A few months ago, I bought a few essence cosmetics products on a whim. I am so glad I did because it turns out, I love the brand. Their Web site says they are “dedicated to bringing affordable, fun, and high-quality products into the serious world of cosmetics.” I genuinely like the products, but I think the price point is even better.
I found essence on an end cap at Ulta. I’ve walked past that same end cap dozens of time at Ulta, but just never stopped to check it out. If I am remembering correctly, the top of the end cap had products focused to a much younger crowd — think glittery nail polish, nail stickers, etc. But… I looked downward on that end cap and found two dreamy colored lip sticks, a perfect shade for me eyebrow pencil, a great volumizing mascara, a matte setting powder, and a fantastic bronzer.
The all about matt! fixing compact powder has been an oily face saver this summer. It is very lightweight and has a diffusing effect. It brushes on smooth and the powder itself is finely milled. It is a very soft, smooth powder. It is a white colored powder, but goes on translucent and leaves no color whatsoever. The cost of the compact powder was $3.99.
The sun club matt bronzing powder is a matte bronzer which I prefer. I would rather add any shimmer with a highlighter and not a bronzer. The bronzer powder also smells great, weird I know. It has a hint of a not quite coconut smell, but really it smells like summer. It is a large compact and you get a lot of product for the cost. I have the shade 02 targeted to brunettes. The sun club bronzer I picked up for $4.99 at Ulta.
I prefer waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I have especially watery eyes so anything that will last longer on my eyes is fine by me. The gel eye pencil waterproof eyeliner in black is awesome. It’s a gel liner so super silky and glides on smoothly without any tugging. It is a twist up pencil so no sharpener is needed. The get big! lashes volume boost waterproof mascara has my favorite type of mascara wand. It is big and bushy which I prefer in order to get all of my eyelashes.
It comes the blue tube. I actually need to pick up a new one as this one is beginning to dry out. At $3.99 per tube, it is easy on the wallet. The last product I’ve tried is the eyebrow designer pencil for my brows. I use the shade 04 – blonde. I always pick up a lighter eyebrow pencil versus a darker one so my brows don’t look too overdone and too obvious that they are filled in. The eyebrow pencil is $1.99.
If you’ve tried any essence products or have any already, let me know what you think in a comment below! I really want to check out their blushes and eyeshadow as well. Looking on their website it looks like they have a couple eyeshadow pallets that I won’t be able to resist.