Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

28. avgust 2019

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

I finally finished this post, I have been preparing it for months, literally. I noticed some of the shades are leaving the stores in the next few weeks and some new are coming but I don't know which ones. I reviewed the This is Me collection and some new products that came out at the start of summer, like the new Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara.


Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

There are a few other Lash Princess mascaras that I had on my wishlist for ages but I didn't have a chance to try them yet. A couple of months ago I got this waterproof version to test. Essence says it's a perfect mascara for an active lifestyle - for sport, pool or tears - it should stay intact. 

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

The Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara comes in the same packaging as the other ones but with blue writing. I love the rubber on top, it's easier to open the mascara. In it, you get 12ml of product for around 3-4€The wand is wider on one side but still quite narrow, I prefer it to the huge I Love Extreme one because I don't make such a mess. 

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

The formula is great, it's not very wet, it's somewhere in the middle. I have it for a while now but I do remember it was very wet from the start. Now, when it's dried a little, it's quite easy to apply but sometimes it can stick the lashes together, so you have to be a bit careful. The effect is why I keep using it the most out of all of my mascaras. It's very black and it lengthens the lashes. It makes them look fuller and blacker and gives lots of volume.


It is waterproof, it survived a crying test, there were just a few flakes that fell off. It also holds well during sweating and workouts. There is only one thing to consider if you are getting this mascara - the mascara is hard to remove, I feel it's harder to remove than the I Love Extreme. Even my trusty Ombia remover doesn't get it off that easily.


Essence The Eyebrow Pen Semi Permanent
Shades: 01 Blonde, 02 Light Brown, 03 Medium Brown

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

These Eyebrow Pens come in black packaging with silver writing. The cap is in the shade of the pen. I received three shades, I believe there are 4 shades available in stores. 

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019
Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

Essence says styling your brows should be easier with the triple-point felt tip but I can't get it to work properly. I was testing the darkest shade I got and it didn't even show up on my eyebrows. When I tried it on my hand, it was poorly pigmented and I had to push down hard to get any colour but then I didn't get nice brush strokes, it was just a mess. I also tried the second brown shade that was okay pigmented but I can't get it to work and show up like I want to, I actually don't know if I'm clumsy or what because I did see some good reviews of these.

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

I didn't like these eyebrow pens, I do my eyebrows much quicker with just brow powder and I feel the shade that would be for me, is actually too warm-toned.


Essence This is Me Gel Nail Polish
Shades: 01 freaky, 02 happy, 03 bold, 04 crazy, 05 legendary, 06 real, 07 enough, 08 strong

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

This is Me Gel Nail Polishes come in the same glass packaging as their normal nail polishes that I talked about before but they have a white cap. I forgot to take a picture of the brush but it's the same as by the regular ones. These cost 1,69€.

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

I said before that I love the formula of these, it's creamy, the brush is easy to work with and they stay on my nails for almost the whole week. The formula is also well pigmented, on the photo I only have one coat on every nail, you can see 07 enough would need two coats but other ones are okay.

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

This is Me collection is about nude shades and finding a perfect nude for your skin tone. I think there are 20 shades in total. I got first 8 shades of polishes to test and I think that not all of them are available to purchase in Slovenia. We mostly have lighter shades. 

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

There are so many nude shades but I think none really suits my skin tone. Except for 05 legendary, they are mostly mauve-rose-brown toned and I expected more of a proper nude, like, for example, this one from Avon. Next time when I'm the store I need to check if the other ones would be better because the formula truly is amazing.


Essence This is Me Lipsticks
Shades: 01 freaky, 02 happy, 03 bold, 04 crazy, 05 legendary, 06 real, 07 enough, 08 strong

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

This is Me Lipsticks come in a rose gold packaging with a white lid. The rose gold looks pretty but the white lid ruins the design. You have the sticker in the shade of the lipstick on the bottom of the lipstick. They cost around 2,59€.

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

The scent is that old school vanilla. The formula is creamy, it goes evenly on the lips, it doesn't emphasize dry patches and it's semi-matte. It does dry down a bit but it doesn't set. The pigmentation is good.

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019
Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

It lasts well on the lips, a couple of hours normally and it usually survives a quick snack, sometimes even a good mealThe lipstick feels very lightweight on the lips and it doesn't dry them out.

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

I got shades from 1 to 9. My favourite is shade 05 Legendary because it's the nudest and brown-based. I think that there are 20 shades in total but I have no idea how many of them we have in Slovenia.


Essence Single Eyeshadows
Shades: 01 get poshy, 02 shameless, 03 bleah, 04 soul, 05 granny pants, 06 money, 07 funda(mental), 08 grinch, 09 morning glory

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

These eyeshadows come in a round cheap clear plastic packaging. One already broke when I first opened it. In each you get 2,5g and each costs 2,29€. These are just called eyeshadows which, in my opinion, is not really original and it's harder to find swatches online when every update they do is called the same.

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019
Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

There are 12 matt and metallics shades and there are some daring ones, at least for me, like deep blue, green and darker red. Four shades are matt, they are not the best quality, especially the pink/red one. The metallics are better. They almost have a wet feel to the touch and most of them are nicely pigmented and you really get that foil effect. 

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

With some, the quality is a bit poorer but you can always layer it. 08 grinch and 06 money almost feel a bit chalky, the best quality ones are 01 get poshy and 09 morning glory. The metallics do have some falloutAs I said, the pigmentation with some is not the best, but with some primer or setting spray, they can look more intense. 

Essence This is Me Collection and Summer Update 2019

They last well one me. If it's very hot outside they do fade and crease a bit but they usually last well. I also never used a primer when I was testing them but I hardly ever do lately.

Summary
I like the mascara, I will definitely repurchase. It makes my lashes full, volumized and it doesn't smudge. The eyebrow pen is a pass for me. The nail polishes have an amazing formula that lasts long on my nails but most of the shades are not really up my alley. The lipsticks are okay, nothing special but easy to apply, semi-matt and the lasting power is average. Most of the eyeshadows are okay, some are a bit poor, my favourites are 01 and 09 because they have a great formula.

Thank you for reading!

2 komentarja

  1. Super swatchi :) Zdaj ko vidim večino lakov na tebi bi izbrala ravno Freaky, ki ga imam. Formula je res odlična :)

    Sem tudi jaz opazila da je ta LP zelo težka za odstranit. Meni je I <3 Extreme ljubša kljub ogromni krtački.

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