Essence Stay All Day Foundation

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 14 Comments A+ a-

Essence Stay All Day Foundation



Hi Divas!

Last week I reviewed the Benefit Stay Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation which you can read here. I mentioned in that post that I mix an Essence foundation with the Stay Flawless one to get my perfect shade, as the Benefit one was a little too golden toned for me. I purchased the Essence Stay All Day foundation at Clicks for about R80 ($8). Can you believe it, a foundation for such a low price? Well believe it because it's so true! I was really excited about this budget friendly product so I decided to give it a try. The foundation comes in five shades, which is pretty disappointing, as the range does not cater to a wide variety of skin tones. I bought the shade 15 soft creme, a light yellow toned shade to lighten up my Benefit foundation. If I was using the foundation on it's own I would have probably gone for the shade 30 soft sand. I do have to mention that for this review I wore the foundation on it's own, without mixing it in with the Benefit foundation,  for two days to give a proper review of the product. The product comes in a 30 ml plastic bottle with a pump. I really like the packaging as it is compact, travel friendly and the nifty little pump makes applying foundation more effortlessly.




The foundation claims:
- Long lasting and lightweight makeup
-Provides a flawless silky complexion
-Easy to apply
-Lasts all day, up to 16 hours


The texture of the foundation is very soft and creamy. I love to apply it with a makeup sponge or my Real techniques stippling brush for a flawless finish. The consistency is a little thicker than the Benefit foundation so buffing it in with a brush or sponge works best. It blends smoothly into the skin and one pump is enough to cover the entire face. The coverage of this foundation is much more than what I expected. It covers and evens out my complexion very well. I would say that this is a light to medium coverage foundation. If you were to apply two pumps your face would definitely have a medium coverage. I love how natural it looks on the skin. You can't tell that you are wearing foundation when you wear this. The skin definitely looks flawless and silky smooth.


As far as the staying power is concerned, I think the foundation held up pretty well throughout the day. It did not rub or flake off around my nose or forehead. I wore this foundation for around ten hours before washing it off and it still looked pretty good. However I did experience some oils seeping through around my nose and cheek areas at the end of the day and the foundation did oxidize slightly even though I wore a makeup primer under it. If you have very oily skin this product would probably not keep you matte throughout the day. The only real con I have with the foundation is that it does not contain SPF. This is perfect if you are taking pictures with a flash but horrible if you are going to be out and about in the sun all day. I always wear a moisturiser with an SPF underneath it when I go out during the day. For those who are sensitive to scents, the foundation has a sweet powdery smell which is quite unusual. It is not unpleasant but a little strange for a makeup product. It doesn't bother me at all but thought I would mention it in case certain scents bothers you.



Hope you found this review helpful.
Lots of love.


Have a beautiful day Divas!
Xxxx

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24 June 2015 at 01:19 delete

This sounds like a great foundation for the price! It's a shame it doesn't come in more colors.

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Lynette
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24 June 2015 at 10:48 delete

I have this foundation too , and it's lovely. They dont have a light enough winter colour for me, but I wear this in the summer and it does give you decent coverage. Such a stunning review Desle xx

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Saundy
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24 June 2015 at 17:02 delete

An interesting review, Diva Desle. It's a pity that it does not have SPF.

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Kim Alston
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25 June 2015 at 04:06 delete

It sounds wonderful Desle! I just wished they offered it in more shades. I really want to try Essence. Their fingernail polishes look so good.
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25 June 2015 at 23:14 delete

I sometimes like foundations that does not have SPF, you can wear them when you take photos! Need to check this product out!

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30 June 2015 at 08:09 delete

Interesting feedback Desle, I am constantly looking for new make up options so I love reading your reviews xxx

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Diva Desle
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1 July 2015 at 13:18 delete

It really is good. Totally agree about the shades.

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Diva Desle
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1 July 2015 at 13:18 delete

Thanks sweety. Glad this foundation works for you too. xxx

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Diva Desle
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1 July 2015 at 13:19 delete

Thanks for reading darling. xxx

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Diva Desle
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1 July 2015 at 13:20 delete

I have actually never used their nail polishes.Need to try them out soon. ;-)

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Diva Desle
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1 July 2015 at 13:20 delete

I agree they are great for night time events ;-)

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Diva Desle
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1 July 2015 at 13:20 delete

Thanks for reading darling. xxx

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17 July 2015 at 10:18 delete

Your level of creativity is insane!!! Love them as per usual :)

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Diva Desle
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8 September 2015 at 22:14 delete

Thank you sweetheart :-)

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Thank you for your comment:-)