Review: Essence Home Sweet Home Blush in 01 (Knits For Chicks)

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Hey there girls...

Essence recently introduced its Home Sweet Home Collection and I was really tempted to try a few things from the range. About 2 weeks ago I was able to find the collection at a local drugstore here. Unfortunately, the lipsticks were out of stock that I really wanted to try but then the blushes from this range caught my eye and I got myself one immediately. There were two shades of blushes available in this range. One was a mix of coral/orange with pink and the other was a lighter pink with burgundy kind of shade. I picked the pink one which is named "Knits For Chicks". Let's see what I have to say about this cute looking blush......

Essence Home Sweet Home Blush in Knits For Chicks (01)
Essence Home Sweet Home Blush in Knits For Chicks (01)
Essence Home Sweet Home Blush in Knits For Chicks (01)
Starting with the packaging this blush comes in a round plastic blush containers. One thing I'd like to mention is that the lid of this container is very tight, and makes a loud click sound upon closing. The packaging of this blush is a bit bigger than the previous silky touch blushes by Essence. Overall the packaging is okay. What actually caught my eye is the embossed knit pattern of the blush inside which looks so cute.

This blush is very pigmented. When I first swatched this blush on my hand, the pigmentation seemed just reasonable. But then, when I applied it with a brush on my cheeks, it was really very pigmented. The lighter shade is not very pigmented if worn alone. It appears as a very light shimmery silverish pink shade. However, the darker shade is highly pigmented. It appears as a bright matte pink/rosy shade. I swirl my blusher brush in the pan to mix both the shades, then tap the access and apply it very light-handedly on my cheek bones to add a lovely pop of color to my cheeks.

This blush feels so silky and smooth. There are no harsh chunks of shimmer or glitter in this blush when applied, rather it adds a nice sheen to the cheeks. When blended together, it appears as a perfect medium rosy pink shade for winters with a pretty sheen. This blush is incredibly soft in texture. In fact, it is so soft that it may lead to fall out in the pan. So, be careful about that. Here are the swatches of this blush. The first picture shows both shades swatched separately and the second picture shows how the blush looks when blended together.

Essence Home Sweet Home Blush in Knits For Chicks (Swatched seperately)
Essence Home Sweet Home Blush in Knits For Chicks (Blended Together)
Overall, I love this blush. The staying power of this blush is pretty decent too. It's not great but not poor too. After about 4 to 5 hours, there is still some noticeable tint of color on the cheeks. I am loving this color for winters and soon planning to get the coral/orange shade from this range too.


The Goods:
  • Blends easily
  • Decent pigmentation
  • Has a nice and subtle sheen
  • Soft texture
  • Does not enhance pores or dryness
  • Unique/Attractive knitted kind of pattern :)

The Bads
  • Limited color range (Only two shades available from this range)
  • The Lighter shade may appear less pigmented if worn alone.

Price & Availability: I bought this Blush for PKR 440/- only from D.Watson. The Essence Home Sweet Home Collection is now available at selected Essence counters across the country. Also available online at Just4girls.pk.
For International readers, Essence Home Sweet Home Collection can be found at "Target" for about $ 5.50.

My Rating: 4/5


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34 comments

  1. This looks beautiful! Only yesterday, I visited Green Valley to pick these two blushes but they were out of stock already! :(

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    1. Yes these sure are popular and get sold out so quickly... I wanted to try the lipsticks form this range but they were out of stock...

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  2. This is so pretty, and the embossed knit design is a lovely touch! The coral one sounds like it would be perfect for summer, too :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Aww thanks Jess... Yes am planning to get the coral one for summers... :)

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  3. This is gorgeous :) I love the knit pattern, very cute!

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    1. Thanks Nicola... Yeah the knit pattern is so cuteeeee... ^_^

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  4. woww lovely swatches , nice review dear :)
    makeupoholics.blogspot.com

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  5. this is a lovely shade, i am looking forward to buy it <3

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    1. Yes Sania you should try this... Both the shades are so pretty... <3

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  6. This looks so beautiful.
    Great blog hun.
    Beauteude

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  7. This looks good! Loved your clicks!

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  8. The blended swatch looks pretty! :) x

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    1. Thanks Jadirah... Yeah it looks so pretty when blended together.. :)

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  9. Yup you are right hun....knit pattern is very eye catchy .....loved your clicks.....xoxoxo....:)

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  10. wow beautiful colours :) i have ordered mine in coral from just4girls but i think they dont have it because i havent received any conformation call from them yet :( hope to get it

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    1. Awww that's unfortunate... Am also thinking to get the coral one for summers whenever I'll find it somewhere....

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  11. love that you have the option to use the two together or carefully just apply the matte! greeat review :)

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    1. Yes that's a plus... In such an affordable price this blush has 2 different shades with different finishes that can be used separately too... But I like to mix em up :D

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  12. Lovely swatches Huda hope I'll grab it soon...!!

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    1. Thanks Samra....yes you should try these... :)

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  13. its so pretty. hopefully I'll be able to get one too :)

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    1. Yes it is Hira... Hope you are able to find one soon :)

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  14. i am running after this collection but always out of stock in stores....knitted design is completing winter.....
    the girlz gallery

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    1. Yes the design is super cute and just perfect for winters. I hope you are able to get one soon :)

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  15. aaa this is so prettyy, we have essence in here but they dont bring this blush in :(

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    1. Awww...thanks Yun... I hope they launch this blush there soon :)

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