Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ballerina Backstage by essence

This months essence collection focuses on a ballet vibe, with cute shade names and pops of pale pink colour. I picked up a few key items including the 3 lipglosses and the bronze eye souffle, but somehow managed to miss the gorgeous cheek souffle that is also on offer. Fear not, I managed to nab it once I realised my mistake, and will pop it on the blog soon.
The essence eye souffle in pas des copper is a stunner, no doubt about it. I didn't have high hopes and to be honest bought this for the hell of it, but once I swatched it my expectations grew.
The jar feels nice and sturdy, and I love the font they've chosen to adore the lids of this collection.
A golden shimmery deep brown shade that is far too pretty.
*
Cute shade names!
*
Wear Your Litle Tutu is a pale pink that makes my lips look icy. It has silver shimmer running throughout, and is pretty sticky on but less so than a MAC Dazzleglass.
*
On Your Gracile Tiptoe is the coral orange offering from the Ballerina Backstage collection, and also contains shimmer and is quite a sticky formulation.
*
Do A Floating Pirouette is such a pretty purple toned raspberry shade, and is of the same formulation as the other glosses.
I adore the little touches that essence has put into this collection, the lace detail and shoe images on the tubing is a really sweet idea. I personally don't mind having sticky glosses in my collection (I adore Dazzleglasses, though Chris doesn't) so I quite like these. The icy effect of Wear Your Little Tutu is something that surprised me but I am happy to have this in my collection, but I think the real must have from the collection is the pas des copper eye souffle, just an amazing texture and wearable shade.

The prices in this collection sit around the $3-6AUD mark, and are available in Australia from Target stores.
Have you picked up anything from this collection?
What do you think of Essence?

14 comments:

  1. I went to a Target store yesterday and resisted buying ANYTHING from Essence even though I was looking at their Ballerina collection. I think I need to take a closer look at Do a Floating Pirouette and the souffles!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh aren't you controlled! The souffles are amazing, so impressed with the quality. x

      Delete
  2. Love On Your gracile Tiptoe! Looks like some great colos in this collection!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nothing better than a nice coral lip ;P xx

      Delete
  3. I picked up the cheek souffle, it is so damn pretty :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tegan that cheek souffle would be stunning on your gorgeous face, you must post it!!

      Delete
  4. Nice collection! I'll be interested to hear how well the eyeshadow stays on. I always have problems with creamy eyeshadows creasing on me :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Vita! I wore the eyeshadow the other day and no creasing-will put it to the real test soon and let you know:) I was so impressed considering it's a cheap cream prod, but I was wrong!

      Delete
  5. I've got the cheek souffle and two of the cream eyeshadows, they're very cute :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are so adorable Stacey :) The essence collections just keep getting better and better I think.

      Delete
  6. I went to Target and picked up some essence items yesterday too... They have 25% off not that essence isn't cheap enough.
    I picked up the fix and matte translucent powder to try.
    For some reason I smelt the cheek souffle and it smelt horrible. Let me know what you think

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Lynette I didn't know they had that sale on, thank you for letting me know! I want to try that mattifying powder...I will sniff my souffle and see how it is, haha but I haven't noticed anything weird yet. xx

      Delete
  7. Agree with you about the eye souffle, it's such a great product for the price. The coral lip gloss looks lovely as well :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really like the feel of the eye souffle :) Coral lip gloss is a great colour but quite sticky, not sure how much I could wear it

      Delete

I'd love to hear your opinion on this post! Please don't leave links in your comments, I always check out the bloggers who comment so there is no need :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...