The essence Spring/Summer 2022 Update is all about experimenting with different styles, bold looks, DIY self-care, and expressing your true self without harming the planet. The update is 100% vegan and all about clean beauty whilst maintaining the high-quality performance and care of its products. Take a look below at what you can look forward to this November and be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for some new and exciting tutorial inspo!
Create the perfect base for makeup application whilst soothing the skin thanks to this primer’s green tea extract that visibly reduces and evens out any redness on the face.
Prime your skin whilst keeping it nourished and moisturised with the HYDRO HERO PRIMER. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract, your skin will be left rejuvenated for up to 48 hours.
Say goodbye to visible pores with this primer enriched with niacinamide which, is known for its skin-refining effect to reduce the appearance of pores. Apply your makeup onto a smooth canvas that will leave you with an airbrushed finish thanks to its mattifying effect.
Fix & Last beauty lovers: say hello to a new addition to the family for all skin tones (the white powder turns transparent on the skin)! This waterproof loose powder will set your makeup, absorb excess oil and even out your complexion with its matte finish for up to 14 hours.
Apply this ANTI-SPOT gel onto impurities and redness to visibly reduce their appearance and quickly dry them out! With its 96% natural formula containing salicylic acid, mint oil and zinc, your skin will be instantly soothed.
For smooth and soft skin, the SKIN CLEARING Serum is a definite go-to. Enriched with AHA to gently exfoliate the skin as well as panthenol and kiwi water for a boost of nourishment, your skin will be left with a youthful glow.
For that extra dose of care, the PORE MINIMIZING Serum containing 3% niacinamide and pomegranate, can be applied after your morning cleanse. Its weightless texture absorbs quickly to reduce the appearance of pores whilst leaving the skin supple and smooth.
10 It’s glow time
This velvety-soft highlighter powder adds just the right amount of shimmer accents to the cheekbones and other parts of your face for a radiant glow.
Available in five on-trend colours for every skin type, this lipstick is enriched with hyaluronic acid and a vegan collagen substitute for visibly plumped and hydrated lips. It provides medium coverage and a glossy finish that won’t dry out the lips.
This lipliner comes with a new and improved formula to provide your lips with a pristine texture, allowing for precise contouring and colouring of the lips. Its matte finish will hold for 8 hours and is waterproof.
The hydrating glossy lip balm is available in three shades and combines your lip care and lipgloss into one nifty product. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, a vegan collagen substitute and shea butter, your lips will be left highly moisturised and nourished with a gorgeous shine.
The PLUMPING LIP FILLER family has also gained a new member: a nude lipgloss with both a filling and plumping effect to achieve lips that are visibly fuller and hydrated thanks to its formula enriched with hyaluronic acid and cinnamon oil.
03 Hydration booster
Drawing influences from the ocean, the ALGAE LIP OIL is formulated with algae extract, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and vitamin E to nourish and moisturise the lips without leaving them sticky. Its two-tone green and blue texture leaves the lips with a fun, shimmer effect.
01 Iced Gloss
This delectable lipgloss with its fruity fragrance will bring all the shine to your lips with an impressive holographic effect and a glass-like shimmer finish that suits all skin tones.
It’s all about being bold this season and this mascara will help you achieve that with ease. Its ultra-black texture and soft, curved fibre brush leaves your lashes visibly lengthened with an intense look that’s full of volume. The more coats applied, the bolder the finish!
It’s mascara made to last! This waterproof mascara ensures your lashes stay put and in shape, no matter the weather and occasion. It certainly won’t compromise on volume nor length thanks to the soft, curved fibre brush.
A firm favourite amongst essence lovers is now available in a waterproof version with its popular extra large elastomer brush to coat each individual lash with its deep black formula.
The Lash PRINCESS family has a new member: the Lash PRINCESS Liner. Boasting a pointed felt applicator, you can now effortlessly draw fine or thick, intensive lines along the lid to complete your expressive eye makeup looks. Available in a waterproof dramatic black and a natural brown.
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With its new and innovative format, you are destined to have a whole lot of fun with these two mini eyeshadow palettes. Each palette comes with six highly-pigmented eyeshadows that are positioned in coordinated shades for you to easily mix and blend. Each shade ranges from matte to metallic finishes so you can really go wild in creating bold and expressive eye looks. Look out for the two part messages of affirmation revealed to you when you open the compact palettes for on-the-go touch-ups.
For intensive eye makeup, ensure your creations are long-lasting with this eyeshadow base. Apply the soft texture onto the lids before application to the eyes and watch as it instantly blends into your skin. Not only will it not crease in your lid but it will also enhance the colour of your makeup whilst keeping the lids nourished with shea butter and sunflower oil.
Easily remove your eye makeup without causing harm to the delicate skin of your lids with this remover’s 2-phase formula (dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested) enriched with nourishing chamomile water to quickly and thoroughly remove mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow as well as additional makeup on the face.
Apply this serum that’s been ophthalmologically tested and enriched with Widelash™ by Sederma for visibly longer, fuller lashes and thicker brows. The serum comes with two different applicators for optimal application of the serum on to your brows and lashes.
This waterproof brow pen is a true gamechanger with its fine, water drop-like tip to effortlessly trace individual brow hairs when it comes to filling your brows. The pen also comes with an integrated brush to comb your brows into shape and never needs to be sharpened!
Now with an ultra-strong hold, this nourishing transparent gel enriched with panthenol is long-lasting in setting both unruly brow hair as well as hair along the hairline especially if you are looking to achieve a brow lamination look.
Get those brows into shape with this nifty tool that includes ergonomically designed scissors with a rounded tip and a removable click-on comb to precisely shape and brush the brows into your desired shape.
Inspired by the exotic and vibrant colours of a tropical jungle, this nail lacquer brings all the shine to your nails with varying finishes such as metallic, iridescent or a glitter effect. The formula is free of microplastic particles and is perfect for adding a pop of colour on the daily.
This NAIL ART duo designer tool, designed with a narrow, long brush tip to create fine or thick lines with your polish or dotted elements thanks to the tools pointed tip on the opposite end. The back of its packaging is made of 100% recycled paper.
Achieve a high-shine gel finish just like the nail salons with this top coat. Not only will it protect the colour of your nail varnish but it also prevents chipping to extend your manicure.
This 2-in-1 base and top coat dries quickly and ensures a long-lasting manicure. Its formula also contains strengthening ingredients to nourish and keep the nails healthy and strong.
Achieve an effortless matte finish with this top coat that has a fast drying time and smoothing effect that will extend the durability of the colour of your nail polish.
Create a voluminous 3D effect on your manicure with this top coat that will leave you with a visibly plumper and smooth manicure that dries into a long-lasting gel finish.
In a hurry? Simply apply this speed dry top coat that will have your manicure dry in 45 seconds. Its fast-acting and long-lasting formula leaves your nails with a smooth, shiny finish with no smudging, no marks, and most importantly: no chipping!
We don’t know about you but we can’t wait for this essence update to hit the shelves this November! The essence 2022 Spring/Summer update is 100% vegan and is all about fun and expressive looks, clean beauty, and protecting the planet. Available at your nearest Clicks, Dealz, Dis-Chem, Edgars, Foschini, MediRite, SkinMiles, Superbalist, Takealot, Woolworths and www.houseofcosmetics.co.za.