Essence Mosaic Blush Review + Swatch

Essence Mosaic Blush

Hi everyone!

I really like the Essence products I have tried so far; they are decent quality and extremely affordable. There are a few shades of these mosaic blushes and the one that I will be doing a review on is the shade “40 The Berry Connection”.

Essence Mosaic Blush The Berry Connection

This blush is housed in a clear case; which I like because it’s very lightweight and you are able to see the color which is helpful if you have a huge blush collection. It contains 4.5 grams of product which isn’t much but great value for the price.

The blush itself is slightly powdery as you can see in the swatch below however, it doesn’t apply like that on the cheeks and blends in nicely. It isn’t extremely pigmented which I enjoy because I like to build up the pigmentation rather than spend an hour blending it out. It contains very tiny shimmer particles that really aren’t noticeable but give a nice glow. The lasting power is decent; it will last an entire work/school day at around 6 hours before fading.

Essence Mosaic Blush 40 The Berry Connection. A bright pink shade.

Essence Mosaic Blush The Berry Connection

I would definitely recommend the Essence blushes; in general their quality is great and the price is unbelievable. Click here to see my review on the Essence Silky Touch Blush; I like that formula better than this one but would still recommend both.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Review + Swatch

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

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I love peachy-pink colored blushes for the summer time; they instantly brighten the face. I was interested in trying this one out since it claims to feel lightweight like a powder but melt into the skin like a cream.

I tend to go for cream blushes in the summer since I find that they don’t fade as quickly on me like powder blushes. I have an oily t-zone and so I stayed away from cream blushes thinking that they would only make me look more greasy but they hold up better than most powder formulas.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Peach Satin

The packaging is very simple and lightweight; 5.6 g of product is housed in a plastic container with a see-through lid. I like that there is no excess packaging and that I can see the color through the lid without needing to open it.

The formula itself is very unique; it feels like putty but once it is applied to the skin it dries down to a silky powder consistency. Once it is dry, it won’t wipe off or move around easily; it sets in place for hours. I like using this blush with a stipple brush; since it is pigmented I like to slowly build it up rather than apply too much and then try to blend it out.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush 20 Peach Satin

I really like this shade (Peach Satin) in particular because it is very flattering on my neutral fair skin tone. Overall, I really like this formula and would definitely pick up other colors.

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Essence Silky Touch Blush Review + Swatches

Essence Silky Touch Blush

Hi everyone!

I have read a bunch of positive reviews on these blushes and so I was excited to put this to the test on my combination-oily skin type. This review is on the shade “60 life’s a cherry”.

Essence Silky Touch Blush

I really like the simple, clear acrylic packaging. It is light-weight and sleek; perfect for travel and it has a clear lid so that you can view the shade without needing to open it. It contains 5g of product.

Just as the name suggests, the formula of this blush is very silky and blends out well on the cheeks. It is a touch powdery but once it is blended it melts into the skin. The staying power is what impressed me; this lasted the entire day on my cheeks with some fading towards the end of the day. That is very impressive since blush usually fades very quickly on my oily skin type.

This shade is a medium cool-toned pink with a silky/sheen finish and contains no glitter or shimmer. This blush is very pigmented and so I have to very lightly tap my brush into the product and shake off the excess before applying. This color is very flattering on my fair skin tone once blended out.

Essence Silky Touch Blush life's a cherry

Essence Silky Touch Blush life's a cherry

This blush definitely made me want to try out more shades! I also love how affordable Essence products are.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

iSociety Cosmetics Blush Review + Swatches

iSociety Cosmetics Blush Lucky 13

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This was a brand that I had never heard of until trying out this blush and I’m honestly impressed! This review is on the shade “Lucky 13”.

I like the simple packaging, it has a twist on lid and is very sturdy. Since it has a see-through lid it allows you to see the shade without having to open it; which is very helpful if you have a large blush collection.

The formula and pigmentation reminds me of MAC blushes. It is very smooth and blends out extremely well on the cheeks. The lasting power is amazing, it lasts the entire day on me with some fading towards the end of the day.

This is a deep plum shade that can be sheered out or built up. I recommend that you apply this blush with a loose brush and tap off the excess before applying. I like to apply deep blush shades such as this in layers so that it doesn’t get too intense on my fair skin tone.

iSociety Cosmetics Blush Lucky 13

iSociety Cosmetics Blush Lucky 13

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

e.l.f. Blush Palette (Light) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Blush Palette Light

Hi again!

This blush palette is an amazing find for the price. These shades can be very soft on the cheeks but can also be built up to a more intense color. I have done a review on the dark version of this blush palette which you can view here.

As I mentioned in the other review, I really like the packaging of these palettes because they contain a huge clear mirror and are fairly sturdy as the blushes stay in place and don’t pop out, unless you want them to. You can also switch up the shades between the two blush palettes, the illuminating, contour, foundation, and bronzer palettes that they have and be able to carry four products in one palette for travelling and convenience.

The formula of these are great; they are very pigmented, so I suggest using a light hand and then building it up, and are blendable. They have a buttery feel, I only noticed the right bottom-hand blush was a bit powdery but it isn’t noticeable on the cheeks. They also have good staying power; they will still be on your cheeks after a work/school day but slightly faded.

Swatched in order from left to right.

e.l.f. Blush Palette Light

e.l.f. Blush Palette Light

They are all matte except for the bottom right one, which has tiny glitters in it which doesn’t really translate onto the face. I really do recommend these blush palettes if you are looking to expand your blush collection with good quality blushes without spending a lot.

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e.l.f. Blush Palette (Dark) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Blush Palette Dark

Hello again!

I love using these darker blush shades during autumn and winter. They can be sheered out or built up to look great on all skin tones! There is a “Light” palette as well, this review is on the “Dark” palette.

e.l.f. Blush Palette Dark

I really like the packaging because it holds a huge, clear mirror inside and is fairly sturdy. The blushes can pop out of the palette, so if you have other palettes from e.l.f. (contour, illuminating, etc.) you can switch the colors up. The blushes move around a bit when shaken but they do not fall out of the palette unless you push them out.

These are very pigmented and therefore it is better to use a stipple or fluffy loose brush and tap off the excess quite a bit before applying, you can then built it up to the intensity you like. If you do put on too much; these blushes are very blendable and buttery, so it won’t be too much work blending them out. These blushes last a fairly good amount of time; they will still be on your cheeks after a school/work day.

All of the shades are matte except for the bottom left blush, which has tiny golden glitters in it.

Swatched in order from left to right.

e.l.f. Blush Palette Dark

e.l.f. Blush Palette Dark

I really like these blush palettes, their formula is similar to the mineral blushes; not the studio blushes.

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e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush (Jet Setter) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

Hi again,

This is a beautiful shade for fall, it is a mauve-y dusty rose that is my go-shade during autumn. It goes with most makeup looks involving deeper plum/purple tones and because the color can be built up, it suits most light-medium skin tones. This review is on the shade “Jet Setter”.

I have done a review on the shade “Sweet Retreat”, which is a great everyday blush. I found the formula to be consistent with these as they are both very buttery and blendable. They last about 4 hours before slowly fading away.

The packaging is travel-friendly; it is light and sleek and it also has a see-through lid which makes it easier to find the shade you are looking for.

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

This blush is fairly pigmented and has a matte, almost satin finish on the skin.

Overall, I recommend these blushes because they have a natural finish and a great formula. I only wished they would last a bit longer.

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