Mascara -essence -Lash Princess False Lash Effect

on 12/14/2018 6:19:00 AM

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So I just bought (after I had Lancome Mr Big and Hypnose drama, and Dior Diorshow pump&volume and many, many) yesterday Shiseido imperial lash (which is good) and E. Lauder Sumptuous extreme (not liking at all).... and with all these the Essence Lash princess false lash (costs less 1/10th of the high end price!) is still my n. 1 mascara, all time, forever and ever.

Unlike other mascaras with this one ONE coat is enough! Application takes one minute and I'm good to go. That is very important to me since I don't like spending 10 minutes applying mascara coat after coat... which ends with bunch of product that hurts my lashes and eyes.

This is super black and little product looks like a lot- really good volume effect.
The formula is so nice that it is one of few mascaras that doesn't take month of application to dry enough to became as it should be.
On me it doesn't clump, doesn't fall off, and it is easy to apply.

The only down side is that it does tend to smudge by the end of the day. But it is not waterproof and many other mascaras smudge (and i moisturize with oil and rich moisturizer, and wear glowy foundation) so considering all that and the price tag - I have no other comment to add.
i posted some pics - i didn't put any effort on that application. It is my "every day-1 minute makeup- fast leaving the house" application.

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Mascara -essence -Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara

on 12/13/2018 2:12:00 PM

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This mascara does give you length but smudges everywhere and is very clumpy wouldn't recommend at all...to be honest all of essence mascaras smudge on me ...cheap but not worth it

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Brows -essence -Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara

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On my big brows it creates goopie unattractive conglomerates.

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Concealers -essence -Stay All Day Long Lasting Concealer

on 12/10/2018 5:51:00 PM

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I dont know if the products ingredients differ but the version with a different packing here in Europe is horrible. Its honestly orange and it oxidizes really bad. Its patchy and it does not cover anything! I cant use it at all, it ruined my makeup.

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Brows -essence -Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara

on 12/10/2018 2:42:00 AM

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I think this brow gel has its drawbacks as much as its good qualities, but overall I like it. Why? Its pigmentation isn't the most saturated - it's similar to Glossier's Boy Brow - but its hold isn't nearly as good. This is a good everyday brow gel though because it's actually not that pigmented. Plus, it's cheap! I've repurchased time and time again, rotating this with a more pigmented brow gel when I want my brows to look fuller. I highly recommend it; you just have to know what to expect from this product. If you use a brow pencil along with a gel, this is a great buy! But it's not something I'd use alone if you're looking for super full eyebrows.

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Highlighters -essence -Wanted: Sunset Dreamers Marble Highlighter

on 12/8/2018 10:03:00 AM

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This is (supposed to be) a marbled highlighter. It comes in one shade, it's from their summer line and some stores are selling it at half the price. I've yet to find a highlighter that is both noticeable and flattering, so I figured I can risk it at a low price.

The packaging is your standard essence packaging for solids, nothing special. I don't really care for packaging much as long as a product is okay, but this is just not.

There's nothing that makes my blood boil quite like chalky products and cheap, glittery, frosted eye shadow like effect on skin, and this is both.
My skin is currently in superb condition after having found a custom oil blend that works great, it's unusually smooth and sleek, hydrated, soft, plump, GREAT texture, *knocks on wood*, you get my drift. So any half decent product looks okay on it at the moment. This however leaves a very noticeable chalky residue that also creates the appearance of pores and fine lines where you literally have none. Blotting over with a sponge helps some, but it's still there. I'm surprised I get that effect on both my hydrated skin and smooth foundation, but whatever.

The shade is warm and almost looks like bronzer, which is bad for me as I find any and all bronzers just plain ugly. It's not that dark, it actually has a golden hue that I've been looking for and would look flattering if it weren't for that added bronzer like cast (two shades are marbled together in this highlighter so I think it's the darker one that does that). It's not orange or screamingly obvious so if you're not that opposed to bronzer in general you might not mind.

It does give a noticeable glow that I would LOVE if it weren't for the chalky mess and russet cast from some angles. Although it's supposed to be warm, I have a feeling the chalky frosting finish would look very dusty and ashy on darker skin tones.

I hate that it makes my skin look dry and dusty and frosted at the same time and if I had tested this when my skin was actually dry I would be lamenting my accursed skin for being a hopeless canvas for makeup, but this time I know for a fact it's not me. I guess from a distance it's not that apparent but up close definitely.

Too bad because because the visible golden glow would've been just right otherwise. At least I bought it discounted, but even so, I wouldn't repurchase. I can't even use the one I bought. If it wasn't marbled I'd try scraping the lighter shade out, powdering it and mixing into moisturizer for a cream highlighter in hopes that helps with the chalkyness ( I *hate* throwing make-up out), but with the bronze shade in it I can't even do that.
(*edit, tried it anyway and it turned out too dark for me and cakey)

Do not recommend because I've yet to meet someone who likes chalky skin. Looks worse than no highlighter.

( also don't bother with their Glow like you're hugged by your loved ones liquid highlighter)


Polishes -essence -Nail Polish - Out Of Space Stories Collection: Outta Space Is The Place

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I love this polish. Its exciting to see more duochrome shimmers and super affordable. To me this reads as very pale light pink, almost white opal wuth green flash. I find it hard to wear white but this formula is very easy to work with. 2 coata and wore very well. i was surprises. ordered backups and bought some for my niece..

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Mascara -essence -I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

on 12/6/2018 1:18:00 AM

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For a non waterproof mascara this is pretty good. After curling my lashes, it added some volume, slightly thickened them & it didn't smudge or flake on my oily eyes! Still... I'm picky when it comes to mascara cus I'm not fully satisfied w how it slightly droops my lashes/curl.


Mascara -essence -Lash Princess False Lash Effect

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The hype is well deserved with this one. Just one coat lengthens and volumizes my lashes dramatically. The only gripe I have is that it take forever to dry. At the price though, you can’t beat it. Definitely on par with many other popular high end mascaras.

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Mascara -essence -I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

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honestly I love this mascara,I seen mixed reviews on it and was hesitant to buy but it actually worked really nicely for me,the mascara doesn't clump and actually curls my lashes giving me wide,doll like eyes plus the packaging is super cute and pink ❤

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Misc Beauty Tools -essence -Keep It Perfect! Make-up fixing spray

on 11/28/2018 10:52:00 PM

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This is the BEST hydrating setting spray I've ever tried. It's MUCH better than the Smashbox Primer Water, it's dewier than the Too Faced Hangover spray. Just a couple of sprays after makeup and my skin looks like it drank a tall glass of water. It makes my makeup look absolutely gorgeous and healthy. I'm so sad it's not sold at Ulta anymore and so, so sad I didn't get a backup. It's honestly incredible. Lasts forever too since you need such a small amount each time, and actually has good ingredients. Alcohol free, unlike most makeup sprays.

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Brows -essence -Eyebrow Stylist Set

on 11/28/2018 5:35:00 PM

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I usually tint my eyebrows but when i moved to a new place and couldn't find the tinting kit i use anywhere, I decided on buying a some not expensive eyebrow shadow meanwhile.
I bought this one because it was cheap, €3 and color seemed suitable for my fair brows. When I opened it I first thought: "well, I should have spent €10 more and buy something decent" because the packaging is so thin, even single-serving food packaging is more stiff. But after I applied the product I changed my mind, because the product itself is good, you have also these brow shaped patterns that help you to make the shape. Also these shadows stayed more then 8 hours so good result. Honestly I had so little expectations that the product surprised me a lot.

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Lip Gloss -essence -Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss

on 11/25/2018 3:25:00 AM

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I love this lipgloss! I found it at priceline and decided to buy it because it was only $4. I have it in shade 07 "happiness in a bottle". In the bottle, it appears to be a purpley-nude colour. However, the colour comes out a tad different on my lips, a bit pinker. The smell is AMAZING, it smells very sweet like candy - although for some it may be overpowering. It isn't sticky on my lips and gives a nice shine.

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Eye Shadow -essence -My Must Haves

on 11/24/2018 9:42:00 PM

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I have only purchased one of these shadows and I am very glad that they are cheap at $1.99 for a single, because I was not satisfied with the quality. The shadow pans appeared bigger in pictures, although for such a low price I should have expected it to be small. The packaging is also not good unless you are putting the shadow into a palette, as the top is unattached to the rest of the packaging and can be lost, unlike a single with a top that flips open. I did not find the shadow itself to be of good quality. It was chalky and did not hold up well. Its longevity was slightly improved with shadow primer, but nonetheless I have no intention of repurchasing any of these in the future.


Mascara -essence -Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

on 11/22/2018 2:01:00 AM

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Great brow gel! The price is unbeatable, I get this from Ulta for under $2. Keeps my unruly brows together without being sticky or stiff and works so much better than those waxy brow pencils. Love this stuff!


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