A wee haul, welcoming the work week all over again.
Finally, after an incredibly long time since it's entrance, I decided to give the Essence shelf at Watsons a look. Of course it's almost impossible to walk into Watsons and not be distracted by anything else so here's the overview of what I left the store with.
I'll leave the rest to another entry but a quick rundown of what little I picked up from Essence.
I didn't give the makeup range a good look, probably a scan but nothing really caught my eye. Perhaps I was scanning way too quick but these days my vision hones in to polishes and the only time I really browse makeup is if it catches my eye online, which leads me to checking it out in person.
Like that one time when I got really obsessed with perfumes? This time it's polishes.
At S$2.50 (if I'm not wrong), they are really well priced. It's really no harm in picking up more but I restricted myself to one. Just one (first).
I haven't tried this on my nails just yet but it seems to swatch quite opaque with one coat (on tape). I can't recall the name of this now and don't have it by me but I will update when I have it!
The shade is Sure Azure!
They still had the Ballerina Backstage collection up for display though of course everything was very well rummaged through.
I was interested in the cheek soufflé but alas the Watsons I went by didn't have stock of it anymore. I chanced upon it at others but the whim to purchase yet another unnecessary cheek product had passed.
I went ahead and picked up an eye soufflé though, just cause.
Oddly there weren't any testers in the aisle so I had to do some on-the-spot googling for swatches since I can't recall how they looked and from the vials (when lidded), you honestly can't see a thing!
In the end I picked up Pas De Copper, a shade that I would seem to use. Though I was quite disappointed that the texture isn't as soufflé as the cheek product.
This is straight out cream... like Benefit's Creaseless Shadows but not as 'slick'.
Nonetheless it's still a nice cream shadow product which I could throw all over my lid any day and make do. I think this was about S$3-ish? Or was it S$4... I could be way off but it wasn't a bad price.
That's it for my simple and little trip to check out Essence. It seems we don't have the whole arsenal of Essence here and in particular I am eyeing a bunch of the gorgeous polish duos. I didn't see them on the shelves, or perhaps I was scanning too quick.
Iris (rougedeluxe) had featured a couple of these lovely duos but this post showcases one of my fav shades she had swatched.
Any recommendations on what are you using and loving from Essence? Foundation? Liners?
Thanks for reading!