Sunday, 14 September 2014

Essence Haul/Review

Hello darlings.

I'm back! Did you miss me?
Today i for you guys a little, a very little, haul from Essence that i got a couple of weeks back when i went to Exeter for the day. Unfortunately we don't have a Wilko in Bath so i haven't had the chance to try any essence products when they first launched them. I bought two items, a mascara and a lipstick. 
I'll start with the lipstick:
The colour i went for was a lovely purple, again going with my new 'adventurous' streak i'm going for at the moment.

As always i'll start with the packaging, i like it, its a great size tube that doesn't look cheap. You get a decent amount of product, 3.8g and it has the 'e' stamped in to it which i really like. Cute colour range, with many that would suit lots of different people. The main thing i don't like about this lipstick is the plastic smell, its horrible. You can smell it on your lips when your wearing it and its not just for a second or two its for quite a while after you've applied it.
It applies quite drying at first but then turn quite creamy the more layers you apply. But overall I don’t like the lipstick and i don't think i will buy any more. 

The second item i bought was a mascara:
The colour i went for was black.

This on the other hand i loved! I though't this was a brilliant mascara. I have really small eyelashes that don't do much. I think the reason the mascara has worked so well for me, its not just the formula, which is great but the brush itself. The brush is not too big which is great as it makes it very easy to apply and doesn't get all over my eyelids! It didn't do anything dramatic to them in length but it didn't clump and it made a very nice natural look. Overall i really love this mascara and would definitely buy it again. 
My experience so far with Essence is 50/50. 

Have you tried anything from Essence?
 What is your option of their products? And would you recommend any? 

JB xx


  1. I haven't really tried many of their products yet, but I love that lipstick shade! I had no idea they did purple shades! I've heard a lot about their mascaras, and that brush looks really good, perfect for no clumps :) xx

    Velvet Blush

    1. Its such a beautiful colour! :) Same these are the only two products i've tried.