Make Me Pretty With Essence

Essence Make Me Pretty was a trend edition collection that immediately caught my eye, and it was sold out in a minute it hit the store. Fun and colourful design definitely convinced many people and me as well. When I found this collection in Müller, a lot was already sold out, but I did find few brushes I wanted. I took bronzer, blush, concealer and pointed brushes. I also wanted a lip brush, but there wasn’t a piece left for me and an eyebrow brush, but in the store I changed my mind and left it there.

Brushes come in plastic bags that had a paper with the message on them – each brush wears a different positive message. Each is designed in its own colour with different geometric designs, the holders are plastic and bristles are synthetic. Essence does not create the same quality products when it comes to brushes. Some of them are really amazing considering the low price and some are if I use a bit nicer word, bad. I have to say I was not impressed by brushes from this collection as I expected I will be. I was, frankly, quite disappointed when I first tried them. It seemed like most of the brushes doesn’t do the job for which they were created very well. I had to Google reviews to see if I’m the only one that’s not impressed because till then I read mostly positive reviews from bloggers I follow. But I found few reviews that agreed with me and now I feel a bit calmer writing this review. 


Bronzer brush – Walking on Sunshine   
A gorgeous green brush is bringing the message “Best friends are hard to find because the very best is already mine.” While I’m in love with the packaging I don’t understand, why this is a bronzer brush. It’s true it has very soft bristles, but they are too dense and the application of dry products is a disaster with them. I tried it with bronzer first and the only thing I achieved with it was a clown look. It picks up too much product that’s very hard to blend with it. It works okay with products that are poorly pigmented, but you need another brush to blend everything anyway. I also tried to use it with powder, but I didn’t like it much because I felt like it applied too much product on one spot and not enough on another one. Because its bristles are so dense one blogger recommended it for application of foundation and I have to say I was impressed how good it applied and blended foundation. It applied it more naturally looking than Zoeva or Real Technique brushes. But unfortunately, it soaks in too much foundation, which I use up two times more as I do with Zoeva or RT brushes. This brush costs 3,59 €.

Blush brush – Blush up Your Life!
A pink angled brush wears a message “Be the most beautiful colour in the box.” The same as bronzer brush this one is also too dense and it makes the blending job quite difficult. This one would probably also be good for application of foundation, but I use it to apply less pigmented blushes on my cheeks. I tried it with more pigmented blushes, but the same as bronzer brush it doesn’t blend the blush very well, so I end up with too much blush on my face. If I use less pigmented blush I can upgrade it and that way to achieve quite a nice look. This brush was 3,29  €. 


Concealer brush – Beauty is My Business
This is the brush I was the most excited about, because a good concealer brush is always a must, but, unfortunately, I didn’t like it that much. Its shape is perfect to fit under my eyes and apply a concealer nicely, its bristles are also soft, but it does a very bad job by blending the concealer into the skin. I have to use my fingers or other brush for that. If I compare it to Body&Soul concealer brush that has a similar price and shape to Essence brush, Body&Soul brush is much better and it also blends the concealer better. I use Essence brush for application of concealer under my eyebrows to define them better and for this purpose, I adore it because it’s precise and I can do a straight line with it. The message that this brush wears is “Some days you just have to create your own sunshine”. This brush was 2,19 €.

Precise brush – Eye to Eye
This brush comes in green colour and its message is “Who’s the most wonderful & prettiest girl today?” This brush is perfect for application of highlighting eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye or to form outer V, but I don’t really like it for application of eyeshadow under my eyes because I find bristles a bit too long. If I compare it to Ebelin or Body&Soul precise brushes, I find those two better, because they have smaller and denser bristles, which work amazing for any purpose, I can even use them to line my upper part of the eye with an eyeshadow. This brush costs 1,99 €. 


Makeup bag and cleanser
In the collection, there were also a bag and a brush cleanser. I really love the bag, the quality is good and even brushes from other brands fit in it. How much brushes fit in it depend from the bigness of each brush. On the other hand, I’m not really sure what to think about the cleanser, which Essence named Be-you-tiful. The instructions say that you should spray the cleanser directly on the brush bristles and let it work for a couple of minutes. Then use a cloth to gently rub brush bristles until oil and dirt have been fully removed. After that leave the brushes that they dry. I followed the instructions and my observations are that it doesn’t really work with brushes that I used for creamy products (concealer, foundation etc.) because I couldn’t get those products out and I had to clean it with shampoo. I was cleaning the concealer brush after the first usage and although I left the cleanser on bristles for 10 minutes, swirl it on my hand and rinse it under the water, the concealer was still on bristles. It does work well with brushes which I used for powdery products, but only if they aren’t very dirty. For those, I still need a shampoo to give them a good cleanse. I think this cleanser will come handy for my eye brushes which need to be cleaned regularly, because I often do colourful looks, but for my foundation and concealer brushes I’ll still need a shampoo to clean them properly. The cleanser contains 50 ml and it costs 2,79 €. The box costs 5,19 €.



I’m not that impressed and happy about this collection as I thought I will be. All brushes come with beautiful messages and the design is really gorgeous, but not every brush does the job it was created for great. Blush and bronzer brushes are too dense and it’s hard to blend powder products with them, and the same it goes for concealer brush – it applies concealer nicely, but it doesn’t blend it well. I did find a purpose for each brush and I will use them, but I guess if I’d skip this collection I wouldn’t miss anything.

Did you get anything from this collection? How do you like brushes? Which one is your favourite? Thank you for reading!

32 komentarjev

  1. Mene pa ta kolekcija čopišev sploh ni pritegnila in si nisem privoščila prav nobebega :) zdaj trenutno še testiram elf in bh cosmetics čopiče.

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    1. Mene je pa pakiranje privlačilo. Ne vem, zakaj se vedno toliko oziram na to, ker me ponavadi potem izdelek kar razočara.

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    2. embalaža je res edino kar mi je všeč pri teh čopičih, ampak me vseeno niso 100% prepričali v nakup.... glede na tvojo oceno še dobro da nisem nobenega kupla

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  2. Ampak na pogled so pa tile čopiči čudoviti in ta sporočila zraven <3 Mene niti eden ni počakal pa sem si jih kar nekaj želela, vidim pa da nič ne zamujam - no razen te torbice! :)

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    1. Pakiranje je res zelo luštno, kvaliteta pa malo manj. Torbica je meni zelo všeč, bo luštno izgledala na polici. :)

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  3. a sem res edina ki nisem kupila nič? :'D pred sabo sem imela polna stojala čopičev pa mi niti eden ni bil dovolj všeč. Kot si opisala na koncu, nekako pregosti in previsoko rezane ščetine?

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    1. Po moje nisi. :D Ja, za blush in bronzer sta čopiča preveč gosta, ščetine pa tudi malce predolge, sploh pri čopiču za natančen nanos. Dejansko so mi Ebelin čopiči bolj všeč, pa stanejo nekje isto.

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  4. Good to see an honest review of Essence. Sorry they weren't what you expected /hoped for

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    1. I believe in honesty in reviews. Of course everything depends from the expectation, which were to high here, I guess. I was mostly satisfied with brushes for eyes from Essence till now, but I should know that they need a bit more practice to make a perfect brush for face.

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  5. Vzela sem en čopič za foro (okej, zato ker je mentolno zelen. Pač si ne morem pomagat :D) in sicer eye to eye, pa me ni prepričal. Preveč je gost za senčila. Saj je kljut kolekcija, ampak jaz sem že vnaprej vedela, da bodo čopiči cheap varianta. Čistilo sem tudi vzela, pa mi je všeč. No vsaj za razkuževat čopiče.

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    1. Meni pa pri precise čopiču manjka trdota. Če ga npr. primerjam z Ebelinovim, tisti ima krajše ščetine in je malce trši, tako da ga lahko uporabim kjerkoli - notranji kotiček, za oblikovanje V-ja, pod očmi, za nanašanje senčila kot eyelinerja na zgornjo črto, za zabrisovanje. To pogrešam pri tem čopiču.
      Da, čistilo pa bo ok za razkuževat čopiče, ker za čiščenje glih ne deluje najbolje.

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  6. Meni sta oba moja všeč. Vzela sem highlighting/powder in precise čopič. Precise kar dva, ker imam samo en tak pencil čopič za inner corner. Meni je všeč tudi za pod očmi, ampak ga uporabljam horizontalno na oko ne vertikalno. Drugače je res predolg. Highlighting/powder pa mi je itak všeč da je tako mehak in odlično se prilega v contour:)

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    1. Highlighting/powder čopič sem tudi hotela, ampak ga ni bilo ali pa sem ga spregledala. Precise pa me ne prepriča, ker je Ebelinov meni osebno dosti boljši.

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  7. Meni je ovaj etui za kistiće.... <3 <3 <3

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    1. Meni je super, odličen za shranjevanje čopičev. :)

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  8. Zgledajo fuuul lepi, ampak preden sem jih jaz zasledila v Muellerju so bili že skoraj vsi out of stock. Zdaj mi ni žal da jih nisem dobila :) Tebi pa želim da čimprej našparaš za Zoevo! :)

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    1. Ja, bi bilo boljše, če bi dala za denar za stran za Zoevo, ker se z njihovo kvaliteto lahko primerja le malokatera znamka. :D

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  9. Luuškani, predvsem pakiranje je kul. Ampak me niso 100% prepričali v nakup..

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    1. Pakiranje je še najboljše pri tej kolekciji. :)

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  10. I may buy two of the eye brushes, but I don't feel very impressed about this LE as I expected to be as good as 'Bloom me up' brushes were. However, the design is even prettier than 'Bloom...'.
    Regards!

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    1. I missed Bloom me up collection, so I can't compare it with this one. But I agree that the design is gorgeous. :)

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  11. Haha kot vidim v komentarjih nisem edina, ki nisem kupila nobenega čopiča :D zame so preprosto preveč barviti, sploh ker so tudi ščetine barvne in potem ne moreš videti koliko izdelka je na čopiču :/

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    1. Meni je bilo pa ravno to všeč, da so tako barviti. :) Ampak nisi nič zamudila. :)

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  12. I 've fallen in love with how sweet they look, but I am not so happy with them. :/

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    1. I have to agree with your comment. The design is actually their best quality.

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  13. Prelepe su! :) Nadam se da cu doci do njih jer mi treba ta precizna cetkica.
    Divne su ti fotografije! <3

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    1. Sem prepričana, da bodo tudi pri vas na voljo. Bi ti pa sama raje priporočila precizen čopič od Ebelina, če je na voljo pri vas, meni je dosti boljši od tega Essence. ;)

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  14. Joj, kako so luškani, pa ti napisi na lončku! :)
    Meni je zelo všeč tudi ko na čopiču piše zakaj točno je, mam včasih probleme pri kakšnih manjših in jih ne ločim takoj med sabo. :D

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    1. Jaz velikokrat čopiča sploh ne uporabljam za to, za kar je v prvi vrsti namenjen, nekateri so res multitasking. :)

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  15. tud jaz nisem nameravala niti enega kupit, ker me v živo niso prepričali...ampak potem sem pa odprla bronzer brush v trgovini in mi je blo všeč kako goste ščetine so saj sem ga hotla uporabljat za puder...
    ampak damn, sem zdaj razočarana, ker si napisala, da se ne obnese tako dobro :(
    bomo vidli kako se bo na meni obnesel

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    1. Meni osebno se ni preveč dobro obnesel za puder, mi je bolj všeč za tekočo podlago. Mogoče boš ti imela drugačno izkušnjo ...

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  16. Too bad that you didn't like them much. However, they look gorgeous:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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Thank you for all your sweet comments, I appreciate every one of them. <3