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. I have the Quattro eyeshadow palette in Most Wanted, it's absolutely gorgeous :) I love Essence makeup! Lovely post x

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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. Love the nail varnish! xx

    Abi |

  7. Lovely look! :)

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

    Kate | kateemmaloves.

  9. Really beautiful color lipstick~! :)

  10. 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!

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


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