7 Best Makeup Bag Essentials That’ll Get You Through The Party Season

All the sparkle... without the $$$ price tag.


This post is sponsored by Essence Cosmetics |

If you’re anything like us, the same old evening look of bold lips and blush cheeks can feel super stale, super fast. But, the reality is that sporting a unique look to every occasion; means adding new staples to your make up bag. And while it may sound like you’ll have to max out your credit card, a fresh stash of high-quality beauty products, doesn’t have to break the bank.

We’ve chosen seven of the best beauty buys to spruce up your makeup bag for less:

1/ Soft touch mousse

We LOVE a foundation mousse! The creamy texture is hydrating but light so your skin can breathe — and it provides excellent coverage (without leaving the skin chalky).

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Essence soft touch mousse

R 79

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2/ Mattifying compact powder

This powder is one of essence cosmetic’s most popular products — and for good reason. It’s a master at absorbing excess oil and spreads smoothly over the skin leaving you with a natural-looking, matt complexion.

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Essence mattifying compact powder

R 59

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3/ Matt touch blush

The matt touch blush with its soft powder texture creates a shine-free finish on your cheeks, giving your complexion a pop of colour.

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Essence matt touch blush

R 54

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4/Long lasting eye pencil

Nothing gives your eyes more definition than good eyeliner. It really does the most to make your eyes pop.

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essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil

R 29

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5/ Volumising mascara

Really open up your eyes with superb volume. essence Get Big! Mascara extends lashes for mega volume and extreme length. Wink-wink!

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essence Get BIG! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara

R 49

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6/ Ultra last instant colour lipstick

Hello, luscious lips! This lipstick range unites high-coverage and colour-dispersion, so there’s no need to keep on applying your lipstick. While the lipstick’s creamy texture has serious staying power, it’s packed with hydration so it won’t leave you with dry, cracked lips.

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essence Ultra Last Instant Lipstick

R 46.95

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7/ Make up setting spray

This super useful makeup setting spray guarantees that you won’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight. Because what’s the point of a stunning new look, if it’s not even going to last? The spray makes sure your make-up sets so you don’t smudge all over the place. It also makes it last longer.

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essence Instant Matt Make Up Setting Spray

R 65

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With a full range of breakthrough beauty products and the season’s hottest colours and formulas, you’ll look (and feel) great at all those summer events; and your skin will be happy too!

essence cosmetics products are available in a range of colours at Dis-Chem, Clicks, Foschini and Jet stores nationwide, as well as online at Takealot, Zando and House of Cosmetics.

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