First impressions from Essence. Is it only high-end make-up worth the hype?

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And I can answer already NO. So many times in my life happened that expensive and luxurious product wasn’t as good as it was promoted. At least me, I like to mix my cosmetic bag with expensive and drug store products, because if you have an amazing product for 3 EUR, why you shouldn’t use it just because it’s not high-end, right?!

So today, want to talk about some products from Essence. I bought everything what you can see in a picture today, and have been using only 1 the same product before. Let’s start with face products and Kabuki brush.

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Essence Camouflage 2in1 Powder& Make-up. High coverage, instant matt and long-lasting. Shade- 30 vanilla beige. Haven’t used it yet normally, just swapped a bit on my hand and on my cheek. What caught my attention when I took it in my hands, that it has a big mirror and looks very delicate. The powder itself is really lightweight and covers quite good. Will see how it will last on my face with a proper make-up during the day. So if you will be interested, let me know in a comments bellow if I should make a new blog post about the long-lasting.

Next one is Essence Satin Touch Blush. Shade 30 satin bronze. Also very delicate and simple packaging. The shade seems also to be perfect for contouring your nose and forehead. On a hand looks very natural and fresh as it has some kind of shimmer (but not too much!). Definitely will give some pretty glow for my cheeks.

Last but not least is a pastel blue Essence Kabuki Brush. I love the colour of it, so didn’t cared about the quality, but when I tried it looked as a decent make-up brush. The bristles are super soft and it should be perfect for bronzing up your face, decolte and neck. Can’t wait to give a normal try for it!

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As I said, before I have tried only one product which I re-purchased again and it’s not first impressions any more. It’s Essence Prettifying Lip Oil with Jojoba Oil. It is very similar to Clarins lip oils and for me personally was the same result for my lips. It non sticky, gives a natural shine and moisturizes your lips. very nice product!

Currently I am obsessed with lip liners so really wanted to try these ones as well. I got in a Shades 07 cute pink (the darker one) and 12 wish me a rose. Love how they describe the shades! 🙂 So, the lip liners are very soft and easy to apply. Just need to sharpen up a little bit more. Seems like it will be long-lasting which is perfect for every day use when it’s not a dark colour.

And the last ones are two lipsticks in a super nice nude’ish but pink’ish colours. Will be so nice for the early autumn to go to work! First one is Essence Colour&Care Lipstick with Avocado ButterShade 03 Life’s my runway. (again the name!! <3) Suuuuuuper soft and velvety lipstick. Has a berry scent and you want to eat your lips! 🙂 As it has avocado butter as well, it should nourish a lot your lips as well and has a buttery shine.
Last lipstick is Essence Sheer&Shine. Shade 12 Candy love. Also very soft and a has kind of a ‘wet look’ finish, both of the lipsticks are non-sticky. More a pinky shade but it feels comfortable on a lips and will go perfectly with my floral dress!

And that was it. To conclude wanna say, that not only expensive and high-end make up is good. You can find great products also from drug store make-up. Especially if you are a student or you are on a budget, it’s great and cheap way to have the products you want and need, test some new ones and obviously save some money as well. Cause for all these products I wrote today, I spent less that 10EUR, because it was under 50% discount and I couldn’t be more happier even that I should really stop buying make-up. But it made me happy equally when I spent less than 10EUR or when I spend 100EUR.

Hope you enjoyed and talk to you soon!
Love,
Enrika xx

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What is in my summer make up bag?

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Hello Loves!

First of all, I will try to make this blog post short, because I have a feeling that it might become way too long! 🙂 Today want to share with you my main make up which  I use during the summer. Some of the products are brand new for me but already beloved ones in my makeup bag ❤

If some of you doesn’t know, in my previous blog post I talked about my Morning Routine, and wrote that my skin never felt so good as it is at the moment, that’s why you won’t find any foundation in my make up bag any more, at least for now.

 To add some colour and brightness I use Loreal Glam Nude CC cream. It gives nice shade and covers any redness if I get during the day.  Very nice and light product, which you can also use as a primer for your foundation. But as it has some colour pigments I wear it alone.  On top of that, I add just a little bit of Insta Flawless skin tint from Rimmel. It’s brand new product in my make up bag, which I absolutely adore. Don’t know how well it primes (as you can also use it as a primer), but it gives a super natural and healthy glow for your skin and also perfects the skin colour. I have in a shade LIGHT MEDIUM 006. 

To brighten up a little bit my under eye are I use either Nude Magique BB Concealer from Loreal or Wake Me UP Anti-Fatigue Concealer from Rimmel. Loreal concealer it’s much lighter and it has a nice metallic bubble applicator, which calms your skim immediate and from Rimmel it has much more coverage and gives more luminous to your skin. Perfect concealer if you have dark circles, as it has some Vitamin C.

As for the bronzer, I’m currently using  Summer of Love from I ❤ Makeup, it reminds a lot to one of the heart bronzers from Too Faced, and can guarantee that the results are almost the same. So it’s a great dupe if you want to save up some money:) It has shimmer and some highlighter as well. Talking about highlighters, I still can’t stop using my all time favorite Wibo Strobing Make Up Shimmers Kit. I wrote about it on my March favorites, so you can read more about it here. And one more highlighter which I use time to time is from Loreal- Face Illuminating Powder in colour Wild Glow. Also a very light product. Gives a nice golden glow to your skin and you can build it up for a stronger effect.

Talking about my eyebrows, I use 3 products. Very cheap but such a good quality that I can’t stop re-purchasing it. I start with the Eyebrow Gel (colour 01 brown) from Essence. You can shape and create a nice form of your eyebrows and also add some light colour to it. After I shape my brows, I use Eyebrow Stylist Set  (colour 01 natural brunette style) from Essence as well. It nicely fills up any empty spots and adds a stronger colour to it. And finally to sett everything I use Tinted Brow Mascara from NYX. So I know, that my eyebrows will stay in place trough the whole day.

Old time favorite mascara primer, which I re-purchased already 3 times is Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. No words needed for that- The Best and nothing will change it. For mascara currently I’m using The Classic Volume Express from Maybelline. I bought it in Moscow, and really liked it, so still using and enjoying my long and curved lashes. Good mascara, definitely worth to try!

Last but not least, are my favorite products for the lips. Ultra- Nourishing Lip Balm from Nuxe makes yors lips mega soft, it also has a bit of a strong scent of honey and some citrus, which can be a bit annoying for some of you. But a very good quality lip product, I also apply it every night before I go to sleep, so I know that my lips will be nourished during the night, and I will still feel that softness in a morning.  Another lip product I love is Lip Perfector from  YSL, you can wear it alone and have some nice natural glow on your lips, or wear it under your make up. It moisturizes, hydrates and makes the lip contour more visible. You can also use it instead of the lip liner for the day. And as a lip gloss I use Smooth Kiss, Glossy Lip Butter from VIctoria’s Secret. Smells like citrus vanilla and gives you a very nice and long lasting shine for your lips.

And I guess, that was it. All my favorite products from my make up bag, I use almost every day, if not all together at once at least some of it partly. Have you tried any of it? What are your ideas? Share your favorites on your instagram and tag me as @worldbyenrika would love to see what you like.

Thank you for reading and talk to you soon!

Love,
Enrika