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20% OFF ALL essence Foundations this June – August at all retailers!

If only choosing foundation could be as easy as one-size-fits all! Whether you are concerned about shade and coverage versus price and benefits or even your foundation’s formula and how safe it is for you and the environment, so many factors go into choosing the right foundation.

But look no further as the team at essence prove that good foundation is only one shop away, and proudly prove that every day excellent quality and innovation is not a question of price but rather, the deliverance of products that stand out above the rest in terms of affordability, accessibility, variety and product development.

With so much thought going into what we apply to our skin, essence have created a range of foundation products to suit your every need.

If you are still undecided, why not find the perfect foundation once and for all with essence’s 20% OFF ALL Foundations Promo this JUNE – AUGUST and find the right match whilst saving money!

Lightweight, matt finish, high coverage, moisturising, delicate texture, easy blending, vegan – whatever you’re looking for in a quality foundation, essence is sure to deliver and put their money where their mouth is.

SA Life Magazine’S TOP FAVOURITE pick:

essence Fresh and Fit Foundation

Why we Love it: It’s packed with yummy goodness that your skin needs and craves! Not just coverage, but healthy too!

About: An essence favourite that has now relaunched and is 100% vegan, the Fresh & Fit Foundation still lives true to its name and is available in 9 different shades. This foundation is formulated with cranberry water, vitamin E, vitamin B5 and niacinamide that will keep your skin nourished and healthy all whilst its lightweight texture gently blends into the skin for a smooth finish. Enjoy a long-lasting glow for up to 12 hours thanks to this foundation’s light-reflecting pigments. Simply apply this foundation with your ideal dosage using the bottle’s pump action for a natural, even finish.

OTHER ESSENCE Foundations on offer:

essence Stay All Day 16h long-lasting Foundation

Why we Love it: This is your typical every day kind of foundation for the perfect boss-babe, perfect for someone with fair skin who doesn’t need a lot of coverage but likes to maintain that fresh look for the whole day, plus the colour options blended perfectly with my skin colour. We also found that one pump application was the sufficient amount of foundation for the perfect look – a big yes from me and the team at The Pretoria Post!

About: It’s the ultimate foundation that truly lasts! essence’s Stay All Day Foundation has a super-soft texture that will leave your complexion looking smooth and silky in six different shades including two additional nuances for lighter and darker skin types. Simply pump out your optimal dose via the pump bottle that’s ideal in size especially for travelling and watch your skin transform if you are looking for medium to high coverage. This foundation is also water, transfer and even mask proof to ensure a smooth, even complexion for up to 16 hours and contains no silicones, parabens, microplastic particles, alcohol, perfume nor oil ensuring simple, stress-free application with high-performing results!

essence 16h Cover & Last Powder Foundation

Why we Love it: No more shine! No more smudge! No more transfer!

About: Say goodbye to a shiny face with the Cover & Last Powder Foundation. This foundation is perfect for daily coverage thanks to its lightweight formula that’s practically weightless for that fresh, everyday look in 4 classic shades. This vegan powder foundation still offers high coverage for up to 16 hours and won’t smudge or get onto your clothing thanks to its water and transfer proof formula. Enjoy a matt finish that’s safe on the skin (goodbye silicones, parabens, alcohol, mineral oil and microplastic particles – clean beauty for the win!) and easy to touch up with its nifty container that comes with a mirror and application sponge to banish shine no matter where you are!

essence Hydro Hero 24h Hydrating Tinted Cream

Why we Love it: One word – SUNSCREEN! Add protection from UV rays thanks to this BB cream’s SPF of 15.

About: If you are looking for versatility in a foundation, then this 3-in-1 vegan foundation is for you! Combining your foundation, moisturiser and sunscreen, the Hydro Hero Tinted Cream is perfect for daily wear and protection. With buildable light to medium coverage in three different shades, your skin will be left with a natural, even finish all whilst staying protected from UV rays thanks to this BB cream’s SPF of 15. Your skin will remain protected and moisturised for 24 hours not only due to this BB cream’s SPF content but also its 88% natural ingredient formula enriched with hyaluronic acid to boost your skin’s hydration. No need to worry about unhealthy ingredients or clogged pores. Simply enjoy the pleasant texture that’s light-weight and oil free.

essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation

Why we Love it: This foundation comes in 36 unique shades to choose from! Plus its gluten free, paraben free, cruelty free and vegan! YES!

About: This foundation was made together with essence beauty lovers and ticks all the boxes you need. Say goodbye to redness and uneven skin tone with the Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation whose lightweight formula blends instantly into the skin for smooth, medium coverage with a soft matt finish. This foundation is also enriched with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera for a 24 hour long moisture kick for all-day, healthy perfection. Give your skin healthy coverage with the Pretty Natural Foundation that’s also vegan and free of parabens and oils.

essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-up

Why we Love it: It is slightly thicker in consistency than liquid foundation, but is airy and super lightweight, and comes in 10 different shades.

About: So soft and delectable, you might even mistake it for an actual dessert, the essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up’s delicate texture easily blends into the skin for a smooth, natural matt complexion that won’t clog your pores. Its healthy, vegan formula is gentle on the skin and available in 10 shades for soft, medium coverage that’s buildable. The Soft Touch Mousse is also alcohol and fragrance free so that your skin can enjoy all of this foundation’s creamy goodness. Hello soft, smooth skin!

essence understands that choosing a foundation is a rather personal decision that may take some time. Don’t worry, there’s still enough time for you to find your perfect foundation and capitalise on their awesome foundation promo. The foundation promo will run from the 1st of June, 2022 until the 31st of August, 2022 to ensure you find the perfect match! Enjoy 20% OFF ALL essence Foundations at the following retailers: Dis-Chem, Clicks, Woolworths, Foschini, Takealot, Superbalist, Skinmiles, MediRite and House of Cosmetics. With essence you’ll love the skin you’re in, and more! Happy Shopping! ABOUT ESSENCE: essence is about fresh and fun cosmetics that inspires and expresses who you are with style and confidence. essence takes your own natural gorgeousness to the next level. They say NO to animal testing, and YES to high-quality cosmetics at affordable prices. Everyone deserves cruelty-free products and access to the latest beauty trends without breaking the bank.


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