Lip Liners -Essence -Lip Liner

on 9/21/2018 5:10:00 PM

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My daughter thinks they're great, so something has happened to quality control, because mine is so dry I can't drag it across my bottom lip without a disfiguring movement of the mouth. To the bin.


Eye Primer -Essence -I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

on 9/21/2018 3:41:00 PM

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I was initially tempted to try this primer based on the cheap price ($3.49 when I bought it). The base is very liquidy and a little product goes a very long way. It is also a little slow to dry. The product is not sheer and dries a slightly lighter color than it is on application. This is good for those with visible veins on the eyelids. On the downside, the base only comes in one color, which is on the fair side. The primer is slightly darker than my naturally pale skin tone and a little more yellow, but as I am covering it with eyeshadow anyway it does not bother me. I found this primer is very long lasting and did not crease in the summer heat and even survived intact with eyeshadows when I accidentally fell asleep with it on. I would definitely repurchase this primer.

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Lipstick -Essence -Sheer & Shine Lipstick

on 9/20/2018 12:53:00 PM

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Split the difference because old formula was 5-lippies but newer formula is 3 lippies.

The old packaging was so cute, it was the same shade as the lipstick and looked like their Trend Edition lipstick packaging. The new packaging is fine with the metal bullet and clear plastic lid but doesn't twist up easily. Their newer formula is a lot drier also.

Old shade 54 Honey Bee is one of my favorite lipsticks I own. Its a shame I can't replace it.

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Lip Liners -Essence -Longlasting lipliner

on 9/20/2018 12:48:00 PM

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These blew my mind but are discontinued :(


Lip Gloss -Essence -Shine Shine Shine Wet Look Lipgloss

on 9/20/2018 12:38:00 PM

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I personally love this gloss formula! It's not sticky, which is the main gripe I have with glosses. I have shade 02, and while it isn't the most wearable due to a purple shift, it is very beautiful and smooth.

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Mascara -Essence -#Lashes Of The Day Super Volume Mascara

on 9/19/2018 3:56:00 PM

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This mascara is way too clumpy, takes forever to dry and makes my lashes stick together. It does however add volume so that's a plus. I wouldn't purchase this again though


Mascara -Essence -Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara

on 9/19/2018 1:51:00 PM

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Someone posted about this and their lashes looked great. I bought it without checking the reviews here first. Bad idea. Bought it at Ulta and know it wasn't old, however, right away, this applied kinda clumpy. I have had success with thinner brushes, like in this mascara before, but it didn't work well with this formula and opening of the tube - it sometimes applied product in blobs (opening didn't remove enough product). This also began drying out really fast, and within a month or so, this applied REALLY lumpy. I can't say I was ever successful in building the type of volume I wanted: unless I used something separating underneath, this made my lashes clump together. Overall, I didn't enjoy using this mascara at all and it was constantly abandoned in favor of something else


Brows -Essence -Make Me Brow

on 9/14/2018 12:57:00 PM

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This is an GREAT product, especially for the price. It really thickens my brows and stays in place all day. No issues with the darkest shade (I have black hair naturally) and it never looks clumpy. I use this with the NYX Brow Primer and my brows look exactly the same ALL DAY, brushed up and bushy (and i dont have a lot of brow hair). I know a brow primer can sound a little over the top but it has made such a huge difference. Would recommend this on it's own, but would also recommend pairing it with a brow primer as well.

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Primer/ Corrector -Essence -Instant Matt Makeup Setting Spray

on 9/12/2018 3:28:00 PM

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At first I tried this and thought it broke me out so I put it back down and then recently picked it back up because I found my make up to be going on powdery and wanted it to blend better. I don't think it was this breaking me out because I've used it a few times this week and haven't had a reaction. I took off a lippy because my mister does not work the best even if other reviewers seem to say it's good.

What drew me to this setting spray, is the fact that it does NOT have alcohol denat. in it, which would definitely break me out.

I'll update if I start to notice any irritation.


Mascara -Essence -Volume Stylist 18H Curl & Hold Mascara

on 9/12/2018 2:48:00 PM

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I like the mass/formula of this very much and the package is nice. But the wand ruins it! Or it would, if I didn't have come up with the idea to use a separate wand with this, a curved rubber/plastic wand that helps the mascara to do what's it suppose to do: lift and curve the lashes. Why would they put a soft traditional bristle wand (albeit, a curved one) on a mascara like this, when you can get so much better results with a denser wand that puts a little pressure on lashes when brushing it on and combs to prevent clumps!? Personally, I never use an eyelash curler, so I want to be able to rely on my mascara to hold the natural curve of lashes and this waxy, drier formula is great for that. It won't weight the lashes down and gives good volume, but you just can't see it's full potential (if any of it) when used with the original wand!

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Mascara -Essence -Lash Princess False Lash Effect

on 9/11/2018 4:55:00 PM

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Had I known what a good mascara this was, I wouldn't have bought my many high end ones that ended up in the trash!

This cheap mascara has replaced all of my expensive ones, because it is just that good. It never clumps, it elongates my lashes, lifts them, and it really makes me look like I have false lashes. It doesn't give me tremendous volume, but that's fine with me, as I don't like the clumpy, look-at-me-I'm-wearing-mascara look.

I have nothing bad to say about this product, and I will try the other Lash Princess ones, because they are so affordable.

When will companies learn that the way to get more customers is to stop overpricing their products???

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Mascara -Essence -Lash Princess False Lash Effect

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Can't say enough about how good this is for a $4 mascara! It reminds me of Lancôme definicils... BUY it!!! Lengthening and no running

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Eye Shadow -Essence -My Must Haves

on 9/10/2018 1:57:00 PM

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I have 3 of these: 03 Miss Foxy Roxy (a bronze like color), 21 Kissed by a mermaid (a dark bluish green) and 22 Holo Holic (a beautiful blue with pink/mauve reflections).

The packaging is awful - hard to use, hard to keep together. If you count the money for individual colors and the plastic palette, you end up with quite expensive makeup of poor quality.

They don't last at all. They break apart and look awful after a couple of hours.Very disappointing, as I really love the colors (and they do look lovely when freshly applied).

Save your money! Wet n' wild and Miss Sporty are cheaper and a lot better. Lots of other options are more expensive a lot better. These just make no sense at all.


Brows -Essence -Make Me Brow

on 9/7/2018 8:43:00 AM

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Good product, does exactly what you expect, and saves me a fortune compared to the Gimme Brow+.

Adds just enough colour and hold to my brows, I can happily skip brow pencil on the days that I am wearing this and lighter makeup.

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Eye Primer -Essence -Get Your Glitter On! Glitter Primer (01 transparent)

on 9/6/2018 10:18:00 PM

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It's a no from me, dawg.

I read the ingredients on the label, and this has castor oil and shea butter, which I thought was... interesting, to say the least, for a glitter primer. But on the primer it claims the oils will help the glitter stick. So I went in with positivity, especially consider I adore so many Essence products.

But this doesn't do much, at all.

It goes on transparent with a pink duochrome, which is odd but once it's blended out it looks almost completely clear and I don't think it affects eyeshadows.

The problem is that it's really not tacky or sticky at all, the way a glitter primer should be. It's quite smooth and feels slightly emollient and moisturizing. Which is not only not ideal to grab onto glitter, but also for someone with oily eyelids such as myself. It did and OK job of grabbing the glitter (but not great, by any means) but it didn't last very long at all. It's a bit useless for its intended purpose.


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