NEW: Essence “my must-haves” palette

By Monday, May 22, 2017 0 Permalink 2

Essence have done it again with a completely customisable palette at a ridiculously low price. As far as I know, essence are the only affordable brand to have any product like this and it is a solid hit for any makeup junkie on a budget.

There are 20 eyeshadow shades to choose from; ranging from shimmery statement shades to rich mattes. There are also lip products, blushes, bronzers and highlights. Each shade comes with a lid, so if you just wanted one palette to swap out your favourite shades into, you could do just that without having any hygiene concerns.

One thing I will say is that the consistency of the eyeshadows is not consistent, but this is true for most brands, especially affordable ones. The shimmer shades can be slightly chalky, but just tap your brush before application to remove the excess, and it shouldn’t be a problem.

Each shade retails at R34,95 and the empty palette also retails for R34,95 (whaaaat). There is also an 8-shade palette, available for R44,95. Essence Cosmetics is available at Dischem and Clicks, as well as online at

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