Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Essence Crystalliced Collection: Swatches

Essence's new trend collection for this winter is Crystalliced, featuring icy shimmery shades and dusky pastel tones.

The collection includes four Liquid Eyeshadows, three Lipglosses, a Snow Flake Mascara Topper, five Nail Polishes, a Liquid Highlighter, two Glitter Froster loose pigments and nail stickers.

Naturally, I couldn't resist picking up a few products to play with, especially since they are so amazingly affordable with pretty packaging.

The Lipgloss in 01 It's A Snow Woman's World is an intriguing sheer dusky lavender with violet micro-shimmer. This reminded me of MAC's Nico lipglass but without the glitter.

02 Diamond Dust Lipgloss is a sheer white gloss with sparkly silver shimmer.

03 Ice Crystals On My Window is a pinkish white gloss with pink micro-shimmer. The lipglosses have doe foot sponge applicators and retail at CHF2.95 (about S$4) for 7ml/0.23oz.

The Liquid Eyeshadows in 01 It's A Snow Woman's World and 02 Ice Eyes Baby (CHF3.75; 4ml/0.13oz) are sheer cream eyeshadows with doe foot sponge applicators.

The Crystalliced Liquid Highlighter (CHF3.95) is a typical pearly white liquid highlighter in a plastic pump packaging like the Vampire's Love Blush Gelee.

Swatched from left to right in the pic below: Lipglosses in 02 Diamond Dust, 03 Crystals On My Window and 01 It's a Snow Woman's World, Liquid Eyeshadows in 02 Ice Eyes Baby and 01 It's a Snow Woman's World, Liquid Highlighter.

All three lipglosses apply sheer with just the barest tint of color. I think these would work best over a lipstick to add glossy shine and some sparkle.

Both the liquid eyeshadows dry down to a semi-translucent finish with a light glimmer. These feel smooth and do not contain any chunky glitter bits.

All the products are made in Germany.


Katina said...

Hi Haru

Are these in Singapore or are you still overseas?

Haru said...

Hi Katina,
This collection is not available in Singapore yet, I purchased it in Switzerland.

kuri said...

what a very lovely collection!

Chantana said...

OH My, these shades are soo dreamy~ The highlighter look good!

Haru said...

Hi Chantana,
I fell in love with several of the shades! The liquid eyeshadows swatch quite sheer though and so I only picked up two of them as I wasn't sure about the lasting power.

es said...

I'm in love with everything!!!! <3