|Would buy this product again.||96%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
realli nice blush!! cheap and cheerful.. long lasting nice colours aswel!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Finally! An amazingly pigmented blush can be found at the drugstore! The range of low priced makeup is very narrow where I live so I was incredibly happy to see essence products appear on the shelves, because I had heard many good things about the brand.
I got the color babydoll which in the packaging looks like a quite dark pink blush, but the good news is that it can totally be sheered out for a more settle look or applied a bit more heavily to achieve the color you see in the pan. I also think that the natural looking color doesn't take away the attention from any eye look that I'm wearing. I absolutely love how multipurpose this blush is and after I got it, it quickly became my go-to blush for any occasion.
The only downside to me was the packaging. After a month or so of using it, the lid just broke off ://
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i really like this blush. it has some shimmer and it is really pigmented, which i really like. (: i bought it a second time because the first time, i dropped it from my purse, and it broke. i bought it again ( baby doll color ).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Man...I really love Essence. So many people rave about the quality & low price of Wet n Wild, yet I really think this brand is superior. Essence does what many drugstore cosmetic brands have not - they formula UNIQUE shades that are up to par with brands such as Illamasqua or MAC, similar quality, but for a fraction of the cost.
I bought an Essence blush from Ulta yesterday in the shade Adorable. It's a coraly, baby pink. In the past I ignored Essence blushes because I assumed they'd be powdery & low pigmented. I was so wrong! This blush rivals Illamasqua's Tremble in terms of color & formula.
I will repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
My local shoppers drug mart, In Canada began carrying Essence cosemtics which pleased me. I have two of their blushes, one called babydoll: a super pretty light pink with subtle shimmer, and secret it girl, which is a true apricot/peach tone. Both blushes are pigmented, buildable, and long lasting. My shoppers drug mart also sells shades adorable: super pale pink (more of a highlight) and a shade called natural beauty which is more of a brown blush. I didn't find adorable or natural beauty as pigmented as the two I have, but they were OK. For 2.99 CDN you cant go wrong with secret-it-girl or babydoll!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was my first blush and I LOVE it! I have the color Babydoll, which looks like a dark pink in the packaging but is actually a soft pink. I just paid €2,49 for it. That's dirt cheap! The pigmentation is also good, I used the Catrice blush brush (which is SUPER soft. I didn't know there were such soft blush brushes for only €3,99) and I really had to keep out not to overdo it. Why I gave it 4 lippies and not 5? The fall-out. When you sweep your brush over it, you can see a whole cloud of blush dust in the air. That, and the packaging, made me give 4 lippies. But still a great blush for the price!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was able to order some of the Essence products from Ulta's website, and have been really happy with the brand. I own the following:
- Lipsticks in Creamy Nude and In The Nude: I love these. The formulation is similar to Mac's glaze formula and smells fruity/sweet. I do find that Creamy Nude is more pigmented, as it builds up more easily than In The Nude.
- Silky Touch Blush in Adorable: A nice peachy- pink blush with shimmer. The formula is soft, blendable, and non-chalky. Great, inexpensive blush. However, it's not as pigmented as my NYX blushes.
- I Love Extreme Volume mascara in Black: Haven't really gotten around to using this much. I used it once, when I first bought it, and the formula was fairly wet and didn't give me much volume. This is your typical big brush mascara, along the lines of Urban Decay's Big Fatty Mascara, Prestige's My Biggest Lashes, Diorshow mascara, and Revlon Grow Luscious, and Rimmel Volume Flash The Max. People either love it or hate it. I'll have to try it more (though I have too many mascaras!), once it dries to a better consistency.
- XXXL Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Candy and XXXL Nudes Lip Gloss in Nude Kiss: I have WAY too many nude colored lipglosses, but these were too cheap ($1.99) to pass up. The packaging is ok, if slightly tacky looking, but for the price point, it could be worse. I happen to love the applicator, as it's straight, as opposed to slanted and applies the product wonderfully. The formulation for both is the same and they both are shimmery (but not frosty). The only difference would be the scent; Nude Candy has a fruity/sherbet scent to it, while Nude Kiss has a sweet cookie/dessert scent to it. Wear time is average.
- Stay With Me Longlasting Lipglosses in My Favorite Milkshake and Me & My Icecream: These are packaged in a shorter tube than the XXXL lipglosses (1 ml less), and cost about 50 cents more. The applicator is a short and hourglass-shaped (the middle of it is wear my lip usually fits). As for the formulation, it's a little thicker than the XXXL glosses, but not by much. The great things about these glosses are that the scent is sugary-sweet, but barely detectable, and they are cream (non-shimmery) glosses.
- Gel eyeliner: I still haven't tried this, but I'll just say that the price is right and that the packaging is great, as it's in a glass jar (so it shouldn't dry out too quickly).
Overall, I'd like to try more Essence products in the future, but wish the brand would expand in the US, as it can only be exclusively found at Ulta. Plus, I'd like to be able find the "Trend Edition" (limited edition) collections that they come out with, since they seem to be hyped about. I don't even know if Ulta stores carry them (they're not on the site, plus my nearest Ulta is 2 hours away by car).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought the #30 shade, Secret It-Girl, a soft apricot tone. Though the pigmentation is high, it couldn't be more natural: the sheer effect and silky texture make it feel like your face almost bare, but with healthy and sun-kissed cheeks. Much as I adore the doll-like pinkish jowls, I feel I need to balance them with a warmer color to make them look more real. And this wonderful product is definitely a safe (no to mention inexpensive!) option for that alternative look.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Got these in secret it girl and natural beauty. The first one is a very good peach blush, used with a light hand. The seccond doesn't work for me as a blush (doesn't show at all), but is a great eye shadow. Gives a soft glowy hint of natural colour that works great for me. Very very very pleased with that. Rates: the peach almost 4, and the brown a 10+ as an eye shadow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Shoppers just got this line in, and I was drawn in by the wee nailpolish. For a toon, I figured it could be ok to try. Also got two eyeshadow pans. It tested nicely on my hand, finely milled, comparable to CG and L'oreal and other DS brands. So what the heck? Grabbed a blush in Baby Doll Pink. And I like it. If I react from blush, it's usually within a few days. While I'm clearing up an overexfoliation(?) rash of bumps, which are mild now that I've adjusted my routine, this blush is good. Been using well over a week with no zits! I love that this isn't shimmery, as that's what bugs my skin (except eyes, they're oddly ok with most MU). For under three bucks, cruelty free and works for me as well as any blush in my price range (5-20$), I'm pleased!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love These blushes!Secret it-girl Baby doll are the two colors I have the first is a nice peach color the 2nd a midtown pink.They are lovely very pigmented and go on nicely.They have great staying power and for 3 dollars worth the price