Hello Ladies!

With summer in full swing, all the beauty secrets are on the verge of surfacing. This seasons biggest secret –  Finding the colours that work for you! I find that for my skin tone, the colour pink seems to compliment me quite well rather than red, orange or burgundy undertones.

I found these pink gems at the Essence counter at Clicks in Canal Walk. Unfortunately the Clicks store in the V & A Waterfront does not stock Essence cosmetics but they’re easily available at any of their other stores in Cape Town. The plain black packaging with just a colour strip & logo makes for a sleek chic look. Remove the cap & find the boldest pop of colour, that’s perfect for this season.20131128-085826.jpg

The product is highly pigmented & its soft creamy texture, makes application easy as it glides onto your lips.

TIP: Make sure your lips are free of dry skin by gently exfoliating the lips with a Sugar scrub. This can consist of grains of sugar mixed with honey & Vaseline. Try not to scrub too hard as the skin on the lips are far thinner & more sensitive than most parts of our body.

From top to bottom:

1. No. 8 in Colour Crush

2. No. 9 in Wear Berries

3. No. 10 in Cotton Candy20131128-085930.jpg

These beauties are sold for around R35 each. Overall, I love the colour that this product produces as well as the texture of it. In comparison to lipsticks in its price range, this definitely takes affordable make-up to an impressive level.

Keep a look out for more Essence beauty reviews coming soon 🙂