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Millie Robinson

    These look gorgeous, a tad pricey though but the colours are lovely! 🙂 ♥

  • Catrin

    The title made me chuckle!

  • Great photos for this post, Anna 🙂 I saw these on Pixiwoo a day or two ago (I think) and was intrigued. I’ve been wanting to try the Josie Maran ones too, so maybe I’ll just have to go and swatch both for the final decision.


  • Beautiful colors and the packages are super cute, quite practical I think so you won’t be unsanitary. <3 Carolyn

  • Hot fuse looks amazing!

  • Celina

    I love those colours and the packaging makes it sanitary too! xx

  • Roshni K

    I’d love to try these, too expensive for my student budget tho 🙁

  • Woah, did not expect that from EL but those look amazing!

  • Beautyandtheb

    LOVE the look of the pink one!

    B XX

  • Amy

    They look so cool! I’d love to try these out, as I love cream blushers x

    Amy |

  • Daniella

    Those look amazing and so dewy!

  • BrljaiTea
  • Allison

    Looks really nice although I always have a hard time being fast enough to use cheek stain type products- hello weird pink patches on the daily. I guess I’ll have to stick to powder/cream products!

  • Wow! These look all kinds of awesome!

  • I bought a similar thing from Elf and I just find it so hard to work with. Its too opaque! I end up looking like a clown. 😐 I like that these look a bit more sheer.


  • I really want to try these! Shamefully, I’ve never owned an Estee Lauder product! Guess I’ll just have to start with these 😉 xx

  • The packaging is gorgeous! Hot Fuse will definitely be in my wishlist 😉