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Disclaimer: Products were sent to me for honest review by PR
Let me start by explaining why I am not showing you these products on my face (even though I have used them a couple of times). I am currently enjoying some acne treatment and I am in that phase where the skin gets worse before it gets better so I just don’t feel comfortable doing zoomy pictures. I hope that you can get an idea about the products from the pictures I have posted and the review I write, if you do have anymore questions feel free to ask!
I have never used Essence products before so this was really exciting, I am actually really into makeup and love watching tutorials and reviews on youtube. I hope to get to do some makeup reviews for you in the future once my treatment is finished and my skin has settled down.
For anyone interested in my mani you can see all of the details on the post HERE.
Foundation – Essence Pure Skin 01 Matte Beige
This product is targeting anti-blemish and oil control perfect for oily/combo skin, this was my skin type for pretty much all my life, I am very impressed with the light weight feel of this mousse on the skin while it still provides really good coverage. It gives you a clean matte finish – I applied mine with a stippling brush from H&M and I was very pleased with the overall look. Normally I will do concealers and add extra powder over the top but I didn’t feel it was necessary (nor would it make for a fair review). As my skin is now changing and it is getting dryer I did notice that in the dry patches I have around my nose this product did cling/cake a little. This was resolved by using a little bit of primer in those areas on the next application. I am super pale and this foundation blended in perfectly which is good because it is the lightest shade so if this didn’t work then nothing in the range would. The look of the product is very inline with the maybelline mousse foundations that I have tried in the past but I think this is the best one I have tried so far. I found the wear to be very good and it didn’t seem to melt off my face, I think this product is definitely going to work for oil and combo skin ladies but this might not be what dry skin ladies are looking for.
Eye Shadow – I ❤ Nude 06 Coffee Bean
I am not going to lie because this is an affordable brand I really didn’t expect much from this product HOWEVER this eyeshadow is hella pigmented and really smooth and blendable. I LOVE IT. It is a gorgeous colour and something that in a pinch could even work for an eyebrow powder (for fellow brunettes out there!). I have a small confession… shortly after using this I knocked it in the sink. Heartbroken is not the word. It has since tried out and been sanitised and it is good to go again but TRUST it to happen to me. Anyone else only clumsy when it’s very important not to be? Anyhoo, I definitely will be looking into some more of these, I think I almost prefer this shadow to a MAC one I have in a similar shade but time will tell!
Lipstick – 01 Wearing Only A Smile
I have only recently gotten into lip products so I was excited to see this in my bag of goodies (thank you Essence for being so generous!) – it has nice packaging and an angled edge, the formula is really creamy. Again I think this is the lightest colour in the range and on its own I don’t think it is for me as it is super pale. It is pretty pigmented so will give you the “your lips but better” kind of look. I prefer to layer or mix this with another colour when I want to tone down something. Wear was pretty good, I didn’t really notice it being particularly bad or good. Overall I would definitely give this lipstick range a go!
You can see all of Essence’s most recent releases HERE as well as all the details on pricing and where to buy! I do have some nail products coming up in the next couple of weeks that I was also sent to review and I am super excited to give those ago!