Since first hitting the UK in selected Wilkinsons stores it has proven to be something that the UK definitely want. Therefore, Essence is now hitting the UK properly and in true beauty style with lots of new products, and a beautiful display across most Wilkinsons stores in the UK. I unfortunately missed out on the Launch event (which looked amazing!) as I was working but the lovely ladies from FlipSide PR kindly sent me a little parcel so I could still try things out. I have tried Essence in the past when it first came to the UK (which you can read about here) and I was so blown away by one of their mascaras that I was soon obsessed with it and wouldn’t leave the house without it. It was only natural that I was so excited to be trying more out and I received a lovely little collection.
Unfortunately having ridiculous pale skin means I won’t be able to wear the average shade, so this Pure Skin Anti-Spot Moisturising Makeup (light foundation) in 02 Sand, is not something I can get away with. However, it has a lovely sheer coverage and smells beautiful. I love the idea of makeup treating spots, it’s the best of both worlds!
I also received a Sun Club Matt Bronzer (which I dearly needed in my life), unfortunately this is also in a darker shade than my skin to handle. But a little bit really buffed in gives me a sun kissed glow, it’s also amazing to contour with.
The rest of the products were perfect for my skin tone with the Essence Sparkle All Night Metal Glam Eyeshadow, Liquid Ink Waterproof Eyeliner and All Eyes on Me Waterproof mascara, I could create the perfect evening look to really make my eyes pop.
Essence Matt bronzer, Metal Glam Eyeshadow, Anti-Spot Makeup, All About Cupcake Lipstick, Waterproof eyeliner.
The eyeliner has an incredibly thin applicator meaning you can apply the thinnest to thickest lines imaginable and create any shape. It’s very small, jet black and compact meaning it’s the perfect handbag size. I also received a beautiful pink glossy lipstick which is perfect for Summer, it’s the shade All About Cupcake and makes the lips appear fuller with a healthy shine. Finally, I received a Glitter Effect Nail Polish, it’s a light pink which means it can also go on top of most colours to add a dash of glitter!
Essence is definitely a brand that everyone needs to try as you never know what treasures you can find. For me, my favourite still has to be the mascaras and eyeliners but I’m definitely going to be heading to my nearest Wilkinson’s to try more! You can find your nearest store here.