Now, you probably know that Essence is really affordable... ... so I couldn't help it.
This is my loot!
|All of these, plus two sets of Dehumidifier (not in picture) cost me $110.|
I am only going to show all the Essence items here, because I have a post coming up, on that Elite Models Eye Palette you see above.
Let's just say, I like my powders to have imprints on them. When it's a limited edition item tied up with a childhood favourite fairytale, the item will sell.
(Not sure if children still read Wizard of Oz fairytale these days, but in my time, it was one of those really amazing, impossible, unbelievable stories. It was definitely the Harry Potter of my childhood. And I especially like the part about Dorothy Toto tapping her beautiful red shoes on the ground, the part about her meeting the straw man and iron man, how the house blew away, and how Dorothy conquered the evil.)
Tadaa! Here's the Wizard of Oz Highlighter.
|01 The Great and Powderful Highlighter Powder Compact.|
The name is cute - 01 The Great and Powderful. LOL.
I bought this because I do not have an Essence highlighter, and I want to test if Essence highlighters work.
|01 The Great and Powderful Highlighter Powder Compact ingredients list.|
Now, don't ask me why I bought this. If you are familiar with my first Essence Haul, you may remember the Essence Fix & Matt Translucent Loose Powder. It is very similar. For a moment, I actually forgot that I own that already, so I got this - Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder.
|All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder.|
Honestly, I do believe they are one and the same thing (don't quote me). Just that this one has been pressed into a compact. And hell yeah, this compact is pretty because of the transparent sides, and completely visible case.
|All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder ingredients list.|
|Oz The Great and Powerful Eyeshadows.|
There are actually three in-store, but I skipped the white one because it looked too cool. When I wear cool white/silver eyeshadows, I look like some frosted person who stepped out of an iceberg.
|01 Goodness and 03 Generosity.|
There are more than these, but I figured I would pick those that I wear to test quality first before I buy more. There is a turquoise one, and a pink one too.
|02 Irresistible Purr-ple, 04 Irresistible Caramel Cream, and 07 Irresistible Smokey Eye.|
|Close up of the label on the back.|
Another Oz item. This is the Essence Oz The Great And Powerful Cream Blush.
haha, like the name - 01 Beware the Wicked Witch!
I badly want to try this because I have not seen Essence come out with a cream blush before. Their powder blushes are wonderful for the price, and their Souffle mousse type blushes are amazing too.
Eye pencils, also from the Oz collection. Their eye pencils (and lip pencils too) are of very good quality, so I had to pick this up.
These Multi-Action mascaras are new on the Singapore shelf. I have seen Brigette and Cornelia rave about the Multi Action range of mascara on Youtube, I think they did the purple one, so I had to pick these up. If you do a search for Essence, you will see many others raving and raving about the Multi-action range, and also some of the other Essence mascaras, myself included (post here).
These mascaras are only $5.90, or $4.90, depending. I don't know how Essence decides the price of each, but they have at least 10 different types of mascaras, all very brightly packaged, and all not more than $6.
I like the Multi-Action range because the brush head works with my hands. They just seem to grab my lashes really well, better than many high-end brands. They are so worth the money. My old Multi-Action False Lashes mascara is drying out after more than one year, so I thought these two will make good replacement.
This is also something new - Essence All-in-one BB Cream. I tested it in-store, and decided my colour is 02 Medium. I checked the ingredients list, and find that it looks suitable for me, so I bought.
This is about $6 too. The price is shockingly good. If this works, I am saying bye-bye to my $32 Dr. Jart.
If there is anything you want me to test quickly, do comment to let me know. I will be very happy to start using any one of them. =D
Have you tried any Essence products yet? What do you like or dislike about it?