I <3 Extremes Waterproof mascaraIt's not the first time I've said this is my favourite budget mascara and it won't be the last. As an owner of lashes that refuse to hold a curl, this mascara is everything I need to get those big, voluminous and curled lashes that stay like that all day. It's just brilliant and I hope Essence never discontinues it.
2 in 1 Eyeshadow and linerAfter Kiko's these are my favourite cream eyeshadows ever. Well, actually these might actually be my favourite, especially 05 She's Got the Mauve because it's such a stunning and quite a unique taupe-mauve shade. The formula is nicely creamy, but firmer than most cream eyeshadows, so it stick on the lids really well and because these shades don't have chunky shimmer, they look very even on the eyelids. They last all day on my normal lids with no creasing, so I use them as a base for powder eyeshadows because they intensify them and make them last a lot longer. Fantastic product by Essence.
Matt Touch BlushI'm not a fan of Essence cheek products, they all fail me in one way or another, but these are amazing. They are so smooth, it's almost like they are not even powder blushes because there is none of that obvious powdery finish on the cheeks so it looks like your cheeks are naturally such colour and staying power is impressive as well. They only made two shades, which is a bummer, since neither of these shades are what I usually wear, but they are the classic peach and pink shades that should suit so many people. I think they now have a different geometric/oriental pattern, but I didn't check in the drugstores.
Longlasting LiplinersWhile wasn't a fan of Essence regular lip liners (until they changed the formula), these are brilliant. They are creamy, so you can use them all over the lips, but they aren't too soft, so they still define well. Unlike Catrice version they aren't annoyingly thick and sticky, they also don't dry out and break like crazy, they just perform like they ...