No matter whether its wow-lashes that last all day, a breath-taking flawless complexion with a natural glow, super-soft lips with an extreme matte effect or beautiful, well-kept nails – with the new essence products in the Spring/Summer 2020 update, everyone can be an individual with their very own favourite look!

The new my SKIN PERFECTOR range, for example, features ultra-light textures that visibly refine pores and mattify the skin without creating a mask-like effect while the BYE BYE PANDA EYES! mascara, which can easily be removed with just warm water, creates breathtakingly voluminous lashes for perfect shape all day long – without any smudging! From highly pigmented, metallic eyeshadows, high-performance mascaras to shimmering highlighters and matte lipsticks, this essence update offers everything any true beauty fan could ever desire.

And for those who can’t get enough: in addition to the standard range, you can discover other online exclusives in the essence online shop ( Exciting tutorials, cool videos and interesting news from the world of essence can be found on the social media channels. Come by and take a look, it’s worth it:


EYESWITCH SIDE eyeshadow palette – €11.95

You say witch like it’s a bad thing? Choose the good or the bad side with the new WITCH SIDE eyeshadow palette that offers two colour combinations, a lighter and a darker side. The 15 highly pigmented matte and shimmery shades and metallic flake nuances help to create both wearable and breathtakingly mystical eye make-up styles. So, no need to choose between naughty or nice – be both!


the NUDE edition eyeshadow palette – €4.95

the ROSE edition eyeshadow palette – €4.95

The new essence eye shadow palettes and their irresistible matte and pearly shades are real all-stars: the perfectly aligned shades of the nude and rose edition are ideal for the most diverse daytime and evening looks. The nine powdery shades suit any skin tone, are long-lasting, super-soft and highly pigmented.


BYE BYE PANDA EYES! Mascara – €4.40

Dramatic volume without smudging! The oil-free and vegan formula of the BYE BYE PANDA EYES! mascara doesn’t just tint the lashes in black colour, it also wraps itself around the fine hairs like a gentle film – for a perfect look every day. And the best thing is…. it doesn’t clump or crumble and is easy to remove with warm water – no makeup remover required!


city palette Hallo Berlin! – €8.95

There’s a new addition to the popular essence city palettes! The new Hallo Berlin eyeshadow palette contains nine trendy, highly pigmented shades that reflect the hip street styles and artistic vibrancy of the German capital. With rich, deep green, black and brown tones, metallic-shimmering shades in gold, light pink and peach as well as trendy matte nude nuances, there are no limits to fashionable and wearable urban eye make-up styles.


sprinkled CHROME eyeshadow – €3.80

Hey, sister! The popular melted chrome eyeshadows are getting some reinforcement: The new sprinkled CHROME eyeshadows with flake effects make your eyes light up like shining metal. The bouncy texture is highly pigmented and thanks to its softness, is very easy to blend. Available in the gorgeous shades nude gold, rosé and silver grey.


maximum DEFINITION mascara waterproof – €3.50.

Ultra-long lashes meet maximum durability! The highly-flexible brush of the maximum DEFINITION mascara waterproof ensures breath taking volume and clearly defined lashes – all day long! Whether along day at the office, during a workout or holidays at the beach, the waterproof mascara lasts and lasts and lasts…


lashes to impress bundled single lashes – €3.10

With the new lashes to impress bundled single lashes, achieving a dramatic look is easy peasy. The three individual eyelashes are each bundled at the base and make it possible to fill irregular natural lashes super-fast. Whether inserted individually or attached to the entire lash line, whether naturally short or daringly long – there are no limits to your own favourite look with breathtakingly voluminous and thick lashes. The extremely thin and flexible lash band feels pleasant to wear and is very easy to apply with the included lash glue.


24ever ink liner – €3.50

Intense, deep-black looks with just one stroke – this is made possible by the 24ever ink liner. The intense black frames the eye with a silky matte finish and lasts up to 24 hours. Thanks to the accurate, stable tip and the indentation for an easy grip, the eyeliner can easily be guided along the lash line.



Make it flawless! The products in the new my SKIN PERFECTOR range by essence are the ultimate essentials for beautiful skin. The ultra-light formulas make impurities disappear gently, visibly refine the pores and at the same time conjure-up a completely natural, flawless complexion. Whether used alone or in combination with foundation – the my SKIN PERFECTOR range accentuates the individual beauty of your skin.



The weightless formula of the my SKIN PERFECTOR LOOSE FIXING POWDER gives the skin an even, matte finish without a mask-like effect. With the help of fine pearls and a combination of different powders, the pores are visibly minimized, shine is absorbed and the integrated colour pigments provide the skin with an even finish. The vegan, loose powder can either be applied solo for particularly natural results with a subtle glow or on top of make-up for extra coverage and to set it in place.



The pleasantly lightweight and mousse-like texture of the my SKIN PERFECTOR TINTED PRIMER melts into the skin sublimely. Worn alone, the velvety primer creates a natural coverage for smooth skin. Or applied as a base and in combination with foundation, it conjures-up a flawless complexion.




choose your glow! highlighter palette – €6.25

Whether for everyday life or special occasions – with the new choose your glow! highlighter palette, which contains three shades, everyone always has the perfect highlighter nuance at hand for an irresistible and unique glow. The most subtle of the individually applicable shades creates natural everyday highlights, while the bronze shade is ideal for conjuring-up a shimmering summer glow on the cheeks or for accentuating the contours. The radiant High Shine Highlighter is an absolute must-have for every party make-up style.

Highlighter brush – €3.80

The new, vegan highlighter brush perfectly accentuates your best features. The slightly tapered brush shape applies powder textures precisely where they are supposed to go and provides the face with a seductive finish.

Blush lighter – €4.80

Blush meets highlighter! The four new blush lighters come in a trendy ombré look and each contain a highlighter and a blush shade, which smoothly fade into each other. Whether matte or shimmering, whether applied solo or in combination – with the four shades, it’s easy to create your very own favourite blush looks. Available in the seductive combinations of goldrosewood nude, gold-soft peach, silver-nude coral and silver-cherry red.


Blush brush – €3.80

Next level, please! The popular cheek brush is now even better and has become the blush brush. With this vegan brush and its slanted shape, the application of your favourite blush shade is now as easy as ever.



Nail Care

Tough, vivacious girls are strong and irresistible – and their nails should reflect this. The essence Nail Care Range offers everything that nails need to shine in seductive splendor – and the range is now expanding. Due to the revised assortment, every nail need is sure to find its perfect match.


10 SEC NAIL OIL – €2.50

The dream of well-groomed nails in a matter of seconds is about to come true! The vegan 10 SEC NAIL OIL with rich hemp seed oil provides nails and cuticles with intensive care without leaving behind an unpleasant greasy film.


Gone are the days of brittle and short nails! The essence GROWTH BOOSTER BASE COAT with ginger activates the power of your own nails, strengthens them and promotes natural nail growth – and it’s all vegan, too!


Thanks to the RIDGE FILLER BASE COAT, perfectly polished nails are now guaranteed. The vegan polish conjures-up a smooth and even nail surface and makes it easier to apply your favourite polish in an even manner.



More fun with stylish, polished nails – guaranteed by the essence REPAIR & CARE BASE COAT. The vegan, regenerating base coat with goji extract strengthens and repairs stressed nails. Applied underneath nail polish, it also prevents nail discoloration.




STAY 8h MATTE liquid lipstick – €3.80

You can rely on the stay 8h matte liquid lipstick as its ultra-long durability of up to eight hours has been proven in independent tests. Easily applied with the ergonomic applicator, the nine seductive and wearable colours provide the lips with an extremely matte finish. And the texture is so light that you almost can’t feel it. Available in 9 shades.


fruit kiss caring lip balm – €1.90

Soft lips are here to be kissed: The fruit kiss caring lip balm conjures-up super-soft and irresistibly smooth lips in seconds thanks to the 10 percent nourishing almond oil. The delicate colour application is complemented by a subtle shimmer effect. Available in the fruity scented varieties raspberry, cherry and strawberry.


coconut kiss caring lip peeling – €2.90

The coconut kiss caring lip peeling makes the lips feel seductively soft and smooth with the help of natural peeling particles made of grated coconut and sugar as well as 10 percent caring almond oil. Simply pick up a small amount of the pleasant coconut-scented peeling with your fingers, massage it gently onto the lips and then remove – for ultrasoft and kissable lips.


Here at Hi HQ we’ve been testing out the collection and trust us when we say we’re very impressed! Essence have really stepped it up with the packaging for this collection and the overall quality of the products is remarkable.

There’s no excuse picking up a piece or two, or even the whole collection with those prices! Essence are famous for their affordable products with amazing quality.

Essence wants to experiment with makeup looks and not with animals. That’s why they are proudly cruelty-free. They even have an array of vegan products across the range with everything you would need to paint a full face (and nails too!).

The essence new Spring/Summer 2020 collection is available in Penneys & pharmacies from 18th of February.


Article Author: Lara Haddaoui