Essence Blooming The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a light peach with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but its lightness in color (period) is to the point where it just barely showed up on my skin tone, which make it a little harder to see the impact of on my cheeks (but it was there!).
The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery but not dry, and it had a touch of satin micro-shimmer in it as it seemed to read more semi-matte than full-on, flat matte when applied and buffed out on my skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$2.99/0.17 oz. - $17.59 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage with a "silky-smooth texture." They were more semi-opaque to opaque in pigmentation, though the texture was soft and yielding, so it was easy to use a lighter hand to pick up less product for sheerer coverage if preferred. It's just not a formula I'd inherently call buildable. The consistency was soft, a little powdery but not dry, and was blendable on my skin. They wore eight hours on me before fading noticeably.
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Talc, Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Magnesium Stearate, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).