When I saw that Essence were releasing the BLUSHplay Sculpting Blush Palettes in their newest collection, I was very excited. I absolutely love the brand and have been so impressed by their products, especially their blushes – all you need to do is read my last post to see! They have two shades on offer: Play It Peach & Play It Pink. I obviously treated myself to both – for just £4 I could not resist! I have been using Play It Pink for the last few days and have fallen in love.
I have been very impressed by the three shades included in the palette. They are perfect for everyday wear, blend easily and are very flattering on my skin tone. I usually find in these type of palettes that I dislike a shade but this has not been the case. The highlighter shade is a very soft, light pink with beautiful subtle shimmer. It doesn’t have the typical illuminating qualities on a highlighter, but leaves a lovely shimmer to the cheekbones when applied. I’ve also used it as a blush topper and found that it worked perfectly. Sculpt is a slightly warmer matte pink with a peachy undertone. It is a little sheerer compared to the ‘define’ shade, however when built up, gives the cheeks a beautiful rosy tint. Define is a true pink with golden shimmer, similar to the ever so famous NARS Orgasm and Sleek’s Rose Gold blush. Although shimmery, there are no big chunks of glitter – something I absolutely hate in a blush. I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use from it.
In true Essence type the packaging is simple but effective. It feels sturdy and protects the powders well. I honestly can not rave about the BLUSHplay sculpting blush palettes enough. For only £4, I would recommend that you all give them a try. I bet you won’t be disappointed!