5 Affordable Beauty Buys That’ll Upgrade Your Makeup Bag Instantly

Get the cover girl look... without breaking bank 💅🏾


This post is sponsored by Essence Cosmetics |

News flash: You don’t need to break the bank in order to get your hands on amazing, high-quality beauty products.

Essence Cosmetics is one of those beauty brands that truly “gets it” — the brand is fun, says NO to animal testing and knows good quality makeup doesn’t have to come at a quarter of your rent!

So, we’ve hand-picked five great beauty buys that’ll give you a little winter glow and your makeup bag a lux-for-less upgrade:

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 R25

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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 54.95

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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 51.95

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4/ 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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5/ Gel-shine nail polish

Is durable enough to withstand a CrossFit workout? Check. Comes in loads of vibrant shades? Check. Gives your tips a fantastic gel-like shine? Double-check. Worried about time? No need. You can create a salon-like manicure at home in a flash because these polishes dry super fast!

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Essence Shine Last & Go Gel Nail Polish

R 27.95

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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 — and your skin will feel great too!

Prices of these products are specific to Dischem online, and may vary from retailer to retailer. 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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