Essence Product Review

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Essence Product Review

Hello Lovelies,

Today I have some make up products to share with you from a brand that up until a couple of months ago I had never tried and that brand is Essence, I had heard a lot about Essence but never tried any of their products so when I received some of their products to try I was very excited to start using them and since then have used them quite a lot and wanted to let you know my thoughts on each product.

I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base


Essence Product Review

To be honest with you when I first saw the shade of the I Love Stage eyeshadow base I was a little concerned that it would be too dark, I am quite fair skinned and when I saw the product I thought I wouldn't be able to use it but I was wrong and although it does come out quite a dark shade it blended out well and wasn't too dark at all.

Essence Product Review

I only needed a small amount of product on each eye and as I said it blended out beautifully, I used the doe foot applicator to put some of the product onto my eye lids and blended it out with my ring finger. My eyeshadow applied well over the top of the base and stayed all day without creasing, I got exactly the same effect as I would when using one of my high end eye shadow primers and I was really impressed, the consistency is just right it isn't too thick or thin and I only needed a small amount on each eye so can see it lasting me a very long time too and for just £2.49 it is an amazing product and an equally amazing price tag. 

Sunclub 2 In 1 Bronzing Powder In Sunset

Essence Product Review

I'm definitely more of a blush kind of girl than bronzer and love blush, when I saw the 2 in 1 Sunclub bronzer I loved the look of it and couldn't wait to try it, coral and pink are my absolute favourite blush colours and the blush in the 2 in 1 I could see was going to be an absolutely stunning shade, I also liked that the bronzer didn't look too muddy and over bearing and I was super excited to try it. The bronzer is a lovely warm toned shade which is ideal for my skin tone and the blush is a beautiful pink with a slight coral undertone and since pink and coral are my favourite blush shades this is perfect for me. The blush/bronzer can be used separately by using the blush and bronzer alone or you can mix the blush and bronzer together to create a gorgeous shade.

Essence Product Review

I love to use the bronzer and blush separately and mixed together, both look lovely. This is really versatile product with beautiful colours perfect for the summer but also shades that can be worn throughout autumn/winter too. The blush reminds me a lot of MAC spring sheen but is a fraction of the price and at £3.50 it is an incredible price for such a beautiful product.

Long Lasting Lipstick In Shade 12

Essence Product Review

Lipstick is one of my favourite beauty products and I could not wait to try the essence one out, the shade looked perfect for me in the bullet and once I'd applied it I could see it really was right up my street and a perfect "Zoe shade" the lipstick applied beautifully it didn't drag at all and felt very nourishing on my lips, the shade was opaque in just one swipe and is a beautiful shade it is what I would say a nice raspberry pink shade it isn't too bright and is a perfect shade to wear all year round, I feel some lipsticks are season appropriate and more suited for certain seasons but number 12 is a beautiful shade that is perfect for any season at all. 

Essence Product Review

Essence Product Review

The lipstick has a lovely sheen to it without being overly glossy and feels extremely moisturising, it doesn't bleed at all and the wear time is incredible, it lasted for 3/4 hours on my lips before it started to fade and then faded nicely without leaving a horrible line around my lips, it faded away perfectly leaving a raspberry stain to my lips. The lipstick has a lovely scent to it, it's a fruity scent that isn't overpowering at all but I think it's a lovely scent one of the best things about the Essence Long Lasting Lipsticks is the price, they are £2.30 which is absolutely incredible I was shocked when I discovered the price and couldn't believe it, it is an amazing price for such a fabulous product.

In the photograph below I am wearing the Sunclub 2 In 1 Bronzer, the Long Lasting Lipstick and the I Love Stage eye shadow primer. You can't obviously see the eyeshadow primer but I am wearing it with some matte MAC shades over the top, I have mixed the blush and bronzer together to create a lovely shade and the lipstick I feel speaks for itself it's a beautiful shade and I feel it compliments the look perfectly.

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My Overall Thoughts

I am absolutely blown away by all the Essence products and cannot wait to try some more of their range, they have an incredible range of make up and beauty products, you can find Essence at Wilko both in store and online, there is a vast range to choose from online all at amazing prices, I was blown away by the prices when I searched the Wilko website for  products and cannot wait to try some more of their amazing items.

The pigmentation of all 3 products is brilliant, they all applied beautifully and they lasted just as well as any of my high end make up products and I can't believe I haven't tried anything from Essence before now, the products are incredible for the prices and looking at the other products online the prices of everything are fantastically affordable and I will definitely be trying out more products from Essence so watch this space for an Essence haul.

I cannot recommend the products I tried from Essence highly enough, the pigmentation of each product is amazing, all 3 products applied beautifully and had fantastic wear time, the eye shadow primer matches up to any of the much more expensive eye primers I have in my collection and my eye make up lasted well and didn't crease at all. I posted the photograph above to my Instagram account and I got so many compliments on the make up and subsequently received many emails asking what blush and lipstick I was wearing in the photograph, the lipstick is a stunning shade as is the blush, I am completely blown away by the quality of the products for such an affordable and amazing price and would highly recommend you try Essence if you haven't already done so, you can find their products online on the Wilko website and in store at Wilko's too but they do have a vast range on their website.

Have you tried anything from Essence? Is there anything you'd recommend I pick up?

Thank you for reading, much love as always,

Zoe x

✿ This post contains PR samples or gifted items 

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