I bought some new stuff from Essence and Alverde today. I don’t have much time to blog and since I haven’t actually tried any of my new stuff this won’t be a real review, but I have some quick swatches for you and some of my first and quick thoughts of the products.

Here’s what I bought …

Alverde Feel The Summer TE and Baked Eyeshadows and Essence - Haul
Alverde – Feel The Summer TE and Baked Eyeshadows and Essence stuff

… and here are the swatches …

Swatches: Essence - Smokey Eyes Sets - So What?! and Punk Vibe, Blackmania carbon black liquid eyeliner
Essence – Smokey Eyes Sets: So What?! and Punk Vibe, Blackmania carbon black liquid eyeliner

I love the Essence Smokey Eyes Sets – at least I love the brown one, which I have for quite some time now. The eyeshadow is highly pigmented and soft. The gel eyeliner is nothing to be very excited about but it’s OK for a base. The black set seems to be similar quality.

Swatches: Essence - 14 Irresistible Metallic Effect Eyeshadow, Alverde Baked Eyeshadows - Silky Grey and Green Jewel
Essence – 14 Irresistible Metallic Effect Eyeshadow, Alverde Baked Eyeshadows – Silky Grey and Green Jewel

When I tested the new baked eyeshadows by Alverde at the store I was impressed. These are soft and highly pigmented. And there are some nice shades to choose from. I bought two. And the Essence eyeshadow is also soft and pigmented. I was impressed really as I thought that Essence eyeshadows were crap. I bought this one mainly to try to include it in a smokey eyes look.

Last swatch I have for you today is swatch of the Bronzing Mousse from Alverde. It’s from their new collection called Feel The Summer.

Swatch: Alverde - Feel The Summer TE - Bronzing Mousse
Alverde – Feel The Summer TE – Bronzing Mousse

It’s a very lousy swatch, sorry for that. I don’t have much to say about this product. It’s very very soft. Other than that … I have to try it first. It seems nice on the hand, but we’ll see how it’ll perform on the face. Oh and one thing … It has a coconut smell. Nice.

As you can see in the first picture I also bought two gloss tubes from the Feel The Summer collection, but the swatches came out … let’s say “not presentable”. A few words instead of pictures. Glosses are very sheer and all are scented with different scents.

I hope these items won’t dissapoint me in the future. For now I’m satisfied.

Do you maybe already have any of these items? What’s your opinion? Do you like them?

p.s. Click on the pictures to make them bigger. ;)

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Oh, this is a nice haul! I’d love to see an eye make up with the Alverde e/s. Have you seen the new Alverde e/s for fall on the facebook site, btw?

  2. Wow ! :w00t:
    I  loved smokey look :wub:
    Essence smoky eyes kit & carbon black liquid eye liner look amazing :hmm:
     
    What a great swatches !

  3. i love the alverde fruit glosses and am a bit pissed that they are in the permanent display in germany(including the awesome gel-eyeliner and so many other things -.-, they even have a 4th shelve-row which we don’t have here)
     

  4. Thanks for the swatches! I’ve been eyeing the Essence eyeshadows for a while now but have been reluctant to actually buy them. I think I’ll go and get those smokey eyes sets now .

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