I have been interested with Essence makeup and took the opportunity to buy some on their sale. I got some base makeup that I showed here. The first I will review is the Essence All About Oil-Free Make-up.
Mattifying, oil-free foundation for a flawless and radiant finish. covers imprefections without clogging the pores. the formulation is long-lasting and moisturzing. dermatologically tested.
I use this the most among my drugstore foundations, which goes to show how much I like it. 🙂 It has medium coverage, feels very light on the skin, and diminishes the look of pores. Some of my blemishes still show through, but I like that almost-natural look since I usually use this at office and home. I have the shade 15 matt cameo that is lighter than my skin tone. I just put on bronzer to warm my face a bit.
The finish is not exactly matte, but radiant as described. My face already becomes radiant on its own, so I don’t want that radiant finish. 😆 So I set it with a matte powder, preferably the Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder. I recommend setting this because my face produced more oils–not just the t-zone–when I used it on its own. The oils caused the foundation to become streaky. When set, it’s long-lasting and it’s only my nose that gets oily, which is just part of my life. 😆
One small problem I have is its part-floral, part-fruity scent, which might not be noticeable for many because I have a strong sense of smell. I usually have no problems with scented makeup as long as they smell nice (I like the Dior and Guerlain scents in their makeup) and fade quickly. I dislike this foundation’s scent, but doesn’t last very long anyway.
The reasons I really like this foundation are it doesn’t clump where my glasses rest and doesn’t build up on my oily nose. This will definitely be one in my top drugstore foundations recommendations. The Essence All About Matt! Oil-Free Make-up SRP is PhP379. I bought mine for only PhP299.
Oh, this is my first post this year! I should have posted my NYE look. 😆 Or a Happy New Year greeting, but internet in the Philippines suck balls during peak seasons like the holidays. Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 😀