Friday, August 2, 2013

Why, why, WHY?!?!

Today's post is going to be a rant. I am just really pissed off about this and I wanted to write a post about it because it's driving me nuts. Hey Essence. Thanks for the amazing line of reasonably priced beauty products. I love your lipsticks, your nail polishes, and I even enjoy a couple of the eye shadows. But the crown jewels in your collection (in my opinion) were the Fix and Matte Powder, Gel Eyeliner and Eye Shadow base. Amazing, amazing products at an AMAZING PRICE. Oh wait? You've discontinued all three of them?

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I don't want to talk about it.


Look at this friggin powder. It's bloody brilliant. Finely milled as hell, sets my under eye concealer like no other. GUESS IT DOESN'T MATTER NOW


OH GOD WHY. THIS eye shadow base I actually use as concealer, and no big deal but it DOESN'T settle into my fine lines or nothing. Not like it's the best thing I've ever tried for hiding dark circles, nope. Yeah, so no big deal Essence. NOT LIKE IT WAS HOLY GRAIL STATUS TO ME


Oh yeah this one I know I'm not alone. Your gel eye liners. So maybe I didn't care for your black one. BUT YOUR BROWN ONE. OH LORD IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL. I have used up most of this pot, what am I supposed to do now???


Friggin swatches and shit

So yeah. I'm pissed as hell. Essence, I will be tweeting this post to you and if you read it, please bring back these products. They are amazing and very high quality at an amazing price. Sarcasm aside, I am actually going to be really sad when these products run out on me as I don't have a replacement for any of them yet.

If any of you guys have any dupes for these guys I'd really appreciate your recommendations.

Mishelle

30 comments:

  1. Australis have a similar translucent setting powder. It works nicely for me, and even comes in a relatively small pot compared to most loose powders. It's only about $12 at Priceline.

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  2. Isn't it the worst? Hate when my fave products are discontinued! :( Good luck finding replacements x

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  3. Hate it when a brand discontinued their good products! x

    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love all these products from Essence as well...I just don't understand why they would discontinue favourites. Heaps of people rave about these!!

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  5. I'll keep an eye out at my local Priceline for these for you! It'll be a good idea to have at least 1 lot of backups whilst you search for replacements.

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  6. Oh no! I'm sad I didn't get to try these, hopefully there will be few lying around at various Priceline/Target stores that you can stock up on!

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  7. Discontinued?! What!!! I've only tried about 2 of their products but they were so nice! x

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  8. IKR!? I love the i love stage eyeshadow base and the gel eyeliner is the best out there!

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  9. Hi Mishelle!! don't worry about the powder! they discontinued the old packaging and came up with the new packaging + the pressed version now.. in Germany (essence is a german brand ), they always change the collection 2x in a year and some products are gone but usually the re-package it or change a bit the formula.. as far as I know, only the grey gel eyeliner will go from the collection, the rest will stay.. I haven't heard about the eyeshadow base but I would be so sad if they discontinued it as it is my favorite!

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    1. I wish they would just leave it the way it is :( the gel eyeliners have completely disappeared here!

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  10. I am hearing you! I never even tried the eyeshadow base and next thing you know, it is gone. Bloody Essence. And, to make matters worse, the 'new' products in the range are nothing to rave about. Argh!
    x

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  11. I cannot agree more about the eyeliner and eyeshadow base! I never tried the powder though. SO annoying.

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  12. Didn't even know these products got discontinued, I am wearing their gel liner today, n i love it

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  13. Aww having your favorite products discontinued is the worse. :VS discontinued one of their body sprays which is my favorite body spray and now I guess I can never smell the same... :(

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  14. I love Essence products <3 Their gel liner by far is my favorite and can beat my maybelline and mac eyeliners easily <3 xx


    http://www.sanasramblings.com

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  15. I've never tried anything from the brand yet... I NEED that shadow base in my life, it sounds bloody amazing :D <3 xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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  16. Ugh! I know what you mean! I lurve the eyeshadow base - so good for the price! And, I always meant to pick up the gel eyeliner, but never got around to it, mostly because it was always sold out!!! So annoying!!

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  17. Oh no, so sad that they're being discontinued! Whenever I find something that I "can't live without" I always worry that it might be discontinued one day! Hopefully you can stock up on a couple of extras before they're all gone!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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  18. Awww! I'm so sorry to hear! I've yet to try any of those products but that is such a gorg shade of liner!

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  19. I hate it when this happens - it's like the worst case scenario when you've found a HG product or something that really works well for you and that you'd buy a replacement for willingly. Especially when it's Essence - so affordable and relatively easy to procure. Huge bummer!

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  20. oh, i feel your pain..
    hmmm for the powder substitute, maybe e.l.f high definition powder..? hope it works out for you.. ;)

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  21. Companies ALWAYS discontinue the best products... how frustrating it is! I love the gel liner and I agree that the brown one is best- it goes on so easily and has such great pigmentation, at a really good price! Sigh, silly Essence.

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  22. I hate it when brands discontinue products, loccitane discontinued a whole skincare range, i was so pissed off when I went back after I got paid. Maybe if enough people flick them a complain, they might consider keeping the products.

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  23. oh man I saw spoke to an olay representative (she said essence was under the same company) about whether if these products are actually being discontinued, and she seemed a little unsure and said they were just being retracted for repackaging or whatnot. i had my hopes up, but now.... *sigh*
    i must say i havent tried any of the 3 products you mentioned here, but i do love their stay all day cream shadow and wanted to pick up more along with this gel liner and the matte powder.. im just as frustrated as you are; hopefully essence will bring these back!

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  24. There's a FoA gel liner that's pretty similar, as well as a Mary Kay one, but they're both more exxy than the Essence. I wish I had the chance to try the eyeshadow base, I have the worst luck finding concealers!

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  25. Wait, what?! I am shocked. I love their eyeshadow base and the gel liners! How will I live without them?!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  26. Essense has brought back one of the older trend editions in target (can't remember the name sorry. It's the one that's nautical themed) and the powder was one of the products in it so I would grab up that up quickly before this t.e finishes :)

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  27. 'Friggen swatches and shit' oh my god I love you xD But I agree, Essence discontinued ALOT of great things, and I guess they are sorta making up for it by adding a bunch of new products but still.

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