Monday, October 25, 2010

Essence Mineral Compact Powder

Hi, everyone! I hope your week is starting out great!

I gotta say that one of the things I miss most about summer is having so much time on my hands. Tons of time = quality blogging time. I wasn't able to blog hop this past weekend as I planned. :( But I hope to do that today. :)

Oh, I just want to share with you guys that I got a perfect score on my Math midterm! At first I was like :O, but now I'm all :D.

Anyway, moving on, I want to share with everyone one of my favorite makeup items from the stash my sister gave me for my 20th birthday (last July).

Essence Mineral Compact Powder

Mineral Compact Powder by Essence is fortified with minerals and has a micro-fine texture for a smooth and matte complexion.

They have 3 shades to choose from:

Natural Beige 01, Soft Beige 02, and Perfect Beige 04.

*I have Natural Beige.*

I love this one because, first of all, it's only $2.99 - so affordable! It blends well, doesn't settle into creases, covers up the shiny parts on my face, it is light-weight, and lasts long. :D

When I have a lot of time in the morning to get ready, I put this over my liquid foundation. But most of the time I am in a hurry, so I just use this compact powder without the liquid foundation - and it works great!

I've noticed that these past few weeks, my normal makeup routine has gone like this: moisturizer, concealer, compact powder, blush (those two are interchangeable, haha), lip balm and lip gloss. I've definitely eliminated quite a few steps. But it works out okay, at least I still look presentable. ;)

I really have no complains about this product because it has been working so well for me.

Have you tried using Essence Mineral Compact Powder? What do you think of it?

What's your favorite compact powder?

Another thing I want to show you guys is the pattern on the powder:

I think it's cute. :)

I wish everyone's week is going great!

Are your Halloween costumes ready?


  1. i actually just bought an essence eyeshadow from ulta and i love it. might have to try the powder too!

  2. awesome review you always do the best post !!! 2.99 what a deal =)

  3. I have this powder in my Makeup Collection and havent really used it ... I must root it out again and start using it :)
    I love essence makeup ... awesome quality and so affordable.
    I also think you have a FAB blog, keep it up
    Ellybellybaybee :)

  4. Sounds like a good powder! I always have problems because my skin is so oily, and by mid day my makeup is just sliding off my face.

    I've been using matte-nificent power from Avon, but it only helps a little.

    Chic on the Cheap

  5. What a great price!! Too bad we don't have that brand here in the UK. I agree the pattern is super cute! =] xx

  6. Very pretty. The packaging remind me of the Ulta blushes. I thought essence was now being sold in Canada but I can't seem to find it.

  7. i love compact powder. Bare Mineral is starting to get to me. I have swirl tap thing LOLOL
    i sure would like to try this one

    rinz @

  8. I can't find this brand where I live. The blush looks lovely!

  9. Congratz on your math midterm!! :) i'm very happy for you :)

    this mineral compact looks great, i wanted to buy it for myself to, but they don't have a shade light enough for me :/ too instead, i'm using EDM and am very pleased with it :P

  10. Humm never really been recommended a product made by Ulta but I definitely have to try it now=)

  11. hi everyone! thanks for stopping by! :D

  12. I've never heard of this brand, I'm not sure if we have it in's cute!

  13. yayy for your midterms! :) well done!!!!
    umm, i don't really use compact powder.. i have a clinique loose powder one which i sometimes use! haha but what a great price!! :) xxx

  14. Great review! I really need to check this brand out.