Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen and I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer Swatches & Review

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Hey lovelies,

Here are two cheap & cheerful eye products from Essence! I've really enjoyed many of the other Essence products I've tried, so let's see what I thought of these.

Superfine Eyeliner Pen

Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen Swatches & Review

The Superfine Eyeliner Pen ($5.65NZD) is a felt tip style eyeliner with a long, thin sponge applicator. It has just the right amount of flexibility to make drawing a line easy. The holographic writing on the packaging is a cool touch! 

Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen Swatches & Review

Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen Swatches & Review

Swatched heavily (left) and a single pass (right), photographed on bare skin under daylight bulbs

This isn't the blackest eyeliner I've ever seen; it has buildable colour pay off and a satin finish. It feels a bit dry during application but doesn't drag. I noticed some creasing after eight hours of wear.

Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen Swatches & Review

Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen Swatches & Review


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I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base

Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer Swatches & Review

Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer Swatches & Review

Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer Swatches & Review

I quite like the packaging for the eyeshadow primer, it's fun and the doefoot applicator spreads a thin amount of product across the eyelid easily.

Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer Swatches & Review

The I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer ($5.65NZD) is a semi opaque ochre coloured primer. The yellowness is a great idea, as it's wonderful for cancelling out any redness on the lids. Sadly this primer fell flat on my oily, hooded eyelids and did not prevent creasing on me. I have a couple of friends who use this and it works really well for them, so I definitely don't think it's a dud - eyeshadow primer is just one of the most subjective products out there!

What I liked:
  • The doefoot applicator on the primer spreads a thin amount of product easily
  • The primer's yellow tint helps to cancel any redness on the lids
  • The felt tip on the eyeliner pen has the right amount of flexibility to easily apply a line
  • Wallet friendly
What I didn't like:
  • Primer creases on me
  • Eyeliner creases on me
  • Eyeliner isn't super opaque
  • Eyeliner feels a bit dry
Where to buy:

Have you tried any Essence products?

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Lani

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