Beauty budget brand, Essence, has created a Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 Collection to celebrate the release of the movie. This isn’t the first time Essence has embraced Twilight as they have had another collection inspired by the film.
I generally like Essence and although some of my fandom has cooled when it comes to Twilight I still like the overall idea of this collection. It’ll be a little tricky to locate as Ulta is the only US store I know of that sells Essence but keep an eye out for it in store.
I went to Ulta this weekend and they sadly, didn’t have the collection. I have my eye on the bright red blush that was released with the collection.
My other lemming? The Breaking Dawn Lipgloss which I was lucky enough to get a sample of!
The Essence Breaking Dawn Lipgloss comes in two shades one of which is a sparkling red. Considering the Holidays are right around the corner this is a fitting release for both the movie and the Holiday Season. The bright blood red shade has sparkling flecks of gold. The shade is called Renesmee Red (did I ever tell you how dumb I though Edward and Bella kid’s name is?).
The formula is a thinner consistency with a high glossy finish. It’s not tacky, sticky, or heavy. It has a very smooth glide across lips with a sponge applicator that applies product easily on lips. The gloss has a shorter wear time but remains quite comfortable through that wear. Once it fades I didn’t have issues with the gold glitter remaining on my lips. The gloss has fruity perfume-y taste that’s pleasant but not overpowering.
Although far from opaque the gloss does tint lips a nice shade of red much like the character’s in the movie. It is quite sparkly with chunky glitter but that doesn’t give it a disco-ball finish. The gold flecks does something very nice to the red so you have a nice tint of red with a golden sparkle.
At $2.49 it’s worth picking up not only if you’re a Twilight fan but also because it lends a nice tint of red to lips for a just bitten look.
Available now at Ulta.
Have you seen the Essence Breaking Dawn 2 Collection at your Ulta?