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PART I: INTRODUCING THE NEW ESSENCE BEAUTY RANGE FEAT. THEIR LIPSTICKS, NUDES EYESHADOW + MATT TOUCH BLUSH - CHECK OUT MY THOUGHTS!


HELLO BEAUTIES! 

I am super excited to introduce you to the Essence range which can be found at Target or Priceline stores all around Australia. 

If you are not familiar with the Essence cosmetic range, they're made available in Australia at either Priceline, Target or online. They are super affordable and what makes these products so attractive to me is that they're inexpensive, fun, does the same job at the end of the day and I quite like their simple and classy product packaging. 

Their range says NO to animal testing and says YES to having some form of quality to their products. I am quite impressed with their cosmetic range so far and I wish I had discovered their brand earlier. Their products are easy to wear for everyday purposes and for their price range, it's so affordable. They stock so many products with the hottest colours and formulas so that you get options in selecting your colour preferences. The Essence cosmetic range originates from Italy and is also made from Italy. It's known as Europe's number 1 cosmetic brand. 

So right below, I'll be sharing with you all on what I thought about the products I have looked to test out including swatches (that way you can visually get an idea of the colour and texture of the product). I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts and if you have any questions, be sure to pop a comment below and I shall do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. 

Happy reading x 


Featured in the image above: Essence Matt Touch Blush (in 20 Berry Me Up), Essence All About Nudes Eyeshadow & Essence Eyeshadow in (Keep Calm and Berry On) 
 ESSENCE, MATT TOUCH BLUSH IN SHADE, 20 BERRY ME UP!
Featuring a gorgeous matte blush with a soft powdery texture that finishes off with a matte-finish to your cheeks. This blush simply gives you a healthy and rosy looking glow which is just so gorgeous. I am so impressed with this matte type of blush because when you try out a drugstore matte-type of blush, you wouldn't expect the product to really show up..but instead with this Matt Touch Blush in particular, the berry-red shade showed up really well and I didn't even need to use that much product to achieve a natural glow. 

The best aspect of using this particular matte-type of blush is that when you swivel your brush into the blush product, there's not much dust that falls out from the product which is good. I would have to also say that the pigmentation of the blush really stands out and I did have to build up the colour to achieve the result which is not so bad. The blending of this blush was quite easy to do and it looked very natural especially in this particular shade. The fact that this blush does not have any shimmery particles in it, makes it a very simple and basic blush to use on an everyday basis (without looking like you're off to the clubs). 

The shade in Berry Me Up is more of a darker pink shade which comes out rosy pink and looks quite nice with those with fairer or light skin. The blush literally lasted on my cheeks for the whole full day when I wore this to work the other day. I used primer as my base before applying on the blush of course, and I am quite impressed with the long staying power of wearing this gorgeous matte blush. The packaging itself is presented in a 5g plastic flip top lid pan which is very simply and basic. I really don't mind this because for the price itself, it really delivers throughout the product's benefits. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 


ESSENCE, EYESHADOW IN KEEP CALM AND BERRY ON

Featuring a super soft powdered eyeshadow which is super easy to apply and blend for long-lasting results. You would assume this eyeshadow is very dusty? Not for the Essence eyeshadow range. The texture is amazingly soft and feels very comfortable when applied onto the eyelids. The texture of the eyeshadow pan itself is quite funky looking because it has a wave embossment to it. The colour of the eyeshadow is in the shade Keep Calm and Berry On which I found quite shimmery and it had a nice light brown shade to it. This colour is definitely perfect for just any occasion because it looks subtle and soft to wear with just about any outfit. Although it takes a little bit of building to achieve a nice brown, warm shade to your eyes, the overall shade is definitely worth it. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
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SWATCHES 


 Featuring the swatches of the Matt Touch Blush by Essence and also their eyeshadow range in Keep calm and Berry On. 

As you can observe from the swatches above that both products are pigmented in some way where it stands out. 

ESSENCE, ALL ABOUT NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE IN 02 NUDES 

I simply love a good nude palette and especially when the range can do the job and also be within my price range then I am definitely a happy customer. Yes, there are also many nude eyeshadow palettes in the beauty market at the moment, but seriously I have been literally picking up this palette every week to do my eye make-up. This is because they are so perfect for everyday wear and it has all of the neutral colours that I need to help achieve a soft and subtle look. The best thing? You would not believe the price point here because it's literally affordable - especially for the 8 shades you get in the nudes eyeshadow palette. 

The shades range from medium to dark nuances, some matte and shimmery metallics which allows you to play around with different looks and also to suit any occasion. This palette is also not too huge or heavy so that way you can ideally look to carry this with you around in your handbag or for travelling purposes. I love how the palettes are all pretty looking and consist of matte, shimmers and metallics. The eyeshadows are definitely very blendable and easy to create different looks with this palette. For a budget neutral "nude" palette, it's definitely a great buy guys! 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
SWATCHES 


Featuring the swatches of the NUDE eyeshadow palette by Essence. 
I love how you can play with each shade and dress it up with the shimmers and metallics or matte shades. 



GOT MY ESSENCE LIPSTICK FEVER ON! 

 ESSENCE, SHEER AND SHINE LIPSTICK IN SHADES: SPARKLING MIRACLE + MY FIRST LOVE

Featuring a very soft formula to the Sheer and Shine lipsticks by Essence, they feel very comfortable when applied onto the lips. Plus, they all have this sweet, vanilla scent to the lipstick which also makes this product very pleasant to use and wear. When applied onto the lips, the lipsticks provide a gorgeous and subtle colour to the lips and give off a fantastic shine to them all. I simply love the translucent cap lids because they really dress up the lipstick products and really adds some style to it and also it depicts what shade the lipstick is so it's easier for you to reach for your favourite shade.

The lasting power on these lippies is for about 2-3 hours or less if you are eating or drinking. However, for an affordable price of these lippies, you can literally stock up on as many shades as you fancy. When applying on these amazing lipsticks, I didn't even need to use a lip liner because they are so sheer looking and feel really nice when applied onto the lips. Be sure to exfoliate your lips beforehand when applying on the lipstick to ensure that all of the dead skin cells on the lips are brushed away.
For a high shine sheer type of lipstick, they're so great for value because lets say for example if you have dry lips, these will make your lips feel super moisturised. Overall, I would have to say that I will be definitely repurchasing this particular lipstick range in other shades as I have enjoyed using it so far. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

SWATCHES 


 Featuring the high sheer shine lipsticks by Essence. 

As you can see they feel and look very moisturising. 

Sparkling Miracle - is quite a soft looking pink which is very sheer and full of shine. It's nice to use on a night out or if you're at an event. 

My first love - is more of a neutral, soft and nude type of sheer lipstick. This can be worn everyday because it's not too bright or dark and you can get away without looking like you have too much on. 

ESSENCE LIQUID LIPSTICKS IN SHADE SHOW OFF AND MAKE A STATEMENT

At first I was like liquid lipsticks? That's correct guys...liquid lipsticks are the way to rock your lips for Christmas and also in time for the New Years period. Featuring Essence's Liquid lipstick range which is NEW to their range. It's basically a TWO in ONE product where it contains an innovative formula of the liquid lipstick which basically mends two lip pros by combining the coverage of a lipstick with the shine of lip gloss. These are ideally my favourite two products to use all the time! And the fact that this new innovative product as combined it into the one product has made my life much easier. 

Even the packaging meshes the two products together as the packaging of the liquid lipstick has a lip applicator but at the same time, the packaging looks like the size of a typical lipstick which is very clever. At first I got confused at whether this was a lipstick or not, but to my surprise, as I opened the cap, it revealed a lip applicator so I was instantly amazed by this interesting concept. 

The liquid lipsticks also smell quite sweet which I don't mind because it smells delicious. They give off an amazing shine to your lips overall and there's no sticky feeling at all. 
In saying so, this product is very thick and pigmented when applied onto the lips. The lip applicator is slightly flat and gives you more control when looking to apply neatly onto the edges of your lips. The Essence Liquid lipsticks also feature a much higher intensity of colour and they last longer which is amazing and great to know, because that means I can rock and roll all night long and not worry about re-applying much! The liquid lipsticks are also super easy and comfortable to wear. I simply LOVE these new liquid lipsticks and I can't wait to try out the rest of the colour range. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $5.10
  • Available at Priceline or Target
  • Check out their official website for more information at: http://www.essence.eu/au/products/lips/lipstick/e/product/liquid-lipstick-06/

The shade in Show Off features a coral red which is vibrant, pretty and very nice. It has a high impact colour to it and is very wearable on any occasion. This colour will last for a few hours and then the shine will fade, however the lips will remain with the colour stain which is ideal if you're wanting the colour to last longer. 

The shade in Make a Statement features a darker plum/red shade which really stands out if you're wanting a pop of colour. 

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Have you tried the new Essence range? 

Let me know whether you have as I'd love to hear what you thought of these. 

Cheers,
Livia xo

Thank you ESSENCE for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

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