Essence Wake Up, Spring! TEtorek, marec 01, 2016
Like every year Essence designed a spring inspired collection with mostly pastel shades, pinks and peaches. I got a few bits to try out before it reached our shops and I've had these for about a month, but I hear this collection just launched here (ni še na Click2Chic, ampak kolikor vem bo) and it should be available though March and April. I got the peachy blush in 01 hello sunshine!, white eyeliner pen in 02 let's the spring begin and a lipstick pen 02 bye-bye winter! You can see all the products that will be available below and you see an overview of the collection with some swatches here (video is in German). By the way, the nude eyeliner looks very similar to the recently discontinued Big Bright Eyes pencil, so if you missed it, here is a chance to get a similar one.
Eyeliner pen 02 let's the spring begin
There are three colours in the spring collection, aside from this white one also a pastel violet and mint green. Simona posted swatches and her first impressions of all three here. These are felt tip eyeliners with the same design of the nib as their waterproof version, which is a decent shape, but it doesn't make it easy to draw super thin lines. When I first swatched this one on the back of my hand, I was very pleasantly surprised by the staying power as it lasted all day on the skin, it also was intense enough, but on the eyes I had to layer it to get the colour going. It's not an intense, completely white liquid colour on the eyes, it's more of a chalk like effect. It tends to transfer to the crease despite using powder under it. I would suggest using a white eyeshadow over it to set it.
Blush 01 hello sunshine!
01 hello sunshine! is a classic peach blush with a highlighter-y finish. It has finely milled pink shimmer that gives it the cutest glow. It's on the sheer side, but with layering you can build up the colour just fine and it blends well, which isn't always the case at Essence blushes. The packaging is versatile and it mimics the design of Physicians Formula powder products, since it similarly has an additional compartment underneath and a mirror. There is also a cute sign saying blush up & smile.
lipstick pen 02 bye-bye winter!
02 bye-bye winter! is a basic light neutral pink, very wearable and classically pretty. The quality is surprisingly good. It's opaque with a creamy finish and it contains a lot of wax to make it stick on better, but you don't feel that weird waxy layer on the lips. Due to such formula it completely survived meals and drinking several times, which is very impressive. It's a classic crayon pencil that needs to be sharpened and not a twist-up, which is shame, but for the price, it's fine. I think this is the stand out in this collection and worth picking up if you like such products
Have a great day!