A few weeks ago I had the honors of attending the Essence Spring and Summer 2014 Collection launch party that was every girls dream come true. Everything was decked out in rose gold, pink and metallic from the décor to the table settings, to the food and of course the collection. They also had an amazing dessert table that I may or may not have gained 5lb at, rose gold champagne and of course new, fun, exciting and sparkly cosmetics.
Got my nails did with the new Essence Nail Art Effect
Spending some time with some fellow Londoners
A little JB- you can see a full review on this collection here
Essence Metal Glam Collection
Essence Spring and Summer 2014 Collection will add some sizzle to your day and evening looks with its bright shades of bold metallic and glittery accents that give your eyes and nails an unforgettable look this season. Lashes will be blacker and bigger, bronzers and highlighters unite and your nails will be showstoppers and more creative.
The product I got most excited about would have to be the new Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow that features a mix between metallic and shimmer to light up your eyes this spring. It comes housed in a clear plastic container, so you’re able to see the shade within, and a flat flip lid for easy stacking. It has a soft and silky smooth texture that has a very thin shimmery overlay that’s gone within one or two swipes and you’re then just left with the beautiful metallic eyeshadow underneath. It’s extremely pigmented, one swipe is more than enough to give a vibrant pop of colour, but I find it difficult to blend, almost next to impossible, so be careful where you place the colour. It wears for an entire 10 hours with no creasing or smudging when worn with a primer and comes in 6 new shades and retails for $2.99.
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 02 Coffee to Glow
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 03 Frosted Apple
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 07 Golden Up!
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 01 Jewel Up The Ocean
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 01 Steel-ing The Scene
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 08 N Ice Frosting
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 05 Chocolate Jewelery
Essence get BIG! Lashes Triple Black Mascara will give you black, blacker, triple black lashes thanks to its deeper carbon black formula and large, innovative fiber brush that gives you maximum volume and adds density to each lash. It comes in a standard large mascara tube in bright purple with contrasting pink lettering and features an over-sized wand with a ton of bristles that are evenly spaced out. It has a wet and lightweight formula, is extremely pigmented and very black. It distributes nicely with the first layer and makes lashes look denser and with more volume, but when adding a second coat it starts to clump a little. Forget about it adding length or curl to your lashes and I did experience a little flaking within 4 hours, but never any smudging or raccoon eyes. It retails for $3.99.
Essence Lash Mania Reloaded Mascara features an innovated elastomer brush with star-shaped bristles that help to separate and grab each lash to give them incredible length and volume. It comes in a sleek, sliver with black lettering tube and has plastic bristles with a unique shape that gives great separation, length, and lift to the lashes. It has a heavier, more wet formula that is silky and smooth and applies beautifully to each lash. I get extremely long lashes with no clumping or dry, flaky lashes thanks to its silky formula and it also gives great volume to each lash that’s never stiff or crunchy. It retails for $4.99.
Essence Crystal Eyeliner is a gel-based formula that features a precision brush applicator to create long, lasting, glittery eyes. It has an ultra-fine brush tip that helps for never over-apply, it’s quick drying so the glitter stays put and makes it easy to apply layers to intensify your look. It’s not opaque so you’re going to want to apply a few layers, try pairing it over black eyeliner to intensify the colour and sparkle. It comes in 5 fun colours and retails for $2.99.
Essence 3D Eyeshadow are the perfect aligned shade duo that allows for a variety of looks and finishes with a 3D effect. . It comes housed in a clear plastic container, so you’re able to see the shade within, and a flat flip lid for easy stacking. It has a soft, very pigmented formula with the smallest amount of glitter that isn’t overpowering. You can apply it dry for a satin, metallic and shimmering finish or apply wet for a bolder, dramatic, intense look. It’s easy to apply, blends beautifully and lasts the entire day without smudging, flaking or creasing. It has a 1 new shade for a total of 5 colours and retails for $3.49.
Essence 3D Eyeshadow in Vanilla Latte
Essence Mono Eyeshadow comes in 3 finishes, holographic, shimmer and metallic. It comes housed in a clear plastic container, so you’re able to see the shade within, and a dome shaped flip lid. It has a very soft, very creamy and very smooth texture to it that goes on smooth, is easy to blend and is highly pigmented. It has no fall out and lasts all day without creasing or fading. It has 7 new shades for a total of 15 colours and retails for $2.49.
Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 71 Miss Atlantis
Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 77 Sandy Says Hello
Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 73 Mint Candy
Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 72 My Baby Blue
Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 70 Fox in the Box
Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 78 Vanilla Milkshake
Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 74 Peach Beach
Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss features a unique longer, flatter doe-foot applicator than your average lipgloss applicator which helps to pick up the perfect amount of product and in one easy swipe you’ve applied the perfect amount of gloss to your lips, rarely ever having to double dip. It has a rich, creamy texture to it that’s not sticky and is highly moisturizing. It is decently pigmented with a nice shimmer but isn’t crazy glossy. It’s the perfect layering gloss over your favourite lipstick or on its own for a little stain underneath and lasts for a good 2 to 3 hours before having to reapply. It has 1 new shade for a total of 12 colours and retails for $2.49.
Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in 02 Smooth Berry
Essence Lip Liner will help keep the bleeding and feathering at bay when paring it with your favourite lipstick or lip gloss and will help intensify your lips. These deliver intense colour payoff, are incredably creamy and soft and glide onto the lips almost effortlessly. It also helps to prolong the wear time of lipstick if you shade in your entire lip with the liner before apply your lipstick. It has 2 new shades for a total of 6 colours and retails for $1.49.
Essence Lip Liner in 12 Wish Me A Rose
Essence Lip Liner in 06 Satin Mauve
Essence Lipstick comes in a cute and playful packaging with the tube shade matching the colour of the lipstick found inside. It has a very creamy, soft and smooth texture that glides onto the lips with ease. It has a slightly glossy sheen to it and comes in a variety of finishes. It’s pretty pigmented, feels moisturizing, and applies semi-opaque, pretty good for a drugstore brand. It’s very buildable, stays put and lasts a solid 4 hours before wanting to reapply. It has 3 new shades for a total of 10 colours and retails for $2.99.
Essence Lipstick in 54 Honey Bee, 64 Flirty Pink and 67 Miss Peach
Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm has a refreshing, sweet, fruity taste and scent to it with a domed swivel top shape that fits perfect onto the lip for easy swipe and go motion. It features castor oil giving it a heavy, balm like, super soft and supply texture that’s highly moisturizing. It offers a sheer tint and comes in 1 new shade for a total of 4 delicious colours and retails for $1.99.
Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm in 05 Fruit, Fruit, Fruity!
Essence Nail Tattoo Pen lets you create your own nail tattoos from the comfort of your own home. It’s perfect to create one of a kind designs and intricate nail art thanks to its black nail polish pen that’s water based and had a precision tip for elaborate works of art. For someone who struggles painting her nails, this pen is super easy to use, the same as you would a pen on paper, only on your nails. It lasts for a good 3 to 4 days before you see wear, just apply a few top coats afterwards to really seal the designs. It retails for $2.49.
Essence French Manicure Pedicure Pen is much like the Essence Nail Tattoo Pen only used to create a white French manicure look on both your nails and toenails. Just one stoke of the pen and you have perfect manicure, done in minutes. It retails for $2.49.
Essence Nail Art Effect Nails gives a 3D effect to the nails with its three dimensional textures like pearls, velvety powder, glitter, flakes and metallic glitter. You just paint your nails as you normally would, starting with one coat followed by a second coat, but before the second coat is dry you apply the art effect to it, followed by a top coat if you like. It has 1 new effect for a total of 4 effects and retails for $2.49.
Essence Nail Art Effect Nails in Multidimension Glitters
Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish features it patented quick and easy brush that’s flat for an even easier application. It comes in mini sexy hourglass figure nail polish bottle with colour-coded cap for the corresponding nail polish inside, making it easy for you to find your perfect shade. It has a thin, creamy formula that is a little streaky on the first coat, but evens out by the second coat, sometimes you may need 3 coats, depending on the shade. It’s applies easily, the wider brush makes it easy to cover entire nail with 2 strokes and it lasts a good 4 days before chipping. It comes in 4 new shades, one of them being a textured sparkle sand effect for Valentine’ s Day, and now has a total of 19 fun shades and retails for $1.99.
Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in 156 Me & My Lover, 152 Give Me Nude, Baby and 159 The Green And The Grunge