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Review and swatches: Essence Circus Circus TE

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Essence Circus Circus trend edition reached our country. Well, most of it. We’re missing one nail polish shade – no. 02 Don’t feed the tiger. :shock:

Essence Circus Circus trend edition

Essence Circus Circus trend edition

Creme part of nail polish duos are fantastic. They’re easy to apply and glide onto the nail, are one coaters and I didn’t need to use fast drying top coat at all. :bow:

In all swatches I used one coat of base polish and one thicker coat of glitter top coat.

Best one is black part of Essence My Sparkling Acrobat duo. Gold glitter? Mnjah – squares, hexagons … Now if the added flakies … :w00t:

Essence Circus Circus TE - My Sparkling Acrobat nail polish swatch

Essence Circus Circus TE - My Sparkling Acrobat nail polish

Red combo was probably my favorite. Essence Applause, Applause glitter is more subtle and it doesn’t stand out as gold on the black does.

Essence Circus Circus TE - Applause, Applause nail polish swatch

Essence Circus Circus TE - Applause, Applause nail polish

Essence Cotton Candy nail polish duo doesn’t have any large square or hexagon glitter, but seems to sparkle the most. :biggrin:

Essence Circus Circus TE - Cotton Candy nail polish swatch

Essence Circus Circus TE - Cotton Candy nail polish

Stay all day eyeshadows I simply loved. My favorite color-wise is It’s Magic – gold shade. It spreads easily and works great as secondary primer on my oily eyelids.

Essence Raise The Curtain For … will probably be the one that I’ll use the most. Color is not as green as on the photo – it’s more brownish.

My Sparkling Acrobat I got for my birthday so I already wore it couple of times. I used 2 coats in the below photo, you can see how one coat looks at the video. This creme eyeshadow reminds me formula-wise of Ballerina Backstage Grand-plie in black, but it has longer staying power and lots of fine shimmer. I like it mainly because it deepens the color of the powder eyeshadows I use over it.

While It’s Magic is easily applied with the brush, other two seem to need little bit more heat to spread easily … I guess cold weather doesn’t agree with them. :silly:

Essence Circus Circus TE longlasting eyeshadow

Essence Circus Circus TE longlasting eyeshadow: It's Magic, Raise The Curtain For, My Sparkling Acrobat

Video of individual swatches of each nail polish half and eyeshadows:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOY8rLD2ixQ[/youtube]

Price:

  • 2,75 EUR (3.7 USD) for 2x4ml (0,13 fl.oz.) of nail polish;
  • 2,75 EUR for 5,5g (0,19 oz) of eyeshadow (expiration date 12 months after opening it).

See anything worth buying from Essence Circus Circus TE?

email: gejba@parokeets.com; Starševski klepet

44 Comments

  1. crazy4makeup

    January 17, 2012 at 15:22

    Woow i love your photos! ^_^

  2. silvia.pco

    January 8, 2012 at 17:45

    Great swatches, I loved the nail polish in My Sparkling Acrobat and the eyeshadows as well! Which brush are you using on the video to apply them? I tend to apply my cream shadows with my fingers but it can get messy… :)

    • Gejba

      January 8, 2012 at 21:49

      It’s one of the Abbamart Bubinga Toray Creme Eyeshadow brushes … not sure if it’s medium or large.
      I pretty much always apply eyeshadows with brushes … otherwise I’m bound to wear it somewhere else that intended. :biggrin:

  3. Ulmiel

    January 6, 2012 at 18:19

    Gejba, kaj veš, potem tudi DM nimajo Don’t feed the tiger? Danes sem kupila ostale tri, tega pa niso imeli, pa sem mislila, da je samo razprodan. Jih rabim za swap, sicer mi k sreči niso všeč. Razen nakupa Alessandroja Precious Treasure sem zelo pridna. :wink: :yes:

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:14

      Nope – v SLO tega odtenka ne bo. :sigh:
      Hura za Precious Treasure. :happy:

  4. ghostopera

    December 31, 2011 at 17:38

    Ful sem vesela, da obstajate :D (čeprav moja denarnica ni tako zadovoljna :P). Te dni sem našla vašo spletno stran med iskanjem po googlu in je zares super, ker vse opisujete in ocenjujete. Tako je pol lažje izbrat stvari za nakup.
    Hvaaala :D bom sigurno postala vaša zvesta bralka (samo za informacijo, v Mullerju in dm-jih na obali praktično še ni Circusa, sem samo našla, in kupila, črno senčilo :( )

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:15

      Brez skrbi – naše denarnice tudi niso vesele naše obsesije. :biggrin:

  5. cutekitty

    December 12, 2011 at 20:35

    Hm, tudi jaz se nekako bojim te embalaže. verjetno bom kupila Essence Cotton Candy, ker imam rada rožnato, pa jo zadnje čase grdo zanemarjam :blush: Istočasno pa je embalaža kar originalna… Glede na ceno, bom pokupila vse in bo z njimi razveseljeval božiček….hm, ali pa velikonočni zajček :whistle: , ker dobim te TE res pozno! :ermm:

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:16

      Koliko Circus lakcev je potalal Božiček? :silly:

  6. nail crazy

    December 9, 2011 at 14:22

    ajmeeeeeee, crni i zlatni kombinacija je fenomenalna :stars:

  7. Esther (Fab Fingertips)

    December 8, 2011 at 22:53

    I really want the gold one, but they’re not sold in the UK. Boo!

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:17

      They’re sold in USA but not UK. :undecided:

  8. Cristina - PeeBeforePolish

    December 8, 2011 at 19:47

    Wow, these shades are really nice! I’m afraid that this edition won’t never arrive here in Italy, we still have the Whoom Boom collection in my city… :(

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:18

      So by your timetable, you’ll be getting Circus in spring time. :silly:
      But I did hear that you got them in meanwhile, so hope you got everything you wanted.

  9. sia

    December 8, 2011 at 18:54

    My Sparkling Acrobat nail polish is my favourite from this collection :) i’ll definitely buy it ;)

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:18

      How do you like ti? :cute:

  10. Maestra

    December 8, 2011 at 18:34

    Hvala za lepe swatche! :ahug: Dvostranskih lakov ne maram preveč. Pri Essence so ustvarili luštne kombinacije. Rdeča se mi zdi še najbolj originalna, ostale so že velikokrat videne. Senčila izgledajo mamljivo.

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:20

      Mene je pri lakih še najbolj prepričala kvaliteta krem odtenkov. :biggrin: Senčila so pa zame zvezda te TE. :thumb:

  11. MissDoll

    December 8, 2011 at 18:20

    Tale kolekcija me ni prepričala, bom prišparala za kakšno bolj všečno :wink:

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:20

      Crystalliced? :devil:

  12. rock-or-not

    December 8, 2011 at 17:52

    Thanks for the review!!
    The polishes are not really original to me )=
    The eyeshadow it’s magi is awesome!

    • Gejba

      January 6, 2012 at 19:21

      Original no, quality wise they’re great though.

  13. femketje

    December 8, 2011 at 16:40

    i actually just bought the three double polishes :D

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 16:40

      Is Don’t feed the tiger among them? :w00t:

  14. Bellen

    December 8, 2011 at 16:27

    Lakec My Sparkling Acrobat mi je prelep! Škoda da nimajo Don’t feed the tiger!

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 16:39

      Jaz možno stiskam pesti, da pride manjkajoči lepotec v DMe.

  15. Kejti

    December 8, 2011 at 15:53

    Eyeshadows are wonderful :)

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 16:38

      They really did a good job with those. :yes:

  16. hermetic

    December 8, 2011 at 15:38

    Crveni lakici su mi naj, i ove dve tamnije senkice, bice dobro ako kolekcija stigne do nas, bas je prava praznicna!

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 16:38

      Sigurno će doći bar u Muller. Ispala je puno bolje nego što sam mislila. :thumb:

  17. Taya

    December 8, 2011 at 15:38

    Joj, Gejba, tvoji swatchi me vedno prepričajo. Najprej nisem hotela nobenega, zdaj bi pa vse 3. Ampak se bom verjetno bom verjetno brzdala, če naletim na tole stojalo, in vzela le rdečega, ki mi je še najbolj všeč. :yes:

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 16:37

      Nič kriva. :biggrin: Rdeči je res lušten. :nails:

  18. Atqa

    December 8, 2011 at 15:33

    :drool: Gorgeous!!!! I want everything!!!

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 16:35

      Hope you get everything on your WL. :happy:

  19. Malin

    December 8, 2011 at 15:31

    A DM-i pa nimajo Cirkus Cirkus look-a?

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 15:33

      Ne še, jih pa dobijo. :yes:

  20. Nuša

    December 8, 2011 at 15:17

    Sem vedela, da bom spet hotela polovico stvari. :sigh:

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 15:34

      Kakšno si je pa ja treba privoščiti. :biggrin:

  21. Natalie

    December 8, 2011 at 15:09

    I think I’ll go for the first duo polish and all the eyeshadows!

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 15:35

      Eyeshadows simply rock. I wonder how do they far on those with “normal” eyelids.

  22. Gone2RehabBRB

    December 8, 2011 at 15:02

    Senčke :sigh: Spet neka stvar, ki jo bom lovila po trgovinah.
    Čeeeeprav si zlate najbrž ne bi kupila.

    • Gejba

      December 8, 2011 at 15:35

      Jaz pa že vidim vse kombinacije z zlato. :biggrin:

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