Blogmas Day 19- Essence Cosmetics First Impression


Hey guys! As with December coming to an end, I thought I’d do one last first impression post because I’ve actually found quite a few amazing things I wanted to talk about! So, today I’ve a special post which was probably the brand I was so excited to work on.

Yes, it’s Essence Cosmetics makeup brand as you can see from the title of this blog.


I would like to give a quick mention of this cute sparkly silver metallic photo box I found at Michaels Stores though.

And the products I picked up from Maxi are the following: Essence Make Me Brow, Essence Pure Nude Make-Up, DIY Eyeliner and Camouflage Cream Concealer.

If you’re still in the hunt for to fill your stocking stuffers then these makeup products are just perfect.


I remembered mentioning on my twitter last Saturday that I had a Women’s Christmas Banquet to attend and I took advantage to try all the products out. I wore them from 9.00am till noon and when I checked everything were still intact. I checked again at  6.00pm that same evening I was surprisingly impressed. Nothing major to report of fading foundation.


First up is this Pure Nude Make-Up Natural Finish foundation in the shade Pure Sand. If I’m not mistaken, Pure Nude is one of their new collection line by Essence.

I love this foundation. It feels light weight as if you not wearing anything at all, yet evens out my skin and it stays nicely for at least 8 hrs with no need to touch up at all.

The packaging is super cute! I comes with a pump with a slim and simple packaging. Love, love it!


I really like the pigmentation of this formula. It’s not too thick and feels more like a tinted moisturizer than a standard foundation would be. You can see from this image that it has an extremely runny formula but can be built up to a light/medium coverage.


The downside is that it has only 3 shades, but it worked for me…love it! The plus side is it has a light-medium coverage, has a natural finish, and lightweight on wear, great on combo-normal/dry skin.


If you looked two images above, you can see the scar on my arm but with blending the formula, it covers the scar completely with a small amount of products.

The finish is natural looking and non-made-up feeling as promised! If you’re new to makeup, this would be a great product to try given the price and quality you get from it.


Next thing I got is the Camouflage Cream Concealer in  Natural Beige for CAD$3.99.  It comes in a duo cream pan.


I like to use the lighter peachy one for under eye circles and the beige shade for concealing blemishes. The formula is great given it’s my first impression. Why do I say that… the cream is soft and love the amazing finishing coverage it gives.

From how I wore them, I would describe the coverage as medium, but definitely buildable if you apply more layers as you go along.


I’ve combination dry skin and it doesn’t cake or dry up on my under eye areas like many concealers do. And it’s so creamy and smooth on application. It’s really easy to pat in with the fingertips and voila! You’re done!


My take from my first time experience with this concealer is amazing. I don’t see any creasing or dried up effect from the whole day wearing with I’m quite impressed with. Above all, it’s a great value product with affordable price that I suggest you give this a try.


Another love from this brand is their Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara in Browny Brows.

Honestly, my first impression of this brow gel was that I was going to hate it but I was completely wrong. I noticed it has a perfect dark, ashy brown that matches my brows perfectly.

The spoolie pick up a nice amount of products and with one dip is enough for both of my brows. It combs and fill in my brows nicely without resulting to flaking or smudging at all. I’m loving it. Another winner in my book, Essence.


It really coats my sparse yet unruly brow hairs, fills in the gaps in my brows pretty well and gives a nice natural kinda bushy look. My brows never feels so proud. Super natural finishing look, stays for long hours and great value for money.


Last but not least is this Dip Liquid Eyeliner I got in the shade Black.

This is not a waterproof eyeliner but it works dang well.I love how dark it applies and the color was an intense matte black look.


The tip applicator is an ultra soft one with good precision. I love my winged eye look and I know that I’ll have good use of it. I’m happy on how very easy this apply.


Here is the swatch for your eyes only. Hope you’ll be convinced.

What do you think of these? Have you tried any of Essence’s makeup. Comment below if you’ve.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ve a lovely week. [muah]

Sharon xoxo

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Summer Drugstore Beauty Haul Under $5


Hey guys! So I’m bringing you a drugstore beauty haul under $5 today. I know that I haven’t done a haul for a long time. I know I’ve been slaking a little lately, but I’ll make up to you guys. The months of May and June passed with a blink of an eye and we’re already staring at July. I have a lot of beauty and makeup products waiting for me to try them out. I wanted to make sure to give each product a fair trial/test before sharing my thoughts and opinion for you guys. Well, at least that how I worked.

So, this summer drugstore beauty haul is all about Garnier products. I got these because they’re on sale and this also pushed me to get the products.

So, let’s get into it:


Though I have my mainstays (don’t we all?), I’m constantly trying out new products that come my way or catch my eye while perusing the beauty aisle. I can’t walk into Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, drugstores or basically on the internet without buying some beauty products which I never intended to purchase. There’s always a hits or misses but some just stand out from the rest.

I do not have many facial  products from Garnier but when I saw all these were sold for less than $5.00 at the drugstore, I had to do a haul. I’m quite excited to try them actually.


The first product I got here is the Nourishing Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin by Garnier Clean. I got this for $2.96 on special. Regular price was $10.99 at Uniprix (Drugstore).

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m obsessed with skin care products. I love trying out new products for you guys and everything is game.

The only negative thing about this product is the bottle that it comes in. I love the pump, but somehow the bottle always manages to leak a bit and leave oil behind on the counter. Not really a big deal, but if you are going to travel with it you should definitely pack in in a zip-lock bag or something. I would not take this with me for travelling since I can use the other products I have.

This Cleansing Oil I’ll put it on my vanity. I’ve tried it a few times to remove makeup and even the toughest, yes – I’m referring to waterproof eyeliner and mascara, would just came off easily. There are some oily feeling on skin when touched but you just cleansed it with their Smoothing Cream Cleanser I’m going to talk about below.

I love this stuff! I have combination skin, but it leans more on the side of dry, so this stuff is perfect for me. I will be re-purchasing when it runs out.


This Smoothing Cream Cleanser contains jojoba and macademia oils which is suitable for dry skin person. It gently cleans and restores softness to dry skin. I paid $2.96 when it was on sale.

It’s a little steep for drugstore cleanser at $10.99 on regular price but it’s totally worth it if you can get it on special deals.


I’ve several short trips for traveling next month and would definitely love to share with you what I’ll be bringing in my beauty bag.

Really am looking forward to try this one.

I really like that the formula is for dry skin. I’ve some uneven skin and dry skin around my nose area especially in winter. So, I’m hoping this will help.


Well, you can’t go wrong with this price at $2.96, right! Here is a closed up claims by Garnier. This Reparative Balm would be suitable for those who has very dry skin. You’d going to love this.

Since it’s summer now, I’ll have to keep it till winter when the weather gets drier for my skin. I’ll do a review once I’ve tried it for a good period of time. So, I’ll keep your guys posted.


I wasn’t in the market for a new moisturizer when I came across Garnier’s Pure shine control moisturizer, but it was on the clearance rack, so I thought to give this a try. Well, I’ve combination skin that tends to lean to the drier side but in summer, I noticed my skin is a little oily on my T-zone area.

So, this comes as a perfect product for me to test it for you guys who has oily skin. I honestly would say that you’ve to give it a good chance to see results as its effectiveness seems to build over the first few weeks with regular use but after about the 3rd week it’s doing a brilliant job for me and provides a good base for make-up as well.


I’m going to continue using it this summer and so far I’m loving it.

I guess this is kind of a Summer Haul but I managed to get a little bit of everything. Hope you enjoy this post!

So, that’s my thought process. If you haven’t explored the wonderful world of Garnier, you must check these awesome products yourself.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you guys again on the next one. Bye!

❤ Sharonoox


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Question Tuesday| Travelling With Makeup

by source - Bon Voyage!
by source – Bon Voyage!

I’ll be like a breaking recorder if I repeat myself again saying that summer is here! Opps!!! I did it again. LOL!

This week’s Question Tuesday is not a mixed of beauty and fashion. So, the question for you is :-

Q 1. How do you pack for your travelling with makeup?

Q 2. Do you consider what type of trip is that and what to wear during your trip to go with your makeup?

Q 3. What non-beauty products would you bring with you on your trip?

Q 4. Do you think writing up a list of things to bring is essential?

Q 5. Are you a person who pack light or heavy?

Please leave your comment below and answer to the one you like best. I love reading your comments.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Bon Voyage!

Sharon xoxo