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Essence makeup: Festive Challenge and Review

I was kindly sent these items*

If you have read my blog for a while now, you will know that Essence is one of my favourite high street makeup brands. Essence products are really affordable and really good quality. In this post I got sent some products to do a Festive Challenge with. Combined with other Essence products that I already own. I created a look.
In this post I will be giving mini reviews of the products, swatches and at the end the finished look.

I love extreme Volume Mascara
Black

I have sensitive eyes and some mascaras irritate my eyes really badly. This one never, it's really comfortable to wear (it doesn't feel like you are wearing mascara) it doesn't flake throughout the day and it's easy to remove.
I really like this mascara as it adds volume to my lashes and its a true black mascara.
 I already own mascara and have previously reviewed it on my blog. The review above is what I said in another blog post.
An update on the mascara I still do really like it and it's one of my favourites to use from the high street. As it adds volume and separates your lashes. My opinion on this mascara hasn't changed from before.

Mosaic Blush
20 All you need is Pink
In this blush you get 3 different shades that you can mix together. In the swatch above I have mixed all 3 of the shades. This blush is shimmery and gives a nice sheen when applied on the cheeks. This colour adds a fresh healthy colour to your cheeks. This blush is buildable so you can either apply a sheer amount or build it up. This is a nice everyday pink shade.

Long lasting lip liner
06 A girls dream
I am a huge fan of Essence lip liners (I own all of the £1 lip liners) they are better than some high end lip liners. This long lasting lip liner is no different.
This lip liner is more creamy to apply to the lips and is retractable (so you don't need a sharpener).

I am really impressed with the long lasting lip liner range. The shade they sent me is the ideal pink to go with most pink lipstick shades. If you have followed me for a while you know I love lip products (they are my favourite makeup item to buy)

The Gel Nail polish
10 True Love
I have tried Essence Gel nail polishes in the past and they are long lasting on the nails. They don't chip for about a week and apply evenly on the nails.
As it was a festive challenge I decided to try to do some nail art using the nail varnish. I created this design yesterday (Tuesday) and for my first attempt at nail art I am happy.
I used this red shade on all of my nails except the thumb.

Makeup Look
This is the makeup look I created using all of Essence makeup. The only products that I used that aren't Essence is the bronzer and black eye liner (as I don't own them products from Essence)

Foundation:
All about matt foundation and Soft and Natural foundation
I mixed these two foundations together to create my perfect shade. I really like these two foundations mixed together
Concealer:
All about matt concealer
I applied this on my under eyes to get rid of my dark circles and on any blemishes
Powder:
Mattifying powder
This set the foundation/concealer in place
Blush:
Mosaic blush
Applied on my cheeks
Eyes:
I love stage eyeshadow primer
Applied all over my lid to make the eyeshadow last longer and to get rid of discolouration on my eye lid
2 in 1 eyeshadow and liner waterproof:
06 She's got the mauve
Applied this all over my lid
The Metals:
02 Frozen Toffee
Applied this ontop of the previous product. This added a sheen onto my eye lid and more dimension.
All about the nudes eyeshadow palette
Used the lightest colour on my brow bone and tear duct
Mid tone shade as a transitional colour
Dark brown in my crease and outer v
I also used the dark brown shade on my lower lash line
Mascara:
I love extreme volume mascara
I only used one layer of this
Lips
Long lasting lip liner:
A girls dream
Used this to line my lips and fill them in
Matt matt matt longlasting lipgloss:
03 Girl of today
This is the perfect shade to match the lip liner

I hope you have enjoyed this post? Have you tried Essence makeup before?

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