Assalamualaikum pretty ladies!
I was pretty excited when Paloma decides to bring out more of the Essence products as they are famous for their good quality product for a budget price. Looking for a makeup base with SPF can be expensive as sometimes I need it to use with my foundation that has the exact shade of my skin that has no SPF. Such a bother eh?
I bought this with an intention of wanting to have a sunblock/primer in one product, so when I'm lazy to do a full-on makeup and just spot-concealing, I won't have to worry about the sunlight as I do get tan easily.
With its cheap price, it would have been rude to not try this out! As you can see from my posts, my experience with Essence has been so good so far. I do have some products that I dislike due to its performance.
But this one, is just simply a very different case. Because this is the first time that an Essence product has show a bad reaction to my skin. It has a very milky and liquid-y texture, it does blend nicely. You do have to blend it completely because it does give a white cast.
I do like the performance, it is easy for me to apply makeup using this as a base. It is able to withstand from oiliness for at least 4 hours. I think one of the reason is because my skin has changed to normal type.
Oh and the bad reaction? It breaks me out, like really breaks me out. It really does throw off my normal cleansing routine as I do have to add in more skincare products into it just to get to calm the breakout.
Repurchase? Oh please. This is the first time I have any bad reactions toward the new Essence products. Which is a shame as I really wanted this to work. Primers that I really love is either expensive or just not available in Brunei anymore.