Saturday, 30 May 2015

Essence HAUL

I was very kindly sent a few Essence products to review from the lovely people at Wilko's, i'd never tried out Essence before so I was rather excited to test them all out.

The first product to catch my eye was the gorgeous pastel coloured "All About Romance" eyeshadow palette (£3.50). When I lightly swatch fair priced eyeshadows i'm a bit of a snob and expect them to be chalky and lacking in pigmentation- this product put me in my place! The silky easy to blend colours had amazing pigmentation and the colours are all easy to wear and can be used for lots of different occasions. This is definitely my new day-to-night palette!

Next up I tried the 06 "Barely There" long lasting lipstick (£2.30), this was far more sheer than expected but the colour is gorgeous and the lipstick is, as the name suggests, long lasting.
The packaging for the "Lash Princess False Effect Mascara" (£3.30) is super cute, the tube is shiny and black with green rubber detail for grip on the top of the wand, making it look adorable whilst providing grip.

The last products in my box of treats were two of their "I Heart Trends" Nail Polishes in 05 "Pure Soul" and 06 "Baby Doll" (both £1.80 each). They were quite watery and as you can see kind of leaked to the side of my nails, this works when you apply three very thin layers but it's not one for a quick polish and go. 05 is the top picture and 06 is the bottom, as you can see the colour is quite similar but 06 has a lovely golden shimmer in it.
 
Have you ever tried essence before? Are there any products you'd recommend I tried?
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79 comments

  1. Not very impressed with the nail polish if I'm honest...

    The lipstick looks great!!! :)

    I love their mascaras (gonna review my favorite in a couple of days), lipsticks and their palettes! :) their eyeliner is my FAVORITE EYELINER IN THE WORLD! (I even wrote about on my blog)

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    Xoxo Jessy

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  2. The nail polish doesn't look very pigmented, but I love the look of eyeshadows and the lippie. I love their lip liners!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Agreed on the eyeshadows and lipstick- and such a bargain!

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  3. I wouldn't consider myself a big fan of Essence, but that lipstick color is really nice! Enjoy your new makeup!:)

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  4. The lip shade looks dreamy!

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  5. well sth wrong is with this nail polish, but other products looking good! :)
    greetings! :)
    Vivi:)

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    1. I was super disappointed with the nail polish, but at least the other products made up for it!

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  6. They eye shadow palette has such nice colors!

    Made in MauveBloglovin

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  7. I like the lipstick and the eyeshadow palette looks nice for spring :)
    xx Sab | http://thechicflair.blogspot.cz/

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  8. The nail polishes does not look good but everything else looks awesome !!

    great little haul :)

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  9. I've never tried Essence but the lipstick looks amazing! Great review!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://www.fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  10. Love the long lasting lipstick color! So pretty! :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  11. So cute, too bad they don't have this brand in US.

    ~xo Sheree
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    IG: @poshclassymom

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  12. I love your eyeshadows, they look pretty and so pigmented! I'm surprised actually, I thought Essence eyeshadows were weak in pigmentation but the All About the Romance palette looks great!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  13. Great Essence haul! :)


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  14. That mascara looks amazing, but the nail polish - eek- not so much. Thanks for sharing! xx


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  15. great haul! loving the colors of the palette and really like the packaging of the mascara!

    lifeisashoe

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  16. Didn't even realise Wilko did their own make up range!! Very interesting! Not so sure about the nail polish though! Great post!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

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  17. The nail polish is not nice.
    But the mascara looks great.
    Great review
    XO

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  18. The lipstick shade looks lovely, definitely something I'd wear. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  19. Love your honest review of the products! :) xx

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've bought so many products that bloggers have raved about that I have found awful so the one thing I'll never do is give a false impression of a product!

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  20. Lovely post! Thanks for visiting our blog! :D http://thesyedasisters.blogspot.com/

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  21. I have never heard of Essence prior to this post but so happy you shared their brand!

    Thank you for sharing your insider tips!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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  22. The nail polishes looks great from far away... But I appreciate the honesty!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  23. Yes, they made a great mascara called I love extreme (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  24. Essence is such a great bargain brand!

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  25. Such a great brand! The products looks so nice, especially the polish :)
    Feel free to check out our latest post x
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  26. Great review, I haven't tried their products yet but definetly will give their lipsticks a go. x

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  27. You got so many nice things!
    I also subscribed to your youtube, love it!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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  28. The nail varnishes don't look too promising but the palette is really pretty and great value!
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  29. you got such nice things <3 I really like the colour of the lipstick :)
    xx Ama

    PHUCKITFASHION

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  30. Happy Monday, lovely! Love it all but your nails are to die for!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  31. I've never tried this brand but their lipstick looks great for the price :)

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  32. I love essence products! That mascara looks really nice :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com | Giveaway

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  33. I've never tried Essence makeup but I'd love to try the long lasting lipsticks as I don't mind the sheer formula as long as it lasts well x

    Beauty with charm

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  34. Those shades all look so lovely on your skin! I must try

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

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  35. i think i've tried their eyebrow pencils before!

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  36. i've never tried anything from them but these all look lovely!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  37. That's too bad the nail polish didn't quite work out because the shades look really pretty

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  38. I think I am gonna have a closer look at this palette. The colours are perfect for spring and I love how affordable it is. Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  39. I've never tried Essence before, but I probably would now!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  40. Everything looks really great except the nail polish to me - it's just a bit streaky and looks like one of those polishes that would need a TON of coats to be totally opaque. Everything else is so beautiful though!

    Bree || The Urban Umbrella

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  41. I've tried a lot of their lipsticks and they've all been great!

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  42. The colours from that eyeshadow palette look lovely, and i bet their great colours to use!
    I haven't tried Essence before, will have to have a look into their range!

    Courtney | http://courtzmelv.com

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