essence makes fun, affordable cosmetics that are more than excellent for the price. A few of the newer items that essence has come out with that I have been able to try out are: XXXL shine lipgloss, mattifying compact powder and STAYS no matter what eye pencil & shadow. I am so excited to show you these, especially the powder!
XXXL shine lipgloss ($2.49):
This is a super shiny lip gloss that gives the lips a look of amazing shine. They will look irresistible! It comes in 12 shades, with two new ones, bright pink and bright apricot. The gloss makes the lips look extremely shiny, glossy and attracts light to the lips.
This lip gloss is super-duper shiny and so glossy! I cannot recall seeing anything like this in a long time. It goes on like a dream and wears quite a long time considering it is so glossy. I love how bright the color is and it is a little bit sticky, but I pretty much know that with this much shine I am going to be getting some stickiness with this gloss, that is expected. It has a long, thin doe foot applicator that makes it easier to apply the gloss to lips. I would prefer something with shimmer but this is a nice gloss. I think it made my lips look huge!
mattifying compact powder ($3.99):
This powder is going to help give you a perfect, flawless complexion. It comes in 3 new shades. They added a transparent shade to suit all skin tones. mattifying powder has a delicate texture that spreads on smoothly allowing for any imperfections to disappear. Allows skin to look matte all day long!
This powder is indeed mattifying. I have used the transparent version (http://bit.ly/H6kdz0) and now perfect beige. Let me tell you, this is the best mattifying powder on the market. It takes away all oiliness and shininess for the entire day. Love this stuff! Personally, the transparent color is the better, it really goes on like nothing and is great for any color. Perfect beige is nice too and is great for light to medium skin tones. And the price is incomparable!
STAYS all day no matter what pencil & shadow ($2.99):
This jumbo eye pencil has a soft, long-lasting texture and is waterproof for up to 16 hours of wear. It can be used 2 ways, as an eye shadow or as an eye liner. It is easy to apply, will not smudge and is available in 6 colors.
Waterproof, smudge-proof and long-lasting. That is what I have to say about this pencil. It goes on fairly smoothly, there was just a little bit of skipping during application and this is noticeable at the end of the eye as I am winging it outward. I had just a tiny bit of tugging issues. I think the color payoff is not as good as some of the other colors I have seen at this level. For me the blazing black was more or a charcoal color and it had gold flecks in it. It might not be the payoff, just the color itself. I think it works better as an eye liner than eye shadow. For the price, you can get as many colors as you want and mix and match!
essence Items in Action:
XXXL lip shine in just gorgeous
mattifying compact powder in perfect beige, XXXL lip shine in just gorgeous, STAYS no matter what pencil & shadow in blazing black
STAYS no matter what pencil & shadow in blazing black
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(These items were provided for consideration)