Beauty,  Make-up

New in from essence

There are two launches from essence that have caught my eye this week.

First is the Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara (R65), which is the best fibre mascara I’ve ever used! It delivers exceptional length without compromising on volume. The fibres are untraceable once on your lashes, and they don’t irritate the eyes, either.

L-R Matte Blush in Cosy Rosy, Lip Powder in Set the Stage, Eyeshadow in Black As A Berry and Eyeshadow in Peach-Party!

The second is what we’ve all been waiting for – a high street (read: affordable) version of the MAC Pro Palette and Inglot Freedom System. They have named theirs “My Must Haves”. They have launched four space (R35) and eight space (R45) palettes, which you buy empty, and then fill with whatever you want. Really! There are 20 eyeshadow shades, in varying finishes, 5 blushes, 3 lip powders, 1 pink lip base, highlighter, bronzer and setting powder to choose from. This means that for just R175 for the four or R325 for the eight you can create your own palette, filled with shades and formulas that you’ll actually use! And you don’t have to buy them all at once, you can build up as your budget allows, as well as change them as often as you like.