Essence #INSTA Perfect Foundation + Tools Reviewed!

Hey beaut's!

Around a month ago a lovely parcel from Essence dropped on my front door of some samples of their latest foundation launch #INSTA Perfect along with a couple of their beauty tools and I couldn't wait to delve straight in and get trying them all out!
The Essence #INSTA Perfect Foundation* comes in 9 different shades which I have to say is a step up for Essence because usually they do lack a bit on the shade range front when it comes to their foundations. Within the 9 shades there is an ok'ish selection for light, medium and darker skin tones and Essence also encourage you to mix and match this particular foundation if necessary to create your perfect shade, for instance you can use the darker shades to darker up a colour and use the lighter shades to lighten up a colour, just like the colour adjusting drops you can get.
The foundation itself has a strong matte finish, with a light yet buildable coverage that is long lasting and waterproof, yet super lightweight, I literally feel like I'm wearing nothing when I have this foundation on, it's really lovely. After giving this a good test  I have to say the resemblance the #INSTA Perfect Foundation has to MAC's Face and Body Foundation is uncanny, it's just like it apart from Face and Body isn't as matte as Essence's offering. Everything from the packaging to the thin, water like constancy and easy buildable coverage is so similar to Face and Body so if your after a dupe... Essence is where the parties at! I can definitely see this being my foundation of choice for the Spring and Summer months because of how light it is and it's waterproof so it stays well and for £4.50 a bottle you really cant go wrong, what a beauty bargain!
I've also been giving the Essence Super Beauty Sponge* (£3.00) and the
Essence Make Up Buffer Brush* (£3.50) a whirl too. The sponge is available in three colours, orange, pink and blue and has the most innovative shape that can reach and blend everywhere around the face, even in those hard-to-reach areas! I've really been enjoying using the sponge actually, I usually use a Beauty Blender to apply my foundation and this sponge works and blends just as well as my Beauty Blender which is a major bonus! I've also been really impressed by the Buffer Brush, the rose gold, white and grey design is so pretty and the brush itself works so well at buffing in foundation because of its densely packed bristles. Also the quality of the bristles feel super lux, they are soooo soft and gentle on my skin and the brush feels much more expensive than it actually is!
All Essence products are available from Wilko stores or online HERE.


1 comment

  1. I'm currently testing this foundation out at the moment and I was surprised with the shade range too. I was disappointed when I opened the sponge up and the lil eyes werent actually on the sponge though haha! Great post.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks


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