Essence have released their Spring/Summer 2016/2017 collection, bringing a fantastic lineup of products that are on-trend and very affordable.  I've swatched a bunch of products to see how they fair in terms of colour.


Light Up Face Luminzer Palette
Strobing definitely your thing?  Apply on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and below the lips.

These three highlighting powders with light-reflecting pigments accentuate the features with a light pearl, giving you an intense shimmer or golden glow finish.  The powder is soft and creamy and glides on easily.  Pigments are soft but are easily buildable.  Colours seen above have been swatched left to right from the palette.

Camouflage 2in1 Make-up & Concealer
The texture is creamy, providing a long-lasting, high coverage to hide all skin imperfections and provides a matt and flawless finish.

Colour - Ivory Beige

The colour is a light pale for my skin but this is not an issue if you are wearing under your foundation.  The texture has a medium consistency and blends in nicely.

Satin Touch Blush
This powder blush is soft and silky, instantly provides the cheeks with fresh colour of coral with alight pearl effect.

Colour - Coral

The pigment is medium.  It's not too light and not to heavy.  It is buildable depending much you want to apply. Blush comes in three colours, Coral Rosewood and Bronzer.


The eye collection consists of two new mascaras, eyeliner pen and waterproof eye pencil.

The False Lashes Mascara - Dramatic Volume Unlimited
The conic shape of the fibre brush creates dramatic volume for a gorgeous false lash effect.

Rock 'n Doll Crazy XXXL Volume Mascara
The slightly curved fibre brush provides breathtaking volume. It reaches each individual lash to ensure an eye opening effect.

Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil
The pencil is super silky and soft when applying, making it easy to apply with barely any pressure.

Colour - Rockin' taupe

 It is really pigmented and has  a metallic effect and becomes budge-proof in less than a minute.  Comes in 6 gorgeous colours.

Rock'n'Doll Duo Stylist Eyeliner Pen
Dramatic or creative? You choose. The ball-shaped tip of the eyeliner pen makes it easy to create lines or dots.  The tip is soft so don't apply pressure when using. 


Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss
The lipgloss has a creamy mousse texture and is highly pigmented.  Provides long-lasting coverage  with velvety-matt finish.  Comes in five shades.

Colours - La Vie Est Belle & Girl of Today

Matt Matt Matt Lipstick
The lipstick has a light, creamy texture with great pigment.  Dab on for a stain or apply for a bold matt finish. Comes in seven shades.

Colours - Purple Power & Perfect Match


The Gel Nail Polish
This gel nail polish formula provides nails with an incredibly long-lasting manicure and an amazing gel shine. the innovative colour technology offers intensive colour combined with perfect coverage.

Shade - Pretty Cool Life

Essence Cosmetics are available at all Target and Priceline stores.  To find out more about the brand or pick up some tips & tricks visit their website here.


  1. I honestly havent bought anything from Essence in soooo long! I'm loving the lip colours though, perhaps I'll head to Priceline to check it out! Great post :)

    This Damsel Loves Blog

    1. Thank you. I've also been impressed by the more budget brands colours lately.


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