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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Rimmel ScandalEYES Kohl Kajal|REVIEW


Hey friends!

A week ago I saw in youtube tutorial tips on how to make small eyes looked bigger and I’m like okay I need to try this. Obviously, after watching the video and a few days later, I’m a proud owner of this Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner pencil that they talked about.

scandaleyes pencilrimmel scandaleyes

It’s $6.99 and my drugstore and also depending on where you live. I picked this in 005 Nude. Net wt: 0.042 oz. The plus sign is this kohl pencil is waterproof and perfect to apply on waterline and under the lower lash line.  Available at any drugstore, Walmart, Target and Ulta.

kohl kajal


Beautiful nude shade liner by Rimmel as liner, waterline and even as a concealer. Available in eleven pretty shades from Nude to Jet Black and everything in between 🙂

rimmel liner

I love how creamy and buttery this Nude eyeliner is. I applied it this morning and totally love how it make my eyes look bigger and wider. It glides easily and long lasting even on the waterline. No tears from tugging or pulling. Wonderful product that actually works by making eyes looked brighter and enlarged. Fading after 3-4 hours. but it didn’t create any mess like some black color liner do. I  do feel my lids a little sticky due to the creamy texture but other than that, I’m loving it.

without eyeliner Without Nude Eyeliner

with nude liner With Nude Eyeliner

It has a nude natural finish that is unnoticeable and obviously you can see that your eyes are brighter and bigger. Which sum-up that this Scandaleyes Kohl liner works on me. Yay!!!

For this price and wonderful quality, for drugstore kohl pencil, I’ll give it a thumbs up. the formula is awesome, the shades is amazing and the performance is absolutely gorgeous. This is definitely the best drugstore nude eyeliner so far.

What do you think of this nude Scandaleye’s liner? Have you tried them? Always love to hear your comments.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo





Hey Lovelies!

Today, I went to the drugstore to pick up this new released lipsticks from Revlon. It’s their latest lipstick theme “Love is on”.

Oh yes, it seems like the HD isn’t for TVs anymore. We have seen HD in blushes, foundation, eyes, and lips. Right? Beside this Ultra HD Lipstick, another exciting product is the Ultra HD Lip Lacquer which I find it very interesting as well. But first thing first, I picked these two bad boys and I’m just thrilled to be doing my first impression on them.

The shades which I got were in 875 Gladiolus and Magnolia in 865. There were 20 High definition shades to choose from and all were named of flowers. Each lipstick has it’s own distinct scents of flower fragrance.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in 865 HD Magnolia and 875 HD Gladiolus (net wt: 0.10 oz)

Revlon Ultra HD LIpsticks Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick

HD Magnolia shade is creamy and the formula are very soft. I love this Nude shade and it’s so richly pigmented. It blends so well and I love the staying power of this formula.

revlon HD Magnolia lippie

I love red lipstick and I couldn’t resist this one for sure. There are a few other red lipsticks such as Poinsetia and Poppy. I got mine in Gladiolus and wow!!! The texture is moist and I don’t feel heavy at all on my lips. It’s a brilliant formula for lips, in my opinion.

Revlon HD Gladiola

Look at these lovely color swatches. Aren’t they just simply gorgeous. Aww… look at how pigmented they were and the shades were beautiful.The price tag is $10.99 but the price may depends on where you live. I couldn’t find this new released Revlon at Target and Walmart last week but I’m hoping that they will put it up soon. .

revlon color swatch

NUXE Paris Nirvanesque 1st wrinkles smoothing cream is a freebie sample which I got from my purchase. It says here that it de-stresses, relaxes and moisturizes with blue lotus sees and peony. Sounds interesting and I’m in to try it out.

NUXE Freebies

So, that’s it for my first impression and I hope you find it useful and interesting. If you have any request for a review, don’t forget to leave comment below.

As always, appreciate you stopping by. So, thank you.

Sharon xoxo

elf Mineral Face Primer ~ First Impression

Hey guys! I’ve got this Elf mineral face primer for quite sometime now and I haven’t really got the chance to talk about it. It was stacked under with my other makeup stuff which I have totally forgotten about it. Good news is that I found it while clearing my makeup bag. So, I tried it yesterday and wow… it’ unbelievably impressive.

elf face primer

I found the receipt where I got it. I picked it up from Target for $8.00 (net wt: 0.49 oz) in Clear. There were 3 other colors available to pick with each having it’s own different functions. For example the light purple/mauve will cancel out the sallow tones for studio perfect look while subtle pink can brighten a dull complexion.

I love how smooth and airy this face primer is. It feels silicone-y when applied which is a nice feeling. Let’s not confuse the word “silicone” and “silicon” though. Face primer is formulated to smooth uneven skin texture. It also helps to minimizes the appearance of pores.

This ELF face primer came in a frosted translucent glass bottle packaging. I really like the sleek look of the packaging. On top of that, it comes with a pump applicator which I think is brilliant

elf mineral primer

I just need to pump several times on the component for the primer liquid to come out. The silky soft texture is amazing when I applied it on. The upside of this primer is that it does the job well for the price I paid for. Managed to gives a silky smooth and evenly long lasting satin finish before I apply my foundation.

elf primer

This is my first time using a mineral face primer but so far I’m liking it. I don’t think I will wear it for everyday makeup since I like to have my makeup done in 5-10 minutes. But I will definitely wear them when there is a special occasion.

So, I hope you like my first impression and catch up with you guys later.

What other face primer have you use, which I am missing out? Do tell in comment below.

As always, thank you for reading

Sharon xoxo


Everything is AWESOME!!! Too Faced Lip Gloss

Hey guys! I’ve never had a Too Faced makeup before and I am super excited to share with you guys my first impression on this Glamour Gloss Volumizing Lip Gloss in First Time (Perfect Nude). Net wt:

too faced lip gloss

It has a pretty packaging with a crystal jewel at the top end. The sponge wand applicator is pretty awesome.

swatch lip gloss

The color swatch in First Time, Perfect Nude.

lips without lip gloss

Natural lips without lip gloss plumper.

too faced lip gloss (2)

Lips with Too Faced volumizing lip gloss. I experienced  slight burning sensation immediately after I applied this lip gloss and it lasted for 15-20 minutes. It glides so smoothly and it smells great. It doesn’t feel too sticky and it just has a bit of shine which is real nice. Lovely pigments and love this nude shade that gives natural pouty lips.

closed up lip gloss look

Lips with Too Faced Lip gloss plump after 5-10 minutes . I do feel that it adds volume on my lips. Let’s see the difference on this photo compared to the one above it. I simply love this awesome lip gloss plumper. It’s so awesome and I’m so happy to have picked this. I just love it!

Note of caution: not to apply it out of the natural lip curves to avoid mouth irritation. The selling price is $19.00 regular and on special for $17.10 at Too Faced website. Available in 12 diferent shades. Awesome!!!

I would like to know if you have tried any of the lip plumper recently? If yes, please share in the comment below.

Thanks for taing the time to reading.

Sharon xoxo



Oktoberfest ~ First Impression Revlon Age Defying, SPF20

Hey guys, October is all but here and with the dawn of the first full month of fall comes parties and celebrations! So, why not pull up our dancing boots and get ready for the big PARTY!!!

What is Oktoberfest? Well it was originated from Germany. It runs for the whole month through, with pints and pints of beers and eats in the cities.

revlon age defying foundation

I would like to share with you my thoughts on this Revlon Age Defying Cream foundation. I bought it about more than two weeks ago from Winners (Canadian retail chain store).  But you can also find them at Wal-mart, Target and drugstores. So, I gave a shot to try this foundation for a week now and then again this morning.

First of all, I like to say that this foundation has medium coverage with satin finish. It’s easy to blend and has smooth texture. This foundation sets in qite fast. With the medium coverage it also allows for built-up to full coverage without looking cakey.

revlon anti aging foundation

The spiraled glass is hard to see the undertones of each shade. My advise is best to take advantage of the in-store tester if you can find them for the right shades. It’s very important to get foundation shade’s right. For tips on how to get the right color shade foundation, leave comment below.

revlon age defy swatch

I got this in #31 on Honey Beige (the 2nd last of the color shades). The set back of this foundation is that it has limited selection of color shades which is from Light to Medium only. Seven color shades to choose from only.

blended swatch

The shades might looked a little bit yellowish/orange-y but once it’s blended and sets, the color looks nice and pretty on skin. It is also fragrant free.

I love the texture, coverage and the pump packaging but the most exciting is, its formula provides UVA protection ~ SPF20.

In my opinion, this is a wonderful cream makeup foundation that I will use them again for everyday makeup look.

What is your color shade foundation from Revlon?

Thank you for reading.

Sharon xoxo



Visible Lift® Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup SPF17

Visible Lift® Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup SPF 17 DSC00943

Today, I’m going to give my overview of this L’oreal Visible Lift Foundation which I have been using for quite sometime. I remembered, I got this fabulous foundation awhile ago and it was on special. I paid half price of $19.00(1.0 fl oz) for it. Well, after minutes of digging and almost turning the bin upside down (just kidding!). I was so glad that I found my skin shade (Hurray!!!). And yes! I got mine in Honey Beige (No. 155). Perfect color tone for me.

loreal visible lift color swatch
Color swatch (Honei Beige in No. 155)

There were twevlve color shades available and ranges from lightest to darkest shades. The darkest shades will suit more likely for the medium skin tone. Can be purchased online at or at your L’oreal counter store.

photo without loreal foundation
photo without loreal foundation

I wore it this morning and are very excited to give my first thought about it. Mind you, this foundation felt so lightweight and smooth. I love it. The texture is slightly thick but soft. It has a silky texture and exceptional blending ability. It has medium coverage that was able to cover most of my uneven skin. I started by applying moisturizer first and then proceeded to applying the foundation. Putting moisturizer as a base is important for someone who has dry skin. This product seems to cater more for normal to oily skin person. I just dispensed with one pump of the foundation on the back of my hand and apply them with my fingers. It blends very well and set in pretty fast.

after loreal visible foundation
after loreal visible foundation

Here is my photo shots taken The “Before” L’oreal Visible Lift foundation and “After” with makeup and the amazing foundation.

after 11 hours look with foundation
after 11 hours look with foundation

Photo taken after wearing the foundation for 11 hours. I can still see my eyeshadows and maybe a little bit of  some shine on my T-zone area and that’s about it.  I see that my face still looked fresh and this foundation is so long lasting, except for my lips of course. I didn’t do any touched up at all. I’m amazed!

On their website, they claimed that this Visible Lift Serum Absolute – features an age reversing serum of 5 ingredients in 1 luminous makeup. This new makeup instantly evens skin tone with a luxuriously lightweight formula that doesn’t settle into lines and wrinkles.

Okay, let’s not get too excited. First of all, no makeup foundation is age-reversing, not even a second. Well, I didn’t buy it because it’s age-reversing but it does make me feel fresh and less fatigue.

I also love the bottle packaging that comes with a pump applicator. A little goes a long as the saying goes. Great product with great value for money.

Let me know on the comment below. Do you have an everyday foundation? What are some of your favorite shades and brand?

Thank you for reading!









Beauty Haul! Target mini beauty makeup haul

Target mini makeup haul

It’s that time, my beauty mini makeup haul has landed. Yes!!! I went shopping again at Target and got some beauty bits that I really want to try. I’m thrilled to share some of  my haul today with you.

So here is the little haul of what I’ve purchased!

I have wanted to try the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral palette for a while and so I decided that it’s time for me to get it. It’s a little bit expensive for a small palette eyeshadow but I’m all in for this one. I picked up this gorgeous color Copper Peach palette in 0.20 oz and I know that I’m pretty sure going to have lots of fun playing with these colors.

pixi eyeshadow palette

I really want to talk more on each of the makeup that I just picked up. So, I will start off with this Pixi palette. So, many fun colors to play with, I’ll be busy for weeks. I would definitely give my thoughts and opinion once I have tried them including swatches etc in my next blog.

nyc new trio eyeshadow

Next up is the NYC New Trio Eyeshadow in 789 on West Vintage. Trying new colors are one of my favorite things to explore. So, I like this West vintage eyeshadow and absolutely doesn’t mind giving it a try. I got mine for less than $3.00 for 0.15oz depending on where you live. Pretty intense color palette and it came with a duo-end tiny little brush. Will have my review up soon.

Maybelline Fit Me foundation 315maybelline fit me foundation swatch

Next in line is the Maybelline Fit Me Octinoxate lotion with SPF18 . I got hold of this one in 315 on Soft Honey (1 fl oz) which was on special for $6.99. I made a color swatch and the color tone seems to pretty much complement my skin tone. Behind the bottle it does mentioned matches natural tones, blends seamlessly and let skin breathe. I’m not here to do a full blown review, don’t panic. Ha!Ha!

covergirl pressed powderNYC mascara show time

Finally, I also like to share with you this Cover Girl Pressed Powder in  715 on translucent medium. Compact powder is 0.32 oz for $6.99 (regular price $8.99) at Target. In the next few days, I will be using these pressed powder with my foundation and will share my experience with you as we go along.

Last item in my haul will be the NYC Show Time Mascara in 844 on Extreme Black. This mascara has shorter brush and it’s waterproof. Yeah!!!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I’m off to prepare some yummy lunch.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!

Are there any new products you have tried recently?

Check back soon for reviews on some of the products in this blog! 🙂

Stay Beautiful!





Maybelline NY Color Tattoo cream gel shadow ~ Painted Purple (No.20)

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr

Purple eyeshadow? Anyone? Well, I always ended up choosing purple color eyeshadows everytime I shop. Purple seems to attract my attention more somehow. So, I got drawn to get this painted purple in No. 20. I must have this lovely vibrant cream gel shadow to my collections.  Color choice is a little bit limited. There were only 6 color shades to choose from.

What so special about this Color Tattoo is that it claimed to last for 24 hours. I wore it just by itself for 8 hours and it does live to its claim to be long lasting. It is not recommended to wear any eye makeup or cosmetic to sleep – in my opinion. So, the 24 hours long lasting claim is a bit of a stretch. I have to use more eye remover to clean them.

I like the creamy and smooth texture of this product. It blends so easily and without creasing and the best thing is that I can use my fingertips for even blending. The price is  very affordable for the value of this product. The packaging makes it looks trendy and pretty.

So, for those who feels the need to wear something for a long lasting period of time, then I would recommend it simply because it lasts.

Has anyone of you have a favorite color eyeshadow that caught your very eyes everytime you shop for makeup?