PSA: A new essence Trend Edition has just launched! I love the limited edition collections launched by essence, not only are they affordable, but they are also super pretty and great quality, and the latest one is no different. So, without any delay here is a review of the products I bought from the essence Blossom Dreams Trend Edition.
The collection is quite big, with face, eye, lip and nail products. There are two nail pigments, a top coat, a nail oil as well as a scented nail file. For eyes there is an eyeshadow palette, an eyebrow lifter and two eyeliners. For lips, there are two lip pencils. Lastly for face, there is a blush, a rainbow highlighter and a stunning highlighter and blush brush that I am yet to see in store.
I bought the blush “call me coral” (“kiss from a rose” is not available in SA, or it may just not be in stores yet), the rainbow highlighter “prism of light” and a velvet lip pencil in “call me coral”.
Swatches from top-bottom:
Blush (R69.95):I don’t really think the blush can be called a blush to be honest, it is far too light and shimmery as you can see in the swatch below. But it works so well as a beautiful highlighter. I love the flower embossing too!
Highlighter (R69.95): I love the highlighter! Not only is it so pretty to look at, it gives a lovely glow to the cheeks. The swatch below is a heavy swatch of all the colours swirled together. Both the blush and highlighter are so fine and buttery with no chunky glitter in sight!
Velvet Lip Pencil (R49.95): This can be used as a lip pencil or as a full on lip colour. It is pigmented, long-lasting and non-drying. It prolongs the wear time of your lipstick and when worn on its own fades to a wearable stain. Plus, how gorgeous is the colour?
Now for the nail products!
The nail oil (R49.95) is a bi-phase oil enriched with sweet almond oil and vitamin e that is applied to nails and cuticles. I have been using this before bed since I bought it, and my finger tips are so soft when I wake up in the morning! It does take a while to absorb, so best to do it before bed to avoid getting anything oily.
And finally, we have the mirror nail pigment (R54.95) aptly called mirror, mirror on my nails… and the waterbased top coat (R49.95). These were the products I was most intrigued by since I had never tried a nail pigment before. The pigment is a very fine metallic powder that contains real silver which is applied to nearly dried polish for a chrome look. It is rubbed onto the nail until smooth and then sealed with the waterbased top coat.
I used Lace ‘Em Up by Morgan Taylor as the base colour, which is part of the Winter 2017 Collection, The Great Ice-Scape. I waited until the polish was dry to the touch and then rubbed the pigment gently onto the polish. At first it was a bit patchy, but after a few rubs it coated the polish evenly and smoothly. I then applied the top coat and I am quite happy with how it turned out on my first try.
What do you think of the collection, see anything you like? I definitely want to get the brush when I see it in store! The essence Blossom Dreams is available now at Dischem, but remember it is limited!