I purchased these in Babydoll and Adorable and I love them! Gives your cheeks a natural rosy look, I do have to reapply quite often though but it is GREAT value for money!
I purchased the shade 30 in 'Secret it - Girl' for $2.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart. I personally think this is a great blush as the powder is smooth, non-chalky, and blends effortlessly. Pigmentation is great and wears well during the day too. The shade shows up on my fair complexion as a soft peach with pink undertones in a satin finish with fine golden shimmer. I'm definitely going to try more shades from this brand.
UPDATE: I went back and purchased the shade 20 in 'Babydoll' and it's just as awesome as 'Secret-it Girl' in terms of texture, pigmentation, and wear. Babydoll shows up on my complexion as a rosy pink with a satin golden sheen finish.
Lovely blush! Super pigmented with a smooth, silky finish. I bought secret it-girl, which is one of the highest pigmented but wearable peachy shades I've had in a while. Definitely one of the better drugstore blushes out there.
I am in love with these blushes!! I have worn them constantly since I bought them. At my Ulta they have 4 colors total and I now have 3. I have Adorable, Babydoll, and Secret-It Girl. Can I just say that these, in my opinion, are the best kept secret in the makeup world??
First of all, they are pigmented! When you put them on, you can actually see them, which in my experience, is not common for drug store blushes. Just like the name, they really do have a silky touch. They are not dry at all and glide right over my cheeks (with foundation and other product on it already). They create such a beautiful color on my skin that is see-able but also not clown like, which I think is due to the colors they offer. I have a hard time over applying, even though they are pigmented. I even use them for a very sheer overall lid color (just with my blush brush with a light hand) and love the look of health it gives me.
My favorite is Secret It Girl!! This is the peach I have been looking for. I find that it just looks so natural but at the same time, makes my face look healthy and perky. I cannot say enough about this shade! I like how it looks with bright lipsticks because it allows the lipstick to be the focus (some cheek colors steal the show).
I haven't swatched them side by side, but at least on my skin, this is a close enough dupe for MAC Archie's Girls Creamsoda blush from the Betty collection. If I dare say so... I like the Essence better!
The compact is very petite and small, which I like. What I like better is the price- I paid less than $3! Lasts all day and does not create a cakey-effect which can happen when layering blush on top of multiple skin products.
Please try these if you get a chance! I really don't think you will be disappointed! I can't believe I didn't try them sooner! At my Ulta, they are at the very bottom (I mean near the floor bottom) of the display so I suspect people (like me before I found them) don't even know they exist unless you crouch down.
there aren't many reviews of this awesome bargain brand, so i gotta chime in: Essence rox! its my cheap thrill of the moment. i have 4 LE blushes.
1) Renesmee Red, from twilight collection, true red powder blush
2) Ready For Boarding lip & cheek creme in 02 Beauty on Tour, a bright coral pink
3) Ready For Boarding lip & cheek creme in 01 Sending You Kisses, a bright berry
4) Legends of the Sky 01 No Better Way to Sky, dusty apricot powder blush
the cremes are matte, show up, and last long. the powders are finely milled, apply VERY smoothly and evenly and true to color. no breakouts or sensitivities at all. i love love love clear lucite packaging bc you can SEE the color so well and the lids snap on firmly-- no stupid twist shut crap. i am keeping a tightlined eagle eye out for the next LE collection!
realli nice blush!! cheap and cheerful.. long lasting nice colours aswel!!
Great value! It works as well or maybe even better than expensive brands, and doesn't cause me any skin issues
I have it in the colour 'babydoll'
I definetley recommend this
Excellente! Applys even and soft, not heavy, not overly spakly (but enough for a natural glow), blends well, non-irritating, ridiculously well priced. Use it every day.
This blush is amazing for how cheap it is! I have the color #40 natural beauty, it is nicely pigmented, a beautiful soft natural everyday color, and not chalky at all! I also have an eyeshadow quad that is very nice as well!
I love essence's blushes. I have all the colors and they're really pigmented and easy to apply.
I'd definetely buy them again.