Happy Monday! Did you have a fabulous weekend? Mine was really productive and if all goes well, there will be something new coming today! I am excited and terrified at the same time. But enough of my rambling, I have something new to show you today.
I knew that the new Essence trend collection was due to come out soon but I happened to stroll into Dischem and I was thrilled to see the new collection on the shelves already. This is a valentine collection but I think more of an ‘anti valentine’ collection and I love it. Let me show you
Essence – Crew love is true love
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It has a ‘latex’ finish. Essence already has a latex red in their existing line but it is a slightly different tone of red. Maybe a bit darker. I haven’t done a comparison but shout if you want to see one. The formula on this one was really good and the opacity was good too. I like it.
Essence – L.O.V.E Blah blah blah
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It also has the ‘latex’ finish and it’s quite a unique colour too. I first thought it was a dark grey but it is quite green so I would go with a khaki colour. Great formula and opacity. Definitely a strange but lovely colour. I suspect if you had to topcoat this one it might even have a very very subtle shimmer to it.
Essence – Love is in the air – Don’t breathe
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It is a ‘metallic’ finish. It dries a bit matte and I have left it as is here. It is a gold colour and with topcoat it is just stunning. The formula and opacity is fabulous and I just love this colour too. I thought this was going to be my favourite but it ended up in a solid second place
Essence – Talk to the hand
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is also a ‘metallic’ finish but it dries a bit matte as well. It is packed with a beautiful shimmer. Once it is topcoated it is even more breathtaking. Fabulous formula and opacity. This is definitely my favourite.
What do you think? I think this is such a fun collection. Not your typical valentines colours – or names – and they’re really all so beautiful. Which one is your favourite? Have you grabbed some of them yet? Let me know what you think of them.
Thanks for reading,