Affordable Essence Cosmetics Brand is Now Available at Your Local Drugstore

3 Apr

Beauty Must Haves at Low Prices

If your European friends are always taunting you about picking up the latest makeup trends without breaking the bank, you can now join the club.

Essence Cosmetics is now available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada, where you can now indulge in a makeup haul (courtesy of the German brand) and not go broke.

Essence has a huge range of products ($1.99 to 4.99) and does not test on animals (animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in Germany since 1998).

Eye makeup includes shadows (singles, quads, palettes, and sets), mascara in all shapes and sizes (maximum definition, volume boost, even multi action false lashes mascara that does it all) and liner (eye pencils, liquid eyeliner, and gel liner).

For the face, Essence offers mattifying powder, mosaic powder, bronzing powder, and powder blush. I tried the Silky Touch Blush ($3.99) in a peachy pink shade called Adorable and was pleasantly surprised.

For lips and nails, there’s a ton ‘o products to try with everything from long‑lasting lipgloss, glossy lip balm, and a mini lipgloss set. You also can also find eye-catching, quick-drying nail shades in 22 colors.

Although the packaging looks like the brand is targeting teens, you can still experiment with the latest makeup looks this popular brand has to offer, even if you’re over 21.

If you live in the U.S., you can pick up Essence products at Ulta and Fred Meyer.