Black and gray
Essence New In Town TE (swatches, review)
Essence New In Town trend edition is preview of the upcoming products for this fall assortment change. I skipped mascaras, raspberry lip balm was sold out and other two did not look that interesting to me, so I bought both Stay All Day creme eyeshadows + I already had 3 Colour&Go nail polishes from this TE … we already have most of the new Colour&Go line.
In general I’m pretty satisfied with new Essence Colour&Go nail polishes. I like the brush, bottles are cute and nail polishes are not bad at all (remember the very first Colour&Go nail polishes … now those were really crappy).
Essence Oh My Glitter! was the first one that I tried. Application was OK, also coverage but shrinkage with Poshe top coat was immediate and very visible. I’ll use different top coat next time I reach for this nail polish. Purple shade is more warm than cool … but Oh My Glitter! can go to the cool side also. I’m guessing it’s because it’s packaged with warmer and cooler shimmer/glitter. Removal was not super easy as Oh MY Glitter! does have lots of tiny flakes. 2 coats + top coat.
Another nail polish with flakies inside is Essence Grey-t To Be Here. They loaded gray base with lots of tiny duochrome glitter and the final look is very pleasing to the eye. I did not expect glitter to be so prominent with these two shades so I didn’t add second layer of top coat to smooth out the surface … and as you can see I definitively should have done so. 2 coats + top coat.
The last nail polish in Essence Ballerina’s Charm. This nail polish looks little bit darker on my nails than in bottle. If you look at this polish in daylight, the shade becomes lighter and cooler than in my swatch. Silver shimmer is not very noticeable but it does leave it’s mark. 2 coats + top coat.
New Essence Stay All Day creme eyeshadows were warmly welcomed in my secondary primer stash. I loved both shades. For Fairies with it’s light pink shade and multitude of golden shimmer which turns eyeshadow in peachy pink shade and The Magic Must Go On with gorgeous purple base and shimmer. I used thicker layer for the swatch as I would on the eyelids … so the camera would pick up actual shades. When set with powder eyeshadow makeup lasts for 8+ hours (I removed it after that but there was still no creasing).
Did any of you buy lip balms? How do you like them? They look way too frosty on the swatches.