Wishlist Wednesday – Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition & Blush Review

Wishlist Wednesday – Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition & Blush Review

Ok so I know the title is a little bit deceiving. How can this be a wishlist if I’m reviewing the item? Well I had the Essence Winter Wonderful post planned last week and it was all ready to be posted today. I had visited many Clicks to find this trend edition but to no avail. Then I went shopping this past weekend and I managed to get a hold of the Essence Winter Wonderful blush. There are quite a number of items in this collection and this gorgeous highlighter is one of them. I was sad to find out that the highlighter is one of the items not available on our shores. I am not sure why but that makes me want it even more. So for now it’s going on my wishlist.

Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition - http://belleblushh.com

The blush on the other hand, I’ve used every day since I’ve got it so I thought I’d let you know whether it’s a hit or a miss.

Packaging

The Essence Winter Wonderful blush comes in the standard container expected from Essence. It is a clear and sturdy, see-through compact housing the product. It’s all the about the attention to detail and Essence have wowed in this regard. If you look closely, the stars have snowflakes embossed on them. The pattern of the blush is divided into 3 colours. 1 Extra large pinky-coral star which provides most of the pigment, 2 smaller baby pink stars and the remainder is a satin, gold-ish shade.

Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition - http://belleblushh.com

Formula

The blush formula is quite tricky to work with. I have not found that any of the previous Essence blushes have a lot of fallout as they are hard pressed. The same can not be said for this one. Regardless of how softly I swirl my brush in it, it kicks up a ton of product. That said, the blush is very pigmented. I do have to tap off any excess powder before applying it to the apples of the cheeks. It has a matte finish and is best applied with a blush brush and pressing it into the skin with a Beauty Blender afterwards.

Longevity

The Essence Winter Wonderful blush lasted around 5-6 hours before fading with a primer but without a setting spray.

Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition - http://belleblushh.com

Shade

At first I thought the blush in the shade ‘Winter Kissed Cheeks’, would be very light and suited to fairer skin tones. Don’t judge it’s just my experiences with Essence thus far. I’m going to eat my words and say this looks great on my complexion . When swirling all the colours together it creates a soft coral shade that gives the perfect flush of colour to the cheeks. Even without foundation it looks very pretty and natural depending on how much I use.

Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition - http://belleblushh.com

With flash: Individual shades on the left, mixed far right

Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition - http://belleblushh.com

No flash: Individual shades on the left, mixed far right

Affordability

As with all Essence products, the Essence Winter Wonderful blush retails for R58 for 4.5g of product. Quite enough to last a while.

I thought I’d show you the rest of the collection while we’re at it so you can pick up or add to your wishlist, the items that you desire.

 Essence Winter Wonderful Trend Edition - http://belleblushh.com

All the items are available at selected Clicks stores except for the higlighter, dual-ended eyeshadow brush and the heat pack. We were very late on this bandwagon since the collection was released overseas in December last year.

It is a pretty collection though, don’t you think?

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  • Bianca Balutto

    I was also quite sad that we didn’t get the highlighter it looks so pretty:( I got the blush the pink eyeliner which I’m loving, the lip balm which is so different I haven’t really seen a jelly see through lip balm before and I got the pom poms which are so cute. I love all the cute stuff that essence comes up with one of my favourite affordable brands.

  • This looks like such a lovely collection

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I would have assumed the blush would look too pink, but the swatches are lovely. I never considered getting it, but now I may just try it out.