Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Multi Colour Blush: Pretty Blush But Not Too Happy With It

Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Multi Colour Blush

I’m not particularly into chasing the latest releases of makeup but if there’s a brand that I enjoy the latest blush pickings from, it’s Essence. Their blushes are very affordable and even though the quality can be a bit of a hit and miss, one can’t deny that when it comes to the cuteness/prettiness factor, they almost always come up on top.

I was doing a quick toiletries run at my local Priceline the other day and when I walked past the Essence shelf, this beauty caught my eye. As it was under AU$7, it very soon landed in my shopping basket.

Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Multi Colour Blush

To be honest, I wouldn’t call this a blush. It’s more of a highlighter than a blush mostly because it’s very sheer. As a blush, the colour payoff is poor and it doesn’t show well on the skin unless you’re very fair. The pale baby pink shade needed many layers on my skin before it started to show. But as an overall highlighter, it’s actually not bad.

Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Multi Colour Blush

If you’re a sucker for cute packaging, then you’ll probably get this for the design, which was what drew me to the blush in the first place. But if you’re looking for a proper blush, then I’d give this a miss because you’ll be digging into the blush like I did just to get some colour on the skin. I did at least 10 layers for this to show on camera. And it still barely showed anything! 😛

Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Multi Colour Blush

Still, even though it was a bit of a miss, Essence was right in one aspect; happy girls are pretty! So smile! 🙂

Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Multi Colour Blush

Essence’s Happy Girls Are Pretty Multi Colour Blush retails at AU$6.15 and is available at selected Priceline pharmacies nationwide.

What I like about it: Pretty packaging.

What I do not like about it: Too sheer for my liking. Works more as a highlighter than a blush.

Have you tried this blush by Essence? What did you think about it? Too sheer or did it work for you?

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6 comments… add one
  1. Yip

    Aww it’s sad that it didn’t work too well but the packaging and print are both so cute! I picked up the eyeshadow palette from this range and I’ve been loving it so far.
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    1. Tine

      When I picked up this blush, the eyeshadow palette was already sold out so I didn’t get the chance to swatch it. 🙁

  2. MonicaP

    Totally adorable! I love when makeup companies come out with cute Valentine’s Day themed cosmetics. My fav was the Physicians Formula Happy Booster hearts blush. I never found it very pigmented for my skin tone – but it sure was cute !!

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    1. Tine

      Hahahah I thought so too! That Physician’s Formula blush is cute as a button! 😛

  3. Mel

    Cute! Love me some cheap makeup. Although I’ll pass on this one, I enjoyed the review.
    Mel recently posted..Best Makeup of 2015 | Australian Beauty GuruMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Hehe thanks Mel!

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