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Recent Essence Reviews

Foundations -Essence - Camouflage 2in1 Make-up & Concealer

on 1/18/2018 2:26:00 AM


OH MY GOD this is literally such an amazing foundation. It deserves so much more credit.

I bought this on a whim as it was on sale at Priceline (in Australia) for 40% off so it cost me about 3 or 4 dollars AUD. The nude shade matched my skin perfectly, so I figured I may as well just try it at that price.

Since then I have repurchased it twice, and I have a back up ready to go whenever I run out. I have very acne prone, extremely oily skin and struggle to find makeup that will stay on my face and not slip off, and not cause me huge acne breakouts. I use this foundation every day and the coverage is SO good that it covers all my active acne and scarring, as well as not worsening my acne.

For such a cheap product, it has absolutely exceeded my expectations, and I will continue to repurchase. I also got my sister onto this product as I was so impressed.

I am not one to purchase cheap makeup as it usually aggravates my skin. Previously I have been using Tarte Amazonian Clay 16 hour foundation (slips right off), Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation (amazing coverage but too thick for every day and causes breakouts), Hourglass Foundation (amazing in all ways but expensive and bottle doesn't last long), IT Cosmetics CC + Full Coverage Cream (slips off), and Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation (awesome coverage, but slips off within a couple of hours).

This foundation stands up alongside all of the above with just as good coverage, and in most cases much better lasting power.


Concealers -Essence -Stay All Day Long Lasting Concealer

on 1/17/2018 8:52:00 PM


Tried this product out for the first time today after purchasing it without much research but I wanted a product that was not tested on animals.
I wanted a light concealer that didn’t cost $42 here is Australia and this seems to do the trick.

I do moisturise really well beforehand & apply a layer of pink corrector first before applying this concealer. It doesn’t crease & has set better than the concealers I have tried in Mecca. I don’t use a lot either, it’s just to get rid of a bit of shadowing I have under the eye area.
The reason why I am giving it a good reasons so quickly is that I have just been to the gym for 90 minutes. It has stayed in place without smudging, or going blotchy. For the price of $6, it’s the best concealer I have tried so far!
Staying power is excellent, price is better than perfect, doesn’t have a funky scent and is cruelty free. I’ll definitely keep using it 😆

Mascara -Essence -Lash Princess False Lash Effect

on 1/17/2018 11:05:00 AM


I wish this came in waterproof.
The formula was really wet so it forced me to slow down when applying in order not to make a huge mess.
With a couple of coats I was really happy with the look, however, I have seasonal allergies and whenever I would sneeze I would end up with mascara under my eyes.
On days my allergies were not bothering me it wore pretty well but I did have some flaking.
For the price, I think this is a good mascara just not what I am looking for.
If you do not mind a wet formula then this is worth the try.
One thing to note is that to make this mascara come alive it does need a couple of coats.

Blush -Essence -Satin Touch Blush

on 1/16/2018 4:26:00 PM


This blush is so nice, natural looking and very pigmented, super cheap too. Only downside is that the container will break if you carry it around like I do lol

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Eyeliner -Essence -WATERPROOF eyeliner pen

on 1/15/2018 4:45:00 PM


This is my all time fav eyeliner. I have tried the really expencive once, gels, pens and pencils but THIS one is for sure the best one I've ever used. I always restock on this when I'm travelling (we don't sell it in my country) and I haven't got any complain about this. It is easy to use, does not dry out fast, is jet black, dries quick when applied and does not smudge. 11/10 for this

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