Friday, April 12, 2013

Moisture is the Essence of Wetness

If anyone immediately got this post's title, we need to hang out...

Seriously... call me...

Or at least tweet me- @leslieb24 #BrainyBeautys

Got that? Good!

Now moving on actually to Essence and more specifically their fab cosmetics! Essence got its start as a UK brand famous for its winning combo of affordability and quality. It hopped the pond back in 2010, making its debut at ULTA stores, where it can still be found today. As if we needed another excuse to visit that make-up mecca!

The XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Nude Kiss smells like warm vanilla and gives the kisser just the right amount of subtle oomph. Plus, it's non-sticky!

If you want something more dramatic definitely grab Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss in Kiss Kiss Kiss, which gives a bright, punchy, glossy pop of color that's perfect for spring.

The Stay All Day Longlasting Concealer is also a winner, although be a bit wary when using the applicator as it grabs a generous amount in one small dose. I preferred to dab it on the back of my hand and then switch to a smaller concealer brush to apply to problem areas.

Liquid liner and cat-eyes are a big trend this season and Sun Club 100% Splash Proof Eyeliner Pen in Ultra Black is a valid ticket. It works like a marker, with a felt tip end, and allows for an easier application.

Essence is a little tween-y in its appeal, but offers a quick, cheap fix for trying out a look you might not be sure of committing to.

Close-up of the marker-esque eyeliner pen:

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