essence cosmetics

Essence Cosmetics

I’ve found Essence Cosmetics to be one of the most affordable makeup brands available in stores here in NZ. I’ve loved the brand ever since discovering it in Farmers stores. I managed to pick up a few things from the brand last time I was there.

I think the products I picked up are fairly new to the range so if you want to know more, click below.

I’ve featured Essence on a previous haul before and everything I’ve tried from this brand have been great.

essence cosmetics makeup haul

I have four things to share with you in this haul and I’ve actually been trying them for over 2 weeks now.

essence stay all day concealer

The first one is this Stay All Day Concealer. I got it in the shade 20 Soft Beige. It’s a really light shade which I use under my eyes. I’ve found this to be quite thick but blendable and it’s also not cakey. For $5.65, I really like this concealer.

essence cosmetics shape your face contouring palette

This Shape Your Face Contouring Palette is the one that drew me in making a purchase. I’ve never seen it before and I got curious.

essence cosmetics shape your face contouring palette makeup

As most contouring palettes, this one has a blush, bronzer and a highlighter. The bronzer and highlight are both matte while the blush has a slight shimmer.

At first, I thought they got it wrong because the shimmery blush swatched more like the highlight but when I applied all three on my face, they worked! I surprisingly really liked the blush and the bronzer is a nice shade for me. As for the highlight, this palette could probably do without this. Because it’s matte, it looks like it’s more of a face powder than a highlighter and I’ve been using it as such.

For $8.95 though, I can’t really complain. I liked two out of the three products in the palette and I’ve been using this almost every day for work.

essence cosmetics silky touch blush

I also picked up this Silky Touch Blush in Indian Summer. My sister has two of these silky touch blushes and she loves them so I thought I should finally give it a go. She was right because I just love this blush. It blends nicely and it’s a great shade for me. I definitely want to try more of their blushes.

This blush was $5.65.

essence cosmetics make me brow

Lastly, I got the Make Me Brow eyebrow gel mascara. I think there are only two shades and I have the 02 browny brows. I love trying new brow gels/mascaras because more and more brands have them now. This was $5.65 and I prefer it to the Maybelline Brow Drama and Rimmel Brow This Way I’ve both featured in my Battle of the Brows post.

I love how small the brush is. The brush is slightly smaller than my all time favourite L’oreal Brow Stylist Plumper and for only $5.65, I would probably choose this Essence one because I go through brow gels a lot. The shade matches my dark brows pretty well too and keeps them in place throughout the day.


The silky touch blush and the brow gel mascara were two of my favourite new finds from this brand. If you’re after affordable but good makeup, check out Essence. My sister loves their mascara too.

If you’ve tried anything else from Essence, let me know your recommendations below.

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8 thoughts on “Essence Cosmetics

  1. vintage51 says:

    I love Essence products too, their lipsticks, blushes and waterproof mascara are always in my makeup kit. Cheap as chips and work like crazy. I haven’t seen the contour kit before though, I will have to seek it out. Cheers, Michele

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  2. Panayiota Vasou says:

    I love Essence products and especially their lipsticks and blushes! I haven’t tried any of these yet, I hope that they will be in the store soon 🙂

    Yiota
    a href=”http://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy/”>PinkDaisyLoves

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  3. Maggie Lin says:

    Had seen it on the website but not seen in instore yet… that’s disappointing about the contour/blush/bronzer kit. Was hoping to add it to my bag for make up on the go 😦

    And those essence blushes are quite amazing – have almost all of the blushes XD but don’t think I have that one…. the matte ones are real nice as well if you’re not after shimmery blush on some days! ^^

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    • astylecollector says:

      for the price, I can’t complain about the contour kit tbh as I like the bronzer and blush anyway. The highlight just doesn’t work. The blush is amazing. I’ve been wearing it a lot.

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