ESSENCE MAKEUP – REVIEW

Contour powder bronzer/highlighter duo: shade 02 medium

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(Bronzer section)
Thumbs UP

  • Nicely pigmented and blends very easily
  • Gives a nice natural contour – not too harsh on the face
  • Lasts up to 8 hours

Thumbs DOWN

  • Pan shape is awkward; if a bigger brush than a standard sized blush brush was used it may not work well and could mix in with the highlighter shade

OVERALL = 4/5, great for quick & easy, semi-natural makeup.

(Highlighter section)
Thumbs UP

  • Nice for a natural highlight {to go with the quick & easy makeup look that I do too often!}

Thumbs DOWN

  • Similar to the bronzer powder, the pan size is awkward- a fan brush will definitely not fit in there nicely
  • The highlighter didn’t last as long as the bronzer did- after 8 hours you could not see the highlighter at all (during initial application the highlight was very prominent and glowy, after a period of time there were no signs of any luminosity)

OVERALL = 3/5, still a beautiful highlighter, but for my taste I would probably only wear it on shorter days where I don’t need my makeup to last as long.

Make me brow eyebrow gel: shade 02 browny brows

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Thumbs UP

  • Adds just the right amount of colour and fullness to the brows without having to put too much effort in
  • Provides a natural, but still bold & put together look
  • Wand size is great for depositing the right amount of product onto the brows without going overboard

Thumbs DOWN

  • Not really a con with regards to the actual product, but I think the one I purchased may have been opened and tested a few times in the store and seems to be a little more dried out than it should be {my own fault for not checking it before buying}

OVERALL = 4/5, great for those who don’t care so much to go all out doing their eyebrows, but still need to look presentable 😉

Keep it perfect! make-up fixing spray

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Thumbs UP

  • The sprayer nozzle is AMAZING, gives off the nicest mist; will definitely be keeping the bottle once I have used the product up
  • Helped my makeup stay in place for up to 8 hours
  • The bottle size is travel friendly

Thumbs DOWN

  • For those that have oily skin, this won’t enhance your oiliness, but it won’t keep it at bay either {keep your blotting sheets handy!}

OVERALL = 4/5, I prefer this setting spray over the Maybelline/L’Oreal one (to compare to other drugstore options)

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