Valentine’s Day is a holiday that either people really really love or really really hate. There really is no in between. For me, I think Valentine’s Day is super cute and a great way to do something different with the person or persons that you love. However, regardless of whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day I know that you are going to love this new trend edition from Essence Cosmetics called Wood You Love Me?. This is a limited edition collection and features some incredible products that you can use on the day regardless or whether you’re going out or staying in for a cozy night.
Let’s start things off with the products that I actually have from the collection and then I will pop pictures of everything else from the release below. The first, and probably the most gorgeous product from this trend edition is the Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette in 01 From The Forest, With Love! This is five pan palette that is very wearable and neutral with regards to it’s eyeshadow shades.
I have to say I absolutely love the detail that went into the packaging of this palette. It’s got a 2D reflective image on the front of it, that, depending on how you tilt it, will show two bunnies running to hug each other. It also doesn’t have any useless applicators included in it, which is refreshing to see. My only wish was that it should have had a mirror as it would have made a great choice for travel.
The pigmentation of these eyeshadows is beautiful, rich and buttery and creamy. They blend out flawlessly on the eyes though they do have a bit of fallout-especially the more shimmery shades. The centre champagne shade, in my opinion, works great as both a eye highlight and a cheek highlight and gives off a very intense shine. Highly highly recommend this palette and it only retails for €4.40.
To go with the palette, they did include a double ended brush as part of the collection. I have to say, this is a very interesting brush and I definitely don’t have anything like it in my very vast collection of brushes. One of the ends of the brush has a very unique V-shape to it and it took me a while to figure out that when you look at it from above it’s shaped like a heart! So Cute! ^_^.
That said I don’t know how you would use this brush side to apply eyeshadow, so far I’ve only been using it for highlighting my brow bone as the shape of the brush doesn’t really matter for this.
The other end is a-lot more useful and is shaped like a dome, making it perfect for applying and blending out product in the crease and the outer corner or the eye. I also found it great for highlighting the inner corner and applying my primer evenly. The bristles of this brush are super soft & yes that softness is still there after washing. They are also synthetic and so can be used with both cream and powder products. The brush retails for €2.90.
Duo Eye Pencil
Available in two shades
“The wooden eye pencil with two perfectly aligned colours in matt and shimmering can be sharpened and has a high coverage as well as a soft texture for gorgeous long-lasting results.”
“The false lashes offer breathtaking volume and a look that is sure to make all hearts beat a little faster-Includes lash glue.”
“Five high coverage, creamy lipsticks in a pink-fuschia-red colour scheme with either a metallic, shimmering or matt finish conjure-up a multitude of kiss-proof styles on the lips.”
Available in three shades
“Fast-drying nail polishes with a high coverage in lime, light pink and metallic rose gold create trendy manicures that are sure to last!”
Nail File Set
“The set contains two nail files to shorten, shape and file the nails-with one extra for your best friend.”
“Two practical makeup sponges for the application of all textures-washable and reusable.”
Highlighter and Blush Palette
“The soft shimmering highlighter in a light champagne shade and the blush in a delicate pink are a dream team for a fresh, radiant complexion.”
Hydrating Face Mask
“The moist sheet mask with active ingredients provides skin with the moisture it needs and makes the skin feel wonderfully supple. The cute bunny rabbit design is sure to put a smile on your face!”
Energizing Eye Sheet Mask
“A moist sheet mask for the eyes: it has an invigorating effect and contains active ingredients to provide moisture. And thanks to its foxlike look, the pampering face care is even more fun.”
And that’s the entire collection! As always, all of Essence Cosmetics products are extremely affordable and this collection has products that suit everyone priorities for V-day, whether it’s chilly at home and pampering yourself or going out on the town in full glam makeup. The collection is available in stores from today up until the 14th of February.
-Talk Soon xx