New At The Drugstore! Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint in Hello Summer!

I’ve been REALLY wanting one of those new Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheers, specifically the shade No.9. What’s been stopping me from picking it up is the almost $10 price difference here in Canada-it’s just UGGGH WHY so much MORE monies?!Β  So I’ve put that lemming on hold until my next trip to the States. I can wait for another blush, right? RIGHT.

The other day as I was picking up a prescription at Shoppers, and I noticed a new Essence display for summer, and LOOKY WHAT I FOUND:

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Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint in Hello Summer

This is Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint in Hello Summer! and it only cost $3.49 CDN. HOW could I pass it up?

Swatchy Time! Indoors, then in the sun:

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Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint in Hello Summer

Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint in Hello Summer! is a gel texture blush and it’s HELLA PIGMENTED. You need so very little of the product-it’s kind of scary to use to be honest, especially when you’re fair like me. Just pump out the tiniest bit of gel, otherwise you’ll be wasting it! A stippling brush works best to apply it, and make sure you dab most of the product OFF of your brush before going to your cheeks, otherwise say hello to clown cheeks!Β Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint does blend easily, and doesn’t move foundation either. It’s just SO PIGMENTED that you might need to go over your cheeks with a bit of foundation or powder to tame the pigmentation down. Oh, and it stains too-so be careful! When you’re dabbing some of the product off of your brush, DON’T use your hand-use a kleenex. I’l say this-Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint has some great lasting power though- all day, even in the heat!

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The shade of Essence Sun Kissed Cheek Tint in Hello Summer! really does mimic that I-spent-the-whole-day-in-the-sun flush though! TOTALLY worth $3.49! And it’s quite satisfied my Armani lemming to be honest! If you spy one of these at your drugstore, get it! JUST BE CAREFUL!

Have you seen the Essence Summer 2013 Display yet? And who else wants an Armani Fluid Sheer too?Β 

  • Sarah P

    I saw that display and swatched the tint but it looked weird with my colouring. I’m glad you like it, because it seems like a great product! Also, I loved the display with the teeny little umbrella.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      It was a cute display for sure! It’s a weird colour a bit I agree, but it seems to work for me!

  • Oh heeey this looks GREAT on you, Tracy! I’ve never got a blush like this. I’m not too sure why. I think most of them are very pigmented, and that always scares me a little.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha thanks Sunny! It is scary. You just got use the right brush and dab most of it off!

  • Those liquid sheers do look so beautiful but I definitely don’t blame you for holding off based on price… I don’t know why Canada seems to always have higher makeup prices! I LOOOVE essence though and these look really impressive. Lovely on you πŸ™‚

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Right? I can understand a few dollars more but when it gets to $10 more that’s just insane. Some brands like Dior are on par and they’ll always get my business now because of that.
      Thanks! It’s insanely pigmented for such an affordable brand!

  • Icaria

    Oh man! Why is this brand so hard to find? This looks really good on you. πŸ™‚

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Helene! I know not every Shoppers carries the LE stuff. I have 2 of them near my house and only one ever has the new stuff. Frustrating as heck!

  • Jade

    Ah, I saw this the other day and was curious about it. I think I might have to go back and get it, it looks gorgeous!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      It’s worth it!

  • I WANT THE ARMANI SHEERS TOO. I swatched them at Nordstrom once and it was like LOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEE. They are insanely expensive, though the bottle is actually REALLY BIG. But who is ever going to use that much blush???? IN A SINGLE LIFETIME???? Unnecessary.

    Where was I? Oh yes. This is purty! And budget-friendly! But you know, I never see Essence as often as everyone else seems to! Must not be carried by the local drugstore so much.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know! They are HUGE bottles! If I get one, I should divvy it up between blush fiends-GROUP BLUSH PURCHASE LOL!!
      I think Essence is available at Ulta for you guys-you should look there!

  • Liz

    Lol, freaking Essence!

    Luckily I’m not into liquid/gel blush too much. The creamy ones I already have are giving me expiry anxiety! But I want to see what else is in this summer collection anyway. πŸ˜€

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      This one should last since it has an air pump! Kind of cool how a brand so cheap can do things right, hey?
      There were some cream shadows that looked interesting!

  • wow your hair looks great! πŸ˜€ I want Armani sheers sooo bad.. I need to check out this essence tint.. looks interesting and it’s so cheap:)

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ I like these coloured chalks! πŸ™‚ I’m such a kid LOL. You do! So worth it!

  • Emma Bovary

    This looks so darn good, I love long lasting blushes so I hope they release this in Australia! Happy Canada Day for the other day as well!!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I hope they do too! It’s really stainy and lasts FOREVER! And thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Memoiselle

    Hello Tracyyy!!!
    I have Armani Fluid sheer and I must say that I had no regrets buying it! It’s really awesome!
    Thanks for introducing me to this Essence Sun Kissed Tint, the shade looks ah-ma-zing! Love how it looks on you! You look fresh and super nice!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha oh I know I won’t regret it! It’s just so much money here in Canada. πŸ™‚ I’ll get one soon though!
      Thanks! Not bad for $3.49 hey?

  • daly_beauty

    You are brilliant! I saw these but did not try. I’m going to today. Also, your hair is AMAHZING.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      πŸ™‚ Thanks Jane!! I can hardly wait to get it cut off. I think by September I should have enough length!
      And yes! Let me know how you like it!

  • Eugenia

    Oh Lord, Lil Sis….I hate the Armani price differences too and do my best to NOT pick anything up unless I’m stateside as well. I saw this display several weeks ago, and couldn’t resist picking this up too! I can’t believe that I still haven’t swatched it yet, but thanks to you (yet again!) I’ll be giving it a whirl tomorrow!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      RIght? It’s just not fair. You need to try it! With your skin tone I think it’ll be really pretty!

  • You look beauts! Such a soft glow, and your hair is super fun! I think Canadians should get a discount for dealing with snow half the year! If I owned a beauty co, I would institute that! πŸ™‚

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Awwww, thanks Babe! YOU ARE A GENIUS. πŸ™‚

  • $3.49?! Holy crap, that is such a steal! This shade suits you so well too! Lovely.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Tiffany! I know, right? Wouldn’t it be nice if ALL things were this cheap? Sigh. πŸ™‚

  • The blush fiend in me is still alive and kicking! Tried 3 different Shoppers in the past week and I still haven’t seen the new Essence collection! WAAAANT.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Alive and Kicking!!! I love that Simple Minds song.
      Dude, I’m going to Shoppers this weekend-if they have one I shall help out a fellow blush fiend that gives good HUGZZZZZ. πŸ™‚

      • The lengths this fellow blush fiend is willing to go for, for a blush is ridiculous… But I finally found ZE BLUSH! HUZZAH!!

      • TracyBeautyReflections

        LOL hahahaha that’s amazing and good since I couldn’t find anymore for you! WOOHOO!!

  • I’d be terrified of OD’ing on it but you look fantastic! Clearly I need your guidance to overcome this fear of bright red blush!!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL hahaha I keep my Beauty Blender near by so if it looks like there’s too much, I just dab and it really softens the look. Works really well!

  • Toya

    Oh crap. I think I missed these, total bummer Tracy! THIS IS EFFING AWESOME! I also want those Fluid Sheers but they are just tooooo expensive for this here girl. I’m gonna go on a hunt to find this, wish me luck!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I hope you can find it! IT would be amazing on you for sure!