I picked up quite a few items from the summery collection, my favourites so far being the mint crème eyeshadow in 01 Dive With Me To The Island (perfect for inner corners!) and the shimmer powder in 01 Tropical Heat. I adore the way that essence has matching shades for each collection, with the minty shades spanning across nails lids lashes and lips and the golden shimmer being kept to nails and cheeks. Little things like that really work to tie the collection in for me, and I love seeing how well thought out the collections are.
I think that my favourite part about the Tropical Heat shimmer powder is the beautifully embossed pattern of the product rather than the finish it gives on the cheek - I am not ashamed to admit that I actually collection essence limited edition powders no matter the payoff, and this one is one of the lightest shimmers in my collection. It isn't as potent as my Dior Amber Diamond or my Jemma Kidd crème, but considering the vast difference in price points I think that it's okay. Those who are after a strong cheek highlight may be disappointed by this powder, while those who like a light shimmer to highlight their cheekbones would probably get along fine with this golden powder.
A note I must make about this collection is about the sheer jelly finish lipglosses (I bought the hot pink shade My Treasure Island) These are simply stunning to look at and I was mighty tempted to purchase all 3 shades, but after trying the gloss just once I was elated that I only succumbed to one. This has to be the worst tasting lipgloss ever made - it's not a flavour you can escape and I can't express clearly enough how you should avoid this gloss at all costs. Eck!
My Treasure Island Gloss, My Treasure Island lipliner, Dive With Me To The Island crème eyeshadow, Tropical Heat Shimmer PowderDid you pick up anything from this tropical limited edition collection? After seeing swatches I'm heading back for the golden shimmer Tropical Heat polish!
Have you ever tried a lip product so nasty you just had to throw it?!
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty
*I purchased all of these products myself. Honesty, always.