Essence Valentine - Who Cares Trend Edition

Essence came out with a new Trend Edition and of course, it's Valentine Themed. Okay, maybe more for those that aren't fans of Valentine's day? You can see the full collection here

I received two products - one is a setting powder and the other is a pencil eyeshadow. 

Description from the site:
Always together: BFFs! the new essence trend edition “valentine – who cares?” turns valentine's day into a love confession to warm-hearted beauty trends – in a different type.
wild, rebellious and casual, we’re breaking with old traditions and dedicating the day of love to best friends. this means: lots of fun and action for two! edgy products in intensive colors like red, blue and black as well as metallic beige and khaki tones for strong styles. the favorites: the false lashes in two versions and the click & go nails with a stiletto design. the face & body tattoo stamp with an infinity symbol creates a trendy bff tattoo and the limited, fruity-sweet scent underlines the rebel queen slumbering within every girl.

sisters before misters… with essence!

As you can see the setting powder is super cute (I like the pressed shapes!) and I did give a good try to the eyeshadow pen :).

Essence Translucent Setting powder:
heart-to-heart. the compact powder with a soft, transparent texture sets make-up in place and mattifies the complexion. with interlocking hearts and stars on the surface of the texture.

It feels such a shame that with use the pressed shapes will slowly lose their lovely shape..  but okay. 
The setting powder helps to keep your makeup on its place even after many hours of wear. It is not as "strong" as the setting powder as in longevity, but it does its job well.  I think it's a prettier version of their regular pressed powder :). That's a product I do use daily and love it dearly. 

Essence Smokey Eyeshadow Stick (in 02):
smooth looks. the retractable cream eyeshadow pen is easy to apply and blend. for expressive smokey eyes in metallic beige or shimmering khaki.

I got the shimmering khaki shadow which looks fairly interesting on the lid. You can apply it thickly (and then it looks darker) or lightly so it looks more gold. I am really clumsy when it comes to pencil shadows and no matter what I do, I can't apply them in a nice and even way. So, yeah.. let's do a smokey look, shall we? :P 

I wore the eyeshadow alone, without any eye primer for a whole day. Did it bulge? No, and I have extremely oily eyelids. And this little pen survived the whole day. o.O
I then tried it using as an eyeshadow primer and it worked perfectly! It's definitely a little gem from the Essence family. 
Now, if they'd do a pen in a white shadow.. then it would become a must have for all makeup enthusiasts out there ;).

Oh, and one more thing. When I did the arm swatch, I took pictures and then went to remove it with wet wipes. You know what it did? It left a stain on my arm that only an oil based remover managed to get off. So, it's here to stay. :D

Will you get anything from this collection? 

I must admit that I'm eyeing the liquid lipsticks... 

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