Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Essence Trend Edition: Hello Autumn


I love this time of year. Leaves turning brown, new boots, cosy fires, HALLOWEEN - Autumn is definitely the highlight of the year for me.

Essence have excelled themselves with their new Trend Edition - called, simply, Hello Autumn. It's strictly Limited Edition, and will be in stores at the end of September.

None of the product names have any capital letters, which is quite annoying, but here's the collection:

Eyeshadow Palette - €4.79
There are two palettes. One with brown tones, and one with green.

01: walk in the park
02: keep calm and go for a walk

Eye Pencil - €1.89
Also available in two shades. They come with a sponge applicator, perfect for smudging.

01: leaves are the new beef (?!)

02: charlie seen in green

Eyebrow Set - €3.09
Available in two versions - a light kit and a dark kit. The set contains two eyebrow powders, a highlighter, and a mini angled brush.

01: leaves are the new beef

02: walk in the park

Lip Cream - €2.49
This comes in two shades - a rich red and a rosé pink. They have a semi-matt finish.

01: beauti-FALL red & 02: keep calm & go for a walk

Colour Adapting Powder Blush - €3.09
This sounds really intriguing - it's a powder blush that reacts to the individual pH-value of your skin, and turns into a "fresh pink with a fine shimmer" upon application.

01: beauti-FALL red

Multi-colour Powder - €4.09
This looks fab - it's a shimmer/bronzer powder with 4 different shades. It looks really pretty with the embossed leaf design too.

01: autumn & the city

Thermo Nail Polish - €2.49
Available in four shades, these supposedly change colour depending on the temperature (just like the leaves changing in Autumn). I really want to see these in person, especially that red! You can see the difference on the bottles if you look closely, the left has the light colour while the dark is on the right side.

01: beauti-FALL red
02: meet my pumpkin
03: charlie seen in green
04: keep calm & go for a walk

Hair Ties - €3.79
Finally, there are some seam-free hair ties in Autumnal colours.

01: # outdoor yoga
I'm pretty much a sucker for anything Autumnal anyway, so I want to get a look at some of this stuff in person. I definitely want to pick up that lovely embossed powder, plus an eyebrow kit. I do love how Essence feel the need to name every single product they release (things with no names are my pet peeve) - even the hair ties (that hashtag isn't a typo) - but if someone could explain "leaves are the new beef" to me I'd be delighted. Maybe something was lost a little in translation?!

What do you think - anything catching your eye from this collection?


  1. These all look beautiful! Definitely want to get the palette! x

  2. Gonna hunt down the brow kits and that shimmery bronzer. A tour of chemists in Dublin is on the cards!

  3. Right, I did a Google search on this whole 'new beef' malarkey, and it could be a reference to kale, which is being called 'the new beef' apparently :/

    Anywho, I LOVE autumn! That powder is so so pretty and I want to try the orange nails!! (apparently I have an unhealthy obsession with orange)


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