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Recent Essence Reviews

Concealers -Essence - Camouflage

on 10/18/2017 10:12:00 PM


This is a fantastic concealer. Cheap as chips, but works like a high end product! I have this in "nude" and "ivory". Both colours are very light and are suitable to use as a concealer on pale skin. It comes in a tube and has a doe foot applicator. The consistency is similar to the Nars concealer, but I feel that they do the same job and Essence is probably the better concealer overall. I paid $4.50 Australian for this. Essence is one of the cheapest cosmetics brand in Australia, but of the lower end cosmetics, they have a consistently high standard. This is my HG concealer at the moment and believe me, I have tried heaps of concealers. It blends beautifully with my Beauty Blender and doesn't cake, flake or look nasty. It just makes me look more awake and fresh. Unless I find something better, I will continue to purchase this little gem.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Blush -Essence - Satin Touch Blush

on 10/18/2017 6:03:00 PM


Just bought this and it truly is a dupe for Tarte’s Exposed! BUT, for my mature skin the formula is MUCH better! Exposed to me is very dry and chalky, but that’s what clay based products are. Great for oily skins, but drier skins, not so much. The formula is very silky with a lovely satin finish that applies beautifully. This color #20 Satin Love, like Exposed, will look great on most all light to medium skin tones. Awesome find!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Mascara -Essence - Lash Princess False Lash Effect

on 10/18/2017 3:19:00 AM


I'm so sad that I cannot make this mascara to work for me, even though I had tried many times.

I heard so many good reviews about this mascara. And by 'many', I mean almost everybody (you can see that almost everybody here gave it 4-5 stars). Whoever mentioned it, loved it. So why couldn't I?!?

Let's start on the positive note. I loved the packaging and the price. It hold my lashes well and last for the whole day. I was really impress on that.

However, on to the negative note. It smudged. And it smudged a lot. I think that would be the only con for this mascara.
Could it be that I am living in Bangkok, Thailand, a humid country which (might) caused it to smudge? As well as, my oily eyelid?Those were my assumptions on why it smudged easily within an hour ( hour!?!), even though I Never had this issue on any mascaras in the past.

At first, I thought I applied it too much. So I tried to apply it only at the end of my lashes with little amount, but it still smudged!
I tried not wearing bottom lid eyeliner (thought that might be the reason adding up to the smudges), yet it still smudged!

I could not continue using a mascara that made me look like a raccoon within an hour, though it hold my lashes beautifully.
And with this price, I could find some alternatives like Maybelline's and it would never smudged no matter how long I wear, or go through any kind of weather.

So this is a pass.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Eye Primer -Essence - I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

on 10/16/2017 10:05:00 PM


I bought this because my local Ulta doesn’t sell the ELF eye primer, which I think runs out way too quickly for how often I wear makeup, and because I didn’t want to invest money on a small tube of the Smashbox Photofinish eye primer, which is probably my favorite. I had homecoming in less than a week from this purchase, and I didn’t try it at all until the day if the dance. I have EXTREMELY oily eyelids and I do not buy the best quality shadows, but this worked so well at covering all of my eyelid veins and matching my natural skin tone as well as keeping my eyeshadow in place and vibrant for about 12 hours. I love this so much after one use, especially because a little bit goes a long way.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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

on 10/16/2017 4:36:00 AM


After being disappointed with YSL Shock mascara, I decided to buy a real cheap one. So I crossed to the other end and bought this cheap, not so luxurious looking tube. But the mascara is a pretty good one. It intensifies my lashes and it stays put.
Good curl and volume. It is not clumpy but it is not the smoothest formula I've ever used. I honestly cannot expect more from a really cheap mascara. I like it!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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