Essence Makeup Mystery Box

I was browsing Takealot, like I always do, and I came across an Essence Makeup Mystery Box. As I love Essence products so much I was intrigued. All it said was that you get 5 products inside. Now I really wanted to buy it but it was quite pricey (R280), especially considering I had no idea what I would get inside. However, one day I went on and it was on special for a third of the price! How could I turn that down?

Here are the products that I received in my mystery box:

Dip Eyeliner in Black

I had never tried this before and was excited to do so. However, dip eyeliners make me very nervous!

Forbidden Volume Mascara

I have one Essence mascara that I got in their Advent Calendar last year and I am in love with it! Getting a different one to try made me so happy!

Gel Nail Polish in 13 Forgive Me

I love Essence nail polishes and even though I have LOADS of shades, I do not have this one. It is an absolutely gorgeous colour as well!

Long Lasting Lipstick in 25 Poppy Pink

I have one other Essence lipstick (that I also got in my Advent Calendar last year) and I love it. This shade is so pretty as well which is great!

Toffee Eyeshadow Palette

This  palette alone is worth R90! That means that essentially everything else I got in this box was free! I also have two other eyeshadow palettes in this range (All About Roses and All ABout Nudes) so I was excited to get this one. The only reason I had not bought this one is because it was quite similar to the nudes one.

This box is definitely worth the money when getting it on special. Would it be worth the money normally? I am unsure. Not knowing what you would get is a bit risky.

What I received – have I tried the products before? Thoughts? Would I have bought any of these?

The price of everything

South Africans can buy it here.

Have you purchased an Essence Makeup Mystery Box before? What did you get? Did you received the same items? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x




  1. December 11, 2017 / 17:14

    I think more brands should do mystery boxes, such a cute idea and a great way to try new things out that you maybe wouldn’t have purchased usually.

    Kisses and Love
    Jazziepickles xoxo

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 9, 2018 / 21:05

      I also think so! I was really impressed with this one 🙂 x

  2. December 12, 2017 / 14:33

    Just bought one now for a friend. Can’t wait to see what she gets. Thanks for sharing this, it seems like they really give bang for your buck.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 9, 2018 / 21:02

      I hope that she got some lovely goodies!

  3. laylaha emporio
    December 12, 2017 / 16:00

    glad i came to your blog about this mystery box , i acturlly dont like the contents inside
    i was very cuirous and wanted to buy it!! but i thought hey lemme google this
    well thank you ,great job cheers.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 9, 2018 / 21:03

      I am glad that I could help 🙂

  4. Zahraa Zaki
    December 18, 2017 / 09:57

    I just recently bought the box and products differed … I got the
    Quattro eyeshadow in “over the taupe”,
    Nail art top coat (sparkle and sand) in “I feel gritty”
    2 in 1 lipstick and liner in “02 make some noise!”
    For-bidden volume mascara – Rebel
    Dip eyeliner

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 9, 2018 / 21:02

      Well that’s very interesting to know! Thank you for sharing! I hope you like what you received?!

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