Essence Camouflage Foundation And Concealer Review.

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You may have seen in my makeup looks that I had mentioned that I have been using two new products for my base. Today’s post is a review of the Camouflage foundation and concealer from Essence.

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After reading lots of reviews and watching YouTube videos I cane across the brand Essence. It is a extremely affordable brand and I had heard so many good things about the Camouflage foundation and concealer I wanted to give them a go. They are cruelty free and don’t test on animals!.

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Essence Camouflage 2 in 1 high coverage foundation

Packaging

This foundation comes in a plastic squeezy tube with a twist off lid. I like this form of packaging as it is easy to control the amount of product and it is great to travel with as it is a slim line tube rather then a chunky glass bottle that could break. That being said I think the colours and the design of the packaging aren’t visually pleasing. I know it is a cheaply priced brand so that’s great but you can definitely tell by the look of the outside.

Shade Range

I picked up this foundation in the shade ‘ivory beige’ which is the lightest shade in the range. I will be honest when I say that their shade range is horrendous, having only three shades ( ivory beige, nude beige and honey) which only cater for paler or slightly tanned skin which is completely ridiculous!. Sort your stuff out Essence! I nearly didn’t review this duo because of this but I think it’s important to document the negatives too!.

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Formula and performance

This has a thick cream like consistency and holds its shape when squeezed onto my hand, I like to use a Real Techniques beauty sponge to apply my foundations and I didn’t have any application problems with this. It blended out perfectly and didn’t cling to my dry patches around my nose which can sometimes be a problem for me with foundations that aren’t dewy. I would definitely say this foundation is a medium to full coverage and it builds really well without looking cakey on the skin. It covered all my blemishes with ease and left a gorgeous satin finish, that didn’t need any touch up when wearing throughout the day. Long story short, it’s my new favourite foundation and I have been reaching for it more then my Mac Studio Fix.

Price

This is £3.80 for 30 ml of product. A fantastic price for such a amazing coverage and finish foundation.

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Essence Camouflage high coverage concealer

Packaging

Again I’m not too keen on the appearance of this packaging, however I liked the sturdy feel of the tube and the doe foot applicator.

Shade Range

I picked up the lightest shade ‘ivory’ which goes really well with the foundation shade I chose as it is a little lighter so it’s great for brightening the under eye. Sadly like the foundation is has a poor shade range, only having shades two shades. A yellow toned ‘ivory’ and a pink toned ‘nude’. It confuses me so much why they would only make shades for paler skin. I really hope it’s something they change as the brand get more popular.

Formula and performance

This concealer is a a extremely thick concealer which is what I would expect for a full coverage concealer. So if you prefer a thinner consistency or have mature skin I don’t think this would work well for you, as it might sink into fine lines and cause further creasing. I use this by dabbing dots of concealer onto my under eyes, any blemishes, forehead and nose and chin area for highlighting. This blends out beautifully with a beauty sponge and again didn’t cake around my eyes. The product name didn’t lie when it said ‘full coverage’ as it eradicated my dark circles with ease and has a beautiful brightening effect. I would recommend setting this with a setting powder under the eyes as I did notice a bit of creasing after wearing for a few hours. But this didn’t happen when I tried it with setting powder!.

Price

Another bargain price of £2.50 for 5ml of product which I think is amazing and I am actually loving it more then the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer which is a favourite with most bloggers thanks to its coverage! The fact that you can get two base products for less then £7 is such a win!.

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I can’t wait to try more products for Essence, poor shade range aside I was extremely pleased with both products and they worked for me. I will be doing a full face of Essence makeup in the new year so keep a eye out for that!.

Have you ever tried any products from this brand?. Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading

Rebecca

xox

19 thoughts on “Essence Camouflage Foundation And Concealer Review.

  1. I love essence but you are right the shade selection sucks! Your skin has been looking amazing lately no wonder you love these two, need to take a look at them next time, I really want to try more foundations but since I’m still obsessing over the Mac Pro long wear concealer I might skip that, good to know though ♥️♥️

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  2. Wow these look gorgeous! The finish Is absolutely perfect. I’ve been in the market for a new full coverage foundation, may just have to try this out..thank you x

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    1. It makes me really angry actually how they think that’s acceptable!. It wouldn’t be so bad if they brought out three shades that were light, medium and dark so people could at least mix in shade adjusting drops!. Thank lovely! I have been enjoying his combo ❤️ x

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