Eyeliner -Essence - Long Lasting Eye Pencil - Tu-Tu Turquoise
blacksheep6293 5/18/2013 11:19:00 AM
A decent aqua blue automatic pencil liner. Looks very similar to the Avon version of this product and perform just as well. As it is a light colour I did already expectbit to fade easier than say a black or brown and it did. However, applied decently into the lower lash line, the colour did stay a whole working day for me without smearing, but faded subtly. It does make me wonder how much the black and darker shades would fade.. So I would repurchase this, just not in this particular shade.
its rare for me to be disappointed in an Essence product, but this is it. To begin, dont get me wrong there is essentially nothing wrong with this mascara, if you prefer a very subtle natural look. I am not one of those people and like a voluminous mascara that also defines. As I said this gives a soft and natural finish, which may be perfect to some. It left my lashes soft as well, but did not volumise or define. It gave some subtle length. For this reason I wont bring down the rating, as it is a decent mascara, but not to my tastes.
So far so good! Ive been wearing this for the ppast few days and I am liking the outcome. Pros: - lengthens as well as thickens -doesn't clump - rubber bristles means definition for me - cheap! Something like $5AUD - lasts all day and holds a curl Cons: - sold out everywhere and rarely restocked - pink tube is kinda tacky and childish - flakes into my eyes at the end of the day when cleaning off - tube is quite bulky Overall Essence never fails to impress me on quality. They are my new favourite brand. Definate recommend.
Mascara -Essence - Maximum Definition Volume Mascara
blacksheep6293 5/6/2013 9:13:00 AM
This is my current go to every day mascara. The brush and formula allow me to layer this on my lashes without clumping and really helps to comb out snd define my lashes. Its not exactly a volumising mascara, but it does provide some volume. If I want more volume I currently layer this over one or two layers of Jordana Best Lash Extreme. This just proves to me that drugstore mascaras really are the best. This was something like $4 and really rivals high end brands. My only gripe, as with all essence mascaras, is that they only come in black and I woukd really like a brown one for work.
Eye Shadow -Essence - Quattro Eyeshadow To Die For
blacksheep6293 4/30/2013 12:45:00 PM
Great every day neutral pallette. I like to wear this over the creme eyeshadow in Glammy Goes To as a base. I generally wear the white shimmery colour as a brow high light, the nude pink as a lid colour and the golden shimmered lighter brown or the darker taupe chocolate brown inthe crease and outter v. I have generally found that the pink is a little chalky, but it may be the layering over the creme shadow. It was so cheap, about $3. The packaging is a clear tacky compact with Essence logos printed on it. But that doesn't matter, its the product im worried about and its great.
After reading rave reviews for the Essence gel liners online I have been searching for a pot in the black shade but can't find it anywhere (it is sold here in Aus in Priceline and Target as far as I know). I found London Baby instead behind a clothing rack (someone's secret stash maybe? ) and took it straight to the counter. I have recently lightened my hair from a dark reddened blonde to a lighter golden blonde and blacks were starting to look a little harsh. Lo and behold, Lobdon Baby still provides me with dark enough, taupe with purple and bronze tones and micro glitter to leave me with the drama I want for a day or night cat eye wing. This wore all day for me from breakfast until after dinner. It is also smudge proof but comes off easily enough with an oil based remover. Essence is fast becoming my favourite low end priceline brand, given the high quality and such low price of all of their products. If someone can tell me where else stocks Essence other than Priceline and Target via message I would be so thrilled!
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie #630
blacksheep6293 4/25/2013 10:32:00 AM
I do have a soft spot for the round lipsticks. They are so creamyand effortless to apply. Lovely amount of slip like a balm and I find them hydrating. Cheap as chips! Pumpkin pie is a beigy peach nude with frost, which tends to settle into lip lines.For anyone who gets this, try wwearing a waxy balm underneath to fl in lip lines. I will definately continue to buy these gems . They are great to play with if you dont know what colours work for you.
Ehhh. This balm doesnt tickle my pickle. I guess I will go through some pros and cons.. PROS * smooth texture * great scents (they aren't flavoured really * thumbs up for organic/natural ingredients * cherry colour gives a nice 'just ate a raspberry icy pole' flush CONS * $7 for a 4.3g tube of product ( compared to, say, s tub of Carmex $4 for 7.5g) * not really moisturising, but not drying * scent can 'turn' at times Im not wowed by this. I was expecting something good given all the organic natural stuff and the hype, but it is overhyped. I rated yes to buy again as I already went ahead and purchased cherry after the vanilla one didnt wow me.
Great range of colours in a decently lasting lipliner. Nude pink is great to wear with nude OR pink lipsticks as it is quite a neutral colour. It can even be used as a layering colour to boost the brightness of a lipstick (as well as lasting power). As always, cheap and efficient and I'll always recommend NYX.
Fantastic product. I have recently gotten right into Essence and have found quality products in a cheap brand. Glammy Goes To is a great long wearing cream shadow that is amazing for layering. It is a gorgeous frosted champagne colour. I love to use this as a lid colour amd use NARS Bali in the crease with a shimmery white brow highlight. Ive never been happier with a cream produxt before. Packaging is a plastic screw to jar. The product costs approx $4 in priceline and target
Amazing product, its so versatile. I use it to shade my brows, line my eyes and as a defining crease colour. This lasts all day with or without a primer and has a smooth, blendable texture. I would describle the colour as a deep cool taupe with more brown than grey. Expensive for a single eyeshadow but there is plenty of product, the quality is fantastic and it is so versatile it is really worth the money.
I am a former nail biter and have only just forayed into nail polishes. So far I have tried OPI (numerous colours, but particularly Mod About You), China glaze in For Audrey, a deep gun metal blue grey by Inglot, a Revlon breakup duo, sally Hansen bamboo shoot and Essie mint candy apple. Essie is by far my favourite formula. It is thin without being too streaky and sheer, dries fast and have a lovely selection of colours. My gripe? They are AUD$18.95 a bottle. Probably around the same (maybe even less?) tha. OPI, which imo is hugely overhyped. Since discovering Essie I am very keen to go back to Myer where I purchased this from and have the whole collection! Really loving these pastel mint greensy turquoise aqua colours at the moment as well.
So far loving this. I have golden blonde hair with natural highlights and have washed my hair about 4 times with this and each time my hair is soft and shiny with no brassiness. Love the smell, very nice to have just before bed. My boyfriend keeps smelling my hair. I did freak out a bit when I poared this onto my hand in the shower and the colour was a deep inky violet. Don't let this put you off, it doesn't stain hair.
Doesn't work as well as a soft toothbrush or face washer but still a cute little novelty or stocking stuffer. Can lick the sugar off after you use it. Smells like it says: vanilla choc. But all it is is really sugar and jojoba oil. Not much to it and definately not worth the price for something made of such simple ingredients. Still cute.
i have bought Butterball on a few occasions. Smells pleasant, and moisturises nicely. Quote a simple bath bomb but it does a good job of making my skin feel nice and moisturised, not tooooo expensive (but still) and did I mention it turns the bath into a creamy, steamy fizzy hotspring? mmm mm!