This is a very cheeky collection from Essence and since nude, natural makeup is so very in, the range couldn’t have been brought out at a better time. Essence really has a finger on the pulse and their trends collection tend to be spot-on each and every time.

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Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss (R38.95) in 03 Taste The Sweets and 01 Shy Beauty are fabulous non-sticky lipglosses which work well over lipstick or on their own. Shy Beauty is a sheer “natural” lip colour that I have found myself reaching for on a daily basis. Taste The Sweets is darker and gives a nice sophisticated lick of colour to ones lips.

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Long lasting lipstick (R44,50) which I received in 01 Wearing only a Smile and 03 Come Naturally. I may be very fair but I found Wearing Only a Smile to be too light for me. Interesting my friend with a much darker skin tone tried it and it looks great on her. Especially with a touch of gloss. Come Naturally is a lovely warm winter shade which is more of a plum-nude colour.

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I Heart Nudes eyeshadows (R47,95) in 01 Vanilla Sugar, 03 Creme Brulee, 05 My Favourite Tauping and 06 Coffee Bean. Oh what beauties these are! Perfect for creating a natural smokey eye effect and for highlighting as well. 03, 05 and 06 blend perfectly together to create a lovely defined eye that is subtle too. Perfect for the nude look!

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I Heart Trends The Nudes nail polish (R34,95) in 05 Pure Soul which I really didn’t like. I find it to be too opaque and it just makes my nails look stained rather than chic. Aside from this one dud the collection is superb.

Comments

  1. Those lipsticks are seriously gorgeous looking! And I LOVE the packaging of the single eyeshadows. Essence has really upped their game. Great review!

    XX

  2. Cannot wait to get my hands on these shades. Especially the glosses and lipsticks

    Zaakira x

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