Makeup should be fun! That’s why essence wants you to feel beautiful with their signature makeup essentials. With essence, beauty lovers only have one thing to worry about when it comes to makeup: having fun and feeling beautiful! Designed under the highest international cosmetic standards, essence keeps the quality and performance high while ensuring costs remain low so that you can continue to enjoy all things beauty. That’s not all, essence believes makeup should not only be fun for you but the environment too. That’s why essence only uses clean ingredients and is certified 100% vegan. Best of all? No testing on animals #crueltyfree! Here’s how you can feel beautiful with some of essence’s hero products all for under R350:
1. essence soft touch mousse make-up
A good base is key to any makeup look and you can secure yours for under R100! The essence soft touch mousse instantly blends into your skin thanks to its delectable yet soft mousse texture. Its lightweight texture is perfect for daily wear and won’t block your pores, allowing your skin to breathe. Available in 10 diverse shades for a smooth, matte complexion that’s been dermatologically tested at just R89.95 each.
At just R36.95 each, treat your makeup kit to both the 01 Black Fever and 02 Hot Chocolate essence LONG-LASTING eye pencil, which can also be used as a brow pencil! Their soft texture effortlessly glides over the delicate skin of your lids, leaving a long-lasting, colour intense finish for up to 18 hours. No need for a sharpener either. These eye pencils come with a retractable twist mechanism for easy and precise application. For the ultimate makeup hack: use the soft texture of the LONG-LASTING eye pencil as a quick eyeshadow by gently lining the eyes and lid as desired. Dab your lids with circular motions using an eyeshadow brush to blend and even out the liner.
False lashes for under R100 and without having to spend hours at the beauty salon!? Yep, essence has got you covered! Mascara is a beauty staple to help enhance your eyes and lashes. With the essence Lash PRINCESS false lash effect mascara (R87.95), instantly lengthen, volumise, and curl your lashes thanks to its conically-shaped fibre brush that will give you a false lash effect whenever you need it! Now that’s good value for money.
‘Wet look’ hair and makeup has been all the rage this year. That’s right, your lipgloss from the 2000s is calling again but this time without the stickiness and you frantically stopping your hair from catching on your gloss. The versatile essence extreme shine volume lipgloss in shade 01 Crystal Clear not only offers a trendy wet-look effect on your lips, its formula also visibly plumps the lips with a radiant glow thanks to its high-shine finish. Its nourishing formula keeps your lips moisturised and is free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, alcohol, acetone, gluten & preservatives, oil-free. All that for just R57.95!
Don’t worry, there’s something for your nails too to complete your entire makeup look. Available in close to 60 different trendy shades, the essence gel nail colour polish will have your nails looking salon fresh in just 40 seconds thanks to its fast-drying vegan formula that’s also climate neutral and free from harmful ingredients. Its extreme shine finish is long-lasting and will coat your nails with the ultimate gel nail effect. Easily build your essence gel nail colour collection or add to a gift for a special friend at a steal of just R39.95 each.
It is no wonder that essence is South Africa’s number 1 colour cosmetics brand. By producing high-performing products from clean ingredients that won’t cause harm to you nor the environment, beauty has certainly been made fun and affordable again! Never miss a beauty trend thanks to essence’s affordable prices and versatile makeup that promises a range of fabulous and beautiful looks! So, what are you waiting for? Let essence make you feel beautiful!
essence is available at Ackermans Woman, Clicks, Dis-Chem, Edgars, Foschini, Legit, MediRite, SkinMiles, Superbalist, Takealot, Woolworths and www.houseofcosmetics.co.za.