Essence Pretty Peach Baked Blush Review & Swatches
Essence Pretty Peach Pure Nude Baked Blush ($5.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl woven throughout.
- Opaque pigmentation
- Smooth, finely-milled without being powdery
- Picked up evenly and blended out nicely on bare skin/over foundation
- Long-wearing (8 hours before fading visibly)
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Natasha Denona Alba (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Giorgio Armani Peach (5) (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- Hourglass Infinite Flush (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
- Dose of Colors Amazemint (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
- NARS Make You Mine (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- Natasha Denona Peach (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- Dior Rayonnante (330) (P, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
$5.99/0.24 oz. - $24.96 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to give a "bright, healthy glow" with a "highly pigmented bake texture" that is "blendable" and "lightweight." The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and best of all, not at all powdery yet picked up evenly with a blush or highlighting brush and delivered even coverage to bare skin. It was easy to blend out and diffuse on my skin while having semi-opaque to opaque, buildable pigmentation.
I felt that it was a nice enough blush option, especially for those who want something that is relatively easy to work with and easy to diffuse on cheeks, but the color range was disappointing in two ways: 1) lacking in depth/range, and 2) four or five shades were very similar applied (and even more heavily swatched), so having eight seemed unnecessary in that case.
Browse all of our Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush swatches.
Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tin Oxide, Xanthan Gum, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
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Not that light leaning as I thought originally looking at the pan – may give it a chance.
Well, having at least 4 of the possible dupes shown above and on the very different “possible dupes” page, this shade is a little too well represented in my stash.
Looks more vibrant and punchy than I was expecting!
This is the one that I would choose – I really like the colour and I think it would suit me best. Interestingly, it has the same rating as Dior’s Rayonate, but is considerably less expensive.
That’s pretty! Do I need more blush? Probably not. But maybe…
I love that you are reviewing drugstore so often lately!