Essence Silky Touch Blush seems to be a relatively new release (at least in the US)and it's added to their makeup display along with their new eyeshadow, nail polish and lipsticks.The first time I spotted the new display, I picked one of the blushes up with very little hesitation. There wasn't really much to think about: The compact is adorable, the price is dirt-cheap ($2.5) and I happened to be loving warm peachy blushes now the weather is cooling down.
The shade I picked is called The Secret It Girl: A soft peach that's subtly shimmery, it looks pinker than Nars Luster, softer and not as orange as Paul & Joe Harvest moon and warmer than Benefit Coralista (which looks a lot pinked when it's placed right next to these orange/apricot blushes). There is really nothing nitpick when it comes to the color of Essence The Secret It Girl: It's soft, gentle without being too bland. Actually, this looks quite like the papaya.
The powder is reasonably firmly-pressed that you don't get a lot of fall out and it does go on rather smoothly.Although I personally wouldn't call this kind of texture silky.
The one minor "problem" I have is that I need a more prickly brush or a heavier hand for the color to show up(I am guessing it's because the few blushes I often reach for all happens to be rather pigmented that I am already used to that way of application) and when it does, the out come is really fresh and natural(the shimmer is subdued so it doesn't accentuate minor imperfections).
Overall: Not much of a show-stopper but it's definitely one of the better affordable blushes I have tried.I also think this should work well as a setting powder for some cream blushes.