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Thursday, November 7, 2013

First Time Essence Picks!

I'm very excited to bring you all this post today! I went to Ulta with my younger sister and I decided to try to find a lipstick that I had seen on Pinterest but can never find when I go to Ulta. Well, I found it, and a couple other things and I wanted to share them with you!

Here goes!


Eyeshadow: 35 Party All Night (Metallic Effect)

Lipstick: 52 In the Nude

Lipgloss: 19 Nude Candy


I wanted to show you what the eyeshadow looks like before you start using it- it's so beautiful and shimmery! This was honestly a gamble for me because I thought that I didn't like shimmery eyeshadow, but I heard good things about Essence shadows and this one was too pretty to pass up.


The verdict? I LOVE it, so much. I've been wearing it non-stop. As you can see from the first image, you do start to break down the top layer of the shadow as you use it, but it comes off so pretty on the eyes. It's a really great shadow for those one shadow looks, but I typically put a creamy white color all over the lid and put this shadow in the crease and it has such a nice brightening effect. It's a nude/ light bronzey color that isn't too bold if you're like me and you don't wear eyeshadow often, but it can be built up in intensity.


You can see swatches of the products here. The lipstick is a brown nude, but is light enough that I can get away with it with my fair skintone. The lipgloss is a light peachy/pink with subtle shimmers and paired together, these are a really pretty nude lip.


Both products are fairly pigmented, particularly the lipgloss. If you can see in the first image, the applicator on the lipgloss is very long so if you don't wipe it off a bit before you apply, you're going to end up with a goopy mess on your lips. As for scents, the lipstick has a bit of a "cheap makeup" smell, or a "little kid makeup" smell, it is afterall, pretty inexpensive at around $2, so it's tolerable. The lipgloss, on the other hand, has a strong fruit punch scent, which I love.  A downside of these lip products is that they don't last long on the lips, but Essence does make longer-wear formulas so I'm interested to try those out next time. 


This is me wearing all three products! I am impressed with Essence so far. It's a brand that I've seen for a couple of years and heard good things about, but never tried myself. I like how affordable the makeup is and will definitely be going back for more. I think next time I also want to try one of their mascaras that everyone's always raving about!

Have you guys tried any Essence products? If you have, let me know any that you recommend!

p.s. I just got an Instagram (a little late, I know haha), so please go over there and follow me too! I'm excited to get that going! My username is ivyburridge and the link is in the sidebar! :)

19 comments:

  1. I've never tried this brand before, but I love the look of that lipgloss!! :) Will need to check it out!

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    1. It is very pretty and they have many other shades I'd like to try :)

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  2. I love essence lipsticks. They are so moisturizing and creamy. The color you got it really pretty!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I agree, at least so far with this one :)

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  3. I've never tried Essence before but I love that candy color! Looks great on you!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! It is a really nice color- good formula too!

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  4. So lovely. The eye shadow looks very beautiful.

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  5. Such great picks!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  6. Great picks! I love that eyeshadow on you! I'll have to try some of these products out soon!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  7. Hey, thanks for the follow! I've had a look around your blog and I'm liking it... not sure if you've received this one before, but I decided to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger award: http://goo.gl/3Ow5b6

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your Essence finds. Essence is one of those brands I've been curious about but somehow never tried so it's nice to see some swatches! XD

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    1. Thank you! I haven't done that one yet :)

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  8. Ive never tried this brand before but I sure will after your review ^^ im new to blogging I hope we can follow each other :)

    www.hellojennyho.blogspot.com

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  9. I've never tried this brand before but will have to look into it! That lipstick looks fantastic! :-) I tend to prefer bolder nudes for eyeshadow colours- like a three toned brown or grey and black smokey eye but the lipstick and lipgloss are right up my street! The products look great on you :-)

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    1. You should check them out if you can! Good quality for a really inexpensive price!

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  10. That lipgloss looks soo good!

    http://mickeyxo.blogspot.com/

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