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Essence Mattifying Compact Powder

​Essence Cosmetics has released a range of beauty products for their makeup lovers who are of colour. I personally was ecstatic about this because I found that some of their products were really good but just not in the shade I was hoping to purchase. There are quite a few products that were released and I will be sharing my thoughts on as many as possible but for today, I will have to settle on their mattifying compact powder. 


Their mattifying compact powder now includes two new shades. The first is true caramel (#50) and the other is a deeper brown by the name of, true mahogany (#60) . I have the shade true caramel so here are my thoughts about it...


Firstly, I was amazed at how soft and smooth the texture of this powder is. This is due to the fact that it is very finely milled. I took a large fluffy brush and swept across the beautifully designed powder. The product transferred easily onto my brush. I applied it to my face and was quite impressed at how effortlessly is blended into my skin. It provided a very light coverage to my face. I think that this product works best as a setting powder and maybe not a foundation powder on its own. As the name suggests, my face was evenly matte. No reflecting spots in sight. I think Essence added a bit of unicorn sprinkles or potion to this blend because this product smells amazing!


If you find this shade a bit too dark for you then this works well as a contour powder to help chizzle out those cheekbones. I personally love it as a transition shade for my eyes. It is so natural looking. 

There are a few downsides to this product. Being that it is a compact powder, I think it would be nice if it came with a mirror or at least an applicator. The packaging is also very fragile and scratches very easily. I am not a fan of products that have their names scratched off after a few bumps and knocks in my makeup bag. 


However, i am willing to put all of those negative thoughts aside because this beauty is only R53.95 from your nearest Clicks; Dischem; Edgars; or Essence counter. What makes me more chuffed is the fact that they are animal cruelty-free. 


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