I'm not sure what's happened to me but lately I've become a bit of a sucker for blush. I've added a few lovely ones to my collection in the last few months and I knew the Essence Blush Up Powder Blush in #10 Heat Wave* would be the perfect addition to my collection when it arrived on my door step about a month ago. Since then, it's been one of the blushes I've found myself reaching for a lot and, I must say, I'm really impressed by it!
Getting on the ombre bandwagon that a lot of high end cosmetic brands have embraced lately, the Essence Blush Up Powder Blush in #10 Heat Wave is a two toned blush with an ombre effect. There are two colours in this powder blush, a true orange and a vibrant pink, and they fade into each other really nicely.
The Essence Blush Up Powder Blush in #10 Heat Wave is really pigmented. I've swatched all three shades in the palette (the left, the right and the middle where the two colours meet) in the image above and, as you can see, they are all incredibly pigmented and there's enough variety between the colours to make the concept worth it.
I have found the Essence Blush Up Powder Blush in #10 Heat Wave to be an incredibly smooth in texture. It is described as having a silky, semi translucent texture and I think that describes it perfectly. It's pigmented, but not so pigmented that it's difficult to work with. It has the perfect amount of pigment in my opinion. The blush has a matte finish but its' not flat. It has a slight healthy sheen to it without looking shimmery or glittery in the slight. How do they do that?!
The Essence Blush Up Powder Blush in #10 Heat Wave is available in stores now and I would highly recommend it. It's an extremely affordable powder blush that allows for a lot of variety and it is a product of great quality. The blush retails for $6.45 and is available from Target and Priceline stores Australia wide. I've seen online that there's another Blush Up Powder Blush available, this time with two different shades of pink, but I'm yet to see that in stores.