Right, ladies! Let’s get our party pants on! Nothing gets me more excited that seeing a budget-friendly beauty brand expand their permanent range with not one…not two…but a whole lot of new products! I must admit, essence and Catrice are my 2 favourite affordable brands at the moment because they constantly launch new (and rather unique) product ranges and gorgeous limited edition collections. Today we’ll be taking a look at all the new products that have been added to the essence permanent range. There’s a lot to get through, so let’s jump right in!
I’ve already seen the new products at my local Dis-Chem store, but I imagine some of the new products will also be making their way to Clicks stores. I just find Dis-Chem stores always have a bigger variety of products because their stands are larger than the Clicks ones. The entire new collection is also available online at Takealot.com.
One thing is for sure, I’ll be walking out of Dis-Chem this week with a bag full of new essence goodies to test and review. Fortunately their products are affordable, so my bank balance should be okay after my little shopping spree.
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments section below which products you are most excited about – I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new collection of products. I’ll be sure to share my favourites at the end of this post as well.
Please note: The below are not reviews, they are just product descriptions.
…All I Need Concealer Palette (R67,50) ♥ This concealer palette offers 5 different colours , you can mix them to suit every skin tone. Pink and yellow are complementary colours to purple, that means these correctors will help to reduce dark circles under the eyes. Green neutralises redness (remember to apply correctors under your foundation) and the lighter and darker beige shades have a mattifying effect. The creamy, powdery texture is easy to apply and blend. Available in 1 shade.
Soft Touch Mousse Concealer (R57,95) ♥ The creamy, mousse texture with high pigmentation practically melts with the skin to hide dark circles under the eyes as well as skin irregularities. Available in 2 shades.
Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder (R76,95) ♥ Dreaming of a natural and matte complexion that lasts all day? The ultra-fine Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder remains invisible on the skin and sets makeup without looking chalky. Thanks to its translucent colour, the loose powder adapts perfectly to every skin tone without affecting the colour of the foundation.
Shape Your Face Contouring Palette (R76,95) ♥ This palette unites everything you need for contouring. The matte bronzer visibly recedes skin areas while the matte highlighter accentuates them to make your best features stand out. The blush with a subtle shimmer adds a fresh touch to the cheeks. Available in 1 shade.
Blush Ball (R57,95) ♥ The baked powder texture of the Blush Ball can be applied directly to the cheeks thanks the domed shape and the user-friendly packaging. Simply blend using your fingers to add a fresh flush to the cheeks. Available in 2 shades.
Mosaic Blush (R57,95) ♥ Three perfectly matched colours are assembled like a mosaic and mix when you dip your brush into it to create an individual shade. Ranging from bright coral tones to warm bronze-gold to cool rose, there’s a blush to suit every skin type. Available in 4 shades.
Eyebrow Gel Colour & Shape (R57,95) ♥ The eyebrow gel perfectly forms and accentuates the brows, leaving behind a pleasant, powdery finish and longlasting results. Available in 1 shade.
Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (R47,95) ♥ Colour, density and shape! The tinted gel of this eyebrow gel mascara contains tiny fibers that fill in any unwanted gaps for beautifully defined and full eyebrows. One additional shade called ‘Soft Browny Brows’ has been added to the existing range.
I Love Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base (R47,95) ♥ Used as a primer, the eyeshadow base makes every eyeshadow even brighter, more colour-intensive and longer lasting. The creamy texture can also be worn alone and won’t settle in the crease. Available in 1 shade.
2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Liner (R53,95) ♥ Eyeshadow or eyeliner? Both! The conical shape of this chubby eye pencil stick is easy to apply as an eyeliner and can be used as an eyeshadow too. Available in 6 shades.
The Velvets Eyeshadow (R38,95) ♥ With a soft, supple texture, the velvet eyeshadows put the focus on the eyes with a trendy, chequered embossment on the surface. Available in 9 shades.
Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof (R44,50) ♥ Gel eyeliner in a pen-shape. Instead of in a tub, the soft, waterproof and long-lasting texture of the gel eye pencil waterproof comes in a retractable pen. Velvety and highly-pigmented, it offers intensive eyeliner styles. One additional shade called ‘Cloudy White’ has been added to the existing range.
Smokey 2-in-1 Khôl Liner (R47,95) ♥ The khôl liner unites 2 benefits in 1 product: It is as smooth and easy to apply as a khôl kajal, and at the same time as highly pigmented and accurate as eyeliner. The deep black texture is ideal for precise styles and intensive smokey eye looks. Thanks to the tapered shape of the tip, there is no need to sharpen it. One additional shade called ‘Smokey Brown’ has been added to the existing range.
Superfine Eyeliner Pen Waterproof (R53,95) ♥ The superfine eyeliner pen is now available in a waterproof version. This precision pen has an extremely slim applicator with a felt tip to create thin as well as broad eyeliner styles. And it’s longer lasting than ever before thanks to the waterproof texture! Available in 1 shade – Black.
Dip Eyeliner (R47,95) ♥ Easy to apply, the dip eyeliner allows a multitude of eyeliner looks. The deep black texture offers perfect coverage and is super longlasting. Available in 1 shade – Black.
Dip Eyeliner Waterproof (R53,95) ♥ Easy to apply, the dip eyeliner allows a multitude of eyeliner looks. The intense black texture offers perfect coverage, plus is both longlasting and waterproof. Available in 1 shade – Black.
Liquid Ink Eyeliner (R47,95) ♥ This metallic liquid eyeliner ensures subtle daily looks or crazy party styles. Available in 2 shades.
Forbidden Volume False Lash Mascara Topcoat (R53,95) ♥ There’s no need for false lashes with this topcoat! Enriched with black fibers, it can be applied on top of any mascara for that false-lash effect. Available in 1 shade – Black.
Forbidden Volume Mascara (R57,95) ♥ Dramatic volume without clumping. The conical fiber brush creates incredibly voluminous lashes – with just 1 application. Available in 1 shade – Black.
Forbidden Volume Rebel Mascara (R57,95) ♥ This mascara offers even more intense, instant volume thanks to the special design of the fiber brush with alternating shorter and longer fibers. Available in 1 shade – Black.
Rock ‘n’ Doll Mascara (R53,95) ♥ The slightly curved fiber brush provides breathtaking volume. It reaches each individual lash to ensure an eye-opening effect. Available in 1 shade – Black.
Prettifying Lip Oil (R38,95) ♥ Enriched with jojoba oil to provide the lips with intensive moisture. The light, non-sticky texture offers subtle colour and shine. Available in 3 shades.
BB Beauty Balm Lipgloss (R38,95) ♥ The beauty balms nourish the lips with shea butter and vitamin E to make them feel soft and supple. In addition to the care factor, the light texture also provides a gorgeous shine with subtle colour dispersion. Thanks to the slanted applicator, these balmy lipglosses are quick and easy to apply. Available in 4 shades.
Glossy Stick Lip Colour (R38,95) ♥ The Glossy Sticks provide a shiny finish. Soft texture with a high coverage comes in a purse-friendly size, and thanks to the large tip application is quick and easy. These are available in delicate as well as intense colours. Available in 5 shades.
Velvet Stick Matt Lip Colour (R38,95) ♥ The Velvet Sticks offer silky-matte results. Soft and creamy texture with intense pigmentation, these slim lipstick pencils make application quick and easy. Perfect for on-the-go gals! They are available in delicate as well as intense colours. Available in 5 shades.
Longlasting Lipstick (R44,50) ♥ These lipsticks provide your lips with intensive colour for several hours without drying them out. The essence logo on the actual lipstick and the matte, black packaging with a ring of u to match the actual colour of the lipstick are true eye-catchers. Five additional shades have been added to the existing range.
Longlasting Lipstick Nude (R44,50) ♥ The light and creamy texture feels wonderfully pleasant on your lips and offers longlasting results. Three additional shades have been added to the existing range.
Liquid Lipstick (R47,95) ♥ The innovative formula of the liquid lipstick unites the best of 2 lip pros by combining the coverage of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss. Three additional shades have been added to the existing range.
Glossy Kiss Lipbalms (R18,95) ♥ The glossy kiss lipbalms have an light and caring formula. They give the lips a gorgeous shine and come in various deliciously fruity fragrances. The packaging is colour-matched and the colour of the lip print shows the fruity fragrance version. Available in 4 shades.
XXXL Shine Lipgloss (R34,95) ♥ The wonderfully shiny lipglosses are available in bright as well as subtle shades. They give your lips a beautifully pampered look, amazing shine and fresh colour. Glossy and light on your lips – these lipglosses are simply irresistible! Three additional shades have been added to the existing range.
Quick & Easy Nail Polish Remover Pads (R28,95) ♥ The pads soaked in nail polish remover make the removal of nail polish easier than ever. They come in a practical packaging (containing 30 pads) and the acetone-free formula won’t dry out the nails. With a fresh, fruity scent.
3-in-1 Profi Nail Pen (R57,95) ♥ The nail pen unites 3 benefits in 1 product. The specially shaped cap can be used to push back the cuticles, and it also contains an integrated file to keep the nails in the desired shape. Last but not least, the remover tips remove nail polish residues. For an all-round successful manicure – even when you’re on the go.
Concealer & Make-Up Sponges (R39,95) ♥ A targeted and accurate application of concealer and makeup textures has never been so simple. The cute heart-shaped sponges can be separated in 2 in the middle – the resulting drop shape can even reach difficult areas like the inner eye or around the nose. No matter whether liquid, mousse or creamy – these pastel sponges are suitable for the application of all textures. A great travel helper, too.
Keep It Perfect! Make-Up Fixing Spray (R57,95) ♥ Perfectly fixed with just 1 spray. The light, transparent formula of this setting spray lies on the makeup like a protective layer and ensures a longlasting finish. It has a refreshing effect, won’t weigh down the skin and is fragrance-free.
I Love TRENDS Nail Polish The Jellys (R34,95) ♥ These cheerful jelly polishes create an exciting wet look thanks to their longlasting gel-like texture. Available in 7 shades.
I Love TRENDS Nail Polish The Metals (R34,95) ♥ Liquid metal on your nails. With sparkling silver, glamorous champagne, hip pink, iridescent purple-grey and bright green, there’s a great choice of trendy colours. Available in 6 shades.
The Gel Nail Polish (R24,95) ♥ The special nail polish formula provides nails with an incredibly longlasting manicure and amazing gel shine. The innovative colour technology offers intensive colour combined with perfect coverage. Sixteen additional shades have been added to the existing range.
All That Shimmers Top Coat (R38,95) ♥ The all that shimmers topcoat turns the nails into true stars! Small, shiny and light-reflecting particles give any nail polish a beautiful glow.
Gummy Touch Top Coat (R38,95) ♥ With its milky texture that becomes transparent once it’s dry, this unique topcoat turns the finish of any nail polish into soft-matte with a surprising rubber effect. Ideal for lots of nail art ideas.
Crushed Ice Top Coat (R38,95) ♥ This topcoat gives the nail structure an unusual crushed ice look. A cool finish, and not just on hot days.
Studio Nails Green Power Strengthener (R38,95) ♥ The formula has been specially developed to meet the needs of soft, brittle nails and contains 80% organically-derived ingredients including pistachios, which strengthen the surface of the nails. The Green Power Strengthener acts like a protective shield for each nail.
Studio Nails Growth Booster (R34,95) ♥ Thanks to the highly effective keratin ingredients, it improves the structure of the nail surface within a short period of time, promotes natural nail growth and ensures stronger nails as they grow longer.
Studio Nails Pro White Active (R34,95) ♥ Bright nails are easy to achieve with the pro white active nail whitener. The formula is enriched with lemon extract to offer a natural anti-yellowing effect. Its slightly purple texture visibly lightens and used as a base coat, it protects the nails from discolouration – especially when applying dark polishes.
2-in-1 Base & Top Coat (R38,95) ♥ Ideal as a base for a smooth colour manicure or as a topcoat for longlasting nail art designs. The special multi-functional formula is a true all-rounder. Used as a topcoat, it seals and protects the nails. For best results, apply 1 layer as a base coat and another as a topcoat to set the manicure in place.
Nail Art Stickers (R24,95) ♥ The self-adhesive nail stickers conjure up cool designs on your nails. True beauty trendsetters can decorate their hands and feet for even more creative nail art. Available in 3 new designs.
Nails In Style (R57,95) ♥ The artificial nails are here! These trendy white nails can be worn as they come or to create your own designs: Simply polish them or apply the 6 included nail stickers. A set contains 12 artificial nails and 6 stickers.
How amazing do all these new products from essence look? As mentioned, I’ve already seen most of these products at my local Dis-Chem store. But don’t fret if the range isn’t at your Dis-Chem store yet, I’m sure it will be there soon! If you’re more of an online shopper, then you can purchase these new items on Takealot.com or in the Dis-Chem online store.
Ok, so here is a list of the products I am most excited about:
♥ Soft Touch Mousse Concealer – I think this is such a cute idea, a mini jar filled with a whipped concealer.
♥ Shape Your Face Contouring Palette – I’m holding thumbs that contour shade won’t be too warm-toned.
♥ Blush Balls – I kind of want both blushes, but the coral one is definitely more my type of shade.
♥ Mosaic Blush – How stunning are they? I have my eye on the second and last shades.
♥ Eyebrow Gel Colour & Shape – I’m very intrigued by this…will it be as good as my trusty MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme?
♥ 2-in -1 Eyeshadow & Liners – The neutral shades are top of my list, but that purple also looks rather pretty.
♥ The Velvets Eyeshadows – I’ll have to swatch these in-store first, but that purple-mauve shade, the chocolate brown shade, and even that baby blue shade all look gorgeous.
♥ Prettifying Lip Oil – Sounds very similar to the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, doesn’t it?
♥ BB Beauty Balm Lipglosses – Love the packaging, I’m keen to see what the pigmentation is like and if they’re sticky.
♥ Velvet Stick Matt Lip Colour – We definitely need more matte lip products in South Africa, hopefully these last well on the lips.
♥ Concealer & Make-Up Sponges – Just because they’re so darn cute!!
♥ Keep It Perfect! Make-Up Fixing Spray – I kind of wish I had known about this makeup setting spray when I wrote my ‘Affordable Makeup Starter Kit’ blog post.
♥ Gummy Touch Top Coat – Just because it sounds so interesting!
♥ Studio Nails Pro White Active – Who doesn’t want healthy-looking white nails? Me, please!
And what about you? Are there any specific products you’ve added to your ‘To Buy’ list?