Catrice Velvet brow powder & Essence Make Me Brow

Catrice Velvet brow powder & Essence Make Me Brow

Do brow products have to be expensive? That of course depends on your brow needs. I am of the opinion that brows is an area I can skimp on when it comes to my beauty expenses. My brows are pretty decent: a bit of filling in and some more definition is all they need to frame my face. No need to shape or reshape them (in my opinion), which is why I like to keep things simple and affordable. I decided to try some affordable options by Catrice and Essence.

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Essence Make Me Brow eyebrow mascara 01 Blondy Brows

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Essence Blossom Dreams limited edition

Essence Blossom Dreams limited edition

For spring 2017 Essence did not only renew its standard line, but they also released a brand new limited edition. When I spotted it in store, I figured it would be nice to try some products out. My interest was piqued mostly by the nail effect pigments, which can transform your average polish into a (duo)chrome extravaganza. However, I of course cannot say no to a rainbow highlighter and a pretty eyeshadow palette either. This is the review.

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Essence Blossom Dreams eyeshadow palette 01 Spring is in the Air
Essence Blossom Dreams rainbow highlight 01 Prism of Light
Essence Blossom Dreams waterbased top coat
Essence Blossom Dreams iridescent effect nail pigment  01 Rosy Reflections
Essence Blossom Dreams mirror effect nail pigment 01 Mirror, Mirror on my nails

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Essence Blush Play

Essence Blush Play

The new Essence products were already featured in a first impressions video a few weeks ago, but those were just first impressions. Usually when I try products for a while longer I will truly be able to tell how I feel about a product. Also, there is only so much make up you can try on in one go and that meant that I wasn’t able to show all of the products on my face in that video. Which is why I am bringing you a full review of the new Essence Blush Play Sculpting Blush Palette today.

essence blushplay sculpting blush palette review swatch play it peach

Essence Blush Play sculpting blush palette Play it Peach

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New in: Essence Spring/ Summer 2017

New in: Essence Spring/ Summer 2017

A few weeks ago I already showed you the new products that Catrice released for their spring/ summer 2017 overhaul. Today it’s Essence’s turn. Essence is my lesser favorite budget brand, but I found the new products in my local drugstore and couldn’t help but be intrigued by a few of them. So I picked some up and I’m showing you them in this video. And not only that, I will also be using as many as I can on my face in a make up look straight away.

new in essence spring summer 2017 review swatch first impression

New Essence bits I got
(as well as some new Rimmel lipsticks off to the right)

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Brand bites | Essence

Brand bites | Essence

Brand Bites is back! And this time I will be talking you through all the Essence bits that I have in my make up collection. Where I own quite a lot of Catrice’s line, my Essence selection is smaller and a little bit more exclusive: almost every item I own is from previous limited edition collections. But that doesn’t mean that Essence doesn’t have some true gems in their line.
 Brand Bites Essence
Brand Bites Essence

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Essence I <3 Colour Intensifying eyeshadow base

Essence I <3 Colour Intensifying eyeshadow base

A necessary product in any make up routine is an eyeshadow base. That is, if you like wearing eyeshadow. Which I do. Tremendously so. However, I also have fairly oily eyelids. So a good eyeshadow primer is a must have for me. My favorites? The Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. But being the make up junkie that I am, I don’t mind venturing out and trying some other option on the market. And if it is a super budgetproof version I’m even more game. Let me introduce you to the Essence Color Intensifying eyeshadow base.

Essence I <3 Colour Intensifying eyeshadow base

Essence I ❤ Colour Intensifying eyeshadow base

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