Saturday, 28 July 2012

Essence Miami Roller Girl

Miami Roller Girl is the new 'trend edition' by Essence for July/August, with sporty bright shades of yellow, coral and pink. The display at my local supermarket was sadly virtually wiped out by the time I came across it, with some products from earlier collections stuck in it. You can see swatches of the blush and four nail polishes on Parokeets.

The collection includes three shimmery powder eyeshadows (CHF2.75).

There are also clip-on hair extensions in three shades, of which two are shown here.

Fortunately, there was one final piece of the blush in 01 Dates On Skates (CHF4.50), which was what I really wanted from this collection.

The gradational tones in orange, coral and pink feel quite smooth to touch, but they apply very sheer with a brush. The blush is a soft matte. It contains 8g, which is very generous (versus 6g for MAC powder blushes).

I swatched the three shades individually with my fingertip in the left half of the pic below, and blended all three shades with a blush brush on the right half.

I also picked up the eyeshadows in 01 Bienvenido a Miami and 02 Vice, Vice Baby (Essence comes up with the funniest shade names at times!). Embossed with a raised palm tree pattern, this looked pretty easy to wear with a gentle shimmer. These are made in Poland. I'm not swatching these as I'll probably gift these to a friend.


Kas said...

the blush looks really pretty! It reminds me of something but at 4am, the brain refuses to open the archive :P

Haru said...

Perhaps the Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Witty Peach or the Catrice gradient blush from the Revoltaire collection?

Sara Kye said...

That's such a pretty ombre blush! And wow, that display looks like the ones here in Sg, totally wiped out. haha