Essence essence all about matt oil-free make-up

Essence essence all about matt oil-free make-up

3.3

12 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$$

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on 12/22/2016 8:46:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This foundation is one of my favorites. It might not have enough coverage for all skintypes, but for my fair/medium skin it is great and simple, and price-wise it can compete with other brand foundations that are much more expensive.



on 6/14/2016 12:01:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My skin is very sensitive so I was hesitating to buy this foundation because is very cheap and some drugstore foundations make me breakout. The cons: Packaging looks very cheap. I noticed that it has a weird scent like jojoba scent or something, which is not that good, i don't like fragrance in my foundations or my skincare products. This foundation claims to have a mattifying finish, I can say that my face was matt at the beginning and I was happy, but after 4 hours of use I was completely oily and not mattifying at all, what a bummer.
I have combination skin, a little bit oily in my t zone and some dry areas around my cheeks, but this foundation makes me look shiny after hours of use, the worst part is the it made me break out so i stopped using it. Another con is that all shades have a pink tone.
The pros: The shade 10 matt beige matches me, the color is a bit into the pink side like most of the essence products, but it blends into my skin tone if I set it with a warmer setting powder. It's a blendable foundation with a decent lightweight consistency. I don't recommend this if you have oily or combination skin.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I use this everyday. It's amazing and i can cover blemishes yet it's doesn't feel heavy on my skin. Amazing amazing amazing!!!!


on 4/5/2016 8:51:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

THE BEST!!!!!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So I'm a student on a budget and I pretty much would try any foundation with this price. I've bought about 4 of this foundation, not because I loved it, but because it was cheap and I couldn't find anything else. Also, it's cruelty free, yay!!!

This foundation is a light coverage, you can build it to a medium coverage but for me it gets very cakey. It gets very cakey on my forehead even with just one layer. I don't really like the shade range, I'm not super pale and the lightest shade was a little bit too dark for me. It does cling onto my dry patches when my skin gets dry.
It dries to a matt finish and it doesn't make you look oily which is great, but I think it doesn't last very long. I've worn this to school a lot of times and when I've came home after 6 hours it had melted everywhere pretty much.

Overall, I think it's a good foundation for the price. I have now switched to the Wet N Wild Coverall Foundation and I think it's so much better and for a good price as well, so now I wouldn't rebuy it. xxx


on 12/8/2015 6:40:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Pros -
Price
definitely matte
Good coverage

Cons-
The palest shade is very orange (on me at least!)
You need to apply FAST
goes patchy after a few hours

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

For the price tag, this foundation isn't too bad- it lives up to its claims about a matte finish, is easily blendable and buildable (although I would say it has medium coverage). The colour itself has a pink undertone and is very creamy when applying.

Pros:
- Very blendable
- Buildable coverage
- Packing is convenient, perfect for travel
- The tube lasts long
- Doesn't cost much

Cons:
- Limited shade range
- Can be harder to get a hold of compared to other drugstore foundations
- The scent isn't the nicest, but certainly bearable.

Overall, I would re-purchase this foundation if they improved their shade range- as the pink undertone didn't work for me as well as a yellow undertone would. Otherwise, great value for money

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 8/18/2015 2:20:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Absolutely amazing foundation imo!!! Funny thing is it looks better the longer it stays on. Mattifies even a bit too much for me. But I Do not have very oily skin, so I guess it's got to be expected. But I really find it's good value for the price!!! I only miss two things to make it a hg for me: 1.) spf and 2.) a lighter shade. I'm an NC 15 NC20 and the lightest shade in this is more on the nc20 side. So I can only wear it during summertime when I'm slightly tanned. I also love the fact that it's cruelty free.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 2/12/2015 11:42:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

It true when they say oil free and long lasting. But the problem i had with this is it became cakey after some minute. Maybe because the froduct doesnot mve once you put it and becaise it is also matt. It gives a smooth and flawless finish but it cakes at times.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 1/25/2015 8:26:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I got one in the second lightest shade. I prefer the lightest one.
It has light coverage.
=Pros=
-Oil free
-Cruelty free
-Slim packaging
-Good price

=Cons=
-Limited color selection
-Second darker shade made me look orange-y
-Definitely oxidizes

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


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