Essence Make Up Haul

When I ran my half marathon a couple of weeks ago, I had a fitness blog event to attend straight after. (My life seems wrong….


Essence Make Up Haul

When I ran my half marathon a couple of weeks ago, I had a fitness blog event to attend straight after.

(My life seems wrong. Running 13.1 miles then casually attending a fitness event? It’s fun. It’s really fun. But weird.)

Anyway, I had about an hour to kill between the marathon and the event. Which wasn’t enough time to go home and make myself look decent, so I ended up nipping into Wilko’s to take advantage of their cheap Essence range.

I just bought some basics that would do for the event.


I came out with 3 products.

The first was the essence all eyes on me mascara.

essence all eyes on me

I liked this because the tube is tiny and I’ll probably take it to Paris with me in a few months.

It cost me all of £2 and works just as good as you’d expect a £2 mascara to work.

It applies well but it’s not something that’s going to get you loads of volume. It’s supposed to give extra curl which it didn’t do at all. I feel bad being negative about a £2 mascara though!

I have tried The Lash Curl mascara by Essence in the past which wasn’t as good as all eyes on me.

essence all eyes on me

I bought the Essence 3D eyeshadow duo in 08 irresistible vanilla latte because the darker shade is similar to the shade dust from my Naked 3 palette. Which is basically fully gone. Woe.

I hate it when my favourite shades hit pan and I’m left with the rubbish ones. I’m tempted to repurchase the Naked 3 but feel a bit bad about it because I’ve got loads of some of the other colours left!

This is a pretty good dupe for it. Though it’s not as pigmented, it goes give a lovely shimmer and is only £2.30.

Essence 3D eyeshadow

I also re-purchased the Essence Waterproof Eyeliner pen. I can’t recommend this eyeliner enough – which is a statement I hardly ever say.

It’s £2.80 and I used my last one for MONTHS and it didn’t dry out. The only reason I’ve had to buy a new one is because I lost my pervious one a couple of months ago. But then found it again last week.

Hi sods law, you’re a knob.

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What do you think of the Essence range?



  1. Those few items looked pretty dear! I love how shimmery the eye shadows look! Essence is a brand that seems to be up and coming!


  2. Whoa, you’re like Superwoman, going from a marathon to an event!
    I love how sometimes the cheaper ranges of make up can actually be just as good as going for a more expensive range, and the Essence range sounds just like that! My eyeliner often dries up quickly so if the Essence one lasts for months I’ll look at getting that for sure!

  3. These look like really affordable, decent products! Definitely something to keep in mind if I’m ever caught in a situation like you were! (Though I’m unlikely to be running a half-marathon anytime soon…)
    Olivia xxx

  4. Great makeup item how cute is the mascara All eyes on me you look fabulous great job. Have a awesome weekend.

  5. The 3D eyeshadow looks good, I love a light shade on eyelids, anything else looks weird on me!

  6. Love the makeup it’s so pretty and Natural I am in love with Essence products I really like that 3d eyeshadow


  7. Good to know that you like the eyeliner and the mascara is good for travels!
    Melanie @

  8. I didn’t even realise that Wilko’s did a make-up range!

    Well looks I may have to be checking that out soon ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Pretty, natural look! I really want to try the 3D eyeshadow (the packaging alone is great!) I love the essence waterproof liner too. I heard essence blushes are pretty good quality, I think I`ll pick some of that up this summer!

  10. I’m a huge fan of Essence but would probably never try their mascaras. My eyelashes are a pain in the arse, I have to be really picky with my mascaras. That being said, I like the eyeshadow duo that you bought, the shades are so pretty and wearable.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  11. I love when you can find good makeup for a deal and it looks like this makeup does the trick ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous!

    Ginger Side of Life

  12. I haven’t tried the Essence line but will definitely try the eyeliner! I get through quite a few eyeliner pens. I wouldn’t try the mascara, I’ve bought so many cheaper mascaras in the hope they’ll do the job haha ๐Ÿ™‚ great post!

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  13. A few days ago I bought some products just because I have read many reviews recommending soon will make a more detailed review on my blog but both products (polish and eyeliner) have left me satisfied. Have a nice weekend dear.

  14. I love the eyeliner too (though have also lost mine – where are they going I wonder?)
    You are looking very pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

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