Essence Cosmetics is one of my all-time favourite highstreet brands, I use their Princess Lash Mascara every day and have done for years. They create a wealth of good quality, affordable beauty products and so I wanted to share with you some of their new Spring 2020 collection.
Starting with the skin, we have the Essence My Skin Perfector Tinted Primer (£4.00 for 30ml), and there are only three shades available as it is a primer with a hint of colour rather than an all over foundation. I went for the lightest, 10 Light Beige, which would be best for fair to light skin tones. It has a pleasantly light and mousse-like texture that easily blends into the skin. You can of course use it on its own, but it is best used as a primer before applying makeup and I found that it toned down the redness I have on my cheeks and helped to keep my makeup in place throughout the day. You can find it online at Wilko here.
The Essence Blush Lighter Gradiant Powder Blush (£3.80) is a combination of blush and highlighter in one compact. You can either use both products individually or swirl them together to create a glowy blush shade. There are four shade options available, and I opted for 04 Peachy Dawn, which includes a soft peach blush and a light champagne shimmer highlighter. Again, as I have light skin, I believe this would suit fair to light skintones. The formula is soft and silky and doesn't weight heavily on the skin. You can find it online at Wilko here.
One of my favourite products from the new collection is the Essence Choose Your Glow Highlighter Palette (£5.00). This beautiful palette contains a mirror on the inside of the lid and three generous pans of product. You get Candlelit Glow, a delicate light peach, Major Glow, a light champagne shade and Summer Glow, a warmer, bronze shade. You could of course also use all three as eyeshadows too, or the lighter shades in the inner corners of the eyes. They are lovely and shimmery and add a very pretty glow to the skin. You can find it online at Wilko here.
There are two new eyeshadow palettes available in the Spring collection, the Essence The Nude Edition Eyeshadow Palette (£4.00) and the Essence The Rose Edition Eyeshadow Palette (£4.00). These are absolute bargains at just £4.00 and each one contains nine eyeshadows, with both matte and shimmer finishes. Each shade is super pigmented and for the price they make a great travel palette as you won't be as heartbroken if it breaks. The formula is silky soft and applies onto the lids gently without having to put too much pressure on the delicate eye area. You can find them online at Wilko here.
I doubt anything will ever replace my Essence Princess Lash Mascara, but the new Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes Mascara (£3.50) is an excellent option for the warmer months. This budge proof, smudge proof, waterproof mascara has an oil-free formula which wraps itself around every single lash and protects it all day long. This Mascara can withstand sweat, tears and humidity and so there will be no more panda eyes this Summer! I haven't come across a bad Essence mascara, and this one is no exception, it works really well and doesn't budge or smudge whatsoever. Also, it isn't hard to take off like some formulas. You can find it online at Wilko here.
I love a good lip balm, and the Essence Fruit Kiss Caring Lip Balm (£1.50) is enriched with fruity ingredients that gently nourish the lips and offer intensive protection. There are three options available and I chose 03 Strawberry Kiss, which smells divine and has a light tint of colour and even a little shimmer. My lips are always dry, especially in Winter and Summer so I have lip balms all over the house and this one is great as you get that slight touch of colour. You can find it online at Wilko here.
Essence have added three lovely new shades to the Essence Shine Shine Shine Wet Look Lipgloss (£2.00) range they have. I chose the shade 22 Peaches And Cream as I love anything coral or peachy as it seems to really suit my light complexion and blue eyes. It has a heart-shaped sponge applicator and the formula is super shiny with a hint of shimmer and isn't at all sticky or gloopy, so it is very comfortable to wear. You really cannot go wrong with Essence as a brand, their products are super affordable. You can find the Lipgloss online at Wilko here.
There is also a new liquid lipstick which has been released, the Essence Stay 8h Matte Liquid Lipstick, which is available in nine gorgeous shades of peaches, pinks, reds and nudes, so there is bound to be a shade that suits all skintones. I opted for shade 03 Down To Earth, which is a slightly warm coral and is perfect for everyday wear. The matte formula is lightweight and doesn't look dry on the lips and has excellent longevity when wearing it. The sponge applicator is flat and slim, so you can even line the lips with it too to get a full, even coverage. You can find it online at Wilko here.
Finally, on to nails, as I normally have Shellac gel polish every fortnight, but of course with the lockdown I haven't been able to. So I ordered a couple of the new shades from the Essence Shine Last & Go Gel Nail Polish (£1.60) collection. There are SO many shades and finishes to choose from in the collection, and at just £1.60, you really cannot go wrong. I chose the shade 61 Running Wild, a pale green with iridescent shimmer running through it and 58 Endless Summer, a gorgeous bright coral shade. They aren't going to last longer than a week, but at that price, you can afford to buy a few different shades and mix it up every week. You can find them online at Wilko here.
You can find Essence online at Wilko here.
All the Loves,