Essence S/S 2014-the event, the products, my birthday….

I love essence.

There. I said it.  I know I’m not alone….and why would I be?

essence is about to blow your mind with their newest collection.  I attended a preview event for the collection recently and wanted to share some photos with you… need to get excited about this collection!


can't help myself-the setup was so ....pretty!

can’t help myself-the setup was so ….pretty!



There are SO MANY STANDOUT ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN!  So I will highlight a few of my favorites:


essence metal glam eyeshadow: soft texture, high coverage, metallic finish creates bold looks that will add twinkle!  Available in 6 colors.


essence get BIG! Lashes triple black mascara.  Innovative fiber brush offers maximum volume and adds density to lashes.


essence LASH mania reloaded mascara. Elastomer brush with star shaped bristles separate and grip lashes to give them volume AND length.


essence crystal eyeliner. long lasting, gel-based formula with precision applicator which can also be applied as a sparkling top coat for lashes.  Available in 5 colors.


essence nail art effect nails.  Nail art with a 3D effect-check out my application at the event:



essence sun club all-in-one bronzing highlighter.  Take one look at this-what does it remind you of (Clarins or Arden LE powders anyone?)  Bronzer and highlighter come together for a shimmering sun kissed glow or tan finish!  Soft powder texture is easy to apply.  Available in 2 shades.

I was so impressed by the new products for Spring and Summer…..and my birthday is TODAY so I thought I would pass along some gifts to YOU!!! Please fill out the Rafflecopter below!  *Please note* there is a requirement to subscribe to my blog.  New subscriptions will be recorded.  Those individuals choosing to unsubscribe after the giveaway ends will be ineligible for future giveaways!

IMG_0764Thanks to Faulhaber communications for inviting me and hosting a fabulous event at a fabulous space (Luxe Beauty)-girl power!!!

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  • Lauren Jacobs

    My ideal spring beauty look is natural with a pop of colour.

  • Andrea B.

    I usually always go for the cat eye look. But instead of pairing it with a darker lippy, I will choose more of a lighter springtime pink shade. Happy Birthday and thank you for this opportunity!

  • Diana

    Happy Bday Meredith!
    I hope you have an amazing day today, lots of fun and lots of nice gifts as well!

  • Rebecca

    Happy Birthday, Meredith,
    Spring look, something fresh, like a new lipstick .

  • Kayla

    Can’t wait to see that Metal Glam collection in stores! Looks gorgeous. Also, Happy Birthday!!

  • Sarah

    My ideal spring beauty look is a soft smokey bronze or taupe eye, bright cheeks, and nude lips.

  • angela m

    My ideal look for spring is a neutral lip , pink cheeks, a mix a blue eyeshadow ,black eyeliner and mascara

  • Linda

    Happy Birthday!Good Luck to everyone!

  • Kelly

    OMG, I love it too…I bought one of the metal eyeshadows near the end of December. It looks amazing. I think it’s the same one you featured. GREAT giveaway. Good luck to all who enter.

  • Mary Chan

    This collection is so cute!! And happy belated birthday! 🙂

  • Patricia

    Love that brozer/highlighter! Can’t wait to try it! I Love esence too! GREAT prices and very good quality! Hope you had a great birthday! xo

  • Debbie

    How fun! Happy birthday, hope it was a great one!

  • Bliss

    My favourite look for the summer is fresh, bronzed and glowy (not sweaty glowy). I use a very light hand with foundation and bronzer. A little lipgloss, mascara and I’m done!

    • Bliss

      Happy Birthday Meredith! 😀

  • Denyse Malette

    I too love essence, such great products and fantastic quality, so kind of you to just this giveaway for their new products. Lastly a belated very happy birthday to you , hope it was as wonderful as you are kind 🙂

  • jillojello

    I love light shades on the eyes and bright bold colours on the lips. A soft pink or green on the eyes and a pink on the lips is a great example.

    thanks for the give away and happy birthday.

  • Tracy M

    I love pulling out all my coral lipsticks,glosses & eyeshadows for spring..Something about bright colors just seems fitting for a fresh spring look..Happy Birthday..Hope it was an enjoyable one..Cheers 🙂

  • Tamara

    Ideal spring look.. I’d say really fresh looking skin, clean eyes, long lashes and a soft but bright colour on the lip.

  • Stacy

    I love Essence products…what a lovely event! I hope you had a wonderful birthday Meredith! I can’t wait to see some of these at Ulta soon! 🙂 xoxo Stacy

  • esther

    Was reading your recap, and noticed your line at the end.
    Happy belated birthday fellow January birthday lady 😛
    Hope that it was a great one, and you have an awesome new year of life 😀