Guerilla Gardening is essence's summer trend-based makeup collection release, featuring botanical shades of both bright and dark green, earthy browns, bright pinks and intensive reds.
- Two Lip Creams
- Four nail polish shades
- Two nail effects powder shades
- A nail effects brush
- Three LE eyeshadow shades
- Two eyebrow mascaras
- Two cream-to-powder blushes
The lip creams are, in keeping with much of the collection, a matte finish. 01 mission flower is an almost fuchsia pink, while 02 floral glam is an intense coral-tomato red. These retail at the tiny sum of only €2.49!
|L - > R: floral glam, mission flower, plant the planet, I'm the moss|
The nail polishes (all €2.29) include 01 I'm the moss (a medium-dark grass green), 02 plant the planet (an acid-bright lemon-yellow-green) and two others - a pink (03 mission flower) and a red shade (04 floral glam) which match the new lip creams.
Nail Effects & Brush
|L - > R: mission flower, I'm the moss|
Every collection needs a cornerstone item - one item that stands out, and the jewel of this collection is the nail art velvet powder, which gives a strange moss-like look to the nails. I'm not 100% convinced of the furry/textured nail finish, but at €2.49 it's worth a shot! It comes in two shades; 01 I'm the moss and 02 mission flower (to match the other dark green and pink items from the collection).
|Nail art fan brush|
The nail art brush is a small fan brush, used for sweeping the nail effects powder onto the nails. At €2.49 it's a good purchase (and is worth investigating as a possible dupe for this brush).
|L - > R: my piece of land, plant the planet, garden up!|
I love essence's eyeshadows for their pigmentation and three new LE eyeshadows join essence's shade lineup - 01 garden up! is an earthy brown, 02 my piece of land is a light asphalt-grey, and 03 plant the planet is a fresh yellow-based green, matching the nailpolish of the same name. These are €2.29 each. I personally like the look of my piece of land and I'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh (I'm always on the look-out for neutral/base shades).
|T - > B: garden girls, my piece of land|
The new brow mascara has a gel-based texture and helps keep unruly eyebrows in shape. At €2.49, it comes in two shades; a lighter shade for blondes (01 garden girls) and a darker version for brunettes (02 my piece of land).
Cream to Powder Blush
|L - > R: mission flower, floral glam|
Again, these shades are designed to match the nail polish and lip creams of the same names - a pink (01 mission flower) and a red (02 floral glam). These retain for €2.49 and are an easy-to-use cream product that dries to an almost-matte powdered finish.
The collection is available from the end of May in Dunnes, Penneys and selected pharmacies.