17 Jul 2014

Top Essence Makeup Picks

I have been working my way through the very generous goodie bag I received at the Essence Makeup Launch last month. There have been so many gems & a couple of misses too but I thought I would share with you 8 of my top picks. If you didn’t already know Essence is a very affordable German makeup brand that’s very popular not only in Europe but also worldwide and they have launched in all branches of Wilkinsons in the UK & also online. So we are all able to get our hands on them, very exciting.

Essence Makeup

German Brand Essence

Quick & Easy Sponge Nail Polish Remover £3.00

A lazy girls best friend, quite a few brands are doing these now just a big sponge soaked in nail polish but they’re so handy for quick nail polish removal & this Essence one is budget friendly & works a treat. It is also acetone free

Essence Kabuki Brush £4.00

Black & Pink …. how cute right! This is comparable to my elf Kabuki Brush which I have used almost daily since buying it 2 years ago. This Essence one has been taking its place, I apply my bronzer or face powder with this & its does a very good job. No shedding and the bristles are soft. I have washed it a couple of times and it comes up clean & goes back into shape.

Essence Colour To Go  Nail Polish in 128 Lets Get Lost £1.60 

I love this colour & this is the shade I picked at the event (as they had lovely ladies doing nails). Its a stunning vibrant summery blue, this lasted so well on my nails I wore it for a full week with minimal chipping. I now have this colour on my toes and my love for it is only growing. I have to say that if there was one thing Essence does very very well its all things nail related. They have a huge selection of polishes, decals and everything you could want for nail art. I have used a few polishes and I haven’t found a dud yet.

Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Top Coat £2.50

OMG! This is my new favourite top coat, it has replaced my Orly and I can’t see me picking up anything else. This applies very glossy and dries in a couple of minutes to a very hard but ever so shiny finish. I have applied this over every manicure since I came home with it & its helping my manicure stay in place and looking fresh for a week at a time. It really is living up to its name.

Eyeshadow Quad

Essence Makeup

Essence Neutral Quad

Essence Quad in 05 To Die For £3.00

This is a good neutral quad, the two darker colours are a lot more pigmented but if you wear a primer and take a little more time over applying the lighter 2 shades you can get them to work. This a great quad for achieving a brown smoky eye. The two light shades have a slight shimmer to them & so to does the more copper toned brown, then you also get a fantastic dark brown matte colour. The lighter colours give a little fallout but nothing that can’t be cleaned up when you have finished, all the colours are easy to apply and to blend. I’ve really been enjoying using this quad & want to try a few more colour options.

Blush My Lips

Blush My Lips 12

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in Blush My Lips 12 £2.30

This has to be my favourite product from the whole goodie bag. Its a bright pink creamy lipstick. It goes on the lips so smoothly and the colour is vibrant and beautiful. This is long wearing & thats on me (I’m terrible for lippies wearing off so fast & going patchy) but this one is great. The packaging feels more expensive than it is & the lipstick doesn’t have that cheap scent that many budget friendly ones have. Its a big hit with me & I have a few other shades that are also just as good but this pink stood out for me, it pretty & the perfect Summer shade.

Essence Big Bright Eyes in highlight it ….. pearly £2.00 

This is a cream coloured pencil which is fantastic under the brow bone or in the inner corner of your eye to brighten & highlight that area. This has a lovely creamy texture and a pretty iridescent finish so it catches the light. A staple in your makeup bag, especially if you like your eyes to look fresh & bright.

Essence Eyebrow Tweezers £2.00

Not as exciting as the pink lip stick but never the less still a vital part of my beauty regime. A good pair of tweezers is a must & these look cute and get the job done. Enough said ….. tweezers that work & look cute

If you have tried any products from Essence let me know what you loved & also what not to buy.

I received these Essence products at a recent event. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.


19 Responses to “Top Essence Makeup Picks”

  1. I’m off to Wilko this weekend then!

  2. Emma says:

    I adore the shade of that lipstick! I saw the new stand in my local Wilkos last weekend, think I will have to grab one next time I go in.



  3. Claire says:

    Lovely choices!! I’ve been loving the lipstick and the quad too, and not actually got round to trying the kabuki brush yet but going to dig it out now I’ve read this! x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  4. I agree with all of those!!! The longlasting eyepencils are also very very good!!!!
    Alice|Alice’s Beauty Madness

  5. Miss Louise says:

    I need that quad and lipstick!! GORGEOUS! Wish essence would bring more products to the US!


  6. Meghan says:

    Ok so I’m definitely going to be stopping by my Shoppers Drug Mart today to do a little Essence shopping!
    Great post!

  7. i have been hearing so much about this brand! What a bargain too! x

  8. Kimmy says:

    Those are some great picks. Essence makes some great products for the price. My all time favourite has to be their gel liner in midnight in paris (black).

  9. Beauty Bird says:

    I haven’t tried anything by Essence, so fingers crossed they’re in the Wilkos in the next town along from me! Love the cute polka dot design on those tweezers! xx

  10. Kallie says:

    That lipstick color is gorgeous!!

  11. gail says:

    That lipstick is a must! x

  12. Terri says:

    Totally agreeing with your picks!! That eye brightening crayon is definitely one of my top products too!

  13. Jennie May says:

    That lipstick looks amazingly beautiful! xo

  14. BeautyAngel says:

    Yayyyy!! I am SO glad somebody else shares my love of that Essence topcoat it’s the best one I’ve EVER used! I buy it in bulk!! I must write a full post about it! Can you tell I’m excited?? :-) ha ha

  15. Belle says:

    I have similar tweezers from Benefit, and of course costing double the price! Think I’ve found a new brand I need to try out!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  16. Thank you for this! I finally managed to find a stand but I was unsure where to start. I will definitely be picking up some bits.

    Danniella x

  17. Gemma says:

    I have one of the Essence Lipsticks and I was so impressed by how creamy and pigmented it was xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  18. Becky says:

    I haven’t tried any Essence products but I’ve got my eye on the lipstick and the bright eyes crayon and at less than a fiver for the two of them it wouldn’t really matter if I didn’t like them x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  19. Allison says:

    I’ve yet to find Essence anywhere but it all looks so lovely!
    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com

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