Essence ‘Run, run, Rudolph!’ Blush Stick Review

Essence 'Run, run, Rudolph!' Blush Stick Review swatch

I’ve been avoiding cream blushes like nobody’s business, because I always had a feeling that they would go on patchy and too pigmented and that I wouldn’t be able to blend them out nicely. But then I tried Essence’s ‘Run, run, Rudoplh!’ blush stick from their Happy Holidays collection and all my fears vanished into thin air. 

Essence 'Run, run, Rudolph!' Blush Stick Review swatch

This cream blush is seriously amazing. Even though it’s super pigmented, it blends out like a dream. I am using Real Techniques’ Stippling Brush to pick up the colour from the stick, and then I just dab it on my cheeks and blend it out. It goes on very smoothly and I don’t experience any problems with patchiness. It is actually way better than my powder blushes and works beautifully on my dry skin. 

Essence 'Run, run, Rudolph!' Blush Stick Review swatch

But the formula is not the only thing I love about this blush. The shade itself is pretty fabulous too. It looks very terrifying when you see it in the stick or swatch it on your arm, but once it is blended out, it looks perfect. Especially for this time of the year. I’d never thought red shade would suit me, but it somehow looks just right, and I always get compliments whenever I wear it. This particular blush also contains tiny glitters that add a beautiful shine to your face, so you don’t even need to use a highlighter with this one. 

Essence 'Run, run, Rudolph!' Blush Stick Review swatch

In case you want to see how it looks like on my face, you can check out any of my ‘The Ultimate Christmas Tag‘ videos. I just love it! How about you? Do you like the look of it? Has it maybe made its way into your makeup collection as well? Ohh, and please let me know if you have any favourite cream blushes that you would recommend to me, because I’m hooked and would love to try out a few other ones now. I have my eyes on the Illamasqua cream blushes… I’ve heard they’re pretty amazing. 


  1. Nuša Pavlič
    December 22, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Ohh, meni je bilo tole hell no, ko sem videla na stojalu. No, zdaj mi je pa žal, da mu nisem dala priložnosti. No, ampak ti "blush sticks" so precej pogosti v LE, bom vzela naslednjega :D♥, moonchild beauty blog

    • Sandra
      December 22, 2013 / 2:14 pm

      Haha, jaz ko sem domov pršla pa sem jo odprla, sem imela zelo podobne občutke. Ko sem jo pa sprobala je bil pa čist drug učinek. XD

  2. Taya
    December 22, 2013 / 2:10 pm

    Odtenek res izgleda krasno. Jaz sicer nisem jemala tega blusha, ker imam raje tiste v prahu, ampak odtenek je res krasen. Pa tvoj makeup v božičnem tagu je tudi prelep, ti zelo paše. 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 22, 2013 / 2:15 pm

      Hvala! Mene je pa tale blush čisto spreobrnil. Zdaj bi samo kremaste uporabljala. 😀

  3. Lollistick Aida
    December 22, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    Joj jaz imam že 2 kremasta, ampak nimam čopiča za njiju 😀 moram si nabavit ta RT

  4. Deja
    December 22, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Uuu, fino zgleda. Js sm mela cream blush od Alverde, pa mi je biu kr kul, samo trenutno nimam nobenga, pa tut blushe bolj malo zadnje čase uporabljam. Contour pa highlight pa vedno ;)Super review.

  5. Ana Ina
    December 22, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Joj, zakaj ga nisem vzela?? V trgovini me je barva kr mal prestrašla, sem bla mnenja da to bo grozno izgledal, sam očitno ni tako :/ Sem pogledala link in ful lepo pride na tebi 🙂 Illamasqua kremni blushi so pa res nori, ti priporočam 🙂 Drugače so pa recimo tudi Catrice Cream to powder blushi fajn, ponavadi jih imajo kot del kakšne LE 🙂

  6. Nina
    December 22, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    imam gaaa. in moram reči, da ni slab. 🙂

  7. Adeola Naomi Aderemi
    December 22, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    The swatch look so great!!

  8. Kris Tina
    December 22, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Mene kremni sploh ne prepričajo, so mi nerodni za uporabo! :/

  9. Mishelles Sleepy Time
    December 23, 2013 / 4:15 am

    This is beautiful! I love a red blush, it looks so natural when sheered out too!

  10. Jasmine Huston
    December 23, 2013 / 11:05 am

    This looks gorgeous! I hope this becomes available in Australia! The colour is just gorgeous! xx

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