Essence Hits The UK!


This wont be a surprise to many of you as it’s kind of old new now but I hate to post the same thing as everyone else and I was holding out in case they launched in more stores and it would appear that they have. When Essence hit the UK in September they were available in just 4 Wilkinsons stores but now they’re in SIX! I’d call that pretty rapid growth so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it comes to a store near me soon. For those of you outside of those areas you can check out their facebook page for up dates.


Of the products I’ve tried so far I’ve been really impressed with their mascaras and lip products so they’d be the lines I’d suggest you pick up if you see a stand however I hear great things about their cheek products and they release limited edition collections frequently so I’d say if you like the look of something grab it, you never know if it will be available if you change your mind.

I’ve been looking online and I believe this site ships to the UK but you will have to navigate the German language to do so.. if you know of a better online retailer leave a comment below!

Miss BB

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  1. 25 November, 2013 / 10:59 am

    I hope you will do some reviews and swatches. I’m really looking forward for that! They have Essence here in Singapore and I always pick something up from their collections!

  2. Alice May
    25 November, 2013 / 11:50 am

    Shame all the stores are miles away from me but maybe they will reach more stores over time 🙂

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  3. Frances
    25 November, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    I love their mascaras too! 🙂

  4. 25 November, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    It’s so weird to read that article cause I’m from Germany and we have essence in every drugstore. I really recommend the “I love extreme mascara”, it’s perfect. I don’t really like their lipgloss tho’, I find it really sticky. and if you have oily skin or acne,i wouldn’t recommend the face products (like powder, foundation..)
    But I love their limited editions 🙂

  5. 25 November, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Love essence! their nail polish is great too.

  6. Lynda
    25 November, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Can’t wait for Essence to come to Birmingham, I know that it has a new store in Hereford, but it’s over 100 miles away for me to drive 🙁

  7. 25 November, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    I bought an essence blusher when I was desperate in Belgium at the beginning of the year. It’s lasted me this many months and has a great look.
    But I’ve always talked it down when friends ask to use blusher as “cheap crud” and that it might make them allergic etc.
    Now I can pretend its designer. Plus I’m back to Belgium to see my mum on Saturday so might have to stock up! lol

  8. 25 November, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    I have used essence from being in Ireland regularly and it’s brilliant. Will be great to be able to get it at home!

  9. 25 November, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    Wouldn’t mind trying the brand it’s just such a shame that the nearest one to me is quite a way away. Fingers crossed that they come into more stores.

  10. mysteries1984
    25 November, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    You need to click on the US flag in the corner to translate the page into English!

    Essence is also available on, but I’ve never tried the site.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      26 November, 2013 / 11:59 am

      I did but the majority of the site stays in german

      • mysteries1984
        26 November, 2013 / 1:45 pm

        Not for me it doesn’t.

  11. 26 November, 2013 / 12:45 am

    Hurrah! For once a new brand isn’t limited to London and is available in both my favourite places – Hampshire where I live and the north east where I’m from. I’ll have to check it out now on principle 🙂

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