If you're looking for affordable, high quality makeup, I've got a brand for you! Essence makeup was kind enough to send some goodies (and the cutest note!!!!) my way, and I'm thoroughly impressed.
The lipsticks are ultra moisturizing and provide long wearing color with really great hydration. I love 05 (Cool Nude) and 07 (Natural Beauty) and 12 (Blush My Lips) is a little aggressive, but paired with the BB lipgloss, it provides a great statement lip! Look out for maybe a #MOTD featuring Essence lipstick!
I only wear waterproof mascara, and Essence's I <3 Extreme waterproof mascara is killer. I've been looking for a good mascara lately and this is so good. It is truly waterproof, unlike some 'waterproof' ones, it doesn't flake, lashes hold a curl without even curling them, and they still look great after hours of wear. This mascara is under five dollars an literally one of the best I've ever tried. I'm in awe. I've been wearing it every day and it's 100% my new go to. You've got to give it a try. It volumizes, lengthens, and rivals any high end mascara I've tried. It's killer.
I haven't had a chance to try the gel nail polishes yet, and I'm going to do an entire post on how they wear, so stay turned for that as well, but check out how cute these colors are! I especially love the grey-lavender tone of 81 (so what?) but 52 (amazed by you) is also adorable!
Overall, Essence has captured my heart and I can't wait to keep exploring the brand. On a final note- try that mascara, you won't be disappointed!
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