Hello my lovelies, how are you today? I'm sooooooo excited because I'm preparing a surprise for you all!! But enough about it, I don't want you to guess. Let's talk make up.
Last week I have spotted a new Essence collection at Manor that was really appealing to me! It is Metal Glam collection. I do not know what you think, but in my opinions Essence limited editions have been less than interesting since the past winter. But Fall always brings great collections in highend and also drugstore brands! as it seems. Or is it that I just love Fall? Well, anyway, I contained myself a little, because my instinct would have made me pick one of each. I end up buying "only" two polishes, two eyeshadows and a lipgloss.
But I would have bought the entire collection if 1) I hadn't already a huge collection with many similar colours, 2) if the cool lilac tones would have suited me better :/ To drool over the whole collection click here.

This is going to be a long post so go to pick your snacks-drink-whatever now! you got it? ok.

I've picked two nail polishes:
- 01 Steel-ing the scence which is a metallic bronze and obviously got the wrong name.
- 03 Glamour girls, which is the gorgeous silver with a tinge of light green and pair exactly the eyeshadow.
The nail polishes are less nice than expected. Wait, they're pretty, but: they're not chrome-like as I expected. You know those fantastic foil metallics that have perfect opacity with the first coat and are great stampers? Well, these are not like that. Both nail polishes have same formula, a little brush stroke-y and need at least two coats to be opaque. Drying time is quite fast. First coat dried in less than one minute and the whole manicure in 5.

From the left: golden eye, glamour girl

I've also picked two Metal me Glam eyeshadows :
- 04 Golden Eye (oh, so creative) which is a warm toned gold with a tinge of bronze
- 03 Glamour girls, which is a metallic somewhat light silver-y green masterpiece!
The metal me glam eyeshadows are to die for. So soft, and pigmented!! the final look is metal-metallictastic. These are no frosty. Forget that, think metallic. The only down side is there is a little fall down when you apply, and you definitely HAVE TO do your eyes first, then clean and do your base and concealer afterwards.

From the left: golden eye, glamour girl, best dressed

Dior, Estée Lauder, many big brands are thinking metallic for the season. But... mmmh a 60 dollar palette for a fashion that may last 2 months and that is too over the top to be worn, lets say, to pick up your kids at school... well no can do. These two babes costed me less than 4 CHF each and are as metallic as metal can be.

And last, but not least, the lipgloss:
- Metal Glam lipgloss in 02 Best Dressed is a deep mauve metallic shade. (please, enlarge the pic to see the shimmer sparkling on the tip of the applicator! I die)
I have picked only one of them, because it seemed the most appealing shade to me, and I certainly have nothing similar in my lipgloss stash. The formula is nice, not sticky as other lipglosses can be which is good. It is not as opaque as I had expected, when you apply it it gives a beautiful metallic sheen to the lips, but you can still see the lips through. I applied more product to see if it could build up to opaque. But as I did that the wand was dragging the lipgloss and I realized it was not a good idea. So bad for me wanting it to be something more than a lipgloss :/
In the pictures below you can see I applied ways too much. Don't do that!

Here you are a full face picture to give you an idea how to wear this shade for a daytime polished look. I don't think the eyeshadows could be easily worn at daytime, though.

As a summary I'd say: if anything metallic in your eyes turns you on get the eyeshadows! You'll never regret it. If you already have metallic nail polishes that you love, don't bother. If you like to test how deep mauve glassy lips looks on you without splurging on the Chanel glossimer, give it a try.
Oh, well, I'm through. If you red up to here thank you!!!!!
Have you spotted this collection yet? Have you picked up anything from it? Which are your thoughts on Essence LE in general?
Stay tuned, there'll be a surprise coming up soon! ;)
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