Essence Cosmetics isn't a very well known brand, at least to me it isn't. I have memories of seeing it in Wilkinson's stores but not anywhere else. I was also of the opinion that the brand wasn't of great quality...once again stereotyping and a lesson of why we shouldn't stereotype!
I got sent these samples from a PR company and felt really inspired to use the star product for me, the gold metal shock eyeshadow.
oh how pigmented is thee? for a product that retails at £3.50! they come in 4 colour shades I believe, and are of a cream texture with the applicator which I guess I would use if I was applying it on my full lid but as I was just creating a halo eye I used a smaller brush for precision. It dried in just the right amount of time so it didn't transfer on my upper lid area :)
The only other product I used for this look was this highlighter. I mean I thought the rainbow highlighter craze had been and gone but its still around brightening up those blue Mondays! It doesn't show up very well on camera, but it was an alright highlighter with reflects of the rainbow colours, but not really a product I would go to pick up in a shop.
this lipstick isn't a shade I would wear, but I swatched it anyway :) I love the imprint on the actual lipstick itself, its a creamy texture which is great if you don't want a lipstick to be drying. well needed lipstick during winter I say
my second fave is this nail varnish. enter the realm of galactic space, its a pinkie white nail varnish but when the light hits its green! like a holographic green colour and I think its so beautiful. I was actually mesmerised by my nails for a while aha
overall I think some of the products are hits and some are misses, but if you find the good ones you will be pleasantly surprised and as most of the products are such descent prices so you not going to be majorly disappointed if you don't end up using it
I added some similar products below x