Gone swatching: Essence say no to redness

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I actually first heard about this when Jessica Braun (@jambeauty89) talked about this in one of her videos. She didn’t like it at all, but her explanation wasn’t very thorough so I was a little skeptical.

She can’t be right I though. How badly can you mess up a color corrector?

Turns out, the answer is quite a lot actually.

In fact, the first time I swatched it, I didn’t actually notice an issue. Maybe that was because I put on such a small amount that it blended into nothingness. Either way, this time I tried it, I definitely noticed an issue. Multiple issues to be precise. The first is that this has a strong white undertone. I mean like a stark white base. The second problem is that it doesn’t blend. I really tried to blend it out on my hand in the photo above, but it just started caking and sinking into my skin.

It had about the effectiveness of trying to blend plastic into my hand with a beauty blender.

In other words, it failed epically.

In short, don’t buy this. Yes the packaging is cute, and yes it’s cheap, but it’s truly not worth it.

Ciao bella!

 

 

 

 

 

All products discussed in this post were purchased by me/ swatched by me.

Featured photo is courtesy of Essence Cosmetics, © all rights reserved.

Read more about my affiliate link/PR samples policy here.

 

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