Friday, 22 July 2016

Essence All About Matte Oil Free Make-Up

Hi guys ! Happy Friday . Hope you had a great week. Who else are excited for the weekend ? I know I am.

A little while back Essence sent me an amazing little PR package including this gorgeous foundation - the same day I decided to get myself a shade lighter at Dischem too. (Which was a good call - as the shade I was sent will be perfect for summer - but it's a tad too dark for winter.) 

I love this foundation - the formula is lightweight but it does cover imperfections without being heavy or cakey. Application is great with a brush or beauty blender or make-up sponge - both give a smooth finish. I prefer this foundation WITHOUT primer - and even though my skin is not as oily as it always was and it being winter which makes my skin super dehydrated -  doesn't dry out my skin at all or cause breakouts.

So does it keep me matt ? Yes it does. As I mentioned in a few foundation posts - I apply my make-up pretty early in the morning - and after a full day of work my foundation still lasts - which for such an affordable foundation is pretty awesome. And that's without any touch ups. (Because let's be real - some days you are crazy busy and there's no time for touching up with powder . )

I do set the foundation with a powder - but after that I'm set for the day . The foundation can be build up for more coverage - but I feel one layer gives amazing coverage. The foundation doesn't leave you with a flat matte look - which is what I prefer. I still want to look alive .

The two shades I currently have :
Essence Matt Cameo (sent as PR sample)
Essence Matt Vanilla ( bought by myself )

I'm also including a photo of me with the foundation on - as you can see it doesn't leave you super matte - but gives great coverage and lasts all day.

Again , this foundation is perfect if you are looking for a great foundation - even if you are not on a budget. 

The All About Matte Foundation retails for R69,95 at Clicks and Dischem stores.

Do you have any fun weekend plans ? 

*Some of the products in this post was sent as PR samples and will be marked as such *


  1. I love the result on your face!
    Happy Friday beauty!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  2. Sounds like a great brand and product!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  3. Looks like a great product! Drugstore brands come up with incredibly great foundations sometimes :)

    1. Yes this is a great affordable foundation

  4. Sounds like a lovely product! Essence has some great things :)

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    1. Yes Essence is a great brand indeed xxx

  5. Sounds like a great products, thanks for sharing about it. :)

  6. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)

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  7. Thanks for the review! It's exactly a comparing the two tones I searched for.