Sunday, 9 September 2012

Essence Makeup Review and Swatches

Lately I've been out of the house for over 12 hours a day. For such long hours, I absolutely need a perfect base that will NOT crease on my oily eyelids. I don't have oily skin, but my lids are horrendous!!! No makeup will last over 3 hours without a primer.

If it's not your first time here, you know I talked about the importance of primers few months back. I still love my UD Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but I found a base that cost only a fragment of the price and does the same thing!

The brand Essence is super affordable, just slightly higher than ELF but you are able to purchase it at most of the Shoppers Drugmart in Canada. If you live in Europe, they are available in most drugstores.

Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 02 Glammy Goes To..

This product cost $4 and it acts AMAZINGLY as a base, whether you are intending to apply something matte or shimmery on top of it. This colour in particular seems to be able to not shine true if you want your eyeshadow to stay matte on top of the base. 

Even if my foundation has worn off, my eye makeup still looks as if I has just put it on! I apply and blend out this product with my fingers. Because of the dry texture, I'd imagine it will be hard to deposit colours using a brush.

Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 01 Coppy Right

As I was so impressed with the other colour, I decided to purchase another one! Unfortunately this line only comes with 3 colours. There is a silver one but I don't have it.. yet. 

Along with this, I also purchased their Long Lasting Eye Pencil.

Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in 01 Black Fever

I love the Physicians Formula Eye Brightening Eye Pencil, but it comes in the trio and I cannot purchase only the black pencil individually. (I use it all the time but it's running out!)

This product claims to be long lasting, which I am taking its words since the eye base performs so well. I tried it on my hand and after it sets, it does not budge even if I try rubbing it. 

I'm going to give this a further trial on my tight line and I hope it works! This was approximately $3.


The next time if you see the brand around your neighbourhood you should try to get some stuff to try. They have amazing nail polishes too! I believe they are about $2 and they come in all sorts of amazing colours.


  1. Ohhh I love Essence! You should try their gel liners, definitely comparable to any long-wearing eyeliner! I only use those now! :)

    1. I have the brown gel liner from them and it's great! I haven't been using it much lately because I'm on a pencil liner kick! :P

  2. hm ive never tried that yet but have you tried the maybelline color tattoos? they are AMAZING

    1. I haven't! I always look at them and don't know which colour to buy. Any recommendations?