So for the past few weeks I have been sharing to you the stuff that I can't live without such as my favorite bases, lipsticks, skin care & whatnot, and realized that I have been missing out on this darling right here for faaar too long. It's been sitting on my make up bag since I don't know when and it puzzles me as to why I decided to write about it just now. So today I want to share to you this blush from Essence which is in the shade of Babydoll.
So anyway, a little background as to why I don't normally wear blush. I actually have post acne marks on both of my cheeks, a lot more obvious on the right side of it, so whenever I wear a dash of blush it tends to highlight them - be it powder, cream (especially CREAM), and gel, so for a cleaner and more polished look, I stick to what already works for me which is BB cream + a bit of translucent powder on top. However, after months and months of religiously using sunflower oil on these problem areas, the texture of my skin has not only improved but the dark spots appeared to have lightened as well so lately I am able to squeeze in blushes on my daily make up routine.
So read on to find out my thoughts on this! :)
Packaging: Babydoll comes in a round pot, very small at 5 grams making it easy to just throw in your make up bag and be on the go. It's very travel friendly, you won't even know it's there. Albeit it is made of plastic, the packaging still feels like it's built to last. I dropped this 3 times already and it's still good as new. However, it doesn't come with a mirror and a separate applicator so all you really get is the blush itself.
Shade: Baby doll gives me the most natural looking rosy flush. It has a mauve-ish touch to it too which you'll see clearly in the pictures later.
Texture: I love the texture of this blush. Probably the reason why I love it so much too! It isn't powdery and feels so silky to the touch. It doesn't latch unto dry patches so it goes on smoothly on the cheeks. You'll see on the swatch below that it has shimmers but trust me, once it lands on the cheeks it's hardly noticeable.
Wear Time: I have combination skin with my T-zone being oily and the rest normal. However, due to the growing presence of summer, the rest of my face becomes oilier than usual. Be that as it may, Babydoll manages to stay in place the whole time that I am out so two thumbs up for that! And FYI, I normally leave the house at 10 am and be home at 6-7 pm, depending on the traffic situation that day.
Fragrance (if any): If you are sensitive to fragrances, then I'm happy to report that this has none of that!
I'm not sure how much this is priced in other countries but here in the Philippines, this retails for 190php ($4.25).
I buy my "essences" at Megamall or SM North-Edsa.
- Babydoll suits my skin tone very well
- Looks very natural
- Lasts all day despite the humid weather
- Sturdy packaging
- Easily available
- Doesn't come with a mirror/applicator
- None, really! This stuff is the bomb!
Overall, I am head over heels in love with this blush and I've gotten a lot of compliments from it. It looks so natural on me and I don't look like I'm wearing anything at all! I don't think I'd be looking anywhere else in a long time! FOR KEEPS! :)
Overall Rating: 5/5
Price: 190php ($4.25)
Available: SM Megamall, SM North Edsa. For more info visit Essence's Facebook page.
Babydoll in action!
I'm actually using a BB cream under this so that should explain the white cast. I really love Pond's BB cream and I reach for it a lot these days but apparently, it's not the most photo-friendly base out there. *Le sigh*
Now it's your turn. What's your MOST favorite, MOST reached for, in short HOLY GRAIL blush on to date? Would love to know about it! Let's talk! xx