For spring 2017 Essence did not only renew its standard line, but they also released a brand new limited edition. When I spotted it in store, I figured it would be nice to try some products out. My interest was piqued mostly by the nail effect pigments, which can transform your average polish into a (duo)chrome extravaganza. However, I of course cannot say no to a rainbow highlighter and a pretty eyeshadow palette either. This is the review.
Essence Blossom Dreams eyeshadow palette 01 Spring is in the Air
Essence Blossom Dreams rainbow highlight 01 Prism of Light
Essence Blossom Dreams waterbased top coat
Essence Blossom Dreams iridescent effect nail pigment 01 Rosy Reflections
Essence Blossom Dreams mirror effect nail pigment 01 Mirror, Mirror on my nails
The new Essence products were already featured in a first impressions video a few weeks ago, but those were just first impressions. Usually when I try products for a while longer I will truly be able to tell how I feel about a product. Also, there is only so much make up you can try on in one go and that meant that I wasn’t able to show all of the products on my face in that video. Which is why I am bringing you a full review of the new Essence Blush Play Sculpting Blush Palette today.
Essence Blush Play sculpting blush palette Play it Peach
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 Essence bits I got
(as well as some new Rimmel lipsticks off to the right)
Brand Bites is back! And this time I will be talking you through all the Essence bits that I have in my make up collection. Where I own quite a lot of Catrice’s line, my Essence selection is smaller and a little bit more exclusive: almost every item I own is from previous limited edition collections. But that doesn’t mean that Essence doesn’t have some true gems in their line.
Brand Bites Essence
A necessary product in any make up routine is an eyeshadow base. That is, if you like wearing eyeshadow. Which I do. Tremendously so. However, I also have fairly oily eyelids. So a good eyeshadow primer is a must have for me. My favorites? The Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. But being the make up junkie that I am, I don’t mind venturing out and trying some other option on the market. And if it is a super budgetproof version I’m even more game. Let me introduce you to the Essence Color Intensifying eyeshadow base.
Essence I ❤ Colour Intensifying eyeshadow base
My favorite make up days? When I randomly stumble into my local drugstore and find a nearly untouched limited edition display. That doesn’t happen very often, but this time it did, and boy am I happy it happened. Essence just released their new limited edition Lights of Orient collection. I hadn’t heard anything about this yet, and when I looked at the products I was pleasantly surprised. Therefore, I picked up a little bit of everything. I put it all to the test and am reviewing everything for you today.
Essence Lights of Orient Eyebrow Shaper 02 Oriental Beauty
Essence Lights of Orient Bronzer 01 Sunkissed Beauty
Essence Lights of Orient Highlighter Stick 01 Golden Gate to Orient
Essence Lights of Orient Matt Lipstick 03 The Sultan’s Daughter
Essence Lights of Orient Eyeshadow Palette 01 We ❤ Arabian Nights
Eye shadow in a stick. To me, it’s one of the best inventions of the beauty world. These creamy eye shadows in pencil form, are quick, easy, handy and come in a variety of shades. I love using these during spring/ summer most, but I use them year round. As a base to intensify other shadows, but mostly on their own. A good eye shadow pencil is budge proof and will last all day, especially with a primer underneath. I gathered quite a few eye shadow sticks, but never got round to reviewing them somehow. So that is why, today, I am reviewing a bunch for you in one go. Because there is only so much you can say about an eyeshadow stick to be honest.
Catrice Stylo Eyeshadow Pen
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil
Essence Stays No Matter What Eyeshadow Pencil & Shadow
Make Up Forever Waterproof Glide-On Eyeshadow