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During the spring and summer many people wear lighter colors of clothing and like to match their clothing with their cosmetics. With that said, essence has come out with their spring/summer collection which has a great variety of cooler colors to match your spring/summer wardrobe.
The essence Colour & Go nail polish I received is that’s what I mint. This shade is one of the new four shades that have joined the colour & go collection. The other colors are The Green and the Grunge, Give me Nude Baby, and While me and my Lover which is a Valentine’s special in red with a sparkle textured sand effect. The brush is flat and bigger than traditional nail polishes brushes which makes application easier. Each nail polish comes in color coded caps to make it easier to find your favorite nail polish. In addition, the nail polishes are free from ingredients such as formaldehyde, toluene and softening phthalates. Now available in 18 shades. Retail value $1.99
The Nail Art Effects in Call Me Galaxy is a neat 3D dimensional nail effect to add to your nail for a 3 dimensional design. The glitter is smooth and clings easy to wet nails therefore, you add a coat of nail polish and then dip your nail into the glitter. Allow it to dry and finish with a top coat. SRP $2.49
essence Metal Glam eyeshadow has metallic and shimmer all in one. This eyeshadow is highly pigmented and provides great color in a metallic finish. You can create many bold looks this summer with Metal Glam eyeshadow. Available in six colors. SRP $2.99.
These are three looks I created using each of the essence Metal Glam eyeshadow. I found the eyeshadow to go on very smooth and is pigmented very well. I did use eye primer to add a little more pop of color. They came off very easy with soap and water and I did not have to use excessive wiping. In addition the color held up very well for many hours. I love bold bright colors and these are my favorite to wear for the summer.
The essence eyeliner is a gel-based eyeliner with sparkle that will help you create a glitter eye look. The thin applicator brush helps make each application easy to apply with precision. In addition, you can also use this eyeliner on top of your lashes for an added sparkle touch. This is available in five colors. SRP $2.99
I found the eyeliner a little tricky for me. As I applied it, it looked like it was wiping off the first layer. You do need to keep dipping it in the tube to get enough out. I love the sparkle but this is not one of my favorite products. If you are looking to use this for your eyelashes this may work great for that.
With the essence Nail Tattoo pen you can create many different designs. The black pen is water based and has a precision tip to make application easier. You can apply a top coat to seal your nail art. SRP $2.49
Again this is not my favorite product, however, I still have yet to perfect nail art. I am having a hard time trying to get my lines where I want them without it looking like a 2 year old drew all over my nails. I also found I had to keep pumping the tip to get enough fluid out to get one line. If anyone has used nail tattoo pens and have more experience, I would love to hear your thoughts.
I am very happy with essence cosmetic products. I found overall they work very well and for the price you cannot beat it. Even though two products that did not work well for me, it does not mean it will not work for you. I find cosmetics to be more personal and what some people do not like others love. Check out essence and see what products you would like.