Long time, no see! Today I’m sharing a quickie in-store swatch and review of the Essence Try It Love It trend edition collection. Things have been hectic at Procrastination House this year, but I’m hoping they will start to settle down by the end of this month so I can get back into the swing of things.
Speaking about swinging, I recently waltzed past a freshly unpacked display for the Essence Try It Love It trend edition. I took some photos of swatches done from the testers to share with you all, and then got promptly hit with the “no free time” stick. I did check in last week at the Target at Castletown, Townsville where I saw this display and it was still quite stocked, so if you’re in the area you should still be able to pick up a few of these beauties.
Essence Try It Love It!
This Trend Edition collection by Essence was introducing the “new beauty must-haves” of the coming season. As the information on the Essence Try It Love It trend edition page states, it’s “all about diverse textures for your eyes, lips, face and nails”.
The colours in the display really caught my eye, and as I was in virgin tester territory for the very first time, I went to town and swatched everything that had a tester!
Using the order of my incredibly pasty, hairy, white girl arm swatch, I’ll run through the items.
There were 2 shades of liquid lipstick, 03 almost real – a camel/apricot beige, and 04 show off! a bright coral red, emphasis on the red. They were the sticky style of liquid lipstick, great pigmentation and super glossy. They were quite moist, and my swatch transferred quite easily to my shirt which had an accidental Homer make-up shotgun-esque style makeover on one boob. (Such a good look in public)
Next were the two sheer lipstick shades. These were very sheer, and had a sparkle through them. The red/pink lipstick was 13 Like a Princess, and the sheer nude shade was 01 My First Love. These lippies would be great for someone who only wants a little bit of colour/sparkle on their lips and wants the formula of a lipstick over a lipgloss.
Next was my favourite product from the display, the matte touch blush. There were two colours available, although only 10 peach me up! was available as a tester. I would have liked to try the darker dusky rose shade of blush, but it was not to be. I also forgot to take down the name darker blush, my bad! I guess I’ve learned for next time I’m taking clandestine swatch photos in the store.
Sadly, I ran out of testers, so on to the “no tester available” products starting with the four “All About” eyeshadow palettes on offer. The palettes were “all about Bronze”, Roses, Nudes and Greys. I think the Bronze palette called to me the most, as I love cream and dark mushroom beige colours together on my lid, but the different colour options didn’t really scream BUY ME NOW, I’ve seen palettes with this colour range before. They would still be a good every day option for someone who needs to start or refresh their make-up collection.
Second to last items were the three nail polish colours, which was was what initially caught my eye. One of these shades is a “soft matt”, the bright coral 47 va-va-voom, so it could possibly be a satin finish or rubber style matte polish. The other two shades appear to be cremes, with the grey sporting the name 53 rock my world! and the dusky rose being 48 my love diary. I have no idea on formulas as no testers (and I already had enough lippie on my shirt by this stage – I didn’t need to be handling wet nail polish as well!).
Lastly, there was the bright Multi-Action volume mascara, with a comic book style bright yellow “Multi-Action” emblazoned across it. To be honest I wasn’t paying much attention by this point as Manbeast was itching to get a move on, and I tend not to use volumising mascara because I end up with black freckles on my lid. As I sit typing, I am remembering my last experience with an Essence mascara which never ever dried on my lashes, even after a few hours, so this might be another reason I wasn’t really giving much attention to the mascara, as both my wallet, and my eyeball, have been burnt before.
Well, that’s it! My quickie in-shop swatch post for the Essence Try it Love it trend edition ended up taking an epic amount of time to finish the post for! I must be off now, as I have a whole table full of junk to sort out before this weekend’s swatching session!