Five essence(tial) Summer Beauty Picks

Summer calls for a change up in our makeup routine, as we switch out the deeper hues for an array of vibrant brights and pretty pastels.

So in preparation for the balmy days ahead, we’ve started to give our makeup bags a bit of a refresh. By this, we mean packing away our winter foundations, lipsticks and shadows and making room for some newbies (our Summer’s Calling box may have helped you with this already!)

In keeping with this, the GLOSSYBOX team have picked out some of their favourite summer essentials from essence’s beauty collection. Here’s what we’ve added to our makeup arsenal for the coming season…

Evie, Editorial Director loves kajal pencil in 04
‘White eyeliner is my go-to if I want a really fresh alternative to the black cat eye flick. It gives you a wide-awake look, plus if you scribble it on your ring finger, you can then press it onto the high points of your face and inner corner of eyes and use it as a matte highlighter.’

Alice, Beauty Editor loves 3d eyeshadow in 08
‘The easiest way to define your eyes? Contouring. I’ve been using this little eyeshadow duo and it’s all you need to make you eyes look bigger and brighter. Apply the lightest shade to your lid, then the rose gold hue to the deepest hollow of your eye and finish by blending it inwards and down to your lash line.’

Rachel, Managing Director loves xxxl longlasting lipgloss in 03
‘The peachy pink hue of this lipgloss is subtle but perfect for this time of year! It’s really pigmented and doesn’t leave your lips feeling sticky or gloopy! I’m obsessed.’

Amy-Lee, Brand and Marketing Campaign Manager loves nail art express dry drops
‘As someone who paints my nails sometimes twice a day, these express drops allow me to paint them minutes before I get dressed and not have any smudges!’

Joanna, Customer Care Manager loves mosaic compact powder in sunkissed beauty
‘I really love this powder because it gives you a natural sun-kissed tan without looking too heavy like other bronzers often can. It adds a little shimmer too, so it’s great for both a day and night look.’

For your chance to win an entire vanity case of essence goodies, simply comment below to let us know which of these essence picks would get your vote….




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