Brows -Essence -Make Me Brow

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For $3, this is one of my favorite drugstore staples. It is easy to apply, stays on and is a great dupe for Benefit Gimme brow. Everyone should have one of these, the quality is no different.

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Eyeliner -Essence -Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Hot Chocolate

on 6/16/2018 11:30:00 PM

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I now use this pencil because they discontinued my all-time favourite eyeliner pencil in my country which was the Essence Extreme Long Lasting pencil. But this is really really really a poor second to the Essence Extreme Long Lasting pencil. I could wear the Extreme one for over 24 hours and it would not budge! This one streaks within half an hour of applying or so, and it mustn't be waterproof because it runs as I have watery, sensitive eyes. It's an ok pencil and I can use it while I look for a replacement for my HG Essence Extreme Long Lasting pencil, as it is cheap (less than 2€). I do like very much that it is an automatic pencil so it twists up and I don't need a sharpener, as it is so difficult to find a sharpener that is the right width, since they all seem to have different widths. ESSENCE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK YOUR EXTREME LONG LASTIING EYELINER PENCIL!!!

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Eyeliner -Essence -Extreme Long Lasting Eye Pencil

on 6/16/2018 11:20:00 PM

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This was my absolute favourite favourite favourite favourite favourite eyeliner of all time!!! I loved this one more than Sephora (which it was comparable to), MAC (which it was also comparable to), Clinique or any of my other former favourite eyeliners. I could wear it for over 24 hours and it WOULD NOT BUDGE! And it was sooooo smooth and creamy and easy to glide on. But alas it's been discontinued here in my country, dunno if they still sell it in other countries. Why do they always have to discontinue the absolute best products in the world? I know this was slightly more expensive than other Essence eyeliner pencils (3€ as opposed to 2€ or less for their other pencils) but that is still only a fraction of the price of comparable brands like Sephora or MAC. ESSENCE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!!

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Polishes -Essence -The Gel Nail Polish

on 6/16/2018 7:42:00 AM

I bought the base coat and the top coat, and this polish lasted all of one day--I wasn't washing dishes or working in the yard, so I don't know why the staying power was so atrocious


Lipstick -Essence -Ultra Last Instant Colour Lipstick

on 6/14/2018 9:22:00 PM

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Wow, this is just excellent. What a find! I purchased shade 7, a pigmented peachy mauve for around $5 CDN at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Pros
-smooth and creamy
-perfect, flattering satin finish
-long-lasting
-fades evenly
-firm stick, but applies smoothly so you can draw clean lines
-cheap!
-amazing, brightening shade that goes with anything
-plasticky tube, but clicks together nicely

Cons
-none!

This stuff performs far better than a Tom Ford lipstick I have. It's one of the most outstanding lip products I've bought in ages. Too bad the other shades don't work on me!

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Mascara -Essence -Lash Princess False Lash Effect

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I bought this mascara because of the rave reviews and low price. I don't know if Essence have quality control issues or something, but it is one of the worst mascaras I have used in a long time. I tried it several times and found the formula to be very clumpy, and it flaked and smeared beneath my eyes. I had high hopes for this mascara and am disappointed that it did not work for me.


Mascara -Essence -Lash Princess Mascara

on 6/13/2018 6:52:00 PM

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I bought this because of the great reviews and unfortunately, the formula didnt work out for me :( it was too wet and clumpy. Even when I wiped some of it off before application, it didnt help make my lashes look amazing. Wish it worked out for me because the price for the amount you get makes it an amazing deal. Happy for those who fell in love with it. Definitely worth trying out.


Lipstick -Essence -Metal Shock lipstick

on 6/10/2018 1:56:00 PM

I liked the hot pink one called pink metallica for a while. Very sparkly and fun. It is not something I would wear everyday so I eventually gave up on it but they are really gorgeous.

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Mascara -Essence -Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara

on 6/10/2018 2:35:00 AM

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This is one of the many recommendations from Tati that I find extremely disappointing. I guess I have nothing in common with that woman, and recently I have began to dislike her channel because of the shameless way in which she plugs her vitamins and the overly dramatic, cutsey way in which she expresses herself. It`s cute when you`re 12-16, but for a grown woman it`s just undignified somehow. This mascara is just okay for me. I mean, it`s a rich black, it doesn`t smudge and it separates lashes pretty well. It`s also fairly cheap. But I am looking for a lot more in my mascaras. I`ve started using this Essence mascara, just after finishing off a dried up tube of Bourjois mascara. Even that dried up old tube of Bourjois mascara gave me more drama and volume than a brand new tube of this. I would call this a more natural look, I don`t see anything that even remotely resembles extensions here. I have a pretty good set of lashes which don`t need curling, so it`s possible this mascara may work better for someone with short, straight lashes? Who knows, but I see plenty of negative reviews on here that make me think a lot of people just simply don`t like this mascara. The tube is all right, imo, but as the other reviewers have said, the end of that wand does get pretty dirty with gobs, which I end up wiping off and wasting product. Would not repurchase.

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

on 6/9/2018 1:53:00 PM

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Weirdest mascara experience ever.

First time I used this, the first eye I applied it on looked amazing! Long lashes, rich black pigmentation, held that curl, and produced big volume. Buildable formula, and beautiful result!

Cue dipping that wand back in the tube and going to the second eye... disaster! It was like as soon as the tube hit air, the formula turned! The second eye - a stubby, sticky, chunky mess! I couldn’t even comb through it, with the wand itself or my metal mascara comb. Crumbs stuck to the end of every lash and clumps of lashes everywhere. I actually had to wash it off and start over. For the record, my lashes don’t have any significant changes from one eye to the other.

It was so strange! When I tried again, the mascara was a still a huge mess. Shortest shelf life ever. May have been a one-off with the particular tube I got, but I won’t be buying more to find out.

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Concealers -Essence -Stay All Day Long Lasting Concealer

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Great product. I rarely use concealer as I just can’t be bothered. But breaking my nose changed that and I dug this one out of my drawer. Nothing can torally cover it all up, but this helped to hide a multitude of sins!

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Top/Base Coats -Essence -The gel nail polish top coat

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Looks great and keeps polishing from chipping at a great price.

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Pressed Powders -Essence -All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder

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I love this stuff. It’s cheap and cheerful and does a wonderful job of setting makeup. I have rebought this so many times because it is so good.

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Top/Base Coats -Essence -Express Dry Drops

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Great stuff. It does an excellent job and your polish isn’t compromised. I’ve used other ones from other companies that seem to make the polish chip faster.

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Eyeliner -Essence -Superlast Eyeliner Waterproof

on 6/5/2018 8:16:00 PM

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Cheap ($5 CAD), effective and has a decent wand. This is the improved version of the old waterproof liquid liner which was crappy in my opinion. This new reformulated one is far better. It's always sold out when I tried to buy it so stock up if you see it.

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