I’ll be honest, I’ve never really been a fan of drug store makeup… until now.
I was recently introduced to Essence, a affordable drug store makeup brand sold in Wilko.

I was told that the makeup was not drug store quality but actually high end quality with a drug store price, so I knew I had to try it out!


Everything you see in the picture above is priced from £1.00-£3.00! I always feel the price you pay is the quality of makeup you’ll receive but this wasn’t the case in this situation, I am totally blown away by the quality and pigment of some of the makeup pictures above.

I decided to do a little experiment, I wore Essence makeup for a whole week and asked my friends if they noticed a difference in my makeup (I usually use high end only) and they all said no! They were equally as surprised when I told them It was all drugstore makeup.

I am hooked on the white eyeliner, its super pigmented and lasts all day as its waterproof!


I would really recommend to swatch any testers out in Wilko the next time you pop in, you will definitely be surprised by the quality and price of this range. There are so many shades available too for different skin tones. What I love about Essence is that there is something for everyone!


If you would like to check out the whole range please click here


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