So yesterday I received my first set of samples from Essence Cosmetics. They must know my blog very well, because I received all eye and lip makeup. So without further ado here are the products I received:
1) Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost – this mascara stretches out my lashes, thickens and separates my lashes making lashes appear full and long. I did not notice any clumps either. The mascara wand is large, but if you are careful enough with the application, you will get great results.
Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost retails for $3.99. It may be purchased at ULTA and most local drugstores.
2) Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof – this eyeliner is fantastic. It is creamy and glides across my eyes without any skips. It is an automatic pencil, so there is no need to purchase an separate sharpener. It does not smudge along the lash line, but I did have some problem on the waterline. The cap to the eye pencil fits tightly, so you do not have to worry the cap falling off and the pencil drying out. Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof retails for $2.99. It may be be purchased at ULTA and most local drugstores.
3) Essence 3D Eyeshadow in 03 Irresistible Choco Cupcake – this is a very pretty duo eyeshadow n a golden pink and chocolate brown. Both colors are shimmery, and both are creamy smooth. The lighter color can be used as a highlighter or an be placed across the lid. The darker color looks great on the crease. The pigmentation for this eyeshadow is wonderful and with the help of a little primer the color really pops. Essence 3D Eyeshadow in 03 Irresistible Choco Cupcake retails for $3.49. It May be purchased at ULTA and most local drugstores.
4) Essence XXXL Shine In Nude Kiss – this lip gloss has ultra shine without being sticky. This lip gloss shiny and shimmery, but not that pigmented. It is truly perfect for topping off your favorite lipstick. It is not sticky, but unfortunately it does not have a lot of staying power (maybe last about 3 hours). So you will have to reapply the lip gloss. But that is the same with a lot of lip glosses. So if you want a pretty lip gloss and save some money, I would purchase this one. Essence XXXL Shine In Nude Kiss retails for $2.49. It may be purchased at ULTA and most local drugstores.
I want to thank Essence for giving me the opportunity to review their products. It is always nice to know there are companies out there willing to give new bloggers a shot.