Name: Silky Touch Blush in Secret It-Girl
From Essence’s website:
a fresh and healthy complexion is the perfect accessory during any season. with this silky-soft rouge, you can create gorgeous, natural-looking highlights on your cheeks.
What I liked:
- sheer but buildable color payoff
- looks very natural on
- subtle shimmers give a very natural sheen to skin
- texture is very soft to the touch and blends easily
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- too sheer for those with darker skintones
- the packaging
I love pink. It’s my favourite color and I am obsessed with everything pink. Especially blushes. I have way too many pink blushes in my stash and whenever I buy a new one, my friends are like “But you already have lots of blushes like that!” Well, actually I don’t. They are all different shades of pink but that can be really hard to explain to someone who isn’t into makeup. *sighs*
But lately something weird has happened. Pink blushes are starting to bore me *shock! horror!* and I am now becoming obsessed with peach blushes. Maybe it has something to do with all the peachy spring collections popping up everywhere, or maybe I just need a change, but I really love the warm glow peach blushes give to my pale skin.
One of my favourite peach blushes, and one that I have been using a lot lately is Essence Silky Touch Blush in Secret It-Girl, a warm peach blush with very subtle shimmers which provide a nice sheen and prevent the shade from looking dull. I wouldn’t call the texture silky, but it is very soft to the touch nonetheless and it blends effortlessly into the skin.
The color payoff is sheer but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I have pale skin so I love sheer blushes as I don’t risk looking like a clown if I’m not extremely careful with application. One layer provides a nice, soft pop of color on the cheeks, but you can easily build it up if you want a more intense effect. However, I don’t think this will work too well for those with dark skintones as you would have to apply several layers for the color to show up properly so you may wanna invest in a pigmented blush instead.
Once on, the blush lasts for hours on my cheeks and I don’t have to retouch it throughout the day. The only thing I’m not too keen on is the packaging. It’s a simple, round plastic compact that looks really cheap but then this is a cheap blush (it retails at only €2,99). Besides, the circles pattern on the blush is really cute and more than makes up for the packaging imo.
Available at: ulta.com
Essence Silky Touch Blush in Secret It-Girl is a peach blush with subtle shimmers that provides a soft and warm pop of color to the cheeks that lasts for hours. Color payoff is sheer (too sheer for those with darker skintones) but easily buildable while the texture is very soft and blends effortlessly.