It’s been a while since I’ve done an Up Close and Poresonal on an affordable foundation, and it sure has been quite a while since I’ve ventured into the luminous and glowy side of coverage.
The claims on Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Makeup are simple: fresh, glowy complexion, high coverage without mask effect. If you’d like to see how I got along with it through a long day and take notes to see if it makes it into your to-buy list, just click away!
As you may know, Essence is available in drugstores and does not have (as far as I know) an online shop.
buckle up because this is a long one!
I’ve been collecting a few bits and pieces of affordable makeup brands (supermarket, drugstore, pharmacy, high street), and I decided to do a video where I try several of those products on my face and get to see how they behave throughout the day.
you can find most of the products at your local drugstore/pharmacy, but Feelunique, Look Fantastic and Boots International are always great international references for these kinds of brands (except Essence, Kiko, H&M and Makeup Revolution).
richly pigmented and with a matte finish, lip liners are often disregarded as those things that you don’t actually need, or you’ll think of using once in a blue moon when you’re in the mood for a seamless bold lip with added lasting power.
there is more to these overlooked products, I say! when you’re pouting because you’re tempted by an on-trend colour and you don’t want to dish out all that money for a lipstick you won’t wear that often, these are the babies you should pay attention to.
they are also the perfect tool/product to mix and match lip colours with more ease, tone down some brights, spruce up some lights, and vice-versa.
why, you’re not in the mood for a matte lip? no worries: a lip balm can provide a creamy texture, and a gloss makes your smacker shine on for the night.
for those who got overwhelmed with the colour-picking, the blending, the expensive products and the overall faff of my previous smokey eye video, here’s a fool- proof tutorial with one eyeshadow and one brush.