Being the cheapskate I am, Essence is a Godsend! I am a big fan of the brand and have reviewed a couple of products from it. We go all the way back… to products that have actually been discontinued.
Matt Bronzing Powder Review (product discontinued, link here).
Longlasting Eye Pencil Review (link here).
Lash and Brow Gel Mascara Review (link here).
Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara Review (link here).
Lip Liner Review (link here).
Liquid Ink Waterproof Eyeliner Review (link here).
I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base Review (link here).
Longlasting Lip Liner Review (link here).
Yah, I am a big fan!
This review is of one of the two eyeshadow primers the brand carries here in Malaysia.
It is an eyeshadow base that has a very similar consistency to a concealer and comes in 4ml of product.
Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, ISODODECANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONOL, MICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX), STEAROYL INULIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIMETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TIN OXIDE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).
Price: MYR 14.90
Where to buy: Watsons
It is one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) eyeshadow primers available in Malaysian drugstores (even cheaper than the I Love Stage one).
As seen in the pictures above it enhances the colour of the eyeshadow.
Blends seamlessly into the skin and it is not patchy or streaky.
Eyeshadow blends very seamlessly on the eyelids with this primer.
Eyeshadow lasts longer on the eyelids.
Helps with creasing of eyeshadow.
Might be a problem on deep skin tones since it is so light.
It’s cheap, gets the job done pretty well and is available at the drugstore! Enough said! I even rated this higher against my I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base.