January 21, 2014

essence Trend Edition: Metal Glam

There’s no denying it, adding a hint of metallic can bring something from boring and innocent to edgy and fun.  essence, making sure that they bring the public stylish and on-trend cosmetics at low prices, has created a lovely Trend Edition (limited edition) that’ll help with bringing your look from day to night: Metal Glam.

This collection offers a variety of gorgeous metallic shades for the nails, beautiful eyeshadows, a delightful blush, powder highlighter, as well as a lipgloss, gold topper and stick on jewels.

The stick on jewels is pretty weird if you ask me.  It's like a metallic fake tattoo for your wrist or finger. Just bizarre.

Best Dressed is a gorgeous metallic purple lipgloss. The gloss has a fruity smell, has a great consistency that is not too thick or runny and has a different applicator than the usual essence lipglosses.

The slightly curved doe-foot applicator is quite nice (especially compared to their usual applicators) . It doesn't grab too much product either.

The colour is a blue based purple that is very metallic. Unless a lot is applied, it's a little more sheer with a hint of metallic colour. If you really do not like any form of purple on your lips, I would suggest to avoid this. However, if you're not scared to experiment or would like to see if purple could be for you, pick it up and put it in your shopping cart!

These liquid metal nail polishes give your tips the look of being freshly dipped in molten metal. Although lavender is not a natural metal colour, it does look quite nice on the nails.

The Gold Topper adds beautiful flecks of gold to any manicure, instantly transforming it to be part of the metal glam trend.
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 Here they are,  Petal to the Metal, Gold Digger  and Steel-ing the Scene. Like most highly metallic polishes, it is a little streaky, but it's not too bad. The order presented is actually in order of my personal preference.

In this collection, we find two gorgeous face products. The first is a cream blush, Glam Me,  which may sound scary with the metal trend, but the colour is a soft coral with some of shimmer to it.  The highlighter, Gold Digger, is gold in colour and offers good pigmentation. A little would go a long way with this product!

Both would be perfect for the summer, the highlighter maybe more on a nice tan. However, I think wearing both at once might be a little overkill. 

The collection wouldn't be complete without some eye products! These three eyeshadows are a sneak peak of what essence has in stores for us! Metal Glam eyeshadows should be making their debut to the regular line of essence products in Spring or Summer.

They are highly pigmented and do look very sparkly, however as you can see from the picture above, the sparklyness seems to be on the top layer (I got excited and started playing with some before I took pictures) . That's not to say that these babies are not shimmery, because they very much are!

The colours, Golden Eye, Petal to the Metal and Steel-ing the Scene are shown above over a primer. You can see a little to the left and right sides where the pigmentation isn't as strong, which is where there is no primer. The colours are gorgeous on their own or used as an accent in your look. Petal to the Metal for the inner corners anyone?

I seriously love all of the products in this collection (except the weird stick on jewels). I've already spotted this collection in a few Shoppers and noticed that the products are going fast! Have you purchased any or plan on buying some?



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