Pack smart when it comes to your makeup, thanks to essence cosmetics.

Rumour has it it’s summer! Who knew?! If you’ve had enough of the constant deluge and are planning to escape the relentless downfall for sunnier climates (bring us with you please!), then essence cosmetics is on hand to get you holiday-ready with their 7 must-have make-up products for your suitcase.

You’ve bought the flights, paid for the hotel and saved up that spending money so all the more reason that nothing adds to your expenses! With great quality, long-lasting and even-water resistant makeup products, essence offers a wide variety of holiday essentials – all of which are under €5! From mascara that won’t budge in the pool to stay-all-day foundation, the popular budget beauty brand has got your holiday beauty bag sorted.


Holiday Nails

Nothing screams summer more than nails that pop with colour! Make sure your nails are holiday ready with the essence new gel nail polish – shine last & go! in Heatwave (15), Mrs Brightside (34) and Everybody say Yes (42). The updated formula with a gel-effect ensures optimal durability, intensive colour, and an amazing shine. Available in a spectrum of 50 highly pigmented and colourful shades, these vegan friendly polishes have a gel shine finish and dry even faster than the original gel nail polish range (€1.95).


Forget Panda Eyes


For makeup that won’t budge try the new addition to the bestselling Lash Princess family – Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof. This long-lasting mascara features a special conic shaped fibre brush, adding length and dramatic volume for an amazing false lash effect. Waterproof, rub proof, sleep proof, it’ll quite literally see you from pool to party for the duration of your holiday (€4.10).


Summer Glow

Relaxed, stress-free and positively radiant! We all want that summer holiday glow, right?! essence’s #insta perfect liquid highlighters give a natural ‘all over glow’, defining cheeks, nose or anywhere on the body for dewy, dreamy golden goddess vibes (€4.40).


Perfect Pout

Fuller lips in seconds! Get ready to pucker up this summer with Plumping Nudes Lip Gloss from essence. The lip plumper with shea butter makes the lips look fuller and offers a gorgeous shine.  Apply two coats for maximum effect. Plumping Nudes Lip Gloss is also available in seven nude shades so there’s a colour for every skin tone! (€2.90)


Flawless Summer Skin

Fancy a flawless, silky complexion that lasts all day every day on holiday? essence’s stay all day 16h long-lasting make-up is a lightweight, long-wearing foundation that promotes a smooth complexion for up to 16 hours. Its creamy, delicate texture allows for simple, even application, and the pump dispenser distributes an adequate amount of product and minimises wastage (€4.80).


Bronzed Beauty

For a perfect, sun-kissed natural complexion! essence’s sun club matt bronzing powder beautifully emphasizes the natural tan of the skin. The powder texture also makes the product very easy to apply to the face, without creating uneven streaks (€4.40).


Sun, Sea, Sand and Setting Spray

The last thing you want to be worrying about on holidays is whether your makeup is still on! essence’s glow to go illuminating setting spray is a must-have for setting make-up in place. The ideal travel accompaniment as it gives a refreshed hydrated feel on the face, the soft-focus effect also evens out small skin irregularities and instantly creates a radiant look due to light-reflecting pigments (€4.10).

Gorgeous summer makeup that our debit cards won’t hate us for!