I am back with another Essence cosmetics review. There was a time when it was really hard to find a drugstore makeup primer/base. But now all the drugstore makeup brands are coming up with their own primers available in reasonable prices. Essence has four different kind of face primers. And the one that I am reviewing today is All About Matt! Oil Control Makeup Base.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
all in control. the make-up base is a light base that conjures-up a long-lasting matt and smooth complexion. with the specially developed complex of raw materials evermat™, this base helps balance oily skin and refines your pores. the fine gel texture has a balancing effect so that the skin won’t start to shine so quickly. it can be applied on its own or underneath foundation.
AQUA (WATER), ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, PROPANEDIOL, SORBITOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, PVP, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, ENANTIA CHLORANTHA BARK EXTRACT, OLEANOLIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL.
It comes in a fairly small matte white tube with the details printed in glossy letters. It has a deep red-ish pink twist off cap and has a nozzle like mouth inside to dispense the product. The tube is travel friendly can be carried around in the bag or even in a clutch because of its small size.
This primer has a milky gel like consistency. It claims to make your makeup last for a long time, mattify your skin and refine your pores. But I oppose one of these claims; it does not do anything to make my pores look smaller. It does a great job at eliminating shine and extending the wear of my makeup. It feels sticky on application, but dries to matte finish, providing a smooth canvas to apply your makeup on. I love the fact that it is very light weight. However, the scent of this product bothers me a lot. I don’t know how to describe this scent but it is awful.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY:
Essence All About Matt! Oil Control Makeup Base costs PKR 630 for 0.67 fl.oz/20 ml of product and can be bought from just4girls.pk and other leading makeup stores in Pakistan.
To sum it up, it a nice makeup primer. It is very lightweight and prolongs the wear of makeup. It is truly mattifying even in summers. Definitely give this a go if you want a good primer that is very affordable.
- Truly mattifying.
- Makes your makeup last long.
- Good for Combination/oily skin.
- Very light weight.
- Creates a smooth surface for makeup.
- Budget friendly.
- Travel friendly tube.
- Has an awful smell.
- Does not reduce pres.
- Very less quantity.
So, have you tried this primer? Share your Experience with all of us in the comments down below 🙂