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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Haul: Essence Cosmetics

Hey Beauties,

It has been quite some time since I purchased some Essence Cosmetics. So today while I was at Pavi I decided to pick up some makeup (as if I don't have enough already.. oh well.. haha). These are the products I bought:

1) XXXL Shine Lip Gloss

Last week I saw my cousin using this product and I also tried it myself, and I really liked it. Therefore, as soon as I saw it available on the stand I grabbed it without thinking twice about it. It is in the color '021 Red Blossom'.
XXXL Shine Lip Gloss
First Impressions: I love this berry color especially for Summer, and I was impressed by its pigmentation. It also has a nice, not over bearing, scent. Most important thing is that it does not have a sticky consistency, but rather it feels smooth on the lips.

021 Red Blossom
2) Get Big Lashes Volume Mascara.

A colleague at work has these nice full and long lashes, and I always wonder what mascara she uses. A few days ago I decided to ask her and she recommended this mascara.


First Impressions: I haven't used it yet, however I like the wand, it is full and round, perfect to build up volume. We'll see how I like it.


3) Long Lasting Eye Pencil

Lately, I have been obsessed with the color royal blue. I end up buying everything in that color from clothes, to makeup, to nail polish, even my car has a very similar color. Therefore as soon as I saw this color in an eye pencil form, I had to get it. It is in the color '09 Cool Down'.

First Impressions: It is a very pigmented, true to color product. I really liked its creamy consistency and it glides on without tugging at the skin. When I washed my hands, it did not budge. I had to really rub at my skin to remove the product. It is truly long lasting.

4) Eyebrow Designer

I got this product on a whim, just to try it out. It is in the color '04 Blonde'.



First Impressions: Again, it is pigmented, and I like that it has a small eye brow brush attached to the cap. Value for money product ;)

5) Coverstick Concealer

I never tried any face makeup from Essence, apart from blush and bronzer. I thought I'd start with a concealer, also I needed a new one. It is in the color '01 Matt Sand'.

First Impressions: Have not tried it yet, however, it felt good on my hand whilst swatching it and it blended quite well.
6) Lipstick

Last but not least, of course, I had to buy a lipstick. I really like Essence lipstick and I have a couple of them. It is in the color '64 Flirty Pink'.
First Impressions: It smells really nice, like all Essence lip products. I like the color, and it is also pigmented. The only thing that I didn't like as much is that it has small sparkles, I thought it was a creamy or matt lipstick.
Overall I am content with my purchase. The fact that never ceases to amaze me is that these cosmetics are so inexpensive, which is a rarity in Malta to find inexpensive makeup. Even drug store brands are quite expensive, unlike other countries. For the above 6 products, altogether they cost me 12 euros. Great price right!?

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx