If something has stripes, I’m usually totally into it…
But when it comes to these $2.49 Essence Multi-Colour Blushes, well, let’s just say that their cute stripes and great price are just about the best things they have going for ‘em.
I give the two available shades, pale pink Fashionista and pale peach How Cute Is That, major points for looking cute on a budget, but their knees buckle beside the performance of rock stars from the Essence line, like the fantastic Gel Eyeliners.
Fashionista (left) and How Cute Is That (right)
I wore light pink Fashionista to the beach the other day, and even though I like the natural-looking cheek flush and subtle sheen it lends, the look just doesn’t last. The effect had all but vanished in less than three hours.
Rubbing the powder between my forefinger and thumb, it doesn’t feel as finely milled as better powders from other brands, and I think it also feels chalkier than it should.
Bummer, because I was really hoping to get on board another fantastic Essence gem.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Ulta stores, Fred Meyer, HEB and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,