Essence is one of my all time favourite beauty brands. They continue to bring out new products that are not only amazing quality, but also extremely low in price. I own a huge amount of their products and have never been let down. Some of my favourite items from Essence are their blushes and bronzers. So, When I saw the Mosaic Blushes, I knew that I had to try them. Essence have four different shades to choose from – Miss Floral Coral, All You Need Is Pink, Kissed By The Sun & The Berry Connection. I have all four shades but have found that one definitely stands out from the rest.
Since starting Roaccutane, my skin has been left very red. Obviously this is not going to be a long term problem, but it is something that has made me feel very self conscious. Since this started, my main aim with makeup has been to cover this redness – not to add more colour to my cheeks. So, my more pigmented blushes have been put to the side and I have been preferring more natural flushes of colour.
I have found the Mosaic Blushes to be perfect for this. I have found that they are slightly sheer when applied, however the intensity of each blush can be built up. This is not a negative point as I actually prefer blushes like this – you can get your intended intensity rather than having to blend any mistakes! The Mosaic Blushes blend well and have a lovely soft texture without being powdery and leaving a lot of fall out.
The shade of The Berry Connection is not what you would first expect from the name. I find that when applied, it leaves a beautiful pink flush to the cheeks. It has a very subtle shimmer that looks pretty when applied and is not too over the top or obvious. It does not add to the redness of my skin but does help to give me a little colour and brighten my complexion – I hate wearing just foundation as I feel it makes me look a little ‘dead’ and flat.
The packaging of the Mosaic Blushes is very simple, but for £2.50 can you really complain? I also find that the design of the powder definitely makes up for this and makes the product look a lot more expensive.
The Mosaic Blushes are available from www.wilko.com and also in stores.