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.

  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!