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Essence Cubanita Trend Edition

Another limited edition trend edition from the brand Essence Cosmetics is hitting the shelves for the month of July and ending in August. Details on this collection are all below and as far as I know this collection won’t be available in Ireland.

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Jumbo Highlighter

“Fine metallic, shimmering pigments ensures a summery glow-the gorgeous palm tree embossment and the exotic coconut fragrance create a Cuban beach feeling.”

Gel Eyeliner Pen
Available in two shades

“Metallic turquoise and pink with a high coverage ensure long-lasting, waterproof eye makeup styles.”

Cosmetic Bag

“Cute cosmetic bag made of canvas with a banana print and a funny statement-perfect for storing beauty products.”

csm_225178225743_7f7d117c02Duo Brow Styler

“One end is for combing the eyebrows and the other is for applying various eyebrow products-especially suitable for liquid and gel-like textures like the cushion eyebrow ink.”

csm_225177225743_008053fdecCushion Eyebrow Ink

“The innovative cushion is soaked with liquid eyebrow ink and dispenses just the right amount of texture. The eyebrow ink has a buildable coverage: one layer is ideal for lighter skin tones, two are perfect for brunettes.”

Baking and Banana Powder

“The loose powder in a soft, light yellow is ideal for the baking technique or for use as a matt highlighter.”

Wet Look Lip Laquer
Available in two shades

“Liquid lip colour in pink and purple with a strong coverage and a high shine effect.”

Nail Polish
Available in four shades

“The ‘Essence Beauty Friends’ community has selected it’s favourites: the winners are these four summery ‘cubanita’ nail polishes with a strong coverage and a high shine effect”

Balmy Tint

“Tints the lips in a long-lasting pink-lighter or more intense depending on the individual pH-Value of the lips.”

csm_225172225743_7e195c9690Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Essence Cosmetics website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Essence Cosmetics™

 

 

Brows, Eyes, Face Powders, Highlighter

Technic Cosmetics

For the past few months I have been putting a few items from the brand Technic Cosmetics to the test and trying them out. The main reason for this is simply because this is an incredibly affordable brand that has a large selection of products so it would be a tad disappointing for me not too. All of their products tend to retail here in Ireland for less than five euros and are available in most drugstores and pharmacies.

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The first product that I have is their Colour Correcting Setting Powder and this is a relatively newer product to their range. The powder itself is actually yellow in colour and comes packaged in this clear plastic tub with a corresponding lid in the same yellow as the powder. The tub itself is actually clear and you get a whopping 20 grams of product in it so it will last you quite a while.

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You also get a powder puff inside that also helps to keep the powder inside the holes. Personally I found the puff too thin to actually use and it really didn’t help keep the powder inside the tub at all. The powder itself, once you get past how messy it is, is actually a lovely powder to use. My biggest concern was that it would create a cast on the face considering it’s colour but it didn’t do that whatsoever. The powder itself is really fine, so it simply just sinks into the complexion and brightens it thanks to the yellow pigment of it. I totally recommend this as a vanity table powder, not good for travel as it will get everywhere.

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The next product was the one I was most excited to try as their have been rave reviews on both Twitter and Instagram about it. This is the Technic Cosmetics 24cT Gold Highlighting Powder. Whether it has actual gold in it or not, I have yet to discover but I honestly didn’t like this powder as a highlighter. And I really hate myself for saying that because it looks absolutely stunning in it’s compact. It even has this really cool design effect as an embossing but I found that it was over pigmented, too dark and too chunky to be used as a highlighter.

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Now makeup is makeup, and it’s so not necessary to only use a product as it’s described so I went ahead an used this as an eyeshadow instead because the colour of is simply beautiful. It worked absolutely perfect like this. I found that blending it into the eyelid got rid of some of the chunkiness. Pigmentation wasn’t an issue considering it was already highly pigmented as a highlighter so that completely translated on the eyes.

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This shade mixed with a classic winged liner and your good to go. I just have too look at it as a big pan of eyeshadow :).

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Their Mega Lash Mascara has got to be my favourite product that I have tried from them to date. They claim that this mascara is “Mega Volumising” and I totally agree. If your looking for really intense, really big lashes than this mascara will certainly give you that. The pigmentation of it is a perfect intense black and it dries almost instantly so you don’t have to wait before going in with more coats. It also layers nicely so you don’t get any clumps with additional layers of it on the lashes.

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I was genuinely surprised that I liked this mascara as much as I did as it has a plastic bristle wand to it and I am a lover of the natural bristles mascara wands. I’ve been using this mascara for roughly two months now and it’s only now starting to dry out a bit. I know your only meant to use mascaras for 3 months at a time but I honestly think as long as you keep it sanitary and for your use only, you can definitely get at least 6 months out of a tube of this mascara.

SAM_2864Final product that I have from them is their Brow Definer brow pen in the shade Medium Brown which if I’m honest as a colour is a tad to light for my brows. The product itself is actually a liquid and comes in this pen with a felt tip applicator that is not that dissimilar to a liquid liner. I have actually tried this as a liquid liner and it works really good if not better than it’s intended brow use.

SAM_2873The felt tip actually has a flatted edge to it , and so you rotate it depending on whether you want fine strokes or broad strokes when filling in your brows. It does a good job at filling in the brows I will say that but I honestly found it a bit harsh. Because of it liquid formulation, it’s really difficult to achieve a natural look with this product. The only effect you get is that tattoo HD brow look that is very Instagram popular. Might be for some people but for me it was too fake looking. I personally prefer a soft looking brow that looks natural.

SAM_2888Those are all the products that I have been trying out recently from Technic Cosmetics. Have you guys ever tried this brand? Let me know if you have and what products you recommend below!

-Talk Soon xx

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Makeup Tools

New Urban Decay Brushes

Urban Decay have launched a brand new brush collection called UD Pro. These ae an UD Exclusive so if you want access to them they will be available on the Urban Decay website for you once you sign up to be an Urban Decay Junkie. I don’t know if they are limited edition or if in the future they will be released in stores but here’s an overview of the entire collection with their prices!

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Angled Lip Brush
Price:
22 dollars/20 euros

Flat Eyeshadow Brush
Price:
24 dollars/22 euros

Detailed Concealer Brush
Price:
22 dollars/20 euros

Large Powder Brush
Price:
49 dollars/44 euros

Diffusing Blush Brush
Price:
32 dollars/28 euros

Diffusing Highlighter Brush
Price:
32 dollars/ 28 euros

Angled Eyeliner Brush
Price:
22 dollars/20 euros

Contour Definition Brush
Price:
32 dollars/28 euros

Angled Brow Brush
Price:
20 dollars/18 euros

Essential Eye Tool
Price:
15 dollars/12 euros

Eyeshadow Contour Brush
Price:
22 dollars/20 euros

Optical Blurring Brush
Price:
32 dollars/28 euros

Medium Eyeshadow Brush
Price:
24 dollars/22 euros

The Finger Brush
Price:
26 dollars/24 euros

Large Tapered Powder Brush
Price:
45 dollars/ 40 euros

Smoky Smudger Brush
Price:
24 dollars/ 22 euros

Domed Concealer Brush
Price:
26 dollars/24 euros

Large Eye Shadow Brush
Price:
26 dollars/24 euros

Moondust Brush
Price:
24 dollars/22 euros

Tapered Blending Brush
Price:
24 dollars/22 euros

Precise Eyeliner Brush
Price:
18 dollars/16 euros

Large Tapered Foundation Brush
Price:
59 Dollars/52 euros

Detailed Smudger Brush
Price:
22 dollars/20 euros

Iconic Eyeshadow Brush
Price:
26 dollars/24 euros

Tightline Brush
Price:
22 dollars/20 euros

Flat Optical Blurring Brush
Price:
32 dollars/28 euros

Large Blending Brush
Price:
26 dollars/24 euros

Finishing Powder Brush
Price:
39 dollars/35 euros

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Urban Decay Website and hence remain property of L’oreal and Urban Decay TM. Images used are for illustrative purposes only.