This week on the blog I have two super new makeup brands for you to try out, the first being Essence.*

If you haven’t heard of it before it’s because the brand only landed in the UK recently. Essence kindly sent me some products to test out after I couldn’t make it to their launch event, due to work commitments. 
I was so excited to try out a new brand and give you guys the scoop on which products you need to buy. Essence is now available in most Wilkos stores and is available between the super reasonable prices of around £2-£3.50.
First Impressions
I like the colours of the items I’ve been sent and think I’ll get a lot of everyday wear out of them. The packaging comes across as sleek, however I feel some of the packaging, like the mascara, is aimed at a slightly younger age group, which fits perfectly with their pocket money price tag. 
Must Haves 

After trying everything out numerous times, these are my MUST haves from the range. 
The Lipstick 
Number 53 – All about cupcake – £2
This is my new all time favourite lipstick. Actually I’m not even sure you can call it a lipstick, with it’s super smooth and silky texture you’d easily be forgiven for mistaking it for a gloss, with all the colour of beautiful wearable nude shade. It plumps my lips so they look kissable and are channeling their best tanya burr impression and it lasts for about 2 hours before I need to re coat. Not bad for a lipstick that costs just £2. 
The Liquid Liner 

Liquid Ink – £2.30 

If you follow my twitter and blog, you will know I pretty much fail at liquid liner. This is so perfect for a deep black liquid colour and it’s tiny tip makes precision simple, so even a liner clutz like me can give it a good go! 
The Not For Mes 

I was really excited about this product, although I don’t always have spots, I get occasional breakouts so an antibactual moisturising base and spot fighter all in one sounded right up my street. 
Sadly the product only comes in two shades, neither of which suit my skin tone. I’m also not a huge fan of the smell of this product, but I’m putting that down to its antibacterial properties. 
I also wasn’t a huge fan of the waterproof mascara and I decided to put it to the test by going swimming. It lasted all of two minutes before I had panda eyes and I was gutted as I’m still hunting out the perfect holiday must haves! 
The everyday essentials 

I love the colour of the Silky touch blush & the mosaic compact powder and they have made it into my everyday essentials section of my makeup drawers, which is a big ask. They compliment my pale skin perfectly, giving a flush of colour that us pale girls crave. 
Overall Thoughts 

I’d definitely go out and buy the lipstick, the eyeliner, the Mosaic powder and The blusher again and at under £10 for the lot, you’d be mad not to give them a whirl for yourself. 
Value: 8/10
Quality: 7/10 
Overall: 7/10 
Favourite product: All About Cupcake Lipstick. 
Have you tried essence yet? 
Until Next Time 
B x 

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