I love beauty products.
I could just leave it at that, but let’s take it further… I love beauty products even more when they are also affordable. I tend to spend on my beauty habit… ahem, all in the name of research to share with you right here on Vanilla Blonde and also for my Beauty with Bailey segment every Tuesday on Expresso Morning show, SABC 3.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Especially when my husband looks bewildered and asks: “More make-up?”
Essence (& Catrice) is my favourite in terms of price and their quality is excellent too.
Essence have come out with new products and some have been around for a while, but are new to me!
Let’s start with the beauty haul that cost me less than R500…
Shape Your Face Contouring Palette (R76,95.) The peachy colour blush looks good on every skin tone and the brown is a warm shade that really enhances beautifully. This is the second time I’m buying this All About Nudes Eyeshadow Palette (R76,95.) The pigments are beautiful and work even better when you use an eyelid primer. Read more about my best Primers and how they work here.This is a Blush Ball (R57,95) in Peach Candy. You can apply it directly onto the cheek area, but don’t forget to blend or use a blush brush to apply it. I love the shimmer too… It looks beautiful on!This Eyebrow Gel (R57,95) in Brown needs to be applied with an angular brush. I love the pigment, a little goes a long way and it also keeps my eyebrows in place. The Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara (R57,95) really does what it says and doesn’t clump.The first one in the pic below is a Liquid Lipstick (R47,95) in Colour Party. It’s the perfect pink – it glides on, isn’t overly sticky and leaves great lip colour coverage!
The second lipstick is matte (R44,50), in the colour Velvet Matt. Even though it’s matte, it doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry at all.I’m all for their Gel nail polish range (R24,95) as I feel it lasts a little longer than usual polish – granted that you take care of your hands. This peachy pastel colour called Ice Cream Party is really pretty.
Which is your favourite?