"All About Romance" eyeshadow palette (£3.50). When I lightly swatch fair priced eyeshadows i'm a bit of a snob and expect them to be chalky and lacking in pigmentation- this product put me in my place! The silky easy to blend colours had amazing pigmentation and the colours are all easy to wear and can be used for lots of different occasions. This is definitely my new day-to-night palette!
Next up I tried the 06 "Barely There" long lasting lipstick (£2.30), this was far more sheer than expected but the colour is gorgeous and the lipstick is, as the name suggests, long lasting.
"Lash Princess False Effect Mascara" (£3.30) is super cute, the tube is shiny and black with green rubber detail for grip on the top of the wand, making it look adorable whilst providing grip.
The last products in my box of treats were two of their "I Heart Trends" Nail Polishes in 05 "Pure Soul" and 06 "Baby Doll" (both £1.80 each). They were quite watery and as you can see kind of leaked to the side of my nails, this works when you apply three very thin layers but it's not one for a quick polish and go. 05 is the top picture and 06 is the bottom, as you can see the colour is quite similar but 06 has a lovely golden shimmer in it.
Have you ever tried essence before? Are there any products you'd recommend I tried?