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Essence Cosmetics Haul & Review! 💟💗


This one is going to be long and loaded with a lot of pictures! So sit back guyz. 


As you can see above, I went a little too crazy at the Essence cosmetics stand! It was not at all the sales girl’s fault you all, it was all ME!!! Essence Cosmetics is so damn Budget friendly, At the same time, their range of products, range of colors, quality, quantity etc is good enough to give a tough competition to many drug store brands. That said, Lets jump into the Haul and Review.




1. Essence Camouflage 2 in 1 Compact- 40 Honey Beige

It is a high coverage matte compact that can be used over a foundation or it can also be used as a foundation. Just take a wet beauty blender and blend the product on a moisturized skin. They come in 4 shades and I got the shade- 40 Honey Beige, It kind of has a rose undertone which suits me well. 

Quick Review-

  • High Coverage- Not SO much
  • Matte- Yes
  • Lost Lasting- Good Enough
  • Pros- Very compact, Glides on Easily, Blends well, Cost- Effective
  • Cons- can get a little patchy, Color options may not work for fair skin tones.
  • Price- 16 AED (Approx 280 Rs)

Kani’s View- Good enough for the price you pay. But you can actually spend a little more and get a good compact as it is very important to set your foundation right.

2. Essence Matte Touch Blush- 30 Rose Me Up

This one was my best buy I must say. It is a matte blush in the shade 30-Rose me up. It adds the much required warmth to the face. It will suit brown skin tones amazingly. 

Quick Review- 

  • Matte- Yes
  • Long Lasting- Good Enough
  • Pros- Its very creamy and glides on well, nice pigmentation, cost effective
  • Cons- Nothing that I can think of. It has topped my favorites this season.
  • Price- 12 AED (Approx 210 Rs) 

Kani’s View- It is an amazing product for the price. I simply loveeeeeeeeee it!

3. Essence Strobing Highlighter

Is there anything to say about this? Its all well said in the picture itself. I like the cute patterns on these products. It gives a very rich look even though the products are not at all pricey. 

Quick Review-

  • Pigmentation- Spot on
  • Long Lasting- Good Enough
  • Pros- Nice formulation that is easy to blend, subtle (I love it like that)
  • Cons- It is a little powdery for Strobing purposes. So if built on, It may look a little cakey. Its only suited for a subtle highlight.
  • Price- 16 AED (Approx 280 Rs)

Kani’s View- Lovely product you all. Especially if you are a starter on highlighting or do not want to spend a bomb on highlighters, Pick this up! Does the job just well!

4. Essence Eyebrow Designer- 03 Dark Brown

Eyebrow Pencil in the shade 03- Dark Brown. If you are a starter at brow makeup, this is the best one to start with. It is very easy to use. The brush at the cap can be used to brush down stray hair and shape it before filling it in with the pencil.

Quick Review-

  • Pigmentation- Not so good
  • Long Lasting- Not so much
  • Pros- All in 1 for Eyebrow Makeup, Budget Friendly
  • Cons- Needs to be sharpened, Doesn’t stay on for long.
  • Price- 9 AED (Approx 160 Rs)

Kani’s View- If you want to just try if Eyebrow makeup is for you, only then go for this. For those who cannot live without a filled eyebrow, this is a huge NO NO.

5- Essence Lon-Lasting Eye Pencil- 18 Berry Merry

This is from their twist and use eye pencils range. They also have the ones that needs to be sharpened every single time! But I prefer twist & use! This is in the shade 18 Berry Merry. If it was up to me, I would have got their entire range but thank god I didn’t. 

Quick Review-

  • Pigmentation- Great. It is a little shiny but not bling glittery!
  • Long Lasting- Good
  • Pros- Very Creamy, Twist & Use type, Nice range of Colors
  • Cons- VERY CREAMY. The product actually broke off as I was applying it on! If I had bought more shades it would have been a disappointment!
  • Price- 10 AED (Approx 180 Rs)

Kani’s View- I love color eye-liners. I have even done a post on color eyeliners. However, this one was a disappointment simply because it was breaking off every single time I applied it on! I say NO!

6- Essence 2 in 1 Eyeshadow & Liner- 02 Peach Perfect and 05 I’M Blue

This range is also truly amazing, It is the 2 in 1 Eye shadow & Liner. They come in the chubby stick form that are of twist and use type. The Shades were very limited but these 2 shades simply called out to me. They are 02 Peach Perfect and 05 I’M Blue. 

Quick Review-

  • Pigmentation- Spot on
  • Long Lasting- Not so much
  • Pros- Nice and Creamy Formulation, Glides on Perfectly, can be used as a eye-shadow as well as a liner (as mentioned on the stick!)
  • Cons- Just that it fades away soon, but it can always be used over a Primer.
  • Price- 12 AED each (Approx 210 Rs)

Kani’s View- Best Buy & Must have.

7. Essence Matte Long-lasting Gloss- 03 Girl of Today

In the overall haul, This is the only product that actually disappointed me the most. It is from their Matte Long-lasting Lip-gloss Range. It is neither glossy nor long lasting. The color range was again very limited. They had a Bright Pink, an Orangey Red, a Deep Red, a Mauve pink and a Nude. I got the Mauve shade that is called 03 Girl of Today.

Quick Review-

  • Pigmentation- Ok
  • Long Lasting- No. For a matte shade its really bad.
  • Pros- Very Budget Friendly matte liquid lipstick in the market! (I am really trying here!)
  • Cons- Very powdery, Very Drying, The applicator is bad, Doesn’t stay on. Huge disappointment.
  • Price- 11 AED (Approx 198 Rs)
  • Kani’s View- NO NO NO NO NO.

8. Essence Velvet Matte Stick- 03 Mega Melon & 05 Plum Perfect

This is a velvety matte lipstick in a twist and use pencil form. Again they had only 5 or 6 different shades in this range. I straightaway picked 2 shades from this range which is 03 Mega Melon & 05 Plum Perfect. Mega Melon is kind of a orangey red shade which is a little bright for my taste but can be teamed up with a quirky outfit for a daytime look. Plum Perfect is the truly perfect plum red shade that suits me the most.

Quick Review-

  • Long Lasting- Yes
  • Pros- Easy to use, can be used to line the lips and then fill in, Doesnt dry out the lips.
  • Cons- Limited colors.
  • Pigmentation- AMAZING
  • Price- 9 AED each (Approx 160 Rs)

Kani’s View- Way better than the liquid lipsticks. These can actually be used well. They are totally worth it!

9- Essence Glossy Stick- 03 Luminous Rosewood

Very similar to look as the velvet matte stick, this one is their glossy lipstick in a twist and use pencil form. It is in the shade 03 Luminous Rosewood which is a perfect nude pink. The best part about this product is its name and any Pretty Little Liars fan will agree with me!!!

Quick Review-

  • Pigmentation- Good
  • Long Lasting- Ok
  • Pros- Nice creamy formula, not too glossy, very moisturizing.
  • Cons- Needs to be built upon for proper color pay-off.
  • Price- 9 AED (Approx 160 Rs)

Kani’s View- It is Good but if you have to go for a glossy lipstick, their sheer & shine range is wayyyyyy better!

10- Essence Sheer & Shine- 03 & 15

I finally end this post with this last purchase which is the Sheer & Shine Lipsticks by Essence. They did have matte and glossy shades in the lipstick forms too. But it did not appeal to me as much, so I chose the Velvet matte Sticks and the liquid matte Lipstick. This range though simply called out to me. As much as I have come to love matte lipsticks, I always feel glossy and creamy lipsticks are way better for the lips. They are not so drying even though they last for lesser time. This range was true to my thoughts. They have a good range of colors and I chose 03 & 15. I think they do not have any names to them, but correct me if I am wrong!

Quick Review-

  • Pigmentation- Sheer but can be built
  • Long Lasting- Good
  • Pros- Creamy glossy moisturizing piece of marvel!
  • Cons- just that its sheer! But I simply LOVE it!
  • Price- 10 AED each (Approx 180 Rs)

Kani’s View- A HUGE YES! And for the Price, It is absolutely Amazing!

Essence cosmetics is just like any other brand you guys. There are few truly amazing products as well as few totally disappointing products. If you do not believe in my review, try it out for yourselves! You might be very surprised! 🙂

Love….. Kani……



Passion- Writing and Reading Interests- Beauty, books, movies, FOOD! Combine the both together and you get the most smashing Blog ever!!! :) Love......... Kani..........

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