Essence Cookies and Cream Collection review

Essence Cookies and Cream Collection review

My German swap pal Sabrina has done it again and sent over one of the most amazing Essence collections I have ever seen. The Cookies and Cream trend edition brings some sweet and frosty looks as well as some amazing (new-to-me) products from Essence.

FOR THE FIRST LOOK I USED:

Essence Cookies and Cream Macaron Cest Bon eyeshadow
Essence Macaron C’est Bon baked eyeshadow – a frosty white pink that leans almost lilac. Perfect for highlighting.

Essence Cookies and Cream So Hot Donut eyeshadow
Essence So Hot Donut baked eyeshadow – a medium warm gold taupe. Good for the lid and transition.

Essence Cookies and Cream Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life eyeshadow
Essence Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life baked eyeshadow – A darker taupe brown that works to define the eye.

Essence Cookies and Cream eyeshadow look
Macaron C’est Bon near the tearduct and under the browbone.
So Hot Donut, lid to crease.
Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life crease and outer V.

Essence Cookies and Cream eyeshadow look 2
These are smooth, pigmented and easy to blend. Not too shimmery and not too powdery.

Essence Cookies and Cream Cake Pop Thats Top blush
Essence Cake Pop That’s Top baked blush on my cheeks- a hot coral pink shimmer blush. It’s pigmented, buttery and soft as can be!

Essence Cookies and Cream Macaron Cest Bon lipgloss 1
Essence Macaron C’est Bon lipgloss on my lips (matching shade to the eyeshadow of the same name) – a light creamy pink with gold shimmer.

Essence Cookies and Cream Macaron Cest Bon lipgloss swatch
The shimmer isn’t too prevalent, just a hint!

Essence Cookies and Cream Macaron Cest Bon lipgloss
A very pale gloss, more just for shine than anything.

Essence Cookies and Cream look 1 2
The finished look using all the products above!

Essence Cookies and Cream Cake Pop Thats Top blush 2
I used Macaron C’est Bon eyeshadow as cheekbone highlight too! The shimmer from the blush accentuates pores a bit, but who cares… I love it anyway!

FOR LOOK #2 I kept it simple:

Essence Cookies and Cream Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life Jumbo Eye Pencil
Essence Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life jumbo eye pencil (same name as baked eyeshadow, similar color) – a chocolate taupe brown shadow pencil.

Essence Cookies and Cream Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life Jumbo Eye Pencil 1
Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life jumbo pencil used lid into crease, added definition to crease with Urban Decay Nooner from the Naked 3 palette.

Essence Cookies and Cream Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life Jumbo Eye Pencil 2
The pencil is surprisingly soft and pigmented. It has a more subtle shimmer than the baked eyeshadows.

Essence Cookies and Cream One Sweet Day Shimmer pearls
Essence One Sweet Day shimmer pearls – a subtle pinky-bronze shimmer. (And now I’m singing Mariah Carey…)

Essence Cookies and Cream Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life Jumbo Eye Pencil look
Finished look #2! Jumbo pencil on the eyes (as shown above) and only the shimmer pearls lightly on the cheeks and more heavily under my cheekbones.

Essence Cookies and Cream One Sweet Day Shimmer pearls look
I absolutely love how much of a soft, warm glow the shimmer pearls give!

Essence Cookies and Cream eyeshadow swatches
Essence baked eyeshadow swatches + jumbo eye pencil swatch

Essence Cookies and Cream Cake Pop Thats Top blush swatch

Essence Cake Pop That’s Top baked blush and One Sweet Day shimmer pearls (when swatched these barely show up – click for full size to see)

Cookies and Cream hand balm (pictured in main image only) – a non-greasy cookie-scented hand lotion. It is fairly hydrating and the scent is light, but it still makes me hungry.

MY THOUGHTS:  I LOVE the baked eyeshadow and blush formula Essence has put out (they released this once before last summer with the Me & My Ice Cream collection). Think MAC Mineralize. The Shimmer Pearls are also quite impressive. Overall, this collection is a hit and I really hope it makes its way to Canada!

EDIT: Confirmed on April 21 through Essence’s Twitter account – this will hit Shoppers Drug Mart stores in June! HOORAY CANADA!

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  • The shimmer pearls!! Need!

    BeyondBlush

  • Chelsey

    such a pretty collection! hope it comes to canada

  • Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous collection!

  • a cookie inspired collection? SOUNDS DELICIOUS. I spy a guerlain dupe 😀

    • They are pretty good shimmer pearls. I’ve tried the Guerlain ones and they have more of a “rich lady” scent but the payoff is similar.

  • love your photos and photo theme them here! and hello cookies!!! a great natural looking collection over all. and the font is tres cute.

    • The collection hits Canada in June!!! OMGOMG!!!! (also I bought cookies for this photoshoot and then ate all the cookies, nom nom)

  • OMFG I NEED THIS! I might have to get someone to buy it for me if it comes out late June, lol!

  • B.

    Ahhhhh WANT. I so need some essence sold near me. It is nowhere to be found. *cries*

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

    • Oh no! Where do you live?

      • B.

        I live in Minnesota, but where I’m at, none of the stores carry it! It’s so sad. 😛

  • This looks like a pretty neutral-based collection. Yay for confirmation that it’s coming!

  • yoko

    Everything looks great! Especially eyeshadows are beautiful. I’m surprised that I love to use highlighter from essence bloom me up collection almost everyday. Their powder are great formula!

  • Cassandra Turcotte

    Nom. That is all.

  • Megan Joy

    Yay I was waiting for you to review this stuff, it looked sooo good. Both looks are super pretty but I love how the second look is so polish but totally natural. Essence has done it again!

  • Tanya Lovetere

    This whole line looks right up my alley! Colors are beautiful and I LOVE that Mariah Carey song. It reminds me of my grandmother as it came out around the time that she passed away. So it has special meaning 🙂

  • Omg your swatches 😮 I NEED THIS COLLECTION!!!

  • YAY IT’S COMING HERE! Essence is so wonderful! I love your looks!

  • Ohhh pretty, pretty blush! How’s the hand cream, I love me some hand cream!