Essence Mattifying Compact Powder Review

by Parita on September 28, 2011 · 30 comments

Essence Mattifying Compact Powder


Essence Mattifying Compact powder

Today, I will be reviewing one of my favorite products, which I have been using every single day since the last two months! As you all know. I recently had got loads of goodies from Swiss and this is one of them 😀 You can see my haul post here:) Being an oily-skinned beauty, I always go for mattifying products, which help to keep oil under control and give a nice glow on the face without being blotchy and dry. One such fab product is Essence Mattifying Compact Powder. It is available in 5 shades, for all their shade details visit the company website here.

Essence Compact

A little bit about the company, Essence is a local European brand having stores across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and various other EU countries. Their products are very reasonably priced and of good quality! Their nail paints and eye makeup products are quite a rage! So, I would suggest you all to do check their products whenever you are travelling across EU.

Essence Compact pack

What Does the Company Claim:

Who doesn’t dream of a perfect, flawless complexion? The mattifying compact powder will delight even more female fans as of march with three new shades, one of which is transparent and suitable for all skin tones. its particularly delicate, powdery texture spreads smoothly, making slight skin imperfections disappear! for a natural, matt complexion.
available in three new shades and a total of 5 perfect shades!


Essence Compact Ingredients


5.95 Swiss Francs/approx 300 – 350 rupees.


Its available across all drugstores across EU.

Essence Compact on Kabuki

Compact on Kabuki

My Take on Essence Mattifying Compact:

I totally love this! Can it be anymore straightforward? Its the best compact powder I have come across! It controls oil easily for 4 to 5 hours!! Even after 5 hours, my face is not that oily as it used to be earlier, just a little dab with tissue and I am done. Its available in 5 shades and the one I have is 01 Natural Beige. You can use powder puff or kabuki brush to apply it on your face, I prefer a kabuki brush as it ensures easier blending and even application. Its not highly pigmented, but does what a compact is suppose to do, i.e, brightens up the face and keeps the face oil and shine free for hours! It does not give you enough coverage, so if you are looking for full/medium coverage, then this is definitely not for you.

My bare hand.

Bare hand

After applying compact, see how it brighten’s up the skin 🙂

Compact Blended


  • Does what it claims, i.e., keeps the skin oil and shine free for hours!
  • Very reasonably priced.
  • Good shade selection.
  • Brightens up the face.
  • Perfect for day time touch ups.
  • The powder is extremely finely milled and disappears evenly on the skin.
  • Even though it is mattifying, it does not leave any dry or blotchy patches.
  • Quantity is great! Even after using for almost 2 months everyday, I still have more than half left!


  • Availability in India and online is the only con I can think of! Essence products are not available in India or online.



Its one of the best compact powders ever and I truly recommend you to get your hands on this if you ever find it!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

monika September 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Looks like a great product & I like the classy packaging :woot:


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

:thanks: its my HG compact right now 🙂


Taps September 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Wowwww i loved the product a lot !!! its looking really classy ! :thumbsup:


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm

:thanks: Taps!


Tinkerbell September 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

suweeet! m gonna grab this when i get an opportunity! thank u! :-* :-*


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm

do that won’t regret it 🙂


Shai September 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Looks like a great product. Let me lean on my friends abroad.


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm



Bee September 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I came to know about essence after reading here only. Grt yaa. I should try this outi


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

It definitely is worth it 🙂


Bhawana September 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

oh nice….i didnt even know this existed :thanks: :thanks:


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm

welcome Bhawana 🙂


Pragnyadeepta September 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

:woot: Looks very promising! It’s a pity that we can’t get it in India. :methinks:
:thanks: for the great review! :puchhi:


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Welcome Pragnyadeepta! me too..i so wish these products are available here or atleast online :methinks:


Pooja A September 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Grt Review Parita!!! Mera bhi oily oily skin even I need it 😛 😉


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

do try it when you get a chance Pooja..its fab! :whistle:


jomol September 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Parita…it looks bigger than normal compacts na……….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:


Parita September 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: its almost the same size jomol but really very effective in keeping the skin for oily skinned gals :yes:


Kaps September 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Seems to be a promising product Parita :yes: :yes:


Parita September 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

:thanks: sure is a winner for me 🙂


Rati September 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm

oh wow parita. this looks so awesome. You finally found your HG powder :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I wonder why they dnt sell it online as well. :methinks:


sugisoni September 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm

wowiee………….. its looks big too….. my tips and toes ka is going to end soon. i want new one now. this looks tempting


Vid September 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm

nice review pari great u found your hg compact :yahoo:
if ever am lucky enough to come across this brand, will make sure to pick it :))


praseena September 29, 2011 at 12:09 am

it’s time some of these cosmetic brands set up shop in India, we guys spend so much on beauty products! :reallyangry:


Sim September 29, 2011 at 10:27 am

I don’t mind when oily skin products are not available in Indian market……. :manicure: :manicure: :tongue: 😉 :shying:


jyo September 29, 2011 at 11:32 am

sounds just great Parita. Glad u r liking it so much. :lashes:


Kimi September 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

yeayeeeeeeeeee…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: me have love this… :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: good review Parita!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


priti August 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

where can i get this prodect india


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