New in: Essence Spring/ Summer 2017

A few weeks ago I already showed you the new products that Catrice released for their spring/ summer 2017 overhaul. Today it’s Essence’s turn. Essence is my lesser favorite budget brand, but I found the new products in my local drugstore and couldn’t help but be intrigued by a few of them. So I picked some up and I’m showing you them in this video. And not only that, I will also be using as many as I can on my face in a make up look straight away.

new in essence spring summer 2017 review swatch first impression

New Essence bits I got
(as well as some new Rimmel lipsticks off to the right)

I didn’t have all the names or price points at the ready while filming, so you can find a full list of the new Essence products and what they cost in the product list below the video. My favorite products have to be the My Must Haves eyeshadow palette and the Luminous Matt bronzer, but most of these products worked out well for me. There was only one true dud in this bunch. Curious to find out what it was? Then please watch the video!

Products mentioned:

  • Essence Camouflage full coverage concealer 05 Ivory (€2.59)
  • Essence Luminous Matt bronzing powder for lighter skin 01 Sunshine (€2.99)
  • Essence Blushplay 10 Play it Peach Sculpting Blush palette (€3.99)
  • Essence Glitter in the Air Strobing Blush & Highlighter 01 When in Doubt Add Glitter (€3.39)
  • Essence Eye & Face palette 02 Rise 7 Shine (€3.99)
  • Essence My Must Haves palette (€1.59)
  • Essence My Must Haves eyeshadow 010 Apricotta, 07 Mauvie-Time, 03 Miss Foxy Roxy, 18 Black as Berry (€1.59 each)
  • Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume mascara (€2.99)

new in essence spring summer 2017 review swatch first impression

Full Face

new in essence spring summer 2017 review swatch first impression

The finished cheek look

new in essence spring summer 2017 review swatch first impression

The finished eye look

To create the eye look, I first dusted the matte cream shade of the Eye & Face palette all over my lid. Then I went into the crease with Mauvie-Time. I blended out the crease with the light taupe shade from the Eye & Face palette and applied the matte cream shade again, but this time with a denser brush and on my brow bone.

The pretty coral shade went all over the lid and it loses quite a bit of its punch and sparkle that it has when you swatch it. This is definitely one to reapply with a finger, yet my camera barely picked up on the sparkle this has when taking pictures. Miss Foxy Brown and the matte dark brown went onto the lower lash line and Black as Berry rounded off the look in the Outer V and Apricotta in the inner corners.

The colors were easy to build up but these do require some work to get them to work well. However, for the price, that isn’t too bad.

What do you think of these Essence products?
And which products would you like me to do a full review on?

9 Comments Add yours

  1. chucky1012 says:

    Nice shinny look 😉


  2. They have such good products! Lovely look!! xoxo Sarah

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Thank you! Essence can be a bit hit or miss, but they do some lovely ones indeed.

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