Testing Essence Make-Up - First Impressions

Selection of Essence Makeup

I stopped by Wilko recently and I decided to try out some more Essence make-up, a few weeks back I tried the Volume Stylist 18hr Lash Extension Mascara and I liked it so much I decided I wanted to test out more. Each item I bought cost less than £3 so everything from Essence is very affordable but in this post, I'll be letting you know if these products are high-quality bargains or best to avoid!

Stay All Day16H Long Lasting Concealer (Soft Beige)
Stay All Day16H Long Lasting Concealer (Soft Beige)

Stay All Day16H Long Lasting Concealer (Soft Beige)
This concealer costs £2.50 contains 7ml of product and has cute simple packaging. The first thing I did notice when picking up this concealer was there only appeared to be one shade and even when looking online this seemed to be the case which is quite disappointing, the shade does match me fine but I have quite pale skin so I think anybody with medium-deep skintones will really struggle to find a different shade. This concealer has a creamy texture that blends nicely into the skin giving the under eye area a smooth brightened appearance, it has medium coverage that can be built up and does a pretty impressive job at covering my dark circles given its budget-friendly price. This is a brand new product for me but so far each time I've used it I noticed minimal creasing, the only other thing I will mention is the doe foot applicator isn't the best if you want to apply a generous amount of product I find I need to dip back into the concealer a few times to get the amount I like. Overall, this is a nice concealer, so far it's not my absolute favourite but I do like it and I think it does a good job all around for a really reasonable price.

Draw The Line Instant Colour Lipliner

Draw The Line Instant Colour Lipliner
This is an automatic lipliner that comes with an integrated sharpener and costs just £1.50, I picked up the shade Undress My Lips which is a really pretty nude colour. I love this lip pencil, it's really pigmented and the colour applies so smoothly, the shade looks great on and it lasts well during the day. I really like this paired with the next product I'm going to be talking about and I definitely want to pick more of these up in the future. The only complaint I have is one of the first times I tried this out the end snapped off so that's something to be aware of, I think that the soft texture of this pencil will make it prone to breaking more easily.

Colour Boost Vinyl Liquid Lipstick
Colour Boost Vinyl Liquid Lipstick

Colour Boost Vinyl Liquid Lipstick
The name of this product is slightly misleading, 'liquid lipstick' in my mind is a highly pigmented liquid colour that dries down on the lips to an almost completely matte finish but in reality, this product is just shiny gloss. That being said I still really like this product I just think the name suggests something different than it is, I'm not usually a lipgloss girl, I prefer lipsticks and more matte formulas but I think lipgloss is making a bit of a comeback and I really love this one. It costs £2.80 and comes with an interesting applicator with an hourglass shape that applies the colour really nicely. This has really good colour pay off and shine, its comfortable to wear without any annoying stickiness. I have the shade Woody Rosy which is a similar nude shade to the lip pencil.

Well, I'm really happy to report back that so far I have really enjoyed every product that I've tried from the Essence range obviously, there's tons that I've yet to try out but I'll definitely be picking up more in the future. My favourite product right now has to be the gloss (Colour Boost Vinyl Liquid Lipstick) and I'm really looking forward to wearing this more in the summer.

Selection of Essence Makeup Products

What products do you recommend from Essence?

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