Essence Cosmetics I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base Review

1:52:00 PM

It's been a while since I explored another eyeshadow primer. I have been using my ELF Mineral Eye Primer (which I recently used up) and ELF Studio Eye Primer and Liner Sealer. You can read the full reviews of both e.l.f. eye primers HERE. It took me about two years to empty out my elf eye primers since I don't apply eyeshadow everyday. I use the elf studio eye primer for my clients and the elf mineral eye primer is for my personal use only.

I received a surprise loot bag from Charles of Wickermoss all the way from SG last year (2012) and the Essence Cosmetics I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base was one of the products she gave me.

Essence Cosmetics is a makeup brand that originated in Europe. I can say that the price and quality is comparable to elf cosmetics. The brand Essence Cosmetics recently became available here on our Philippine shores, though it hasn't reached Cebu City yet.

Product Info from Essence

Retail Price: Php 189.00 
Where to buy: Watsons or SM Dept Store Beauty Section
(not available in Cebu City)

sponge tip applicator

What I like about it...
* inexpensive
* slightly thick in consistency and not runny at all
* glides on smoothly and very easy to blend
* a little goes a long way, I only need one dot to cover my entire eyelid
* no weird scent
* makes the eye shadows vibrant
* makes my eye shadows last longer, the color starts to fade after 6 hours on me
but it basically lasts all day since I don't have oily lids.
* it has a yellow undertone, which works well for my skin tone
* no allergies or irritation experienced

What I don't like...
* my eyeshadow started to crease after about 6 - 7 hours, but it's barely noticeable

My rating: 4 / 5

Here is a comparison of the eyeshadow with and without the essence eyeshadow base

The Essence Cosmetics I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base is awesome, especially considering the price. This can probably compete with high end eye primers and it is a great alternative to ladies on a budget. I would definitely recommend this to you ladies.

What other brands of eye primer have you ladies tried? Let me know how you like it. 

Until next time.


You Might Also Like


  1. thanks for the review sis!! thinking of buying this kasi it has beige tint compared to nyx hd es base!! godbless

  2. When I read the title, I thought Essence is finally in Cebu. Oh well, will wait for it to get in our shores. xx

  3. Will get this for sure! Thanks for the review! :D

  4. Thanks for the review, Hollie! The only primers I've used so far are the Proof 10 from Etude House and the liquid eyelid primer (not the mineral one) from ELF. I love the Proof 10 one but decided to try the ELF one naman, it's the one I'm using now. I'd love to check this out! I hope ok din for oily lids :)

  5. I really want to get this! Too bad there's no Essence stall nearby our place :/


Leave me a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. ^_^

Get new posts by email:
Creative Commons License
Random Beauty by Hollie is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 International License.