Essence Rosy Rosewood Pure Nude Baked Blush ($5.99 for 0.24 oz) is a lightly muted, medium-dark, slightly pink coral paired with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish.
FURTHER READING: formula overview for more details on general performance and characteristics (such as fragrance).
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Presentation of the formula
$5.99/0.24oz. – $24.96 per ounce
The formula is claimed to impart a “luminous, healthy glow” with a “highly pigmented baking texture” that is “blendable” and “lightweight.” The texture was smooth, finely ground and best of all not powdery at all but picked up evenly with a blush or highlighting brush and provided even coverage on bare skin. It was easy to blend and diffuse on my skin while having a semi-opaque to opaque and buildable pigmentation.
I felt this was a pretty nice blush option, especially for those who want something that’s relatively easy to blend and easy to diffuse across the cheeks, but the color range was disappointing in two ways: 1) lacking in depth/range, and 2) four or five shades were very similar (and even more swatchy), so having eight seemed pointless in this case.
Browse all of our Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush swatches.
Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, CI 15850 (Red Lake 7), CI 77491 (iron oxides), CI 77492 (iron oxides).
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