Monday, 16 May 2016

My picks from the New Essence Make-Up releases

Hi guys ! Happy Monday . Hope you had a great weekend . Mine was FREEZING cold. The cold rainy weather in Johannesburg was actually a nice change for me - I love cold weather.

As I mentioned last week, I got a few products from the new range releases a few weeks back. While it was tempting to just get everything - I was pretty good at restraining myself and only picked what I needed (or was most excited to try ) . As these are all permanent items to the range - there's no need to rush out and buy them all in one go. 

Essence Mosaic Blush Miss Floral Coral R57,95

So let's be real ... Lynette really didn't need anymore blush. I'm pretty sure I have enough blush to last me a lifetime (or two ). These mosaic blushes are sooooo gorgeous. There's a total of 4 colours in the range - and while I wanted to super pink one, I decided that I have more than enough pink blushes and decided on this gorgeous coral one instead.

These blushes are SUPER pigmented. Which is impressive (if you read my last post of the Essence blush I go , I would have read that I was a teeny bit disappointed at first. ) . So this one needs to be applied carefully - or you might end up looking like a clown. The colour is extremely flattering on me, giving the most gorgeous coral / peachy colour.  The blush lasts about a good 7/8 hours on me before fading gracefully. 

Essence Make-Up Bag (Cosmetic Pouch ) R36,95

I'm always on the look out for cute make-up bags for my work bag or handbag , and this one ticked all those marks. It's super affordable, cute and the words on it is so true for me - I love make-up. 

 Essence Mini Sheer Lipbalm Baby Girl R18,95

While this isn't quite new to Essence ( I've shown the red one quite a few times on the blog ) - this colour is new to the range. This is Essence Mini Sheer Lipbalm in Baby Girl. This is such a gorgeous pink colour. Essence really knows how to rock pink lip colours . The balm is quite moisturising , and gives a nice subtle hint of colour that lasts a good hour or two. I love this for more natural days, or when my lips are dry but I still want a hint of colour. 

Essence The Velvets Single Eyeshadows R38,95

Essence makes amazing single eyeshadows. My mom loves getting all the limited edition ones and every time Essence brings out new textures or shades, she always likes to try a few. I picked up these two for her . The Velvet range has a nice matte velvety finish . The two colours I got was Coral Me Maybe ( a gorgeous coral/peachy colour ) and You better Mauve, a stunning mauve colour. 

Essence Keep It Perfect Make-Up Fixing Spray R57,95

Stay gorgeous! Perfectly fixed with just one spray. The light, transparent formula of the make-up fixing spray lies on the make-up like a protective layer and ensures a long-lasting finish. It has a refreshing effect, won’t weigh down the skin and is fragrance-free. I love how this hasn't made my skin break out at all, but ensures that my make-up still looks amazing when I take it off at night. 

Essence Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base R47,95

The Essence I love Stage eyeshadow base is my all time favourite eyeshadow base ... so I had VERY high hopes for the more pink toned version. And I wasn't disappointed. This makes your eyeshadow stay on all day, but where the normal one gives a more nude base, this is perfect for making pink and purple eyeshadows pop (I'm sure other colours too... But I mostly stick to nudes / pink and purples) . I can't pick which one I like the most, but if you haven't tried the Essence eyeshadow bases, I would recommend running to an Essence counter and picking up this one. 

Essence Prettifying Lip Oil R38,95
Lip Oils are a HUGE trend at the moment - and not all of us can / or want to pay an insane amount to try them out. This was probably the item I was most excited about. I wanted to pick up all 3 in the range, but first wanted to check the pigmentation on them. They aren't very pigmented, but they offer protection for your lips, making them nice and soft. As I mentioned, I can't use any branded lipbalm , but these work great on my super sensitive lips.  I currently have Care For You, Honey next to my bed and wake up with nice moisturised lips every morning. 

Essence Glossy Stick Radiant Rose R38,95

This was another item I was super excited to try - I had to keep it to one . They have matte finishes (Velvet Stick Matte) and the Glossy Sticks. I decided on trying one of the glossy colours for my work make-up bag. This is super easy to use - although I wouldn't recommend it for a work bag as it will need sharpening - except if you carry a sharpener in your work bag. The colour pay-off is pretty decent - this stayed on my lips until lunchtime - making it last through a few cups of coffee before then, It also leaves a pretty stain on your lips. 

Have you tried any of the new releases ? And if you did which is YOUR favourite ?


  1. This is such a lovely haul! I really need to try more Essence, I love the look of the Glossy Stick in Radiant Rose, it looks super pigmented and the shade is so pretty! :D xx

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words . The glossy stick is pretty awsome , there's a colour in the range for eeryone.

  2. The eyeshadows looks so good! Xx

  3. Love this! I like your picks so much. :)

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  4. Great post as always!! It's been awhile... Hope you had a wonderful week!!
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!

    1. Thanks hope you had a great week too .

  5. I want that fixing spray! I've been looking for one for months now. Thanks for sharing! :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

    1. It's really a great buy - especially since I find it works exactly like any high end setting spray - just without the high price tag xxx

  6. I love that blush, good to know that it stays on skin 7-8 hours!

    1. That is great right ? Usually more affordable blushes never last so long.

  7. Great picks, the blush is such a beautiful colour!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

    1. Thanks ... Yes it's not a normal blush tone colour I would pick - but decided to think a little bit out of the box this time round.

  8. Great post hun! I love this so much.

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  9. This blush si definitely amazing! I enjoyed your post very much, keep sharing dear!
    Greetings from Romania!

  10. Essence have been putting out some excellent collections and products these days. Love that blush and cosmetics purse. So pretty! Xxx