13, 04, 2017

Spring Essence

Spring has finally arrived in my city and I couldn’t be happier! You’re probably sick and tired of me always talking about the weather, but you’ve got to admit that it’s funny when people complain about the summers being too hot, and the winters being too cold. Anywho, I’ve been really excited to get back into using some of my favourite tones of peaches and corals for makeup β€” so excited that grabbed two new little Essence additions at the drugstore.

Pure Nude Highlighter | Be My Highlight
You may have heard many people raving about this Essence highlighter by now, and I’m here to tell you it’s worth all it’s hype. Before purchasing it, I knew it was going to be a very natural looking highlighter. I know a strong highlight can be such an annoyance look when overdone, but at the same time I have a soft spot for it (anyone else the same?). Initially I was left unsatisfied after the first few uses of the Pure Nude Highlighter, but after continuous use for a month now I’ve really grown to love it. It gives your complexion a healthy fresh glow when applied with a light hand, and is buildable for those days where you want that major pop. I believe if you’re looking for that editorial dewy look that models always have, this does that exact job. Best if all, it’s under $10.

Satin Touch Blush | Satin Coral
For a very long time, I’ve been absolutely loyal to Milani’s Baked Blush in Luminoso. I’ve finally branched out, and although it’s been hard to move on from such an already perfect blush, I’m glad I went on to try out Essence’s Satin Coral Touch Blush. If you own Luminoso, you’d know how easy it is to go ham on it and still look pretty good β€” Satin Coral on the other hand has a limit. It’s not a bad thing at all, but it has literally made me brush up on my blush application skills. I know I was just going on about how proud I am for trying something new, but I have to be honest β€” the 2 blushes are pretty darn similar; although Satin Coral is just a tad warmer toned and completely matte. Although I didn’t exactly leave my comfort zone of colours, I do get a different vibe from this matte finish that I truly adore.

β€” The Look.

I know I say it all the time, but I’ve just been really into more natural looks and having glowing skin. On the daily, and aside from the blush and highlight, I’ve just been wearing concealer to cover up blemishes and old acne scars, eyebrow gel or pencil, mascara, bronzer, and if I feel like wearing some colour on my lips, I always grab my favourite lip liner to finish the look.

What are some of your favourite Essence products?

18 responses to “Spring Essence”

  1. Ooh wow, these are really really pretty. The only makeup I’ve ever tried from Essence is a peachy blush that I love so much. I do love their nail polishes as well. I just love your natural look and glowing skin and funny enough, that is also what I focus on more when I do my makeup these days, because I’m also lazy but these are my favourite looks. Our makeup routine is exactly the same as you described above except, I’m usually too lazy with the bronzer or I forget it so I skip it and lipstick for me instead of liner. Again gorgeous Essence products. xx

    • Stacey says:

      Well you already have naturally gorgeous tanned skin so you can do without bronzer! Unfortunately for me, winter eats away and makes me so pale that I need the help! LOL

  2. AH That is such a gorgeous highlighter! And your skin looks amazing. So beautiful <3


    • Stacey says:

      Thanks girl! I’m absoltely in love with this highlighter <3 I've pretty much already replaced it with my Laura Geller Gilded Honey one!

  3. Love the highlighter! It definitely gives you a nice glow without being too in your face about it. I love how affordable essence products are … definitely something I miss most about shopping from the drugstore (and when I decided to make the switch to green beauty LOL.)


  4. Kay says:

    You look so beautiful, hun! Your makeup is absolutely flawless. <3 I love Essence products, they are so affordable and the quality is amazing, especially considering the low price tag. I am super impressed with the highlighter! It's not blinding, which I like, but it gives you that natural glow which I love! πŸ™‚ I too tend to reach for corals during spring, they're so pretty! Thanks for sharing, lovely, and I hope that you're having a wonderful Easter weekend. xoxo


    • Stacey says:

      Thanks Kay and happy Easter to you as well!! I have to thank my skincare as well since it’s been working in my favour recently heheh. Essence has such a great variety of products and like you said it’s amazing that the price is so low and it doesn’t hurt when you want to experiment with colours or other products as well πŸ˜€

  5. Fionna says:

    oh damn girl that highlightt thoughhhhhhhhhh! looks so good


  6. Emma says:

    You are so gorgeous <3
    I must say I've never tried any Essence products, but they do look amazing! Will be looking more into them , so thank you for the recommendation! πŸ™‚
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend and happy Easter!
    Emma xxx


    • Stacey says:

      Thanks Emma for all the kind words!! I love Essence, not only are they so affordable but they are great quality as well so you should go check them out when you can! Happy weekend and Easter to you as well!! <3xoxo

  7. I’m gonna need that Essence Highlighter STAT! xx


  8. I’m also going for a more natural makeup look these days. Hahah I don’t know if it’s because summer is coming or the fact that I’ve been watching a lot of skincare youtube videos, but I’m going more and more obsessed with a glowing skin too. It’s just the best! And that highlighter looks magical, just so pretty. And your natural makeup look is definitely on point, that glow is magical! Xx


  9. Mary Maria says:

    Cool pics, I love it!! Have a nice day sweetie! ❀


  10. The Nerdy Me says:

    I’m soooo happy that it’s spring here. Though only yesterday the weather decided to be shit and it started snowing. What a nice choice for a spring, haha. Anyways, I love the look of this highlighter! So beautiful and such a bargain!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  11. mizzjblog says:

    I can see why you’re into a more minimalist look when your skin looks this flawless!


  12. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t used them yet, but that highlighter looks nice!

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