Essence is such an affordable brand, and they have so many great products. I’m really impressed by all the products in this haul, so I thought I would share them with you.
I love Essence nail polishes, and they recently created a line of neutral nail polishes and matching lip products called This Is Me. I purchased three of the nail polishes and the shades are (from left to right) 01 Freaky, 03 Bold, and 05 Legendary.
I also purchased four of the This Is Me lipsticks; 03 Bold, 04 Crazy, 05 Legendary, and 07 Enough. These lipsticks are creamy, really pigmented and has great staying power.
Essence has also launched some new blushes, highlighters and single eyeshadows, and I love all three products. The blush is called The Blush and I’ve got the shade 10 Befitting. The highlighter is called The Highlighter and I’ve got the shade 10 Heroic. And the eyeshadow is a matte cream colour called 05 Granny Pants, and I use it to set my base/primer.
Lastly, I’ve purchased some more nail polishes from their permanent line. The shades are 16 Fame Fatal and 52 Shine On Me, and I thought they would be perfect for the holiday season.
Here’s what I wore Monday October 28. I wanted to style this vintage ’70s dress in a more autumnal way, and I decided that a leopard print roll neck top and cowboy boots were the way to go.
(Dress + boots – second hand, roll neck top – H&M)
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I used the Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions palette, and I really am obsessed! How stunning are those purples!
(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte, foundation – Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation (shade: Soft Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent) + Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ethereal Edit palette (shade: Ethereal Light). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ethereal Edit palette (shade: Diffused Heat), highlighter – Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Neffree. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Alien palette (shades: Titan + Area 51) + Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions palette (shades: 3. shade 2. row + 3. shade 3. row) + Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Neffree (inner corner + browbone), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Glam Glitter gel eye crayon in (Gem)Stoned. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: NYX Slim lip pencil in Fuchsia + MAC Both Cheeks lipstick)
Here’s what I wore Saturday October 26. I went to a family birthday brunch, and the weather was miserable, so I wanted to wear something warm. I thought my new second hand cardigan was perfect, so I put together this fun, colourful outfit.
(Jeans – Asos, cardigan + shirt + belt – second hand, bag – Zara, headband – Topshop, boots – Monki)
I know it’s winter, but why not buy swimwear on sale. This snakeprint bikini is so cute and flattering, and I’m really excited to wear it even though it won’t be for a while.
I can’t say no to a film related T-shirt, and I’ve been wanting a Titanic one for a while.
The Richard Allan collab is probably my favourite H&M collab, so I was really excited to find these two beautiful skirts in the sale. I can’t wait to style them.
This scarf is also from the Richard Allan collab, and it was also in the sale. I love the pattern and it’s so versatile.
I love matching my socks to my outfit, so I thought these autumnal ones would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe.
I lost my black headband that was very similar to this one on a bus last year, so I had to get myself a new one.
Here’s what I wore Thursday October 24. This red blazer has been a favourite on mine for years, and every time I decide to wear it the outfit always turns out fun.
(Blazer – second hand, jeans + T-shirt – Monki, belt + socks – Asos, sneakers – Nike)
Here’s the make-up I wore Friday October 11. I also used the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette for this look, but it’s very different from the look I posted a few days ago, even though I used the same green palette. It just shows that the palette is quite versatile.
(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser concealer (shade: 00 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent) + Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ethereal Edit palette (shade: Ethereal Light). Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cold, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence Must Haves single eyeshadow in 09 Chilli Vanilli + Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette (shades: 2. and 3. shade 1. row + 3. shade 2. row + 3. shade 3. row), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Marc Jacobs Highliner Glam Glitter gel eye crayon in (Gem)Stoned. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Celebrity Skin)