Essence Soft & Natural Foundation Product Review

4 Jul

Essence is famous for its quality cosmetics.

When you’re on a student budget, it’s not always convenient to buy even the higher priced drugstore brands. I know it’s always been said that you should spend a little more on your foundation, as it’s the apparent ‘canvas’ onto which you paint your face. However, desperate times call for desperate measures, so I decided to buy a foundation from Essence. Well known for its vast array of colourful nail varnishes, and its ability to dupe (duplicate) products to a reasonably good standard for the price, I thought it couldn’t be that bad. Right?

I’ve photographed my second attempt of this foundation, and was pleased with the results. It’s their long-lasting Soft & Natural foundation. It does actually give a good days wear when set with powder. And yes, that is my face there & bare (please avoid looking at the enormous crater on the bottom of my face. Probably shouldn’t of mentioned it, but…YOLO?…)

So this is the before…(you can’t really see most of the horrible scars all over my face, thank God!)

I applied a small smudge onto my hand then rubbed it into my face. I have oily skin so don’t mind how oily my skin looks, it always looks like that, with any foundation.

And then this was the result.

This is after applying ONLY a translucent powder to get rid of the oil, and a teeeenny bit of blush so I don’t look so dead. As you can see, the dark circles under my eyes have lifted significantly, it has covers the many scars on my forehead, cheeks and chin, and reduced redness around my nose. I have a pink toned complexion and so I usually look for make up with yellow tones in it to counteract the pinkness, and this one seems to do the trick!

I would recommend this for girls just starting up their make up collection, also for students who are living like hobos in the finance department, like yours truly.

For the amount of money you’re spending, it truly is a miracle product in these hard recessionary times. It gives a large amount of coverage, whilst still giving the natural look. You don’t look completely caked in make up, as it lets your natural beauty shine through. Just make sure you get the colour foundation for your skin tone, this one fits me quite well (02 Sand Beige). You can buy it in Dunnes, Penneys and other drugstores, it’s pretty easy to find. This is their website if you want to take a gander.

Hope you enjoyed 🙂

Rachel x

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