Dec 11, 2012

Essence Fantasia Limited Edition: Highlighter Powder

Hello my dears! How are you doing! Here it's been hectic washing, listing and packing here, since in two days we're off to Argentina!! I've been working hard for the blog, and for my wonderful readers and pal bloggers! I've scheduled a lot, A LOT, of posts. So, being on holiday three weeks and I had snap pictures of swatches and manicures enough until we are back! Phew! But now is done and I only have to write my posts the day in question, but the main info about the products is there. I thought it was not fair to leave the challenge like that, so I've done the next 4 manis in advance. Also, it was a pitty to miss the opportunity to show you some wonderful things for this winter when I come back everything will be about spring (or almost). Like for instance, did you know Essence has a new Limited Edition? It's called Fantasia, and it's wintery themed. For more details click here.
I saw the collection on the display (it was already half empty) and strangely nothing really appeal to me. Do I have fever? lol. I couldn't leave without picking anything, though, so I thought I would give a try to the Highlighter. And I'm so glad I did!

This highlighter has two shades, which I appreciate, because it makes it more versatile. It has a nice soft texture (though is not the softer I've tried) and it has good payoff, maybe a little too much? Meaning, you may want to have a light hand when applying.

From left to right: darker shade, lighter shade, both shades blended together
 Here you can see the swatches of the colours, they were done on bare skin. so you get what I mean about too much? If you pick this one, make sure you apply it with a fluffy brush to get it really blend. I absolutely love the look on me with both shades blended. It ightens upt my face and the pink helps balance a little my yellow-ish complexion. I'm glad I picked it, it is a good value for money (I paid 4.75CHF that's less than 5 USD).
What are your opinions on this one? Have you spotted this collection yet? any other favourites of you?
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  1. I get what you mean with too much. It feels more like an eye shadow. But still, with a light hand as you say one have a product that will last long. :)

    1. Hi, Gelic, you're right! I prefer a product that it's pygmented than one that it isn't, because in the latter case I just feel I throw my money away.

  2. wow, you've been really busy! have a nice trip and have fun!

  3. Hi Nati, so you were a "fleißiges Bienchen" - I am eager to see them all!!!! The Highlighter looks lovely on you. My local coop fancies an empty display rack at the moment - oh well maybe by the end of this week. It also seems wie don't get the same products in the area of Basel like you do...

    1. Bzz, bzz, lol
      I know what you mean, here coop has twilight display, Muller has the hand balms, coop city has the home sweet home one, and Manor has the Fantasia display. Just to drive anyone nuts :P

  4. I've seen the collection at Manor, but I haven't bought anything. The polishes and eyeshadows didn't look very special or unique. The highlighter looks nice, but I never wear highlighter so no need to have more than one (I already have one I never use...)

    Have a nice trip (are you visiting family? I hope you have a good time with them).

    1. Hi Aglaya! thanks for reading. I agree with you, I felt the same way about this collection, but I do wear highlighter and like to collection them! (if my wallet agrees, of course)
      all my family lives in Argentina, my parents, brother and sister, my sweet little nephew, aunties and oncles, cousins, and grandparents! also all my best friends are there. just can't wait to be there!!


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