Essence – 50’s Girls Reloaded. New trend edition, new review. Here we go.
I was curious how the eyeshadow brush is going to be. I didn’t expect much and I think I didn’t get much either. First off, the brush is soft and it’s not dense. When I washed it, it shedded a bit too much for my liking. When I used it to do my make up, it lost another hair. We’ll see how it’ll hold in the future. Next thing is the performance “on the field”. I tried to do a make up with it and it was almost impossible to do a nice make up just with this brush. I noticed that it’s almost useless for applying eyeshadows (it’s OK for applying eyeshadow all over your lids), but it’s very good for blending, because it’s fluffy. It’s soft, but it’s not dense. The hair is pretty long. I’ll say perfect for blending and applying highlighter eyeshadow.
There are two shades of lipsticks in the collection.
- Back To The 50’s is a nice creme (no shimmer) red lipstick . The texture is creamy. The color on me is tomato red. It’s nicely pigmented and the application is easy. I’d say that with this one you’ll need a lip pencil to line the lips.
- I’m Sailing is a nice light orange-y shade . Maybe it’s even light salmon shade. The texture is the same as with the red one and it also doesn’t contain shimmer. Though it’s a bit less pigmented than the red lipstick from the collection. It’s a nice everyday lipstick.
There are three eye pencils in the collection. All of them have shimmer (not glitter). These are nice, but a bit to hard for my taste. I’d love them if they were softer.
- Love Me Tender is a nice olive to old gold shade.
- I’m A Marine Girl is a dark blue.
- You’re A Heartbreaker is grey with blue undertones.
There’s a translucent loose powder (for a flawless, matt finish) in the collection as well. I tried it on my face and I liked it. It has silky finish and it didn’t dry out my face too much. It has a soft pleasant (maybe powdery) scent. I like it.
Five nail polishes. I think it’s the first time I’ve seen 15ml bottles by Essence!!!
- Ahoy! is a creme white. I had to trim my brush. Otherwise I think it’s a nice white.
- Back To The 50’s is a creme (cherry) red.
- I’m A Marine Girl is a dark shimmer blue.
- Love Me Tender is a frosty champagne with a bit of pewter to it.
- You’re A Heartbreaker is a grey shade with tinny multicolored (silver, blue, green) shimmer.
I also prepared a short video of every product that I bought. There’s a better view of the brush and translucent loose powder as well swatches of the eye pencils and lipsticks. At the end there’s also a nice view of the nail polishes. I hope you’ll enjoy “the view”. :D
My conclusion: The brush is OK for blending, not for applying eyeshadow. Lipstick are nice. One is great everyday shade and another classic red. And no shimmer. Thumbs up. Eye pencils are too hard. Nice colors though. Translucent loose powder is a very good powder. I recommend it. Nail polishes are nice and a huge plus are the big bottles!!!
Gejba bought the eyeshadows and here are her swatches and her thoughts on them.
Swatches are made over the eyeshadow base – I used two different bases for the darkes part of the duo.
01 I’m A Marine Girl: This is duo that I like the least from 50’s Girls Reloaded LE. Lighter shade comes in nice beige color, but is too shimmery for me. The biggest shimmer is limited only on the upper layer of the eyeshadow, so I’ll probably use it once in a while. Blue shade is blurple at best. It looks almost warm purple on KIKO eyeshadow base, while Rival de Loop Young brings out the cooler toned purple.
02 You’re A Heartbreaker: I liked the gray part of this duo. It’s finely milled and has slight blue undertone to it. The white eyeshadow is way too shimmery for my taste.
03 Come On Board Captain!: gray-green-beige eyeshadow was the main reason I stopped in front of the 50’s Girls Reloaded stand (that and I had to check out lightest lipstick ). Very useful shade for me + it isn’t very shimmery. Darkest eyeshadow looks like mix of black-blue base and blue shimmer. KIKO base does nothing for this eyeshadow while Rival de Loop Young brings out the shimmer to the front.
19 thoughts on “Review and swatches: Essence – 50’s Girls Reloaded”
Can you compare “You´re a heartbreaker” with “London´s Weatherforcast” from Catrice?
I can’t even explain how happy your positive responds for this review made me. I’ll do my best to do such reviews in the future as well. :wink:
Thank you very much for all your comments!
Barve šmink so mi zelo všeč zato sem jih tudi jaz testirala in ugotovila da sta zelo slabo obstojni pa še cez robove ustnic se mi razlivata. Bom pa na podlagi tega prispevka preizkusila še puder…
Se strinjam. Obstojnost je bolj švoh. Tudi meni se je potrdil sum, da se bosta razlivali čez rob. Pri svetli še ni problem, pri rdeči pa je liner res nujen. V glavnem … šminki čisto v stilu Essence kvalitete šmink. :D Puder pa mi je res všeč!
Beautiful swatches! I love lipsticks from this collection :)
I also got 2 eye pencils – amazing colors! :)
četkicu sam gledala i baš mi se učinila loša, pa sam uzela catrice-ovu i savršena mi je :happy:
mislim da ću morat po puder i koji lak :ermm:
Nekim čudom :happy: me lakići nisu privukli, što je stvarno rijetko, no bar sam tu malo uštedila..
Puder sam uspjela nabaviti i fenomenalan je, baš se lijepo stopi s licom i obožavam ga.. da imam viška novaca bi uzela još jedan za rezervu..
Kistić mi se čini ok, dok su ruževi fantazija.. od crvenog sam ruža odustala jer sam se nečega morala odreći da ne bankrotiram :nervous: ali ovaj ruž boje lososa je neodoljiv, senzacionalan :party: i nadam se da će biti moj..
Uglavnom, moram vas pohvaliti cure.. swatchevi su vam super, sve ste jako lijepo prikazale, video je odličan, ma imam samo pohvale.. samo nastavite tako.. baš volim doći na vaš blog pogledati što ima novo jer su vam članci zakon.. i svi redom vrhunski napisani.. :wub: :rose:
Thanks so much for the amazing review+swatches+video! Very helpful!! I want the lighter lipstick, the powder and the blue-grey nail polish. Did you say flat brush and 15ml bottles? Maybe I should buy all of them!! :D
Yap, 15ml bottles and flat (but not wide) brush! :nails:
My favourite nail polishes in this collection is the white one (Ahoy) and the frosty one (Love Me Tender). Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll have this collection in Belgium :(
Which nail polish are you wearing in the video? Is it holographic? Beautiful :)
Here’s the link to my manicure: http://www.parokeets.com/en/2011/08/notd-ice-queen-konadicure/ :wink:
Awesome review! I fell in love with the lipsticks, especially I’m Sailing. Unfortunately, the chances of this collection coming to Macedonia are slim :(
zakon predstavitev. za vsako trend kolekcijo od essence bi moralo biti tako, sem prav uživala. komaj čakam, da grem jutri u mursko in si še v živo vse ogledam.
kaj veliko me pa pri tej kolekciji ni pritegnilo, edino velika želja je svetla šminka. to bi pa res rada dobila.
hvala za tole.
Me veseli,da ti je všeč! :happy: Potrudila se bom, da bom v prihodnje posnela še več takšnih review-ev. ;)
Bravo punce :happy: :happy: Tole pa je nazorno prikazana kolekcija. Filmček na koncu NORO. Hvala Maestra.
Laki so mi ful všeč. Kakšne lepe barve :cute: . Senčila za oči se mi pa ne zdijo nič posebnega. Svinčniki me ne zanimajo – bom upoštevala mnenje strokovnjakinje.
Punce super ste! Super review. Sploh ne dvomim, marsikateri bo v veliko pomoč.
YUMMY ENTRY! *__*
The blue polish was taken by a friend of mine and I’m waiting for it, and I can’t wait for it *__*
The collection is not arrived in my town, yet, so I’m trembling, because I would want the brush and 2 boxes of eyeshadows (the BOXES; I nedd for the boxes, not for eyeshadows LOL) :D
ik have both lipsticks and the red and blue polish and omg! i love those lipsticks :D
Nice collection! I love the packaging of the eyeshadows, the red lipstick and the grey polish. Thank you for the swatches! :)
What an amazing review!! I love love the video, you guys did an awsome job!
“My” store just got this collection and only picked up two eye pencils but the display is almost empty after only a day so I guess people really like the whole collection.