Essence is definitely one of those brands that I love trying new things from, especially because they've launched in the UK this year. My lovely friend Lauren from Makeup By Lauren Marie kindly picked me up a few pieces from the 'Hello Autumn' collection by Essence, which I haven't actually seen in my local UK Essence stand in Wilkos yet - hopefully we'll get them here because the collection is beautiful and I've spotted a couple more things in the collection which look like they are worth trying out!
The multicoloured powder 'Autumn in the City' is a gorgeous mix of soft bronze, illuminating powder, deep bronze and a golden peach that swirls together to make such a lovely colour. This reminds me of my all time favourite highlighting powder which is Mac's MSF in soft and gentle - only Autumn in the City is far more subtle in terms of shimmer content - instead it provides a lovely, natural and healthy looking glow to the skin. Let's be honest, we could all do with some added glow in the Autumn and Winter weather, couldn't we?
The eyeshadow palette in 'Walk in the Park' (how cute are the names in this collection?!) contains 6 neutral based golds and browns that are perfect if you are a neutral eyeshadow fan. You've got your highlighting shade, two soft golden/peach shades, two slightly deeper bronze/copper shades and a smokey bronze colour - so everything you need to create a neutral but lovely eyeshadow look. I love the quality of Essence eyeshadows, they are buttery and pigmented - very similar to the likes of the naked palettes in terms of formula!