FOTD: essence cosmetics All About Nude

FOTD: essence cosmetics All About Nude

I’m going NUDE with essence cosmetics, the Canadian Beauty Bloggers‘ featured brand of the month. For fall, essence is releasing 4 new eyeshadow palettes, along with some lipsticks, blushes, shadow crayons. So this is the first of 4 looks based around these new palettes: ALL ABOUT NUDE!

essence eyeshadow palette all about nude
According to the description on the back, essence ALL ABOUT NUDE eyeshadow palette is long-lasting, silky and smooth texture with different effects ranging from matte to shimmer to metallic.
I wouldn’t really say there are any true mattes here though, maybe slight semi-matte shimmers. It is a fairly warm “nude” palette of pinks, a taupe and a warm almost purple-brown.

essence eyeshadow palette all about nude swatches
The top row has a pearl champagne shimmer, satin pink and a silver/mauve shimmer.
The bottom row has a candy pink shimmer/sparkle, taupe shimmer and warm purple-brown shimmer.

essence get big lashes mascara
For this look I also used essence get BIG! lashes mascara.

essence FOTD all about nude eyeshadow look 2
I used the satin pink (top row middle) from lid to browbone. I then patted the pearl champagne shimmer (top row, left) on my tearduct.

essence FOTD all about nude eyeshadow look 3
I added a tiny bit of highlight to the centre of my lid with the candy pink shimmer (bottom row, right)

essence FOTD all about nude eyeshadow look 4
For the crease and outer V and outer corner of my lid, I blended the purple-brown shade (bottom row, right).
The taupe grey shimmer (bottom row, centre) was used as a slight “eyeliner” on the top and bottom lashline.

essence longlasting lipstick 06 barely there
For my lips, I used essence long lasting lipstick in Barely There.

essence longlasting lipstick 06 barely there swatch
The finish is semi-opaque and semi-matte, very creamy. It lasted about 4-5 hours.

essence silky touch blush autumn peach
On my cheeks, I added a bit of essence silky touch blush in Autumn Peach. This is very pigmented and buttery, although it has a bit of a powdery formula so you have to tap off excess.

essence silky touch blush longlasting lipstick 06 barely there swatches
Silky Touch Blush in Autumn Peach, Longlasting Lipstick in Barely There

essence silky touch blush 80autumn peach
The blush has an oh-so-slight shimmer to it that doesn’t accentuate pores. On me, it is a beautiful almost coral.

essence FOTD all about nude eyeshadow look 1
The finished look is a very natural everyday look. The trick with essence eyeshadows is always having a good primer underneath to help the shadows stick. I got a good 8 hours wear out of these!

Also on my face:
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation (NW 15)
MAC Veluxe Brow Liner in Strawberry Blonde
UD Primer Potion
Clarins Instant Light Eye Base (to neutralize lids)

essence cosmetics can be found in Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada! Look for the new Fall collection coming your way very soon.

SIDENOTE: This was my FOTD for the Real Escape Game! Have you heard of it? You get locked in a room with 10 other people for an hour and you have to scavenge for clues and solve puzzles to get out!


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  • ahh that blush and lipstick are so pretty!

  • I absolutely love Essence as a brand, love the look you’ve created! I really like their blushes but I’ve never seen that shade around, it’s lovely!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • You have such a great camera to get so up and personal (plus I love your eyebrows, so nicely shaped). The products look lovey, especially the lipstick.
    Bright Shiny

  • Tanya Lovetere

    That palette and lipstick looks awesome and I love the look that you created! Very appropriate for the fall!

  • What a gorgeous collection of fall neutrals! Those shadows look lovely with your eyes, Julie! xo

  • as always their blushes look great.

  • Elaine Drummond Martinson

    Day at THE EX with my daughter Julie. Beautiful, subtle makeup from 9:00am until 6:30pm. I noticed how gorgeous her blush was even under the harsh building lighting. A long exhausting day and still she was beautiful. Beautiful through Mom Eyes – always! Beautiful through good makeup day – With this application – for sure! …and I didn’t tell her until now. “oh,Mom!”

  • You look so so amazing!

  • I love this palette so much. It’s such a nice neutral. The blush looks gorgeous.

  • Have you tried any of their other lippies Julie? If not, you’ve gotta go swatch …*rummages through my drawers*…”In the Nude #52″ and “Creamy Nude #50”
    They both have great tones, not the most long lasting but applies super smooth.

  • gafromca

    I just stumbled across your blog, and I’m so excited. My daughter needs help with makeup, and her coloring is very similar to yours. She has the same green eyes, golden caramel colored hair, fair skin with warm undertones, except her cheeks are very ruddy. It is going to be great to see what colors work for you.