Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Review & Swatches ♡ Essence April 2015 Range Update

Essence are soon to be releasing a number of new products to their range, just in time for the autumn/winter season here in Australia. The following products, as well as number of others, will be on sale from the 6th of April 2015. Most of these products follow the nude trend; and include a number of natural, soft, neutral shades. If you're interested in seeing a sneak peak of what is to come, then keep reading!

First off, is the Essence Silky Touch Blush in 90 Summer Dreaming*. I am a massive fan of the Silky Touch Blushes - in fact, I now own 7 of these babies. This is a beautiful light peachy pink blush, which is ideal for pale skin! It's pigmented, yet not too overpowering, and just adds the perfect amount of colour into your cheeks.

Essence have reformulated, repackaged and added new colours to their line of single eyeshadows. They now have a new texture, and the design imprinted in the eyeshadow has been changed. The range includes matte, shimmery, and metallic formulas. I have the Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 15 Hazel Me Not*, which is a matte cool toned brown shade. This eyeshadow isn't overly pigmented, but does make a fantastic transition/blending shade.

Moving onto lip products, I have two of their five new nude lipsticks, which seem to be an addition to their Longlasting Lipstick range. These are the Essence Longlasting Lipstick Nude in 01 Wearing Only a Smile* and 03 Come Naturally*. Wearing Only a Smile is a very pale peachy nude, and Come Naturally is a deep mauve nude shade. These lipsticks are very creamy, but I'm not a fan of the lighter nude shade, as it makes my lips blend into the rest of my face!

I also have two of their six new nude lipglosses, the Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss in 01 Shy Beauty* and 03 Taste the Sweets*. I had never tried any of the XXXL lipglosses before, and so far I am really liking the formula. They are glossy, non sticky, and smell amazing. Shy Beauty is a pale candy pink shade, and Taste the Sweets is a medium rosy pink.

They have also released a brand new mascara and eyeliner, the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara* and the Essence Easy 2 Use Eyeliner Pen*. This black mascara is an second addition to their line of Lash Princess mascaras. This mascara provides great volume, curl and thickness to the lashes, but unfortunately it smudges under my eyes, so I can only use it on the top lashes. The new black eyeliner pen gives results very similar to those of the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner. It is extremely precise and has a very fine brush tip, which makes eyeliner application a breeze! This is definitely a new favourite of mine.

Moving onto nails, another product following the nude trend is the Essence I Love Trends Nail Polish The Nudes in 05 Pure Soul*. This is a pretty pale beige shade, filled with micro shimmer. I haven't had a chance to wear this one yet, so I don't know what the formula is like. There is also a new range of 26 gel nail polishes, that set just like a regular nail polish, and do not use a LED or UV light that is usually required for gel polish. I have two shades, the Essence The Gel Nail Polish in 11 4 Ever Young* and 04 Our Sweetest Day*. Our Sweetest Day is a light metallic shade, and 4 Ever Young is a vibrant watermelon creme shade - swatch here. These polishes have a gel finish, and are extremely glossy. They have also released a base coat and a top coat that work in conjunction with their gel nail polishes, the Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat* and the Essence The Gel Polish Top Coat*. So far I have been really liking these, as they extend my nail polish wear time and make my nails look extremely shiny. These new gel polishes are also great, as they are easy to remove with regular nail polish remover!

Summer Dreaming | Hazel Me Not | Wearing Only a Smile | Come Naturally | Shy Beauty |
 Taste the Sweets | Easy 2 Use Eyeliner Pen

Overall, I have only been playing with these new releases for a few weeks, but so far I am really impressed! I can't wait for this collection to release so I can purchase some of their other new goodies, like the sponge nail polish remover and some more of the mono eyeshadows. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list of all of their new products, it is only the ones I have. If you're interest in seeing what else they will be releasing, have a quick look here.

Eila xo

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. 


  1. I'm actually slowly becoming obsessed with Essence.
    I may have a problem hahaha.
    I really like using the eyeliner!

    1. They're such a great brand, especially for the price!
      It's such a fantastic product, isn't it! ♡

  2. What a collection. I have to say I like the lightness of the Essence Silky Touch Blush in Summer Dreaming. A gorgeous shade.

    :] // ▲ ▲

  3. wow you got so many things! I've actually got to try more from the brand, I rarely hear bad things!