So, am I the LAST person to hear of Essence makeup? I was in Shoppers Drug Mart the other day and I was really surprised to see a new makeup stand. So I took a closer look, and I was pleasantly surprised! Essence seems like a cross between Elf and Bonnebell. It's got that young feel of Bonnebell but with quite a few really quality gems. There were a few really nice shades of eyeshadow and lipsticks, and of the items I decided to try, I found they were good purchases. The brand in generally ranges from 1-4 dollars-- so it's definitely affordable. Mostly color cosmetics, they still carry a matte powder and concealer along with a few synthetic brushes.
I picked up a couple lip products and some eye products which I will be swatching shortly, but I didn't go crazy because I wanted to try before I hauled, lol.
Have you guys used this brand before?
You can check out their website to see where you can buy their products at Essence.eu
Here is a pull-out of all the eyeshadow colors. I REALLY wanted the bottom shade in the second row, but ended up going for the bottom one in the third row. So far the pigmentation is pretty good, though I though the pink and the dark purple didn't come off as well as I'd hoped. Overall, really decent product, though!
And Cruelty-free, they be!
They had some eyeshadow bases- which looked relatively similar to a paint pot, along with gel-liners, multiple mascaras and pencil liner products. I'll definitely be going back to check out more from Essence.