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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Review: essence Cosmetics Spring and Summer Collection #essence

This Spring and Summer, essence cosmetics has come out with some fun and exciting stuff! If you like fun makeup, then this is the brand for you. essence is famous for fun, exciting on trend makeup that is high quality at a great price. This season must-have products join the essence range, adding items with bright pastels to bold metallics and glittery accents. Eyes and nails are getting serious attention! Lashes get bigger and blacker, bronzers and highlighters come together.

Sun Club all-in-one bronzing highlighter $4.49

essence sun club sun light essence sun club sun glow

Bronzer and highlighter come together to create the perfect shimmering sunkissed glow in a 3D embossed design. So easy to apply and fun to wear! I love all of the new items but my favorite of the new collection are the Sun Club all-in-one Bronzing Highlighters. There are two, one for blondes (sun light)and one for brunettes (sun glow). I have both and adore each one. The one for blondes has lighter shades of gold and pink with bronze in it and the one for brunettes has coral, gold and darker shades of bronze. This is a bronzer and highlighter in one package! Sweep your brush across the colors and voila! You get a gorgeous array of color on your cheeks that shows up beautifully. I love that this makes my cheeks look contoured without even trying.

(wearing Sun Club all-in-one bronzing highlighter in sun light)

essence sun club_sun light

Lash Mania Re-Loaded Mascaralash mania reloaded mascara $4.99

This mascara grabs lashes and the elastomer brush has a star-shaped arrangement of blades that accurately grips lashes to give them a push-up effect. This mascara gives them volume and drama. If you want an almost false lash effect then this is the mascara for you! One great thing about this mascara is that it offers great separation of lashes and can be used as a mascara topper too.

Get Big Lashes Triple Black Mascara $3.99

essence get big lashes
This deep, dark black mascara gives lashes a big boost of volume and drama. The large, fiber brush offers the most volume and it adds density to lashes.  A carbon black texture ensures an expressive look with a triple black effect! This is my favorite mascara now. It takes my small eyes and makes them look so much larger. I have almost invisible lashes but with this mascara they are large, long and luscious!

metal glam eye shadow
metal glam eye shadow $2.99

Metallic and shimmering effects are on trend now. Get this look with metal glam eye shadow. The soft texture of this high coverage shadow with metallic shimmer will give eyes expressive results and is guaranteed to be eye-catching! It comes in 6 beautiful shades, from pearly silver and champagne gold to ocean teal and frosted rose, that are highly pigmented. What is so nice about these shadows is that they are very pigmented and the metallic shimmer translates to the whole eye shadow, not just to the shimmering overlay! This is the first time that I have seen that.

(wearing metal glam eye shadow in jewel up the ocean, coffee to glow, n’ice frosting and crystal eyeliner in flashy aqua Also wearing Get Big Lashes Triple Black Mascara)

wearing essence metal glam eye shadow in jewel up the ocean
crystal eyeliner $2.99

essence crystal eyeliner_flashy aqua
To go with the metal glam eye shadow, use crystal eyeliner. A long-lasting gel-based textured eyeliner with high pigmentation will create an amazing and luxurious look.  Use one long line or more to get the desired effect. If you want, use on lashes to create a wow-highlight. The brush applicator ensures an accurate application. I like this eyeliner. It is glittery and great for a night out. Comes in 5 shades, all ready for fun. I like to mix a couple of shades together to create a really shimmery look.

kajal eyeliner

kajal eyeliner $0.99

Available in 6 shades. Create bright color highlights on your eyes or traditional colors. Kajal eyeliner is soft and lines quite easily. It goes one without tugging. Perfect for fun spring accents around the eyes. This eyeliner is creamy, which for my older eyes is perfect!

XXXL Shine Lipgloss $2.49

xxxl shine lipgloss
Lipgloss that is timeless, trendy and truly beautiful. This ultra-shiny lip gloss is available in bright and subtle shades that gives lips the most amazing shine there is. Always moisturizing, never sticky, this popular formula delivers amazing shine in shades that are simply irresistible. Pamper lips with color that is glossy and light. It comes in 12 shades, one new shade this season (Pretty in Hibiscus). I love this lipgloss because of the shine it has. I have not seen this much shine without corresponding stickiness in any other product.

kiss care love lipbalm

kiss care love lipbalm $1.49

If you prefer a lipbalm as opposed to lipstick, then kiss care love lipbalm is for you! It has a gentle texture that is moisturizing and a lightly refreshing fruity taste. This lipbalm has castor oil to help keep lips hydrated. It comes in 5 shades, the newest is fruit, fruit, fruity! This is a great lipbalm. For those of us who suffer from chapped lips and need to use something on our lips 24/7, I would recommend it. It provides moisturization without stickiness and without feeling gloppy. It has a refreshing fruity taste and natural look with subtle color-dispersion.

colour & go nail polish $1.99

that's what i mint
Now available in 40 shades! Spring blooms in nude and green. Four new shades of polish join the colour & go nail polish family: that’s what I mint, the green and the grunge, and give me nude baby. The huge range of colour & go nail polish with the gel-shine finish is loved by all. It has a highly intensive shine and a very short drying time so nails look perfect fast. The patented quick and easy brush is particularly flat for easy application / The 8 ml bottle has the cool essence design and the color coded cap corresponds with the nail polish color. These polishes are free from damaging ingredients such as formaldehyde, toluene and softening phthalates.

I’m really loving the new items from their new collection this season. Especially the sun club bronzer/highlighter. That is my favorite item and I find myself using it almost every day. I also really love the metal glam eye shadow and the Get Big Lashes Triple Black mascara.

essence is the #1 value cosmetics brand in the world. essence continues to expand in North America. The brand is currently sold at www.ulta.com, ULTA, HEB, Fred Meyer, some Walgreens and recently launched into Canada, where it is featured in Shoppers Drug Mart. Look here for a store near you: http://www.essence.eu/us/products/store-finder/.

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(These items were sent for consideration)


  1. The all in one bronzer and highlighter looks gorgeous on you! I'm hoping they sell it where I am, as I really want to try it! Great post :)

    Frankie x


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