Essence Day to Night Challenge

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Essence is one of my favourite cheaper makeup brands since they launched in the UK back in July last year (I was very kindly invited to the launch in manchester which was amazing and I received a gigantic bag of goodies to try - best blogger event ever!). I have been challenged to create a day to night look using only Essence products as as few products as with my previous Essence challenge I did cheat a little bit!

Here is my first look, the day time look which features a shimmery nude eyeshadow, glossy pink lips, light coverage and a tonne of mascara for a bright eyed, fresh look!
Firstly, I used the Essence CC Clear & Correct Cream in the shade Natural which I believe is the lightest shade - I had to use it VERY sparingly as it is far too dark for my pale skin tone. To add coverage and to match my skin better, I cheated and used the Essence Stay All Day Concealer in 10 Natural Beige which matches my skin pretty perfectly. It's a shame that the concealers are light enough but Essence don't made foundations/CC creams in lighter shades. 

Next up the eyes, I used an Essence product that I hadn't tried before, the Essence 3D Eyeshadow in 08 Irrisistable Vanilla Latte. I used the creamy shade all over the lid, brow bone and inner corner for a light wash of shimmer and it really brightens the eyes. For mascara I used the Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl Mascara in Black which is amazing for definition and length, in my opinion. For brows I actually used the Essence Long-lasting Eye Pencil in 02 Hot Chocolate which is matte and when used very lightly, can be great as a brow pencil - just brush through otherwise it will look crazy!

To finish the look I used the Essence lipstick in 44 Almost Famous. You could use this shade as a creamy blush if you wanted. You could also set the makeup with the incredibly amazing Essence Fixing Powder which I will always re-purchase. Now onto my night look using the same five/six products from Essence. 
This look is great if you already have your day makeup on and you need a couple of products to transform your look quickly and easily. To change up the day look, I used the Essence Long-lasting Eye Pencil in 02 Hot Chocolate to line the lower and upper lash lines as well as the lower waterline for definition. Blend with a brush or your fingers. To finish the eyes, I add more shimmer with the peachy shade from the Essence 3D Eyeshadow. 

To finish the look I add more of the Essence Lipstick in 44 Almost Famous which is a pretty pinky red shade. It is quite glossy and it is perfect for spring/summer. Again you could top up with the Essence Fixing Powder. 

Overall, I love Essence products, they are amazing especially for the price! You can easily create a couple of day and night looks with only five/six products. I would have loved to add more products such as brow gel and contouring but you can easily create a day or night look with so few products. You can buy Essence products from select Wilkinsons stores and on the Wilkinsons website. 

What do you think of the day and night look I created? What are your favourite products from Essence? 


  1. I love essence's products but I can't handle their mascaras, look awful on me!

    Laura xx

  2. I love your looks, so natural looking! That last eyeshadow is such a gorgeous shimmer also xx

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

  3. I just love Essence, they are so affordable


  4. you look so lovely! I absolutely adore the makeup! xx


  5. You look beautiful! I love a light makeup look! - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  6. I've never tried Essence but it sounds lovely! Love the subtle smokey eye look :)

    Hannah x | hannatalks

  7. You look fab! :) I love the mascara packaging too, it looks super fun. I've never actually tried anything by Essence but do really want to!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

  8. Your skin looks flawless and these are both such pretty yet natural makeup looks. I really need to try Essence, they sound like such a great affordable brand x

    Beauty with charm

  9. I really enjoyed reading your posts and also your blog in general is really gorgeous! :) Keep up the great work, I'm a fan! And stay creative :P

    xoxo Anastasia​

  10. I need to try some essance products, everyone says great stuff about them, Ifeel like i'm missing out! x

    1. It's a fantastic brand with a great range of products x

  11. Fab post hun! I've never tried Essence products before but you've really made me want to! Loving the look of the eyeshadow!!

    1. Thanks! It's an amazing brand especially for the low price point x

  12. essence eyeshadows are so nice, and their gel liner is AMAZING! I want to go get some more stuff!


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