Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup Review

Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup Review

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The only time I used foundation was for my 4th grade annual day. The teacher had slapped on her foundation on our face and we were looking no less than a vampire. I made the discovery of “white cast” on that day, but found a term for that when I started taking baby steps in the makeup world.  My biggest fear was not finding the right shade for my skin. After reading lots of articles and stuff, I found out that my undertone is yellow. To help me with testing of the shades, I took my mom along with me to the beauty shop, so I could get a second opinion. I choose Essence because I think it’s the perfect drugstore brand and I thank you IMBB for introducing me to the brand.  Coming to the review:


Product Description:

The long-lasting and lightweight makeup provides a flawless, silky complexion that lasts all day! Easy to apply due to the soft texture. Dermatological approved.


Rs. 399 for 1 fl.oz/30 ml.

Shelf Life:

3 years.


Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bis-peg/ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Boron Nitride, Silica, Mica, Caprylyl, Glycol, Triet-hexycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum (fragrance), Benzl salicylate, Linalool, Limone, Hydroxycitronelll, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citro-Nellol, Coumarin, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).


I love the packaging.  The bottle is not too big or too petite.  I love the pump dispenser because it reduces wastage of product and is hygienic too. The bottle is made of plastic, so it won’t break.

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My Experience with Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup:


The coverage is medium but it is buildable.


It is a liquid foundation which is neither runny nor too thick in consistency.

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I have to mention that I am not the best at describing fragrances and my blocked nose due to cold doesn’t help the situation. I can tell you for sure that it is mild and nothing weird.


It has semi-matte finish, 5 hours after I saw dewiness (dewy finish).

Shades Available:

1) Soft Beige.
2) Soft Nude.
3) Soft Sand.
4) Soft Honey.

While looking for a shade for my skin tone, I told the SA that I wanted to test it out directly on my face. She was sweet enough and agreed. She told me to use moisturiser underneath to avoid patchy look. While testing the product at home, on one cheek, I applied foundation and on the other moisturiser+foundation.

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I could see the difference very well. It doesn’t break me out. I applied at foundation around 11 am and came home at 7 pm; it was intact for more than 7 hours. It is doesn’t feel heavy at all, it feels like second skin. It doesn’t oxidize at all. Actually, the foundation brightens my face. It also photographs well.

Pros of Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup:

  • Chic packaging.
  • Affordable.
  • Buildable coverage.
  • Doesn’t break me out.
  • Doesn’t feel cakey.
  • Long lasting.
  • Lightweight.
  • Budget friendly.

Cons of Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup:

  • Limited shades available.

Do I Recommend Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup?

Yes, only if you find a shade that matches your skin tone.

Will I Repurchase Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup?


IMBB Rating:

4.5/5 (-0.5 for limited shades).

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9 thoughts on “Essence Stay All Day 16H Long Lasting Makeup Review

    1. I have dry skin so doesn’t get much oily. I dab my face with tissue after applying foundation to remove excess oil. 🙂

  1. Ohhh this sounds like really a steel at that price *happy dance* *happy dance* i wanna get it asap *happydance* *happydance* *thankyou* *thankyou* soo much for the review *pompom* *pompom*

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