Essence Cosmetics has a released a new Limited Edition collection for the month of January and February called We Are… The minute I saw this collection, Valentine’s Day was what sprung to mind given the design and colour scheme for the collection is red and pink with floating hearts ♥ . I have a few pieces from the collection to show you guys today and at the end I’ll add in images of the stuff from the range that I couldn’t get.
The blush from the collection is definitely one of the more desired product from the release. I found it so hard to find this product as the stands I would go to would have most of the collection but this was always gone! Thank god for independent pharmacies that are long distance :P. The blush is a redish pink shade, and has a lighter iridescent pink in the centre of it. You can either use each shade separately or by mixing them together.
On it’s own the redish pink side of the blush definitely gives the better colour pay off. Mixing the two shades gives a lighter pink-pink shade and on it’s own the lightest shade would be considered more suited to be used as a highlight than a blush shade. I love the consistence of this powder because it doesn’t go on patchy like most lower priced blushes.
The shade name of the blush is called 01 You & Me=Awesome and I believed I managed to get this for 4.10 euros. You get 7 grams of product and it comes in a decent thick plastic compact which is rather sturdy given the overall price.
I was lucky enough to get sent these next two items from the collection. The first is one of the three lip liners available. I got the shade 02 P.S. We ♥ Red and this a really nicely pigmented red lip liner. This is a twist-up pencil which I love, means I don’t have to worry about needing a sharpener.
Now I no there’s nothing special about red lip liners, there is probably even cheaper ones than this one but I don’t think they will beat it on formulation! This is so creamy and buttery when applied.
It goes on completely smooth on the lips even if they’re not in the best condition. This retails for 1.90 euros and is very comparable to the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liners which retail for 20 euros a pop.
The other two shades are 01 We ♥ Pink and 03 We ♥ Berry. The names of the shades are pretty explanatory as to the colours of the pencils me thinks 🙂
Definitely the best designed product from the release! This is the We Are…Fabulous Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade 02 We ♥ Red. Basically these lipsticks are meant to be corresponding shades to the lip liners. Outer packaging is a simple black tube and has these raised red hearts painted on it.
The best thing about this lipstick is that when you open it up and twist it up, the lipstick bullet is actually in the shape of an actual Heart!! Too cute for words.
The formulation of it is very similar to that of the lipliner. It’s nice an creamy but has a bit more of a grip to it due to it’s matte texture. On the lips over the liner it has a satin finish but on it’s own it’s simply matte.
The are two other lipsticks in the range and they have the same shade names as the lip liners. The lipstick retails for 3.10 euros. Below are the other products from collection.
Essence We Are…Amazing Creamy Eyeshadow Pen
Price: 3.50 euros
Essence We Are…Perfect Dip Eyeliner
Price: 3.50 euros
Shade: 01 Stay with me!
Essence We Are…Crazy lashes
Price: 4.10 euros
Essence We Are…In Love Nail Polish
Price: 2.50 euros
Essence We Are…Funny Lip Bag
Price: 3.80 euros
Essence We Are…Lovely Eau de Toliette
Price: 3.80 euros
This collection is available in stores up until the end of February. Pennys/Primark stores do have this collection in stores but if you cannot find it I recommend trying local pharmacies instead 🙂
-Talk Soon xx