Thursday, 11 October 2018

Essence Instant Perfect Liquid Make Up

When it comes to liquid foundations I am incredibly choosy about what does and does not go on my skin. I absolutely hate anything that is really thick and makes my skin feel as though it is caked but equally, I am not a fan of anything that oxidises, gives patchy coverage or makes me look orange.  I want a foundation which is medium coverage and works with combination skin. 
Essence Instant Perfect Liquid Make Up
So when I was invited along to the fabulous Duck & Dry Salon in London's West End to have the fabulous Kenneth Soh colour match me to the brand new Essence Instant Perfect Liquid Make-up, I was quite excited to see if there was something to suit my skin.  Whenever I am colour matched for anything, I am always, without question one of the two lightest shades that are available, sometimes I need to have two different shades mixed together to work for me and other times, in fact, twice now, I have been told that the lightest shade is too dark for my skin tone!
Achieve a flawless, matt look with this Essence Insta Perfect Liquid Make-Up. It boasts a waterproof finish and, drop by drop, you can build the coverage to nail your look. There are various different shades available (sold separately), which can be mixed and matched to build the perfect colour for every skin type - making sure you're #instaperfect.

I was matched to shade 30, which is called Funny Ivory and it is near enough perfect for my skin. There are two lighter shades which come before this one with shade 10 being Cool Porcelain and shade 20 being Very Vanilla. Then upwards of my shade, there is 40 which is Pretty Beige, 50 which is Perfect Honey, 60 which is Crazy Caramel, 70 which is Sweet Almond, 80 which is Hot Chocolate and 90 is Lovely Mocha.  I know some people will think there should be a lot more shades and some will think 9 is just about right. 

What I like about this liquid texture is that it isn't too thick, it isn't too thick in fact it is just about perfect.  Designed in what is called practical drop-packaging, the shape of the bottle allows you to 'drop' the liquid onto your hand, brush or beauty blender and what I like about this is that I find I need fewer drops than I expected and the formula is buildable without looking 'caked on' and it does give a medium coverage.  
Essence Instant Perfect Liquid Make Up
Essence Instant Perfect Liquid Make Up
What I really like about this foundation is how it sits on my skin.  Alongside my primer, I find that there is no clinging to dry skin, one of the downsides to having combination skin is that I have an oily t-zone with dry cheeks, it does a pretty good job at dealing with my t-zone but what surprised me the most is that once applied, I found it lasts pretty much all day, by which I mean it is applied around 8am and by 6pm it is still visible, but if I am going out of an evening, then I do need to touch up.  I set my make up every time and for £4.50 this Essence Instant Perfect Liquid Make Up is fabulous, I literally can not fault it at all.

This has been a first little foray into the world of Essence and whilst I am lucky enough to have been given a goodie bag full of products that I am working my way through, this is one product I cannot recommend enough.





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10 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of a matte finish on my skin as I find it quite aging on my dry skin so this probably wouldn't work for me. It sounds great for combo or oily skin and what an amazing price! xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. The coverage looks quite good. I need to grab some of this next time x

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  3. I like this foundation too. I'm shade 10. I really wish they'd release a few more shades. Despite this I was really impressed with this one. So happy you finally got round to trying Essence!

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  4. I adore Essence but I haven't really tried many of their base products x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  5. Ooo I haven't seen these yet but the shades look fab! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  6. I really want to try this now. My Wilko is so slow at getting me releases though x

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  7. I've just picked this up and I have to say so far I'm Impressed! xx

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  8. I am yet to find a Wilko that stocks them :(

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  9. This sounds amazing, I'll have to check it out next time I'm at one of their stands! x

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

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