Essence Blush in 60 Life's a Cherry Review and Swatches

This week has all been about a whole lot of affordable , pocket friendly products on the blog and joining the league is Essence Blush in the shade Life's a Cherry.

Blushes play an important part in defining the shape of your face and also adding a glow to it. Blushes have to be applied differently for different face shapes - Well that's a chapter on its own.Let's get started with the review of the blush by Essence.

You all might have seen my Simple Makeup Tutorial created using Essence products last week. 

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essence cosmetics blush life's a cherry 

A little intro about Essence brand :

Essence cosmetics gives you easy access to great products that inspire you to express who you are with style, confidence and fun.We say NO to animal testing and YES to quality with prices affordable enough to try a fabulous new look whenever you want.with a full range of breakthrough beauty products and the season's hottest colors and formulas, you'll look great and your skin will feel great too! Express yourself with essence - Europe's no. 1 cosmetic brand!*

A small note about their website :

They have got an absolutely cute, girly website with a large variety of products for us to choose from. The products are really affordable and  they also retail in various stores across Mumbai & Delhi. How i wish they start soon in the south too because certain products like Foundation needs shade selection and it is better to pick it up from a store.

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Essence Cosmetics Blush in Life's a Cherry

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Essence Blush in 60 Life's a Cherry

Packaging of Essence Silky Touch Blush in Life's a Cherry : 

The Essence Blush comes in a sturdy plastic circular pan type container with a transparent lid that shows the shade to us. It is so light weight to carry around and compact to store it anywhere. The lid closes with a click sound and we do not have to worry about messing up of the blush at any time. It has the text Essence Silky Touch Blush printed on top of the lid and the shade name printed at the bottom. The blush has small patterns been carved on them which is really cute.

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Shade of Essence Cosmetics Silky Touch Blush in life's a cherry

Shade Life's a Cherry from Essence :

The name might mislead you and you might end up thinking that Life's a Cherry is a pinkish or plum shade, but it is a pretty, bright, coral pink shade that would suit Indian skin tone really well. The shade has minute shimmers that adds a glow to the skin (which is visible only under sunlight) and transfers as the same shade on the skin. It provides a healthy pinkish glow to the skin.

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affordable blushes in India - Essence Blush 

Swatches of Essence India Silky Touch Blush in Life's a Cherry : 

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Natural light swatch of Essence Silky Touch Blush in life's a Cherry

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Swatches under sun light 

Essence Silky Touch Blush in Life's a Cherry Swatch blended 

Texture and Pigmentation of Essence Silky Touch Blush in Life's a Cherry :

As the name suggests,the texture of the blush is silky smooth and it feels so soft against the skin. Hence blending becomes a cakewalk and one does not need any kind of harsh action against the skin. In fact, on some days when I have not washed my blush brush or not able to find it, I prefer just dipping my finger into the blush and blending it onto my cheeks with my fingers. 

Coming to the pigmentation, it is very well pigmented and just a dip of the tip of the brush is enough for one side. In case you are using your fingers( which is not advisable due to hygiene issues), just one swipe would do for both sides for a casual use. In case you are heading to a party or a wedding, then you might need to layer the product, but be careful to tap out the excess product from the brush since it is highly pigmented.

Staying Power of Essence Silky Touch Blush in Life's a Cherry :

The staying power is quite decent and it lasted up to 4 hours for me and I loved how it gave a natural pinkish glow on me after about 3 hours, when it started slowly fading. 

Note : I used only one swipe for one side since I wanted a sheer wash of color and maybe it will last longer if you layer 2 or more.

The main con is that it does not stand excessive sweating and it tends to get washed off with the sweat. But that can happen with any powder based product and my tip to increase the wear time is to apply a cream based blush as a base and then top it up with the Essence Blush. 

You can either use a cream based blush like ELF Contour kit , read review here :

The other product that can work as a great base is The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Tint.

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Essence Cosmetics India Blush 

Price : INR 299

How to buy them if you reside anywhere in India except Mumbai or Delhi ?

You can buy from  with delivery charges extra.

I just hope Essence you start retailing across all cities pan India.

Pros of Essence Silky Touch Blush in Life's a Cherry :

1 : Pretty universally flattering shade.

2 : Excellent pigmentation

3 : Good staying power

4 : Very Affordable


CONS of Essence Silky Touch Blush in Life's a Cherry :

1 : Not sweat resistant. 

It can be neglected since the blush is so affordable.

Recommendations : I think it is one of the most affordable blush available and it is such a pretty coral shade. I recommend this to all my readers. 

*PR sample but opinion is honest.
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