Essence The Little Xmas Factory Review + Swatches

ESSENCE XMAS 2016

Dear Santa! all christmas wish lists are received and santa's hardworking elves are doing everything in their power to prepare the perfect surprise. the result: the new trend edition “the little x-mas factory”, which will make all your beauty dreams come true. classical colors like gold or pine green are combined with cool pink.
the absolute x - m u s t s are the eyeshadow palette, two mini hand creams with christmassy fragrances and the “shimmering stars”.

These are the words Essence uses to describe their new Trend Edition for the upcoming season.
I decided to test a couple of products and see if they are worth to be picked up on your next shopping trip in town.

I know that Christmas is still not for a month and a little bit, but I wrote this article for all of you that like to pick your gifts before the havoc begins since Essence hurried up and already put their Xmas collection in stores. 

ESSENCE XMAS 2016


ESSENCE EYESHADOW PALETTE - North pole express delivery


melting away! the eyeshadow palette with five shimmering colors creates stunning eye make-up styles – and the pressing pattern on the texture is sure to make your heart melt, too.

ESSENCE EYESHADOW PALETTE - North pole express delivery

I really like the sleek plastic design of this palette. It's beautiful and very sturdy especially compared to the regular Essence palettes. It looks more expensive, prettier and better made.

But how are the shadows?

ESSENCE EYESHADOW PALETTE - North pole express delivery
in shadows

ESSENCE EYESHADOW PALETTE - North pole express delivery
Sunlight
Because of the beautiful (and compact) packaging, I had hoped that the eyeshadows would be more pigmented. I swatched them on bare skin, without any primer. 

The eyeshadows aren't really pigmented. There are 5 eyeshadows all of them are shimmery. 3 are sheer and 2 somehow pigmented. Truth to be told, they aren't all that great. 
I like mostly the dark rose shadow and the gold shadow, but they didn't want to show up on my eyelid, that's why I used them as a highlight on the center of my lid. 

I managed to create a makeup look with them that I did enjoy, but only because at the end I was so fed up with the application of the eyeshadows, that I did a wet application. That worked. 
Essence Xmas Palette look

I had high hopes for the palette but since I'm now only keeping the products that really work for me, I decided to pass it on. 

ESSENCE GOLD LIQUID EYELINER - HO-HO-HO


golden times! the liquid eyeliner with a long applicator creates golden eyeliner styles for a glamorous look.
Essence Xmas gold eyeliner

I always wanted a golden eyeliner. Seriously! The ones I had were never pigmented enough or had glitter inside. But this time at Essence's they came out with a pure gold eyeliner. It's cool toned, so there's no yellow hues in it!

Essence gold eyeliner

It's nicely pigmented tho the formula is watery and on darker shadows, you may need to apply it twice. I don't have a problem with that since it's easy to use (applies like a dream). 

The downside is that it's not waterproof. It would be my to-go eyeliner if it would have been waterproof. Why waterproof you may ask yourselves. It's because my eyelids are oily and my eyes tend to water from time to time. That's not a good combo on its own, but add some makeup in it and you've got yourself a mess or a bad-looking makeup.

I think it's a decent gold eyeliner, but there's room to improve. 

ESSENCE LIP BALM - Merry kissmas

happy holiday! the lipbalm in a small tub provides the lips with moisture and a hint of color in subtle rosé.

Essence Xmas Lip Balm

 It's a lip balm in a lovely pot. A Christmas themed pot. Cute. It has a pleasant scent and it doesn't feel heavy on the lips (like if it were just vaseline with a bit of color). I am not sure about long-lasting effects because I only tested if for a couple of hours and it was fine. 

Essence Xmas Lip Balm

Pretty unexciting if you ask me, but at the same time it's a decent product. 

Finished look + Milani Amore liquid lipstick in Covet.
Essence Xmas Makup Look

*This product was sent to me by the company or their PR for review purposes. My reviews are always honest. 

9 comments

  1. waw..tole mi je noro všeč! Paletka mogoče malo premalo pigmentirana, a bi jo vse eno kupila!
    Navdušil me je tudi eyeliner :)

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    1. Oo, hudo :). Meni je paletka lepa, samo škoda, ker ni bolj pigmentirana.

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  2. Paleta izgleda čudovito, ampak sem pričakovala, da pigmentiranost ne bo navdušujoča. Mi je pa izredno všeč tvoj look z zeleno senčko in zlatim linerjem :) <3 Essence se večkrat ponovi s temi zlatimi linerji. Jaz imam tudi enega iz neke druge LE in mi je všeč za kakšne dodatke :).

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    1. Ooo hvala. Meni je pa ful škoda, ker ni bolj pigmentirana ali bolj buttery. :/
      Menda je res, da ima Essence vsako leto en zlat eyeliner. Super! :)

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  3. kako lepa embalaža!paletka je res premalo pigmentirana, ampak na tvojih očeh pa zgleda res čudovito! Ampak za to je verjetno bolj krivo to da ti obvladaš ;)

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    1. haaha, ne ne, malo sem zmočila čopič, da ne bi bilo preveč žalostno vse skupaj. Drugače mi je eyeliner všeč :).

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  4. Na youtubu si končala z vloganjem?

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    1. Nope, nisem.
      Najprej je zmanjkalo časa oziroma svetlobe + bolezen, zdaj pa nimam glasu že več kot teden dni. Tnx angina ;).

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  5. Ok,I don't wanna sound rude,but I think the palette contains baked eyeshadows,so I think they will be super pigmented if you wet them.I'm just assuming,because I don't have the palette,but I wanna buy it.

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