Review: Essence Dark Romance cream highlighter and lipgloss effects22:41
I bought two products from the new Essence limited edition called Dark Romance. I really wanted to buy the gold nail polish, but unfortunately I didn't get it, because most of the nail polishes were gone. I still hope that I may get it, when this collection comes in DM stores :).
First product is the cream highlighter. The shade is called 01 Light Up! It looks pretty neutral in the pot, but once you swirl the top, it gives a ppink sheen. I have to say I disliked that instantly.
The shimmer in it is pretty small, which is a nice change. The highlighter is indeed very creamy and easy to blend. My problem with it is that pretty sheen that is also very visible on the skin.
My camera decided not to catch the pink sheen, but anyways. It would be a really great highlighter if they wouldn't pick the pink shimmer. I just hate it. Also because I have a more warm tone and I think this would look much better on cool skin tones, especially very light tones. I may get to work it for the winter pale days, but I have to say I'm not impressed. Oh and it also looks pretty nice on the lids - you know if you really want to put it to use :).
Next is ligloss effects. The shade is called 02 Light Up! It's pretty sheer lip gloss with again pink shimmer in it.
The shimmer actually looks like it's multicolored, but it gives a definite pink to violet to blue sheen. It's supposed to be used as an effect lip gloss over lipstick.
I actually like the sheen frosty look that it gives and it smells of vanilla. The applicator is one of the standard Essence applicators. It's great for winter fairy cold looks and it also makes any warm toned lipstick look like it's actually cool toned. Which is great if you want to make your teeth look whiter. Great for creating a cool toned lipsticks, but other than that, nothing especially exciting about it.
Way to go Essence with the cream highlighter. I love the formulation, love the subtle shimmer, but hate hate hate the color of shimmers. I know you can do better! Lipgloss is pretty for anyone who likes sparkle, but nothing to die for.
Did you get anything from this collection?