Essence is the one brand that we have all browsed through at some point in life due to their quality products at affordable prices. I was pretty excited when I read their latest press release because, boy, have they raised the bar!!!
Please note that these are not my reviews but rather the descriptions provided by Esseence.
MY MUST HAVES PALETTE
Create your own palette with Essence? I never thought I’d see this day at my local Dischem. The 4-colour and 8-colour palettes are waiting to be personalized.
There are 20 eyeshadows available (15 of the shades can be seen below).
8 face powders available: A translucent setting powder, 5 satin and matte blushes, a highlighter and bronzer.
3 lip powders and 1 lip base availble.
Individual shades retail at R34,95. An empty 4-colour palette would cost you R34,95 whereas an 8-colour palette would cost you R44,95. Do you think this is quite steep for a ‘drugstore’ brand? I love the vision Essence was going with but this might not fit everyone’s budget.
EYE AND FACE PALETTE ~ R89,95
Colour coordinated eyeshadows, blush and highlighter turn these palettes into absolute ‘it’ pieces for the eyes and face. Available in 01 Glow for it and 02 Rise and shine
GET PICTURE READY EYESHADOW PALETTE ~ R114,95
Ensures a picture ready look at any time and place with 7 perfectly aligned nude nuances with a matte, slightly shimmering or metallic finish.
ALL ABOUT TOFFEE EYESHADOW PALETTE ~ R89,95
The eyeshadow palette offers 8 trendy, perfectly aligned colours – from light shades to medium and dark nuances. The soft and long lasting texture with various effects allows you to create diverse looks.
SHINE SHINE SHINE WET LIPGLOSS LOOK ~ R44,95
The smooth, supple texture of this gloss creates an extreme shine with a wet-look effect on the lips. From nude nuances to intensive colours and prism glow effects. Available in 13 shades, including a clear gloss that can transform your favourite lipstick into a lipgloss without adding any extra pigment to the lips.
ULTRA LAST LIPLINER ~ R39,95
A soft lipliner with an intensive colour dispersion is waterproof and lasts up to 6 hours. Available in 6 beautiful mauve shades.
SCULPTING EYE PENCIL ~ R49,95
The dark colour is ideal for the lash line and for contouring the lid. The light colour is perfect for highlighting the inner corner of the eye and lower lash line. Available in 3 shades: 01 Black to white, 02 Peach for chocolate and 03 Grape a rose.
BLUSHPLAY SCULPTING BLUSH PALETTE ~ R89,95
Applied individually, the perfectly aligned blush shades are ideal for contouring but can also be mixed and match for a fresh look. Available in 01 and 02.
FADE YOUR SHADE LIPSTICK ~R59,95
As a topcoat, the white and black-red lipstick blends and fades the lipstick colour to create a trendy ombre or ‘lip bitten’ look.
INSTANT MATTE MAKEUP ~ R89,95
A smooth texture with a medium to high coverage and mineral powder pigments mattifies the complexion for up to 18hours – and feels wonderfully light on the skin. Available in 3 shades: 10 Matte ivory, 20 Matte sand and 30 Matte vanilla.
2in1 Highlight and contouring stick ~ R89,95
Contouring and highlighting is as easy as child’s play with the practical duo stick due its creamy-powdery texture.
COLOUR CORRECTING LIQUID CONCEALER ~ R54,95
The creamy-liquid texture has a light cooling effect and neutralizes all kinds of skin irregularities. Availble in 3 shades: 10 Pastel yellow, 20 Pastel pink and 30 Pastel green.
Don’t know what all the fuss about colour correcting is? Check out my recent post here on how to achieve a flawless look using colour correctors.
CAMOUFLAGE FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER ~ R54,95
Long-lasting and highly pigmented, the liquid-creamy texture reliably covers up dark circles under the eyes and other skin irregularities for a natural wide awake look. Available in 2 shades: 05 Ivory and 10 Nude. (Pictured on the left)
STAY NATURAL CONCEALER ~ R44,95
The liquid coverstick smooths out skin irregularities and hides shadows around the eyes while it’s gentle texture cares for the skin. Available in 4 shades: 01 Soft beige, 02 Soft sand, 03 Soft nude and 04 Soft honey. (Pictured in the middle)
STAY ALL DAY CONCEALER ~ R54,95
The long lasting concealer with light reflecting pigments is a true magician that makes dark circles under the eyes, redness and dark shadows disappear to give you a fresh radiant look. Available in 2 shades: 10 Natural beige and 20 Soft beige. (Pictured on the right)
LUMINOUS MATT BRONZING POWDER ~ R64,95
The matte bronzing texture with a silky-shimmering core creates a subtle, sun-kissed look. Available in 2 shades: 01 Sunshine and 02 Sunglow
RAINBOW PRISMATIC GLOW HIGHLIGHTER ~ R79,95
The powder in rainbow colours creates an iridescent glow, multi-coloured prism glow on the cheeks.
THE CUSHION EYELINER ~ R64,95
Cushion: The mega trend from Asia. The integrated sponge is soaked with a highly pigmented eyeliner texture and and dispenses just the right amount of product for perfect eyeliner styles.
LASH PRINCESS SCULPTED MASCARA ~ R64,95
Dramatic volume or defined lashes – the new mascara with a special tapered brush can do both and sculpts the lashes individually. (Pictured on the left)
VOLUME STYLIST 18H CURL & HOLD MASCARA ~ R64,95
The creamy black formula with micro styling waxes provides the lashes with long-lasting volume and incredible curl. (Pictured on the right)
VOLUME STYLIST 18H LASH EXTENSION MASCARA ~ R64,95
The diamond shape of the brush contains lengthening fibers to create long, full lashes. (Pictured in the middle)
)UT OF SPACE NAIL STORIES ~ R44,95
Holographic, iridescent and metallic nail polishes in bright colours to ensure a trendy prism effect. Available in the 7 shades seen above.
COLOUR BOOST HIGH PIGMENT NAIL PAINT ~ R39,95
The highly pigmented nail polishes in trendy pastel and intensive colours ensure Summery nail styles. The shiny formula is full coverage and offers a smooth finish with just 1 application. Available in the 10 shades.
GLOW & CARE LUMINOUS NAIL POLISH ~ R39,95
This new range strengthens and protects the nails, whilst creating a soft glow with light shimmer effects. The formula contains Kukui oil to moisturise and strengthen the nails. Available in the 7 shades.
STUDIO NAILS NAIL CORRECTOR PEN ~ R59,95
Allows you to accurately correct any small nail polish mistakes and comes with 3 spare tips.
INSTANT MATT MAKE-UP SETTING SPRAY ~ R64,95
A light, transparent spray enriched with a natural complex of active ingredients that mattifies the skin, sets makeup in place and extends wear time.
What are you most excited about from the new essence update?? And is there a particular product you’d like me to review? Let me know.
By the end of this week, I hope to have the updated Catrice range on the blog so don’t forget to check up on that.
Enjoy your day ahead, beauties!