How funny is it that my nails matched the packaging? That actually had nothing to do with buying this, I promise. I've almost bought some other drugstore blush sticks before but I've always turned away from them since they're like little pink disco balls. The other day I was in Fred Meyer (is that a Pacific Northwest thing only?) and I saw this little guy on a new display. I opened it up and much to my pleasure it's matte without any shimmer! Woohoo!
The barcode on this says "01 Chaising Lacy" so I'm assuming that's the color name, but this was the only color I saw on the summer Essence display. Online however, there's a "02 Blooming Tender" peachy color and I'd like to get my hands on that as well! I went ahead and swatched the blush when I got home and I do really like the color. The texture is also really nice-- it's really soft when you blend it in and it melts into your skin. In the swatch picture, it looks kind of clumpy but that's only because I ran it back and forth to get a strong color payoff. With one swipe it's just a small deposit of coral. Like I mentioned, it's so easy to blend out and it looks really natural (my mom even commented on that!). I tested this out on my cheeks today and it stays for quite a while and granted it was only two or three dollars, so I don't mind any reapplication.
I'm really impressed with this little blush! I hope Essence comes out with even more cream blushes since this one is so pretty.
Thanks for reading! xo