Essence Spring/ Summer 2020

As long as we had to wait for the new Catrice products, that’s how quickly we got the new Essence products. There aren’t that many, but what is there had me excited. There is a new range of blushes, a tinted primer, a new loose powder, single eyeshadows, a full range of liquid lipsticks and…

Essence Hydrating & Perfecting primer

Currently in my shop my stash: the Essence primer I am reviewing for you today. I generally like Essence and Catrice primers that come in these little bottles. Catrice has been doing them for the longest time and I have liked every single one of them. Now that Essence does one too, I was of…

Essence Superlast Brow Pommade pencil

I don’t typically change up my brow products too much. I use them up and move on to the next one. And I have a couple of solid favorites that I go back to every time. One of those favorites? The Essence Make Me Brow brow gel. So since I love that so much why…

Essence vs Catrice Primer Battle

If you watched my Catrice & Essence fall/ winter 2019 haul updated, you’ll know that I hadn’t tried these two primers too much yet. So what better way to try them than do it together with you? Live. On Camera! So that is what we’re doing in today’s video: try out both primers on my…

Catrice & Essence Fall/ Winter 2019 Collection Update

It is time for an update. An update on the Catrice and Essence Fall/ Winter 2019 collection. I tried both of these when they came out over the summer, but that was of course just a first impression. By now I have tried everything a bit more and while full reviews may be pending, I…

Essence You Better Work Eye Primer

Up to this point, the Essence You Better Work line has been unsuccessful for me. The primer didn’t prime, the tinted moisturizer was too orange and the makeup fixing spray gave me an allergic reaction. So that was a bit of dud and you can understand that I was apprehensive when I ran out of…

Essence Disney Princess Collection

I am super excited for today’s video! It is a bit late perhaps, but when Essence teams up with Disney to do a limited edition Disney Princess collection including eyeshadow palettes, highlighters and brushes then of course I have to check it out. It was tricky to get my hands on this stuff, but luckily…

Essence The Highlighter

You may have already seen me wearing this highlighter in some of the makeup looks in my videos, but the new Essence highlighter definitely warrants a full review. Naturally it is an affordable products that packs a true punch and that is surprisingly good, especially considering the cost. So of course, when a product is…

Catrice & Essence Royal Party Sister Love Limited Edition

It’s finally here! The longawaited Catrice & Essence limited edition Royal Party/ Sister Love has arrived in stores and I lucked out and found an untouched display and was able to pick up all the palettes I wanted from this collection. This limited edition features 14 eye and face palettes of which I picked up…

Essence This Is Me Nude Lipsticks

This video is one I am doing on request. I have been asked to try the Essence This Is Me Nude lipsticks for some time now and I decided to do a dedicated video to the entire line. This line features 8 lipsticks that retail for €2.39 each. That is not only super affordable, but…

Essence Crystal Power eyeshadow palette

The small, but curated Essence Fall/ Winter update contains some product in the new Crystal Power line. When I bought the products not all of them were available just yet, but of the ones I got, I was of course most curious for the eyeshadow palette. When I tried it in my first impression’s video…

Essence Fall/ Winter 2019 + Giveaway!!

I finally got my hands on the new Essence products for fall/ winter 2019. They took a while to make their appearance in stores and there are also not that many new products to feature. That is why in today’s post there is also a bit of a surprise for you to celebrate my blog’s…

Essence #Insta Perfect Liquid Highlighter

Liquid highlighter, no scratch that, liquid anything if it’s a color product is not my favorite. So when I find one that I like, of course I need to rave about it. Meet Essence’s #Insta Perfect liquid highlighter. This is the liquid highlighter that beats all liquid highlighters. I have to admit, I haven’t tried…

Essence Micro Precise brow pencil

For brows I am not super picky and I love my drugstore options. Some of my favorites are by Soap & Glory, Maybelline and Catrice. However, one of my ultimate favorite brow products is the Essence Make Me Brow. So when Essence came out with a brow pencil I was intrigued.

Essence You Better Work primer

Last Monday I reviewed the You Better Work Fixing Spray and that wasn’t working out too well for me as it gave me an allergic reaction. However that doesn’t mean that the product itself is bad per se as it got the job done just fine in the end. The primer from the same line…

Essence You Better Work fixing spray

Essence bring out new products every 6 months and part of their spring/ summer collection was a full range of workout proof makeup. The You Better Work line is supposed to last when you work out or if you get a bit hot and bothered. And what is more perfect for a line like that…

Essence Stay All Day 16 h concealer

Eyeshadow has to be my favorite makeup products but concealer is not far behind. As far as complexion and base products are concerned, concealer is definitely my favorite and I love trying and reviewing them. Today we are having a closer look at the Essence Stay All Day 16 hr concealer. This concealer is one…

Essence You Better Work mascara

I don’t often review mascara: I have a few favorites that I have used for a long time and therefore do not feel like trying anything new. But I like quite a few of the Essence mascaras so when they release a new one, I of course want to try. For summer 2019, Essence released…

Essence New Lip Balm & Lipgloss

You know I don’t like lipgloss, so it took a while to get the motivation to be posting today’s review. In the new spring/ summer 2019 line up, Essence didn’t release a single new lipstick, but only a lip balm and some glosses. Since that launch they have released a new line of nude lipsticks…

Essence You Better Work Tinted Day Cream

Now that it’s summer I like switching up my base to something more lightweight and airy. So when Essence released a new tinted day cream last winter as part of their spring/ summer 2019 collection, I knew I would bust it out come summer time. I love bb creams, but tinted moisturizers are quite new…

Top 5 Bottom 5 | Essence

After posting my Top 5 Bottom 5 for Catrice, I got tons of requests for doing an Essence version. And so here it is! My top 5 bottom 5 of all things Essence. There are many more products by Essence that I could have featured in this video, but since I decluttered my entire makeup…

Catrice & Essence Haul Update

It’s been a few weeks since I showed you the new producs that Catrice and Essence brought out for spring/ summer 2019. I first showed you the Catrice products in early February as they are always first. A few weeks later, Essence released their update and I posted my video on the new products in…

Essence Hello New York eyeshadow palette

New from Essence are a series of eyeshadow palettes. The series consists of four different palettes and each palette is inspired by a different world city. I bought two of them and today I am reviewing the first one for you: Hello New York. This palette is the first, because it is cool toned and…

Essence Hey Cheeks Face Palette

Now that I have had some time to try out some of the new Essence products for spring/ summer 2019, it is time to get the reviews out. Up first: the Hey Cheeks face palette, because it was one of the products in the new line up that spoke to me most. This palette features…

Essence Liquid Ink eyeliner

My makeup nemesis? Eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner. I hate doing it, I feel it never feels right on me and I feel it always messes up my makeup look. So after trying it for years, I felt skeptical when a friend recommended I’d try the Essence Liquid Ink eyeliner. A liquid liner that has a classic…

Essence Spring/ Summer 2019

If you saw my Catrice video from a few weeks ago, you probably already knew that an Essence version would not be long to arrive. The Essence products always arrive a little bit later, so that is why today I am sharing their new products with you. I again have nearly a full face of…

Essence Banana powder

Essence is well known for doing good face powders, but I haven’t tried that many by the brand. So far I only used the Correct To Perfect powder pearls and that wasn’t a huge success. However, when they started doing a banana powder that seemed light enough for me, I knew I wanted to try…

GRWM: Full face of Essence & 2019 Youtube plans

Sit down and get ready with me as I do my makeup with pretty much only Essence makeup products and talk to you about my plans for my youtube channel. That is what this video is all about. I did a full face of Catrice get ready with me a few months ago and decided…

Essence Luminous Matt bronzer

Finding a good, affordable bronzer is quite the task, so whenever I find one that looks like a good option, I of course want to try it. Case in point: the Essence Luminous Matt bronzer. This bronzer is very affordable and it is the first bronzer from Essence’s regular line that has not looked too…

Essence Prime + Studio Glow Boosting primer

A good affordable primer is hard to come by and so whenever I find one that sounds interesting I always want to give them a try. For their new fall/ winter 2018 make up line, Essence released three different ones and I decided to pick up one. Meet the Essence Prime + Studio Glow Boosting…

Essence Be You Tiful eyeshadow palette

Essence has released a bunch of new eyeshadow palettes, which means I want to try at least one of them. My experience with Essence eyeshadow palettes hasn’t been the best. Especially with palettes that are part of their regular line up, I have had some bad experiences which I have reviewed here and here. In…

Essence lipsticks | Velvet Matte, Melted Chrome & Glitter Switch

For fall 2018, Essence has of course also released some new lip products. They have revamped their entire line of velvet matte lipsticks and introduced some new liquid lipsticks too. Where I wasn’t a huge fan of the new Catrice lip products as they are not my cup of tea, I am much more excited…

Catrice & Essence haul update

In July & September I tried some new Essence & Catrice products in two different first impression videos. I always do these when these two affordable brands change up their makeup lines for the new season, which happens twice a year. So far I have gotten around to reviewing a few of the items I…

Essence Camouflage Matt & Healthy Glow concealer

Essence concealers are a bit hit or miss for me, but their affordable price point mean I keep on trying them. For a long time, Essence concealers didn’t come in a light enough shade for me, but they are doing some now that seem light enough. What do I think about the Essence Camouflage +…

Essence Matt Touch blush

Would you believe me if I said that I have never tried any of the infamous Essence blushes? The Matt Touch blushes are famous because of their affordable price point and outstanding quality. So I decided to change that faux pas in my makeup collection and tried a new shade that I found when I…

Essence Insta Perfect foundation

You know I have to try it when Essence releases a new foundation. So when I spotted the #Insta Perfect foundation, I knew I wanted to give it a go. Because whenever a budget friendly foundation comes along that has potential, I am all game for trying it. And there is another reason why this…

Essence Correct to Perfect powder pearls

I am forever trying to find cool face powders. When it comes to powders I tend to not be too picky: if they make my makeup last I am usually happy. But not all powders are created equal. I had never tried a powder before that comes in this loose pearl form. Or course inspired…

Essence Fall/ Winter 2018

The wait is over! Many people have been asking me after I posted my Catrice video, whether I would also be doing one on the new Essence products for the Fall/ Winter 2018. Of course I would! And today is the day. Essence always releases their new line a little bit later than Catrice and…

Essence In Love With Rose palette

The Essence eyeshadow formula has not been my favorite for a long time. I usually enjoy their limited edition palettes, but the palettes they stick in their regular line never appeal much to me. I did not love the All About… palettes like most people as I felt they had an overspray that disappeared after…

Essence My Must Haves palette

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…

Essence primer & setting sprays

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…

Essence Metal Shock liquid eyeshadow

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…

Essence Holo Wow Sparkle Stick

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…

Essence makeup tools

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 Camouflage Full Coverage concealer

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…

5 new Essence lipsticks

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…

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara

Maybe I just have a thing for trying popular mascaras lately, but I finally got around to trying the Essence Lash Princess mascara ‘in the mint green tube’. Because there isn’t just one Lash Princess mascara, there are three. After trying the L’Oreal Paradise Extatic, I was curious to see what this much hyped about…

Essence Glow to Go highlighter palette

My experience with Essence palette, be it eyeshadow be it face palettes, is a bit hit or miss. The products are affordable and sadly that means that the quality isn’t always there. However, since the products never truly break the bank, I love trying them out when a new launch rolls around. For their S/S…

Essence My Only 1 eyeshadow palette

I gave you the review for the new 16 pan Catrice palette last Saturday and today it’s time for a review on the new 22 pan Essence palette. Where the Catrice version was all about the neutrals, Essence has decided to throw in some brights. And since one of my goals for 2018 is to…