Face Powders

Essence Cosmetics Create & Transform Palette

Essence Cosmetics has been upping their game lately with regards to their Trend Limited Edition releases. They have ventured into full, all-in-one palettes which is major thing when it comes to a brand like Essence as most of their products are individuals so it’s a nice change to see a big palette from them.

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This is the Essence Create & Transform palette and it contains 15 pans which consist of contour powders, blush powders, highlighting powders and three gorgeous transformer shades along with a dewy gloss pan.

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The only thing I wish this palette had is a mirror as it’s big enough to hold one and it doesn’t have one. The palette also comes with a flat eyeshadow brush, which didn’t really make any sense to me as this is a face palette but there really isn’t anything stopping you from using these shades as eyeshadows.

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First three shades are the contour shades, and these are so good for us paler skin toned girls as they are light enough that they don’t look orange when applied. These shades are also perfect for using as the transition shades when using them as eyeshadows.

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There are six really gorgeous blush shades, some are nice and bright and there are also some lovely neutral shades that can be used with a range of makeup looks. I have to say all the powders are amazing in both formulation and pigmentation. They have great colour pay-off and they blend out brilliantly.

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For highlighting there are two shades as well as three transformer shades which are meant to be used over the regular highlighters to intensify them and make them pop just that bit more. I personally found the transformer shades to look incredible one their own firstly and on the inner corners of the eyes.

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The final pan is a gloss, which I have not removed the plastic film from and I honestly don’t plan too as I personally think it will just get super messy and the powders will probably end up in it. You can just use Vaseline or cosmetic gloss instead of it. Personally think they should have sold it separately as a larger pan or made a little kit of the palette and the gloss in a tube.

Those are all my thoughts on this gorgeous palette from Essence. I believe it’s out now and available up until the end of  May.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored. 
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Catrice Active Warrior Limited Edition Collection

The Gym is definitely the one place were makeup is a big no no. When you work out, the pores on your skin enlarge in order for the skin to breath and so any makeup on your skin would be absorbed and these would probably then lead to breakouts. But that said I know some people can’t go t the gym without popping a little something on before hand. Catrice Cosmetics has definitely come to their rescue with the release of this new collection called Active Warrior. All of the products in this collection are waterproof, sweatproof and long-lasting which is everything you need when it comes to products designed for the gym. The collection is limited edition and only available for the month of March and April so if you want anything from it I recommend you head to your nearest Catrice Cosmetics stand.

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Epic Active-Proof Luminize
Price: 
€4.50
Available in two shades

“Creamy, waterproof highlighter with ultra-fine shimmer particles. The practical flock applicator ensures targeted highlighting of individual areas of the face”

Life-Proof Liner
Price: 
€3.70

“Waterproof, long-lasting kohl eyeliner, which unites the simple application of eye pencil with the precision of liquid eyeliner. With an inter-grated sharpener in the lid, the tip of the mine can be sharpened before every application.”

Sweat Solider Refreshing Wipes
Price: 
€2.80

“For on the go: practical refreshing wipes gently and effectively remove unpleasant smells. With an invigorating fragrance”

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Epic Sex-Proof Lip Ink
Price: 
€4.95
Available in two shades

“Colour-intensive lip tint with a long-lasting staining effect. Two powerful shades, combined with light textures for pleasant wear. “

Instant Blurring Stick
Price: 
€4.50

“Mattifying primer stick with a visible soft-focus effect. Can be applied underneath foundation or simply as a touch-up on the go. “

Make-Up Freezing Powder
Price: 
€5.50

“Mattifying, delicate face powder with a soft-focus effect. Sets make-up in place for especially long-lasting performance. Waterproof and sweat-proof. “

Make-up Freezing Spray
Price: 
€5.50

“Setting Spray with a fine spray nozzle for long-lasting make-up. Can be used as a primer, fixing spray or refreshment to go. Sweat-proof!”

 

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™.
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Catrice Blush Flush Limited Edition Collection

The trend of draping has been almost as popular in the makeup world this year as contouring was two years ago and strobing was last year. To make sure you have the right tools to achieve this trend Catrice Cosmetics has based it’s recent limited edition collection for February on it, and has released a total of 6 products in varying shades to help achieve the perfect draped look.

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Double Faced Brush
Price:
5.50 euros

“High-quality, double-ended face brush with synthetic bristles for a particularly flexible application. The end with the slightly wavy, black bristles is especially good for the smooth application of powder while the straight, light bristles perfectly blend creamy textures into the skin.”

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Ombré Blush Palette
Price:
5.50 euros
Available in two shades.

The blush palette with a soft powder texture unites various effects ranging from matte to shimmering. The gorgeous colour gradient allows individual application possibilities for a radiant, fresh look.”

Fluid Glow
Price:
5.50 euros

“The liquid blush has a slightly shimmering finish and an ideal dosage thanks to its pipette applicator. No matter whether used as a base underneath powder formulas or applied solo, the Fluid Glow is extremely versatile.”

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Blushing Mousse
Price:
4.50 euros
Available in three shades.

The blush with a mousse texture has a beautiful matte finish. Its sponge applicator ensures an accurate application. To intensify the effect of powder textures, simply apply the mousse as a base.”

Butter to Powder Blush
Price:
4.50 euros
Available in three shades.

“With an innovative hybrid texture, which transforms the buttery formula into a powdery finish and offers an intensive pigmentation for especially fresh looking colour.”

Cushion Powder Cheeks
Price:
5.50 euros
Available in two shades.

“The creamy powder texture is located in the cap of the stick and has a sponge applicator for easy blending-ideal for on the go!”

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via Catrice Cosmetics Brand PR and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™.
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Essence Valentine’s Day Trend Edition: 💞 Wood You Love Me? 💞

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!  ^_^.

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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
Price:
€2.90
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.”

 

 

False Lashes
Price:
€3.80

“The false lashes offer breathtaking volume and a look that is sure to make all hearts beat a little faster-Includes lash glue.”

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Lip Palette
Price:
€4.40

“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.”

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Nail Polish
Price:
€2.50
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
Price:
€2.50

“The set contains two nail files to shorten, shape and file the nails-with one extra for your best friend.”

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Make-Up Sponges
Price:
€2.50

“Two practical makeup sponges for the application of all textures-washable and reusable.”

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Highlighter and Blush Palette
Price:
€3.80

“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
Price:
€1.90

“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
Price:
€1.90

“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

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.
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Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Collaboration

New launches are never done half-way when it comes to Urban Decay and this is definitely evident in their Spring 2018 release which is in collaboration with Kirsten Leanne, a youtuber who’s main ascetic is her love  of bold colours. It’s very easy to see why Urban Decay decided to part with her on this release as their love of colour can be seen with every product in their line. As far as I know these products will be available in stores on March the 1st and much like their UDXBasquiat collection, it will probably be limited edition.

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UD x Kirsten Leanne Kaleidoscope Palette
Price:
 $39/€33 approx.

UD x Kirsten Leanne Daydream Palette
Price:
$26/€22 approx.

UD x Kirsten Leanne Beauty Beam Highlighting Palette
Price:
$34/€29 approx.

UD x Kirsten Leanne Vice Lipstick
Price:
$17/€19
Available in three shades

UD x Kirsten Leanne Vice Liquid Lipstick Duo
Price:
$29/€24.50

UD x Kirsten Leanne Vice Liquid Lipstick
Price:
$18/€20
Online Exclusive

UD x Kirsten Leanne Eyeshadow
Price:
$19/€21
Online Exclusive

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Urban Decay Website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Urban Decay™.

 

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Essence ‘Made To Sparkle’ Trend Edition

Happy 2018 everyone! I hope everyone had an amazing time off and a great start to the new year. Essence Cosmetics has one of the most featured brand on my blog throughout 2017 and so I thought it would only make sense, from my perceptive, to feature it as my first post of 2018. Trend Editions are small capsule collection that Essence Cosmetics tends to bring out every few months just to introduce new trends to it’s line and keep things fresh within it’s products.

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For this trend edition Essence Cosmetics truly brought the duo-chromatic trend to life, especially with it’s Highlighting and Transforming Prismatic Palette. This palette contains four very unique duo-chromatic powders that can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks to add intense pops of highlight to those areas.

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The powders themselves have a very satin and silky texture to them. Pigmentation for me could have been more intense but I did find if I sprayed my brush with a bit of MAC Fix+ than I got the payoff that I wanted from them. I think this is a great highlighter palette for the eyes, especially for the inner corner and the lips, particularly on the cupid’s bow. For the cheeks, I personally found the powders difficult to get to mesh with the skin.

Also from the collection I picked up two of their Highlighting Eye Pens and kinda wish I didn’t. These have such a creamy formulation to them and their pigmentation definitely looks like the kind of thing I want popped on to my eyes to make them glam.

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Unfortunately the pigmentation just didn’t translate. I would go and swipe these pens across my eyelids and nothing would go on my eyes almost as if they’re dried out, which they’re not because they swatch beautifully on my hands….can I say dud products or what -_-.

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The first of these pens is in the shade 01 Highlight In Your Eyes and this is a nice shimmery silver with a very intense gold undertone too it that makes it look almost titanium in colour.

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The pens do come in great packaging in that they are twist-up so there is no need to worry about a topper…not that you’ll be apply them much because as I’ve said they don’t give any pigmentation what so ever on the eyelids.

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The second shade is called 02 It’s Time To Party and this is a nice champagne rose gold shade. I know Essence Cosmetics is one of my fav brands ever but these pens definitely didn’t do it for me. I do highly recommend the palette if you’re looking to add something extra to you’re makeup look.

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I’ve added images of the other available products within this trend edition below and I can definitely say that the liquid lipsticks are of amazing formulation. I didn’t pick them up because I have so many lip products in my collection at the moment but my friend did and she loves them to pieces.

Highlighting Glow Drops
Shade:
01 Oh, It’s So Glow!

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Rose Gold Liquid Liner
Shade:
01 You Were Born To Sparkle

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Sequin Matt Top Coat
Shade:
01 Pour Some Glitter On Me!

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Nail Polish
Available in 4 shades

Velvet Metallic Liquid Lipstick
Available in two shades

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative only and property of Essence Cosmetics™.

 

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Catrice Kaviar Gauche 2017

A new limited edition collection has been released by Catrice Cosmetics for the month of November and it’s another collection based on Kavier Gauche which is a popular German bridal brand. This is the third limited edition collection that Catrice has released based on Kaviar Gauche. The collection I think will be available up until mid January.

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Blush & Contour Brush

“Brush for blush and contouring with synthetic bristles perfect for cream and powder textures.”

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Brush Bag

“High-quality brush bag in an elegant nude tone with space to store five brushes.”

Eye Blender Brush

“Brush for blending textures with soft bristles and a rounded brush shape.”

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Eye Lid Brush

“Brush for application on the lid with dense synthetic bristles for cream and powder textures.”

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Eye Shadow Palette
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“Eye shadow palette with soft nude and brown shades that have both matte and shimmering effects.”

Highlighter
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“Golden Highlighter with a powder texture that is suitable for all skin tones.”

Highlighter Brush

“Highlighter (Fan) brush that has a special shape for an accurate application for powdery textures.”

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Disclaimer: All images used in the post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™.