I have been experimenting a lot with blushes lately, and have developed a soft corner for cream blushes. They give such a cute flush to my cheeks which I am totally getting addicted too. The ‘Soufflé’ from Essence seemed very tempting to me, hence I picked up a dull plum rose shade called Cold Wild-Berry. I want to shout out so badly that this is the worst product I have used till date. I mean, I could still wear frosty lipsticks, but this is more disgusting than frosty lippies. Read on to find out why!
A fresh complexion is essential for perfect style! You can set gorgeous, natural-looking highlights in soft as well as brighter shades on your cheeks with this blush.
Rs 249 for 8 ml
My Experience with Essence Cold Wild-Berry Soufflé Touch Blush:
I am a big-time lover of cream blushes since they give such a natural and long-lasting flush to the cheeks, that looks adorable. The moment I saw “Cold wild-berry” soufflé blush from Essence, I imagined a stunning plum flush on my cheeks. Hence, I got it! The blush comes in a little tub packaging like most of the cream blushes. The lid colour resembles the blush shade which makes it very easy to spot to blush. It is made up of plastic, hence we do not have to worry even if this gets dropped a hundred times. The shade I picked up looked like a very lovely dull rose shade that would give a very natural rosy flush to my cheeks. But, the moment I opened the lid, I was taken aback. The blush was put in the container in such an uneven manner, it looked disgusting.
Initially, I felt that it is an expired product, or the store has given me a damaged piece. Hence, I referred to some other pictures of this blush and I am very disappointed to tell you that this is the actual product that Essence launched in the market. Are they insane or what? Really giving out such a tacky blush at that cost? This is not the end, I have more to nag! The consistency is very much like a mousse when you see in the tub, but it turns out totally different when you use it. It is nothing close to a soufflé. It is like clay to make dolls and animals. 😛 I took a little whip to apply on my cheeks before going out.
I felt a very soothing and cooling sensation on my cheeks which was amazing. I started to blend it and realised it does not take a literal scoop to apply on my cheeks. The fragrance it had is also very weird. I kept blending and blending, the blush entirely crumbled on my cheeks and was clinging to certain portions creating uneven patches in that shade. Yet, the colour did not show up. I have fair skin, but not even a hint of colour. I can really not mention how long does the blush last because in order for me to count hours, it should appear first on my cheeks, which it did not! I am throwing it and do not put your money in this useless and cheap product.
Pros of Essence Cold Wild-Berry Soufflé Touch Blush:
• Convenient tub packaging, which is very handy
Cons of Essence Cold Wild-Berry Soufflé Touch Blush:
• Limited shades available
• The consistency is nothing close to a soufflé; it is uneven, gooey and crumbly
• I took a lot of product, but the blush did not appear on my skin at all
• It does not spread smoothly; it crumbles on the skin, creates uneven patches and clings to certain portions
• It feels very sticky on the skin
• It smells weird
• Expensive for the disgusting quality they offered
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Essence Cold Wild-Berry Soufflé Touch Blush?
No no no! I don’t know what Essence had in its mind while making this. The brand must really have been out of its mind when it made this tacky and crumbly formula. I am just going to throw it away because it does not work at all.
Essence products have worked really well for me; either they are average or good. Most of them
have scored high points, but this was more than a disappointment.
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