Essence Bloggers’ Beauty Secrets 2016

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My favorite beauty product is … top secret and super sought -after: which products do bloggers and trend setters like and why? Essence worked with four of them to develop the new trend edition “bloggers’ beauty secrets”, which is offering beauty multi-talents. Diana zur Löwen from Dfashion created a true all-rounder with her “touch up to go!” palette while Palmira from beautypalmira focuses on the eyes with her “vintage rose” palette. With “shape & shadows”, Mary Oliver from Strikeapose presents a contouring palette for the eyes and brows in keeping with the latest trend, and Serena Verbon from Beautylab ensures a wow-complexion & fabulous eye makeup for the summer with her “the glow must go on” palette. On top, the bloggers have revealed their favorite beauty tips, but shhhhh, they must remain top secret.


International Launch Date – from June to July 2016 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Australia, Ireland, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, UK, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Brunei, Myanmar, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Algeria, Bahrain, Malta, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Tunisia. Continue Reading

Essence Matt Ivory Soft Touch Mousse Foundation Review, Swatches, Photos

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I received Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up the other week, as I’m lately on the look out to replace my go-to mousse foundation which is Max Factor Whipped Creme as it has been discontinued for a while. I don’t have any skin problems so I’m just looking for a simple foundation with an airy or mousse-like formula that will be easy to apply with my fingers and will give me a matte or semi matte finish.


Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Prestige Boutique (blv. Iuliu Maniu nr 59) and online ,

International – Now at Muller and local drugstores

Essence Matt Ivory (04) Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up (21.70 Lei / €3.75 for 0.56 oz / 16 g) is just the right shade for a light skin tone girl like me. It comes in this small see-through glass jar and has a nude plastic top. Continue Reading

Essence Honey Berry Lip Liner Review, Swatches, Photos

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For me Essence Lip Liners offers the best drugstore quality that you can find, so over the years I purchased and use so many colors. The other week I found myself at Prestige Boutique on the look-out for a new lip liner that will go with my newly purchased Estee Lauder True Liar Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion (review, swatches) that I told you about earlier today. So the closest matching shade that I found was Essence #15 Honey Berry Lip Liner that I’ll be reviewing today.


Where to buy:

Romania – Now, and local drugstores like Prestige Boutique (blv Iuliu Maniu, nr.59 Bucuresti)

International – Now

Essence #15 Honey Berry Lip Liner (€1.45 / 6 Lei for 1 g / 0.035 oz) is a medium-dark raspberry with violet undertones and a matte finish. It has a good color payoff, being opaque on the lips and delivering a rich color in just one swipe. Continue Reading

Essence Juice It! Summer 2016 Collection

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Essence Juice It! Summer 2016 Collection looks like the perfect treat for those hot summer days. It looks refreshing, juicy and so colorful and the products vary from fragrance, to nail polishes, lip colors and even one new and limited edition detangle brush. Do check it out!


Fruit up your life! On summery shirts, as cool accessories or as creative nail art styles – super cute fruit is everywhere this season. With the new trend edition “juice it!”, essence is offering juicy beauty-pieces. The colours in the collection are reminiscent of a mixed peach, watermelon and cherry fruit basket, and the gel-like, partially scented textures conjure-up spring colour effects on the lips and nails. Favorites include the jelly tint lipstick with a semi-transparent formula and a unique colour effect as well as the detangle brush with a cool kiwi look. The fragrant nail stickers with lots of little fruit designs ensure colourful eye-catchers on the nails and the fruity-floral fragrance of the eau de toilette with cherry, nectarine sorbet and tonka bean is sure to put you in the mood for summer. essence loves fresh fruits!


International Launch Date – May 2016 at Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, Belarus, Russia, Finland, South Africa, Italy,
Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Myanmar, Taiwan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Algeria, Israel,
Malta, Saudi Arabia, Sir Lanka and online at Continue Reading

Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters 2016 Spring Collection

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Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters 2016 Collection is totally dedicated to eyebrow products just like so many other releases of this season. Even though Essence has been quite absent from Romanian market over the past year, I mean none of the limited edition collections were brought here, I like to take a peek on what’s really going on internationally since there’s always the possibility of ordering online.

Flashy brows! Brows are leading the Beauty Top List this season and should be accentuated and eye-catching. With the right shape, they highlight the eyes and give any make-up style an individual touch. The new essence trend edition “little eyebrow monsters” provides girls with everything they need for perfectly defined wow-brows. The collection includes care products and cute tweezers for preparation, an eyebrow & highlighter set and practical helpers like stencils in three different shapes for fabulous “look at me” brows. Brow Wow… with essence!



International Launch Date – April until May 2016 and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Russia, New Zealand, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Afghanistan, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Oman, Sri Lanka, Syria, and the United Arabic Emirates.  Continue Reading

Essence Lights of Orient Summer 2016 Collection

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Essence presents its newest trend edition Lights of Orient, a beautiful limited edition 2016 spring summer makeup collection which reveals a new eyeshadow palette with a gorgeous oriental packaging. I’m loving the entire collection, not to mention that all the shades from the eyeshadow palette are right up my alley so I’m pretty sad that this collection won’t arrive in Romania.


Oriental beauty express! Let essence take you on an exciting journey into the world of 1001 Arabian Nights with the new trend edition “lights of orient” and dive into the oriental culture. The pulsating bustle around the souks, desert landscapes with magnificent Bedouin tents and the temperamental rhythm of the belly dancers – the unique flair fascinates all visitors. And the oriental look with deep black eyeliner and golden highlights is also impressive. The colour scheme of this bronzing edition is as warm as the Arabian sun with cream, gold, copper and various nuances of red. There are many treasures just waiting to be discovered, including a beautiful bronzer in an oriental design with a matt bronzing texture and shimmering golden powder in the center. The matt lipsticks in trendy oxblood as well as two additional red tones and the golden body tattoos are particularly eye-catching on tanned skin. The body splash with a warm, floral fragrance provides a boost of freshness on hot, sunny days. essence loves… Arabian nights!


International Launch Date – from mid April to mid May 2016 at exclusively in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine, New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Belgium, The Netherlands, South Africa, UK, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Myanmar, Philippines, Chile, Colombia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arabic Emirates Continue Reading

Essence Wake Up, Spring! 2016 Collection

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Essence Wake Up, Spring! Collection is quite a delight to look at. The new Essence spring 2016 beauty collection features not only new products and shades, but offers quite an interesting, modern and more stylish packaging for its new items. This Essence trend edition has it all, from makeup and nail products to hair accessories and makeup tools. Take a look and see for yourselves.


Goodbye winter, hello spring! Feel the first rays of the warm sun on your face and enjoy spending time outdoors again. From now on, scarves and hats can remain hidden in the closet as essence welcomes the spring season with the new trend edition “wake up, spring!”. The pastel color scheme includes apricot, pink, lilac and mint, and the product design convinces with spring-like floral elements. The ultimate spring pieces include a blush with an integrated mirror, a small blush brush with “wake up” lettering on the handle and the tie & dye nail polish sets with a base and two soft jelly shades each for gorgeous color gradients on the nails. Finally spring… with essence!


Beginning March until April 2016 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Belarus, Russia, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa, UK, Italy, Spain, Myanmar, Chile, Costa Rica, Malta, Sri Lanka) Continue Reading

Essence Try It. Love It! Spring 2016 Collection

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Essence Try it. Love It! Collection is a new spring 2016 trend edition with playful and vibrant red and pink lip colors and velvety pastels for the eyes. Discover the entire line right after the jump and decide what products are worth to be on your wishlist.


Spotlight on! With “try it. love it!”, essence is honoring the beauty charts for the coming Spring /Summer season with its very own trend edition. The excellent quality of the diverse textures for eyes, lips, face and nails is convincing from the very first application. Two new mascaras and a mascara topcoat create extremely dramatic volume. The longlasting lipsticks offer a velvety-matt finish in the it-colours dark purple, rosé and rosewood. The soft touch mousse concealer has a creamy texture to ensure a flawless complexion without dark circles under the eyes. The new I ♥ Trends nail polishes conjure-up radiant colour reflections and jelly-like results on the nails.
These products all deliver on their promise: excellent quality at the best possible price – try it, love it!


International Launch Date – from January 2016 online and Continue Reading