Essence Goody Bag | Winning the Essence Blog-e Award ♥

Hey beaut's!

Back in August I received a very excited email from the budget friendly makeup brand Essence, stating that I was the lucky winner of their September Blog-e Award. Essence pick one blogger each month to win their Blog-e Award based on any Essence related blog post/posts that you might have posted, I happened so share a Mini Essence Haul of a couple of things I picked up whilst shopping in Wilkinson's and tagged Essence on Twitter and it was after that they then got in touch, I cant tell you how chuffed I am to win the award so thank you soooo much Essence. If winning the award wasn't exciting enough they sent me a little goody bag too which was so nice of them so I thought I'd share with you all what I got and do a mini first impressions on each item.

Essence All About Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette £4.00
Firstly I received this little palette of six eye shadows which is so nice, all of the shades are well pigmented, buttery soft and have a gorgeous metallic finish that looks stunning on the eyes. I will say the shades are more on the taupe side rather than chocolate but I actually really like that, theres something very 'MAC Satin Taupe' about them all and I cant wait to experiment more with them throughout the autumn.

Essence Blush Up! in Heat Wave £3.50
Next up is the Essence Blush Up in the shade Heatwave. Heatwave is an all matte blusher that contains almost a sunset design in the pan going from a bright orange, which then blends into a bright fuchsia pink, this allows you to use the orange side singularly, the pink side singularly, or you can choose to swirl your brush around the whole pan to mix the shades together like I do. The formula is highly pigmented so you don't need to load your brush up to much and leaves you with a gorgeous pop of colour on the cheeks.

The Essence XXXL Nude Lip Gloss is lovely, I got the shade 'Taste The Sweets' which is a 'your lips but better' kind of shade which is perfect for everyday wear and adds a gorgeous glossy shine to the lips without being sticky at all, which is a major plus for me because I hate sticky gloss which is why I rarely wear lip gloss but surprisingly I love this one.   

Essence Maximum Volume Mascara in Black £2.79
I've been using the Essence Maximum Volume Mascara for the past week and have really been enjoying it, it's really black, doesn't flake or run, provides a smooth and clump free application and leaves me with defined, voluminous lashes. So far ,so good with this little beauty, I'll be doing a full review soon. 

Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner in Black £2.29
I haven't actually used the Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner yet, I do wear winged out liner everyday but I always use the felt tip style pens as I find them really easy to use, however this little beauty doesn't have a nib it has a thin brush applicator instead so I'm definitely going to have to practise with this first. I have swatched the eyeliner and its very black, well pigmented and inky so I think it will look gorgeous I just hope I can apply it OK he he.

Essence Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil in Gunmetal £2.29
The Essence Gel Eyeliner in Gunmetal is absolutely lovely and has me lusting after all the other shades within the collection now, it's just so soft and creamy, well pigmented and because it has a waterproof formula it lasts for hours without a smudge in sight. If you haven't tried any of these yet I'd highly recommend you pick one up as I am in love he he.

Essence Eyebrow Designer in Blonde £1.49
I've never been a brow pencil sort of girl but I actually really liked this Eyebrow Designer in blonde,  the texture is quite thick and hard, but that gives you the advantage of easily building up your desired intensity on your brows and adding definition. I also love that fact that the pencil has a tiny brow brush on the cap, its very useful and I use it to brush my brows through everyday. 

Arhhh I haven't used nail art stickers for years so I'm so happy to have a few packets to play with. Essence actually have loads of designs to choose from and they are £1.30 each which I think is an absolute bargain.

Essence Gel and Bling Bling Effect Nail Polish
Lastly in my goody bag I received a few nail polishes to try. I actually already own quite a few of the Essence nail polishes and really like them, the quality is always great and they are so reasonable priced so I'm really happy I have a few more to add to my collection. 

What are your favourite makeup products by Essence?? I'd love to know!

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  1. Well done lovely, I love Essence products they are so good for the money xoxo

  2. Congratulations!! You received quite a few really nice products. I don't own any Essence products but would love to. They're super affordable and quite lovely too. :)


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