First of – I’m nuts so this post will be live and updated few times as I’m determined to post it today, but there is no way I can actually do everything needed in the hour or so I have left.

Soooo – even though Twillight movies ended, Essence once again launched dark and mystical limited edition that would go well with the saga. I must admit I fell in love with Dark Romance limited edition on the spot and really put effort into getting everything I wanted … and it was a while since I was so exited.

Essence Dark Romance limited edition
Essence Dark Romance limited edition

There are 4 nail polishes in this LE – all with different kind of finish … at least in theory. As far as I’m concerned suede finish in Moonless Night is matte. To be suede it would have to have mattified shimmer and not just be matte creme shade. Bu still – I do like the nail polish.

The star of Essence Dark Romance LE is for majority of us nail polish freaks is The Sand aka Gothic Gold. I’m not such a huge fan of gold or sand nail polishes, but for some reason I loved this one from the first time I imagined how it would look on me. And it did not fail me – this darling feels at home on my nails. Only downside is slow drying time … but that seems to be recurring problem with Essence sand nail polishes. 2 layers are all you need for full coverage … and for obvious reasons, no top coat for special finishes.

Essence Dark Romance LE Gothic Gold nail polish swatch
Essence Dark Romance LE Gothic Gold nail polish swatch

Essence Red Romance is dark and red and matte – of course I love it. :D This one had the best formula for me – rich but not too thick and it would be dream to apply if it weren’t for the matte part … or me forgetting how careful you have to be with this finish.

Essence Dark Romance Red Romance nail polish swatch
Essence Dark Romance Red Romance nail polish swatch

Now “The Suede” is I said matte but this time in dark smoky gray brown. Niiice – I love the shade so I’ll overlook the fact that it’s not really suede in my book.

Essence Dark Romance Moonless Night nail polish swatch
Essence Dark Romance Moonless Night nail polish swatch

Last one I expected more from finish wise, but it is still pretty purple color. Of course I’m talking about Dark Night Starlight. It applies little bit too sheer for my taste, but nothing 2 coats can not fix. This is the only one I used top coat with. I just wish they put in bigger flakies – then it could really be stunning nail polish.

Essence Dark Romance Dark Night Starlight nail polish swatch
Essence Dark Romance Dark Night Starlight nail polish swatch

Now – I don’t have swatches or review of lipsticks and blushes. Simple reason is – I still don’t know if I should keep them all for myself or be little bit more generous and add one lipstick and one blush to the giveaway. It is December after all right? Right? :D I’ll add this part of the review after I decide if I want dark or light set.

Video review with nail polish application and Painted Love blush and lipstics swatches:

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83 COMMENTS

  1. Mah, nekako me odtenki niso prepričali, si moram pa še ogledati odtenke šmink in potem hitro na lov če je še kaj ostalo :wink:

  2. That’s an easy question, I want Naked 3 palette! I adore Naked and use it almost every time I put eye make up on. Naked 3 has so many pinkish neutrals which are my fav ones so I definitely need it :D

  3. Well, Naked 3 is almost impossible to get here where I am, so I’d love to get my hands on Pupa Princess collection

  4. Well….. I think everybody knows by now that I have been dreaming of Chanel, So my dream Christmas gift would be a Chanel lipstick or maybe a blush? That, and I’ve been pining after anything from Korres. I did the mistake of purchasing a lip butter, and now I want anything and everything from that brand! :)

  5. Zelo bi bila vesela kakšne šminke. Trenutno sem v iskanju ene nevtralne in ene temnejše rdeče. :lips: Želela sem nabaviti obe šminki iz Dark Romance kolekcije, a je bilo stojalo v bližnjem Mullerju žal čisto izropano.

  6. Naked 2 palette! And eventually the two faced chocolate eye shadow palette, but I don’t think it will be out in time! :)

  7. As for the cosmetic Christmas gifts, I’m a few good makeup brushes short, so that would be my wish, a lip brush, an eyeshadow brush, and an eyeliner brush, since mine got broken!

  8. i’d love to have some new shelves or cabinets to store my polish and makeup stash :D but the new naked 3 palette and new essence or catrice collections would be awesome too!

  9. I got red matte nail polish (and I love it) purple nail polish (I still haven’t tried it) and quattro eyeshadow palette, the one that has dark red eyeshadow in it, and it’s absolutely amazing!

  10. Meni osebno pa je najljubši Dark Night Starlight :wub: , ampak žal so že vsa stojalca prazna v Mullerjih okoli mene :think:

  11. Ja, Gejba… rub it in… :whistle: :haha: Zlatko mi je toooooook lep… :wub: Modro/vijoličnega pa mam pa me je tud razočaral… še posebej, ker se mi je že isti dan odrušil… res zelo slaba obstojnost…

  12. Mene tudi moti, da DM nima vsej Essence omejenih kolekcij in potem le redko dobim tiste, ki si želim, saj imam Muller oddaljen cca 50km in se mi zdi brezveze samo zaradi enega laka, ki ga mogoče niti ne bom dobila narediti toliko km :unsure:

  13. Sretno puno sudionicama giveawaya krasna je kolekcija, ja sam lakove preskocila jer se suzdrzavam od kupovine njih ali ljubicasti i crveni su mi favoriti iz ove :D

  14. I’m so waiting for this LE to arrive here…I agree with you about the “not The Suede”, actually I would have preferred a more “satin” finish (or shimmer/suede), and I really really like the blue one :wub:
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed, in case I don’t win :whistle: I’ll try to find them in a DM.

  15. Ja DM, zakaj si ravno to LE spustil -.-
    Jaz sem želela tale zlat in rdeč lak ter šminko pa nič več niso imeli v Mullerju na Čopovi :(
    Za Božička si pa že celo leto želim Guerlainov parfumček La petite robe noir <3

  16. Za božička si najbolj želim lush kozmetiko <3 Drugače pa se ne bi branila kakšnih vrhunskih ličil kot so Urban Decay in Too faced :)

  17. Jaz si želim, da bi za božička mogoče končno dobila eno od Sleek paletk, ampak ne vem če je kdo ugotovil moj namig :)) Super giveaway, jaz sem si zelo želela ta zlat lak, ampak sem bila prepozna.

  18. Najboljše darilo za božička bi bil katerikoli del Happy Holidays LE, ker sem zamudila čisto vse njihove izdelke, čeprav sem se na promo fotkah zagledala v snowflake topperja, zeleni in rdeči duo lakcec in kompletek raznoraznega prazničnega kiča za na nohte :wub: .

    • Zdaj pa razmišljam v kateri trgovini sem včeraj videla praktično polno Happy Holidays stojalo. :think: LJ – Leclerc – neka mini drogerija – Tjaša something?

  19. Waw,laki so res krasni!Vsi 4,vsak po svoje! :wub: In ker v bljižini ni Mullerja in jih drugače,kot z veliko sreče v tem giveawayu,ne bom dobila…Sodelujem in držim pesti.

    • Waw,laki so res krasni!Vsi 4,vsak po svoje! :wub: In ker v bljižini ni Mullerja in jih drugače,kot z veliko sreče v tem giveawayu,ne bom dobila…Sodelujem in držim pesti. Si pa sicer za Božička najbolj želim kompletek 8 Kiko sugar mat lakov (Digital emotions osmerček)…

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