essence cosmetics Launches NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Spring is the time of renewal and welcoming in new things, so what better time than the upcoming spring season to welcome some new makeup into your life. We’re very excited about the NEW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection from essence cosmetics, a vast offering of cosmetics for face, eyes, lips, and nails.

The new collection from essence cosmetics is full of timeless must-haves – from everyday essentials to specialty products, all in universally flattering colors. Products include the matt matt matt lipstick, volume on! plumping lipgloss,  super precise eyeliner, the false lashes mascaras in extreme volume & curl and dramatic volume unlimited, contouring eye pencil, all I need concealer palette, light up your face luminizer palette, and color correcting mattifying powder. Learn all about these great beauty products below:

matt matt matt lipstick ($2.99)

This smooth new lipstick glides over lips to provide a sophisticated, long-lasting matte finish and bold color without drying out. The matt matt matt lipsticks are available in 8 shades: kiss me if you can, purple power, it’s a statement, perfect match, pink up your life, wow effect, red-y or not?, and natural kiss.

volume on! plumping lipgloss ($2.99)

The feathery light minty flavor and formula helps volumize to reveal luscious, fuller-looking lips within seconds of applying. Wear alone or as a topcoat over your favorite lipstick. The volume on! plumping lipgloss is available in 3 shade: c’est bon, c’est bonbon, less is more, and perfectly dressed.

super precise eyeliner ($2.99)


The super precise brush tip allows you to achieve a natural and simple look. It’s long-lasting and waterproof formula will allow you to wear it all day.

the false lashes mascaras ($4.99)

The volumizing formula creates impressive volume, while the curved fiber brush envelops every lash to create powerful curl, the combination of both gives the perfect false-lash-look plus curl-effect.

contouring eye pencil ($3.49)

Our new eye pencil is double-ended to help enhance and shape the eyes for a mesmerizing look. It also works as a liner, eye shadow, and a highlighter. The contouring eye pencils are available in 2 shades: caramel meets frosting and chocolate meets vanilla.

all I need concealer palette ($5.49)

This new creamy, powdery textured concealer palette offers a variety of color combinations to adjust to any skin imperfections and help reduce the appearance of dark circles and redness.

light up your face luminizer palette ($5.99)

These three silky-soft, luminizing powders are everything you need to get rid of harsh light and achieve a healthy-looking, radiant finish.

color correcting mattifying powder ($3.99)

This gentle, silky, and matte color correcting powder evens out skin tone and absorbs excess oil. The pink, green, and beige colors come together to refresh a tired complexion, neutralize redness and mattify for a natural even skin tone.

The essence cosmetics collection is available on www.essencemakeup.com, and in store at Target, and Ulta! The collection is quite affordable, ranging from $.99 to $9.99, so you’ll never have to worry about breaking the bank in the name of beauty. What are your thoughts on the essence cosmetics? What products are you excited for?

Cocktails & Couture Lounge

Although we received the very sad news that Whitney Houston passed away while enjoying a much needed break from the craziness of New York Fashion Week, the eclectic mix of beauty and fashion media, influencers et al in attendance at the Cocktails and Couture Lounge turned the tragic news into one of celebration, not only of Whitney Houston but of life in general.


Hosted by Cocktails & Couture Founder and veteran beauty expert, Lianne Farbes, guests were treated to blowouts by BabyLiss, manicures by Oasis Day Spa, beauty products by Tarte Cosmetics, travel cases by CupCase Your Bras, skincare products by Proactiv, cocktails and sweets by Hpnotiq, hors d’oeurves by Honeybun Catering, music by DJ Belle DE Jour.

One highlight of the evening were the raffles – Proactiv held a raffle where one lucky reader won an Alexander Wang handbag (pictured above) in addition to other guests winning Cocktails & Couture raffle prizes from Clarisonic, DDF, Ulta Beauty and Hpnotiq – I unfortunately was not one of the winners, no matter how much I silently begged to win the gorgeous bag or the Clarisonic. Other than not winning, I fully enjoyed the chance to relax and just enjoy the pampering, cocktails and the music. RIP Whitney Houston