Wednesday, 13 June 2018

My Picks from the Essence Counting Stars Collection

Hi guys ! Happy Wednesday . Hope you are having a lovely week so far. 

A little while back I was browsing Takealot and I saw this cute little collection . The collection has lippies , eyeshadows , make-up application tools , hair ties and gorgeous nail goodies. From what I can gather this is a limited edition range exclusive to Takealot as I haven't seen it in store yet. 

From the collection though only a few items jumped out at me . A lipgloss , the two lippies and an eyeshadow palette. 

Essence Counting Stars Highlighter and Eyeshadow Palette 01 Make Your Own Magic R59
This is a gorgeous mini nude palette with three gorgeous colours . Online it does look more pink so don't be fooled into thinking this is a more rosey palette. The colours are SUPER buttery , creamy and blendable - these eyeshadows literally blend themselves . The highligter is a gorgeous more golden toned highlight that can easily work on the skin too - the reason I picked this up it is an easy throw in your make-up bag for a weekend away palette . 

The three colours in the palette : The browns are all super pigmented and blend like a dream - and as mentioned above the highlight shade works perfectly on the cheeks too - so for me this is a little gem to throw in my make-up bag. I was a little surprised though how small this palette was though - so maybe just keep in mind this is a LOT smaller than a normal limited edition palette. 

Essence Counting Star Lipstick in 01 Bring on the Glam & 02 Shine Bright R54
Okay first off - I have to say Takealot has the colour of the lipsticks incorrectly on the site. The name and the photo shown doesn't match . But regardless of that - both lipsticks are super gorgeous buttery and pigmented. The star shaped bullet lipstick is super adorable - but it does make applying the lipstick a little trickier . A bonus is they do leave a bit of a stain on the lips - so even though the colour fades there is still a gorgeous stain left . 
01 Bring the Glam on is a gorgeous blue-toned red lipstick . The colour is gorgeous and pigmented .
02 Shine Bright is a gorgeous bright purple lipstick - this one is by far my favourite . I was blown away by how creamy the formula was - these lipsticks really has such an amazing formula and wear time . 
Essence Counting Stars Star Shot Lip Topper in 01 live, love, sparkle R49 This is a gorgeous clear lipgloss with blue shimmer . I love sparkly glosses like this to have in my bag for when I need a quick touch up during the day or before picking up Alex from school. The glitter / shimmer isn't rough glitter but instead fine cosmetic glitter so you hardly feel it at all on the lips. 

As I mentioned - this collection is available from and they do have the full collection . 
Winners from the goodies I picked that you need - the eyeshadow palette is a winner ! The lipgloss is good but nothing you can't easily dupe ... and if you love lipstick these are a cute addition to your collection. 

How has YOUR week been so far ??


  1. Thanks my dear :)

    All products are amazing :)

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  2. You have got always lovely beauty products!
    Kisses, Paola.

    1. Thanks so much for reading Paola x

  3. Nice beauty products.
    Love the lipsticks.


  4. Amazing review! Very interesting for me!

  5. Love the color of your palette.
    Great swatches too

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  6. Great post dear!