Essence Makeup | Spring/Summer Releases 2017

I'm a huge fan of affordable makeup but I've never properly tried the brand Essence which is available in Wilko. I think I may have tried out an eyeliner a few years ago but that's about it. I don't know why I haven't tried them sooner because I've really liked using the products I was kindly sent earlier this month. Here is more about what I received and how I got on with them...

Essence Glow and Care Luminous Nail Polish - 05 Love and Care*
I got this gorgeous purple-pink nail polish with a tiny bit of shimmer inside to add the "glow" as stated in the name of the polish. I've been wearing this a lot since receiving it. Considering it's only £1.80 the longevity of the nail polish is so good! I'm definitely picking up some more of these soon. Also when removing the polish my nails don't feel as dried out as they sometimes do and I think it's because of the Kukui Oil present. There's some perfect spring/summer shades in the Glow and Care Luminous too.

Essence Colour Boost High Pigment Nail Paint - 11 Instant Match*
This isn't a colour I would usually pick up but I really like it. It's a very bright, electric blue and would be a great colour to make an outfit "pop" and a great colour to wear during the Summer months or for a festival. Again, it's a fab nail polish for the price of £1.80 and I've already got my eye on a few shades which I've seen online that I'm definitely going to pick up when I'm next in Wilko. It's definitely a 1 coat and go nail polish as stated too, which is great! Perfect if you quickly need to pop on a different shade before leaving the house.

Essence Shine Shine Shine Wet Look Lip Gloss - 13 Red Carpet Starlet*
I'm not a huge fan of lipgloss anymore just because I prefer my liquid lipsticks as I find they are more long lasting but I received this bright red lipgloss and I do really like it. I used to wear red lips a lot a few years ago and this is definitely something I would've been all over back then. If you're looking for a Marilyn Monroe kind of red lipstick colour but in lipgloss form then this is definitely one you should pick up. It's only £2. Obviously, because it's a gloss the longevity isn't long lasting as a lipstick but it's not bad at all. 

Essence Blush Play Sculpting Blush Palette - 10 Play It Peach*
I think this is definitely my favourite out of all the products I was sent. It's a great travel sized blush palette which also contains a pretty, everyday highlighter too. Both of the blushers are also perfect for every day and the pigmentation is really good. It's only £4 which is a complete steal for the quality of the products inside. This palette is definitely my go-to blusher palette right now. You'll be definitely seeing more of this in future blog posts because I can't get enough of it right now. You can pick up the palette in Play It Pink too.

Overall, I've loved testing out Essence and I 100% recommend them. I love that they are a cruelty free brand but still so affordable. I'm definitely going to do an Essence haul soon which I may feature my blog too. 

Which of the products I've mentioned do you like the look of most? 

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*PR samples, all opinions are my own

1 comment

  1. The blush palette seems so nice :)

    Caterina |