When I spotted Essence came out with a build it your own palette, I got excited. Essence is a super affordable brand and if this panned out, it could be one of those rare drugstore gems. This palette doesn’t have to be just eyeshadows: the My Must Haves range includes lipsticks, blush, powder and even a bronzer. So you could build a palette that could do most of your face in one go.
Essence My Must Have eyeshadow palette
10 Apricotta, 07 Mauvie-Time, 03 Miss Foxy Roxy, 18 Black as a Berry
Where yesterday was all about face sprays in the skincare range, today’s blog post is all about the review of some Essence makeup sprays. Because where sprays can be part of your skincare routine, they can also be part of your makeup routine. I have some experience with setting sprays, but a primer spray was new to me. These two launched as part of the Essence 2018 spring/ summer changeover and I have had some time to try them out after I bought them.
Essence Prime + Studio HD Hydra Primer Spray
Essence Instant Matt Makeup Setting Spray
I am not a huge fan of liquid eyeshadow. Creams I can get down with as they give you a bit of play time. A liquid eyeshadow however, can be difficult to apply as it usually sets and then just won’t budge. Especially, if it’s a super colorful or smokey shade, it is quite difficult to create a pretty diffused look. However, Essence came out with these metal shock liquid eyeshadows some time ago and they make for some of the prettiest affordable glitter eyeshadows I have ever seen.
Essence Metal Shock eyeshadow 06 Total Eclipse
Cream products are never really of interest to me, unless it is summer. For the warmer weather I love trying out liquid and cream cheek products that I usually stay away from for the rest of the year. Since we’re nearing summer once again, I have slowly been busting out those products again. The first product I started trying more was this holographic highlight stick by Essence.
Essence Holo Wow Sparkle Stick holographic cream highlighter
10 Sparkles in your Life
When Essence renewed their line for spring/ summer 2018, the brand also launched a bunch of new makeup tools. Their entire range of brushes has been updated and I found a few in the new range that I liked and that I decided to try. How did I fare with these new Essence makeup tools?
Essence makeup tools
So I gave my backlog of reviews a good clean out. I had folders with pictures lurking in the nooks and crannies of my blogging files that go back three years! Three years! Since I cannot review ALL the makeup, I decided to delete those and try to go through some older products at the same time. This is one of them. Essence released this concealer last year and I figured it was about time that I got around to giving it a full review.
Essence Camouflage Full Coverage concealer 05 ivory
In their new collection for spring/ summer 2018, Essence naturally came out with a bunch of new lipsticks and lipglosses. I decided to try a few! By now I have been able to put these on my lips to see how they feel, look and wear. For this review, I have grouped all 5 lipsticks together as I felt the individual lipsticks didn’t warrant their individual reviews. Since we have quite a few things to talk about, let’s dive straight in.
Essence Colourboost Vinylicious liquid lipstick Barbie’s Favorite
Essence Holo Wow Dewy Lip Shine Butterfly Flap
Essence Colour Up Shine On 06 Strawberry Popsicle & 14 Leather Vamp
Essence This is Me Nude Lipstick Retro Macaron