Autumn Day to Evening Looks ft. Essence

Thursday, December 04, 2014
Back in June I was invited to the launch event for Essence which was the first blogger event I went to on my own and it was amazing (here)! Ever since I have genuinely loved pretty much all of the Essence products I have tried; especially the eyeshadows, liner and the incredibly amazing fixing powder! Here are my picks for a quick and easy day to evening look. Sorry the lighting isn't great in the photos below! Autumn/winter weather is not great for natural lighting and photography! 

First up, the day time look which consists of a very simple eye and a bold pink lip. I used the Essence All About Matte Foundation in Light. For concealer I used the amazing Essence Stay All Day Concealer which I actually love a lot more than the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer! A dusting of the Essence Silky Touch Blush in 20 Babydoll on the apples and back of the cheeks to finish the face.

For the eyes I only used one shade from the *Essence Quattro Eyeshadow Quad (15 Most Wanted) as I wanted a simple eye look to contrast with the bold lip. I used the white shimmer shade lightly on the lid and also in the inner corner; then a sweep of the Essence Lash Mania False Lash Waterproof Mascara. Lastly for this day time look I use the *, Essence lipstick in 10 Cotton Candy which looks really pretty but personally I don't think blue toned pinks suit me at all.
Now onto the night look, I used the same foundation, concealer and mascara that I used for the day time look. For the eyes I used the *Essence Quattro Eyeshadow Quad (15 Most Wanted) which contains all of the shades for pretty autumnal eyeshadow looks! I used the golden shade all over the lid as a brightening base and also in the inner corner of the eyes. I then used the deep purple shade in the crease, along the upper and lower lash lines and across the outer third of the eye. I LOVE the combination of gold and purple, especially for the upcoming festive season. 

To finish I used the *Essence Colour & Go Polish in 111 English Rose which applies so smoothly and it is a very pretty everyday shade. Overall, I am so impressed by all of the Essence makeup I have tried and I am so glad it finally arrived in the UK back in July. You can buy Essence makeup from select Wilkinsons stores (such as the Manchester arndale store and there is a stand alone counter in the arndale too) as well as on the Wilkinsons website.

Have you tried Essence products? What do you think of my day to evening looks? 


  1. Lovely post! I love essence products, they are awesome quality for great prices xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up- Beauty Blog

  2. I probably say this too much but i LOVE your photography on this blog, everything is just so crisp <3
    Love VictoriaJanex

  3. Awesome look! Essence is an amazing brand and so affordable!
    Aresmar || Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle Blog

  4. Essence has some amazing gems at such a budget friendly price. Loved the looks you created here, that lip shade really suits you x

    Beauty with charm

  5. Love the nail varnish! xx

    Abi |

  6. Great looks! I've never tried Essence but definitely gonna check them out xx

    Kate | kateemmaloves.

  7. Really beautiful color lipstick~! :)

  8. I fall in love more every time I see your blog! i just love the look of it and your photography is amazing! I love these Essence products, they are just amazing!

  9. Love that colour lipstick, it's very nice :)


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