Essence Cosmetics

Most of you are probably wondering who Essence Cosmetics are, so was I. I had never heard of Essence before and that’s because it has only just started up in the UK. Essence is the ‘World’s #1 volume market leader of colour cosmetics in the low-price segment’. Now this alone grabbed my attention as you all know I love my more affordable brands. Everything at Essence ranges from £0.99 to £3.99. I can imagine what you’re thinking, it must be all low quality makeup then? WRONG.

Essence Cosmetics


This is everything I was sent to try and the colours I received. It includes a foundation that is far too dark for me, but I used it on my friend and it has a gorgeous smell, which is an odd attribute to comment on but normally foundations smell rather horrible. It was sent in the colour 20 (medium tone) and has a light to medium coverage that is very build-able  I also received three different types of mascara, a glitter eyeliner and a jumbo pen eyeliner. Lip gloss, tinted lip balm and a bright red lipstick. Two eye shadows, a blusher, two nail varnish and something I haven’t seen before, a French manicure brush.


Essence Cosmetics


Left column:
red/orange lipstick.

Jumbo black pencil.

White glittery eye shadow.

Pink lip gloss.

Right column:
pink lip balm.
Turquoise glittery eye shadow.


Glitter eyeliner in black.


One of the mascaras really surprised me as I haven’t had much look with any mascaras other than Max Factor and Envyderm. ‘Lash Mania Reloaded’ has small bristles that really coated my lashes, I’ve used it everyday since.

Essence Cosmetics mascara
I didn’t curl my lashes for these photos either, this is just the mascara.
Left to right: Naked eye, one coat, two coats.
Essence Cosmetics mascara and eye makeup

Two coats with the white eye shadow in the inner corner, again with a turquoise eye shadow and lastly with everything and the jumbo pen eyeliner.

Essence Cosmetics lipstick

Finally this is what the lipstick looks like on. Not a true red, definitely more orange tones with a very sheer glossy finish.


I’ve gone from not knowing about Essence to wanting more! It’s a fantastic affordable brand. I’m definitely and already have, going to be using their products in upcoming looks so be sure to check them out. It will be available in Wilkinson see the Essence Cosmetics website to find your closest store!