Since it arrived on UK shores for the first time earlier this year, Essence has fast been becoming one of my favourite budget brands. They not only push the boundaries, creating innovative and unique makeup collections and products, but their quality is outstanding for the price point – and this trio of cheek wonder is no exception. These cream-to-powder formulas are incredibly lightweight, providing a creamy texture that can be blended into the skin using a finger or brush. The pigment is pretty great, the texture non-greasy and the result beautiful; after only a few seconds on the skin all three turn to a powder that sticks in place and provides a fab look.
The blushers are great for those a little hessitant about applying bright bold colours to their cheeks, as the creamy formula can be built up and blended into the skin with ease. Although I love the richness of the pinky colour, the peach tone is a fab dupe (both in shade and finish) of the new Benefit Majorette that I’ve been loving so much for the past few weeks. Considering these are only £2.80 each, that’s a comparison that will be music to your ears. The highlighter is great at adding light and shade to the face, helping to lighten the browbone and brighten the tops of cheeks as the formula catches the light; again, this is a great introduction to highlighting for novices as you can’t possibly mess up with this dreamy formula.
I love a creamy blush and highlighter in the colder months, as they buff into skin so well to leave it looking incredibly fresh. As we start to wear heavier foundations, powder and lots of layers, cream-to-powder blushers work even better with our makeup looks than their basic powder counterparts – plus they stay in place for longer and can even be topped up with your index finger! If you’re passing a Wilko store this weekend, why not grab all three and get your winter wardrobe sorted before the fluffy slippers and blankets come out? What do you think of this trio of cheek products?
The Essence ‘Soo Blush’ and ‘Soo Glow‘ products are available via Wilko stores nationwide, as well as through their pop-up stores in Westfield shopping centres.