trendy, twisted and totally hip: inspired by spectacular marble effects, essence presents the new trend edition “marble mania” in march and april 2012. lovers of marble coloring and extraordinary textures can look forward to multi-dimensional effects. mascara, eyeshadow or lipgloss – the marbling is sure to cause a stir! several colors merge into one for a unique swirly-marble look by essence – it’s spring-time! - Essence
Hey my Beauties I hope you are all well :)
Todays Blog Post is about Essences New Limited Edition "Marble Mania"
As you know i am a sucker for Limited Editions as i feel companies work harder an making Limited Edition items unique and im all for that :) the only problem i suppose is that onces its Limited Edition there is only a certain amount of time to get them and if you end up loving something from that range you are not going to be able to get it again once its finish but hey.
So on with the reviews photos and swatches and less of the rambling eh? :)
Marble Mania LipGloss
Ok first up is the Marble Mania Lipglosses. As you can see there is only 2 shades to choose from
01 Coral whirl : This is a rosy pinky cool toned shade with silver shimmer
02 Peach and Mix : This is obviously a peach orange warm toned shade with shimmer
Now personally i dont like lipglosses that leave glitter on your lips after it wears off which this lipgloss does so thats a down fall in my eyes. Even though this in my eyes would be suitable for night time. These glosses apply pretty sheer and doesnt show alot of pigmention on my lips. They are not sticky but do last a few hours on the lips. I see my little sister wearing these more than me to be honest. They have a doe foot applicator which makes applying very easy. If i was asked would i purchase them again i would say no but thats because of my preferences.
Marble Mania Eyeshadows
When i seen these on the shelf i really couldnt choose just on so i got them all dont they look fab!!!!!! I got all 3 shades
01 Seriously Mixed Up: Has a mixture of dark brown, gold and pink in a marbled effect.
02 Lets get twisted: This is more a a very dark brown, yellowy gold and a gone of white in a marbled effect
02 Swirl it baby: Has a mixture of black, purple and a rosy shade in it
When swatched dry they are pigmented but they definitely need something to clingy onto aka a good base thats where the true potential of these eyeshadows will shine :) Now you can apply them with a dampened brush too but i prefer the good base . Apply these eyeshadows before you apply your foundation as there will be fall out but they are fantastic :) :) and i highly recommend you try at least one :)
These swatches are made with nothing underneath and made dry. You can see by the swatches they are pigmented and i must say very finely milled i love the texture of baked eyeshadows :)
The next swatches you will see are applied with a damp brush :)
Marble Mania Blush
This blush as i remember cost me under 4 euro which in my eyes is a steal !!!!!
Swirlpool is a mixture of pink orange and white with very very fine shimmer. There is only one blush available to this collect. This feels so soft to touch and feels silky smooth on the cheek. the one thing i have to say is that it applys fairly sheer the first time but it is buildable and gives a beautiful healthy fresh glow :)
I see this blush a more for the winter than the summer tho as it appears more rosy than pink :)
I found it lasting about 5 to 6 hours on my cheeks before noticing that it needed a top up which is not bad for a drugstore blush :) i highly recommend this to anyone of any skin tone.
Marble Mania Mascara
Ok im not going to write a big essay about this mascara as such. Basically its your typical black mascara with a twist and the twist is silver shimmer. The brush is relatively big but not too big and the bristles do separate you lashes very well i actually like the brush very much
The Black isnt what i call intense black but more on the lighter black to darken your lashes for everyday wear. The shimmer isnt really noticeable on the lashes only if you get your magnified mirror to take a look haha. The one thing i found with this is that it flakes a bit after a few hours i had to clean up a little under my eyes. It doe lengthen my lashes so its not all that bad. If i was asked would i purchase again i would say no simply because there are better mascaras from the essence range i would rather spend my money on them.
Marble Mania Nail Polishes
Well what can i say about these polishes only that they are brilliant for the price :) :) I will let the pictures speak for themselves shall I?
|The reason im showing you this shade with the cracked nail polish over it is because i hated the "Silver Twist " on its own it looked too artificial!!!! whereas with the black nail polish on top of it made it look fab!!!!|
So Thats it everyone thats finally the last of my haul :) I hope this wasnt too long for you but i wanted to get all of this haul into one blog post as this is Limited Edition and of course i had to tell you what i thought of them :) :)
Have you tried any of these yet???
Anything in particular catch you eye???
Until next time
Chat to you soon
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter