Showing posts with label Essence Long Lasting eye pencil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Essence Long Lasting eye pencil. Show all posts

Monday, 16 June 2014

Empties Post: Products I've used up.

Hey Beauties,

I'm back, after a stressful month of studying and exams :) Hope you are all doing well.

In this post I wanted to share with you the products I have used up during the first half of the year 2014, my thoughts about the products and if I would purchase them again.

First off, I used up two Boujois Healthy Mix Foundation in 'Light Vanilla'. This is my holy grail foundation, I have purchased it again and I do not intend to switch to any other foundation. If I'm not mistaken I used up 2 more before these, I use it everyday because of work. It takes care of my sensitive, oily skin and does not grease up during the day, which is perfect especially in the Summer months. They have revamped the packaging from a plastic bottle to a glass bottle, which I prefer much more and also it is affordable.

Next, I have used up MAC Cremesheen Glass in 'Deelight' which is a nude pinky colour. This was my favourite go to lip gloss, in fact I used it almost every day. I would purchase it again, if only there was a MAC store in Malta... keep on dreaming Jess...

An Essence product I used up is the Long Lasting eye pencil in 'Black Fever'. I was impressed that for such an inexpensive product it lasted for so long, I think for a whole year. I really liked this pencil, very pigmented and stays quite some time on the waterline. I may purchase it again if I find it on the stand since this is quite a popular product.

Next is the Colossal Mascara by Maybelline. At first I liked this mascara however it dried out quickly. It has a large wand and it does create volume to your lashes. However, I prefer trying out other mascaras instead of buying this again. To be honest, I was not that impressed.

Last but not the least is a mineral compact powder by Artdeco. First thing that I noticed is that the packaging is reusable. When the compact powder has been used up you only need to buy the pan, all powders should be like this, it saves a lot of money both for the company and for the consumer. In terms of the product itself, the lightest powder still had some colour, therefore it is not a translucent powder. I really hate when sales persons tell me, "yes this is a translucent powder" and then when I open it the powder still has colour, because of this I am not going to repurchase it.

That is all the products that I have used up until now.

What are the products that you have used up?

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx

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