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,
The collection just reached our stores here in Italy and I hope to find a full display; I think I’ll buy the blue one, it is my favourite, too!