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Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush Swatches

In this post we are swatching every shade in the line of Essence’s new blush release called “Pure Nude Baked Blush”. These retail for $5.99 each and contain 7 grams of product. They are marketed as Vegan, Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Oil Free, Fragrance Free, and Alcohol Free. Love all of that.

Product Images

All eight shades shown below. I always love a transparent lid so I can see the color inside without opening the product. The packaging does not appear to be easily recyclable, compostable, or sustainable in any way; that is an area that the brand could improve upon.

Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush - full line, labeled pans

01 Shimmery Rose, 05 Pretty Peach, 04 Bold Heart, 07 Cool Coral, 02 Pink Flush, 06 Rosy Rosewood, 03 Goldy Cassis, 08 Berry Cheeks

The pans have clear domed lids. The package is pretty easy to open. The domed lid means they don’t stack that well.

Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush

Swatches

Swatches are shown under fluorescent studio lights and also under direct, bright sunlight.

Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush swatches on fair/pale/light skin under studio light: 01 Shimmery Rose, 05 Pretty Peach, 04 Bold Heart, 07 Cool Coral, 02 Pink Flush, 06 Rosy Rosewood, 03 Goldy Cassis, 08 Berry Cheeks
Studio Lighting
Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush swatches on fair/pale/light skin under sun light: 01 Shimmery Rose, 05 Pretty Peach, 04 Bold Heart, 07 Cool Coral, 02 Pink Flush, 06 Rosy Rosewood, 03 Goldy Cassis, 08 Berry Cheeks
Sunlight
Essence Pure Nude Baked Blush swatches on fair/pale/light skin under sun light at an angle: 01 Shimmery Rose, 05 Pretty Peach, 04 Bold Heart, 07 Cool Coral, 02 Pink Flush, 06 Rosy Rosewood, 03 Goldy Cassis, 08 Berry Cheeks
Angle view: shows the various texture/finishes better

Some of the shades are sparklier than others. Goldy Cassis and Pink Flush are the most glittery. Bold Heart, Rosy Rosewood, and Berry Cheeks are the most matte (but still kinda satin, not a chalky matte).

Essence vs Essence Blush Comparison

All five shades of The Blush line (older line) are shown on my left wrist, all eight shades of Pure Nude Baked Blush line are shown on my right wrist. The Blush retails for $3.99 and contains 5 grams (a bit less product) than Pure Nude Baked Blush.

The Blush line has more variety in shades even though there are fewer shades. The newer line, Pure Nude Baked Blush, really leans very pink with a lot of the shades being very similar to each other.

The baked line feels a bit less pigmented than the original The Blush line. I think that’s common for baked formulas though.

THE Blush (left, old line) vs PURE NUDE BAKED BLUSH (right, newer line) - Studio Light

Shades swatched: 50 Blooming, 10 Beftting, 70 Believing, 40 Beloved, 20 Bespoke,  01 Shimmery Rose, 05 Pretty Peach, 04 Bold Heart, 07 Cool Coral, 02 Pink Flush, 06 Rosy Rosewood, 03 Goldy Cassis, 08 Berry Cheeks
THE Blush (left, old line) vs PURE NUDE BAKED BLUSH (right, newer line) – Studio Light
THE Blush (left, old line) vs PURE NUDE BAKED BLUSH (right, newer line) - Sun Light

Shades swatched: 50 Blooming, 10 Beftting, 70 Believing, 40 Beloved, 20 Bespoke,  01 Shimmery Rose, 05 Pretty Peach, 04 Bold Heart, 07 Cool Coral, 02 Pink Flush, 06 Rosy Rosewood, 03 Goldy Cassis, 08 Berry Cheeks
THE Blush (left, old line) vs PURE NUDE BAKED BLUSH (right, newer line) – Sun Light

Thoughts

I have worn the shade 06 Rosy Rosewood for two days in a row and it wore very well. I could still see the blush on my cheeks at the end of the day. No complaints on this product so far. I just recommend using the swatches to pick the shade you’d like best and probably don’t buy several of them because the shades seem pretty similar.

Where to Purchase

Directly from Essence Cosmetics

From Ulta

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