Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic" - Review & Swatches


Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic"
Hello ladies:) today i am going to introduce you to another beauty by Essence Cosmetics.It's Magic, a highlighter powder from their trend adition range Circus Circus.
A highlighter is a must have in a makeup stash if you want a glowing look, used correctly a highlighter can brighten the complexion and play up the favourite facial features.So, did this highlighter live upto my expections? keep on reading to find out my take on it.


Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic"
Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic"
 

Product Description

Curtains up for a perfect complexion! the subtle highlighter powder not only brightens up your complexion, but your eyes too! delicate shimmer particles set enchanting accents on your face, neck and décolleté for a splendid finale in the circus arena! available in 01 it’s magic.

My thought

the idea of powder highlighter was not that apealing at first but when i swatched it i knew i had to have it.the highlighter comes in a black colored plastic pan with a transparent plastic lid, the packaging is simple and sturdy.the pan contains 9g of the product which is an impressive quantity for the price paid.you can see in some  pictures that the pan inside the container is a little lopsided that's because it rotates i don't know if it is supposed to be like this or its a fault


Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic" - Swatch
 
the highlighter itself is a fine powder with delicate shimmer particles in it which are not at all gritty or chunky.the powder is creamy soft in texture, it glides on smoothly and blends well.i love the fact that how on blending this highlighter gives a subtle sheen and a glow to my skin
i use a bit of highlighter on the cheekbones which make them look glowing and defined and on the brow bones to make my eyes look brighter and larger.you can also put it on your cupids bow to make you lips appear plumper and defined.


Lightly Swatched & Blended - Without Flash
 

Lightly Swatched & Blended - With Flash
 
sometimes i mix this highlighter with my foundation to get a full face luminosity.i rubb my finger over the highlighter and  mix my foundation on my palm with the same finger.belive me it does make a difference and give my face a healthy glow not a scary sparkly twinkle look.


L-R : Foundation Blended Without Highlighter, Foundation Blended With Highlighter - With Flash
 
yes this highlighter did win my heart and i am loving it.

I will rate this 4.9/5

Pros

  • Budget friendly
  • Smooth in texture
  • Easy to blend
  • Gives a subtle sheen
  • Impressive quantity

Cons

  • Packaging could have been better

*otherwise i couldn't find anything to hate in this highlighter


Price                    PKR 460

 
do drop in you comments and suggestion :) TC
 

31 comments:

  1. it is so amazing Hina :) I am so liking and wanting this now...

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  2. this is soo preety! I havent been able to find the circus collection

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    1. may b u can find it at ENEM liberty..they have it in stock

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  3. I tried it once but due to much gold shimmer didnt suit me.. However, Great review...
    Cheers xx
    charmingmary.blogspot.com

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    1. ohh its bad it did't wrk fr u..thanxx :)

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  4. Very lovely color .

    I have started a giveaway on my blog . It would be great if you will participate in it . Thanks

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  5. For the price essence products have amazing quality . Will check this out if its still available .

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    1. yes i love their products especially the trend editions...do try :)

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  6. product is good, but not good for me as i have v oily skin :(

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    1. may be not in summers but in winters it might wrk fr u

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  7. Wow so prettyyy! Why have I never checked this beautiful highlighter before, it's a steal. :D

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  8. woww its gorg , thanks for the review :)

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  9. is it long lasting?? I like the golden tone to it!

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  10. I love the idea of mixing a highlighter with foundation for a luminuous look. I am definitely gonna try it. Nice review!!

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  11. it remind me of MAC skin finish soft and gentle

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  12. lovely, i will try this ... <3

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  13. Is it good for oily skin?

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  14. The texture looks so smooth! Have to add this to my wishlist!
    Followed ya on bloglovin,do check out my blog sometime :)

    http://allthingsgirlish.blogspot.com

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  15. I so much wanted it...now its out of stock every where:(...

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