First Impressions: Essence Makeup

I thought I’d do a ‘first impressions’ type post on these bits I picked up from Essence Cosmetics.  I wasn’t expecting too much, considering I spent a total of €7.49 but I’m actually pretty happy!

Here I am, wearing what I bought:

Essence Cosmetics

Here’s what I picked up:

1. Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set in 01 Natural for Brunettes

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This is my favourite thing that I picked up!  I have never tried a budget eyebrow palette before, and I wasn’t too impressed the first time I used this one.  However, after the second use I was loving it.  I think I’m too used to the idea that ‘less is more’, when it comes to eyebrow products – but with this one you really need to load your brush up!  I think it creates a really natural look and I love it!  If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful product for brows – this is it!

2. Essence Match to Cover Cream Concealer in 10 Natural Beige

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This isn’t great for covering up pigmentation or blemishes, but it is good for brightening under the eyes and as an eye primer!  I found that it applies best using finger tips to press it in!  It doesn’t last all day, but it doesn’t crease or cake!

3. Essence Silky Touch Blush in Life’s a Cherry

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This is quite pigmented, so a little goes a long way for me!  It also has a bit of a shimmer to it, which created a lovely summery and glowing complexion!

4.  Nail Products:  Colour&Go Yellow Polish + Gel Nails at Home Top Coat

Essence Cosmetics

I haven’t tried either of these yet, I’m just impressed that I managed to pick them both up for less than €3!  I’m not sure how to top coat will work out but I will report back on this!  I have been looking for a yellow polish for a while, just for an accent nail – I thought it would look summery!  So, I’m delighted that I found one – I don’t have massive expectations for it at this price!!

That’s it for my mini Essence haul/first impressions!  I’m quite pleased overall, as I absolutely LOVE finding a beauty bargain!!  Let me know what Essence products you’ve been loving, or any other budget buys!

Thanks for reading! x



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