Essence Fix & Matte | Beauty review

February 5, 2013

essence fix and matte review

I love using a translucent powder. South African summers are just ridiculous and within the hour, if I haven’t set my makeup my perfectly done-up face starts looking a little liquid. On Friday I swapped handbags and ended up with half my required collection. I decided to buy the Essence Matte & fix translucent powder mainly because it was the only one available at the Clicks downstairs.. This was definitely a good impulse buy. The powder only cost R40 and it works just as well as my others.

I carry this around in my handbag and does get quite messy. Every now and then I have to lift the middle layer and put some powder back into the jar. It does mess a lot when I open it. I really wish there was a way to avoid this. I much prefer the loose powder and brush to a compact and a poof.

This powder is quite fine and definitely sets my face well. If your skin is darker, try not to use a lot as it will create a white cast on your skin. I noticed that my skin did have a white cast in photos when I used this, but it was quite subtle.

Why don’t I use a setting powder that matches my skin tone?

Using a setting powder that matches your skin tone has the benefit that it will enhance coverage of your foundation  and add to the smooth look of your face. The disadvantage is if your skin often changes tone. Mine does. I’m still looking for a setting powder that matches my skin tone to use on days when I’m looking for more coverage though.

Will I repurchase this? Definitely.

essence fix and matte loose powder review




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  • Reply Amy Kendall-Ball April 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Great blog and review! What do you think of some of the other essence products?


    • Reply zaamissbowtie April 22, 2013 at 9:53 am

      I really like the brushes 🙂 So cheap but good as well. I’ve also seen and heard good things about the mascaras which are great. I have one of the bronzers which I can’t complain about as well. The eyeshadows seem to work with a primer 🙂 I always recommend Essence to those who don’t want to spend a lot of money on products.

      • Reply Amy Kendall-Ball May 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm

        I actually love the essence shadows. they do work really well with a primer on 🙂

        They are great for my student budget >_<


    • Reply zaamissbowtie May 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

      I like random items in the range. I;m currently using the gel-tint which is not bad at all. I also make good brushes. So cheap as well!

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