If you are a regular reader of Kathryn’s Loves, you will know that Essence is by far one of my favourite high-street makeup brands, and so I have put together some of their products which help create a perfect, flawless base.
If like me, you suffer from dark under eye circles, then the perfect product to conceal them is the Essence Colour Correcting Liquid Concealer in the shade 10 Pastel Pink (£2.50). This liquid concealer gives a wake-up effect and peach-tones balance out any darkness under the eyes. This is a must for me, and it comes with a doe-foot sponge applicator for super quick and easy application.
To balance out the rest of my skin tone I then go in with the Essence Correct to Perfect CC Multi-Benefit Pearls (£4). This little pot contains colour correcting powder pearls in green, lilac, peach and yellow tones and when used together give you a great all-over skin perfecter. Simply take a large brush and swirl it around and apply all over the face.
A primer is also a must for me, as creating an even, perfect base allows your foundation and the rest of your makeup to sit seamlessly. I recommend the Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Primer (£3.50), which gives a fresh, healthy glow to the skin and minimises those pesky pores. It also contains a cocktail of vitamins and cranberry water to take care of the skin.
Moving on to foundation, I like to use the Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Make Up Foundation (£5), in the shade 10 Fresh Ivory. The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump applicator so that you can control the amount that comes out. It gives wonderful coverage and feels light and refreshing on the skin as it also contains vitamins and cranberry water. I find that it gives my complexion a really fresh appearance and feel and it lasts on the face throughout the day.
To set my makeup in place, I then use the Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder (£3), which is a matte powder which comes in a plastic compact. This can be used to bake the undereyes, to lighten up certain areas of the face, or as an all-over powder. Banana powders are great for setting makeup into place and brightening the skin.
Finally, you can then apply the Essence Glow to Go Illuminating Setting Spray (£3.30). This makeup setting spray contains iridescent particles to give the skin a stunning healthy glow to the skin without going disco, and a few spritzes of this will keep your skin looking perfected and your makeup kept in place all day long.
You can find these Essence products and more instore and online at Wilko.
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