Face of the Day ft. Essence All about Nude (and news about Essence in the US!)

28 Mar 2014

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Today it’s all about Essence again! I mention Essence all the time on my blog. I recently did a comparison review on Essence’s All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder and Wet N Wild’s Mattifying Powder and came to the conclusion that both did an equally awesome job of getting rid of my shiny t-zone (full review here). Essence is a fun and affordable brand that constantly surprises me!

Last year when I shared the news of the European brand becoming available at Ulta stores, some of you were saying that there’s no Ulta where you live. Well, you can stop being sad, because Essence is now available in select Walgreens stores! I received the press release below in my mail box and I thought I’d share.

Essence All about Nude Sunrise US Walgreens


essence cosmetics wants to give you access to great products that will inspire you to express who you are with style, confidence and fun. visit one of our participating Walgreens locations near you to explore the new spring collection.

essence cosmetics, the #1 value cosmetics brand in the world, is known for high-quality products at incredible prices ($0.99 – $4.99). featuring a wide range of fun and fashionable items, essence carries on-trend lipsticks, lip glosses, eye shadows, mascaras, nail polishes, and nail art. in addition to its standard range, essence releases new and unique limited editions every season.

I’ve recently purchased two Essence eye shadow palettes that are really nice! One is called All About Nude and the other one is called All about Sunrise. They both retail for just € 3,59.

Essence All about Nude Sunrise US Walgreens

Essence All About Nude

Essence All about Nude Sunrise US Walgreens

Essence All About Sunrise

Essence All about Nude Sunrise US Walgreens

I haven’t played with them that much, but after using them a couple of times I am pleasantly surprised! The shadows are all quite pigmented and blend very well. And I love the color combinations, they’re right up my alley. Truly a drugstore gem!

Today I used the ‘All About Nude’ palette, which is beautiful. All shades in this palette have a purple-ish hue, love it! Even though it’s called ‘nude’, but it doesn’t have grey and brown shadows like you would expect.

Scroll down to see how I did my makeup today and which other products I used. Can’t wait to play with these palettes some more! 🙂

Essence All about Nude Sunrise US Walgreens

-Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
-Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in ‘Soft Sable’ (review here)
-Makeup For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in 168 Golden Camel
-Model in a Bottle Setting Spray Matte Finish

-BA STAR Glue Eye Shadow Primer
-Essence All About Nude Eye Shadow (I used 3 of the 6 shades)
-Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil
-Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in ‘Perversion’ (review here)
-CoverGirl Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black

-Essence Blush Up Powder Blush in ’10 Heat Wave’ (I just used the orange side.)
-Sleek Contour Kit in ‘Medium’

– NARS Duo Lip Gloss in Orgasm/Hustler

Where to buy:
If you’re in The Netherlands (where I am now) you can find the Essence All About Eye Shadow palettes at Kruidvat and select Trekpleister. They retail for € 3,59. I’m not sure if these particular palettes are out yet in the US, but Essence is available at Ulta and select Walgreens. You can find a full list of all Walgreens locations with an Essence display here.

If you’re in the US: have you spotted Essence at your local Walgreens yet?


Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.

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