Finding affordable base products, that actually work, isn't always that easy. Yes, the drugstore is filled with foundations and concealers, but drugstore prices don't necessarily mean that everything is inexpensive. Essence Cosmetics on the other hand does score on my best of budget friendly makeup list and is one of my go-to brands for many things: blush, mascara, lipsticks and lipglosses. Today I'll be reviewing their newest concealer and foundation from the Essence Camouflage makeup line.
The Essence Camouflage Makeup Foundation was launched last year, at the end of 2016. After a quick swatch in the drugstore I was so impressed by how smooth and pigmented it was, that I couldn't leave without throwing it in my cart. The Essence Camouflage Concealer launched just about a month ago, at the beginning of 2017. I really wanted to do a wrap up review of both products to see whether it would be essential to have all the Essence Camouflage makeup products for creating a flawless base. Here are my thoughts!
Essence Camouflage Full Coverage Concealer 10 Nude
I love a concealer that is smooth, somewhat moisturising, pigmented and keeps my under eyes crease free all day. As a person whose favorite concealers only retail between €2 and €6, finding a 'suitable' low budget concealer is pretty easy. However, the Essence Full Coverage Concealer isn't a formula I'm personally into. It's a good concealer but it is not really full coverage and it's quite dry, meaning you can't just apply it all over you face (under eyes, blemishes, T-zone) and start blending. Doing one area at a time is key. If you're familiar with the Collection concealer, that everyone raves about, this one from Essence is a great dupe. I find that the texture, the coverage and the way it looks on the skin is pretty much the same.
Essence 2 in 1 Makeup & Concealer Foundation 10 Ivory Beige
The Essence Camouflage Foundation to me is definitely a hit, especially compared to some of the other foundations that Essence has available. It's full coverage, it blends into the skin really nicely, it's great for people with a pale complexion because of its neutral undertone and it's long wearing! On the other hand, is it actually a foundation and concealer in one? That really depends on you, I still prefer using a regular concealer on the side because it's how I like my makeup. In the end, this foundation does exactly what the claims promise on the packaging!
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