The other day, during a Press Day (which I am going to report on very soon!), I had the opportunity to discover Essence, a German cosmetic brand. They made me quite a big impression indeed.. their products are all so cheaply priced (nail polish at 1.59eur!), of great quality (after all, they are German..) and some of them.. really fun! Here a selection of my favourite Essence products for a perfect (long lasting) summer makeup!
First of all, I absolutely fell in love with these eyeshadows (Sun Club Eyeshadow: 02 Long Beach). Seriously.. look how nice! I love the selection of gold, bronze, coral or chocolate.. and since it comes in this super convenient tiny travel size (or as they call it, “Glamour to Go” size!), this is going to be in my makeup bag everywhere I go this summer for sure!
I also appreciate that, though of a mini / travel size, they still thought about making the applicator with both a foam and a brush side. Good.
One of my other biggest crush on this brand was their nail polishes. Cause with their mini 5ml size and at 1.59 eur… they are definitely the cheapest I heard of so far on the market!! And especially when you want to just try out funky colours which you are not sure you will be using a lot.. I dont think that you need a bigger or more expensive volume. Here colours n 93 C’est la vie! and n 94 Gold Fever.
I also liked their XXXL shine lipgloss (here colour 18 Sparkling Papaya). Shiny but not sticky.
And found quite an interesting new product: the colour changing lipgloss! It claims to be changing colours according to your mood, from orange to pink.. Dont know if it really works (cause really tell after trying on me) but I found the idea very cute and fun. Tint it! colour changin lipgloss. Colour 02 Turn to Lucky!
And lastly: some serious basic products everyone should have: a concealer, eyeshadow base and make-up base.
First of all their concealer. A concealer is, as most of you know, the sort of beige cream which you put under your eyes to cover under-eye shadows or little skin imperfections. Their concealer is called “Stay all day 16h long lasting“.. which is really what you want your concealer to do: stay on you all day. The texture is one of a very light cream fluid, very light.. so good if you don’t like to feel like you are wearing makeup, with light reflecting pigments. It’s really a nice product.
Secondly, their eyeshadow base. Now, this is a sort of cream that you will put on your eyelids before you put any colour to make the colours stay longer. This is quite important, especially if, like me, your skin “eats” your makeup (which usually happens in summer when it is hot). I was told by my makeup artist friends that their eyeshadow base was one of the best.
Lastly, their primer. A primer is something which you put before (or instead) of your foundation. It has many function: it moistures the skin, conceals imperfection and also makes foundation stay longer. Go for it if you are after this “natural glow” look! Essence Illuminating Makeup Base.
Here is a picture showing a sample of all the products together.
Do you like it? What are your colours to be this summer?