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Essence Fall 2014: New Longlasting Lipsticks, Eyeshadow Palettes, Gel Eye Pencils and Nail Effects

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Fans of Essence cosmetics really love the value of the line. Not just that it's inexpensive, but that it's worth far more than the few bucks it takes to try something new. Herewith is a peek at some of the Essence Fall 2014 releases: amazing new longlasting lipsticks, pretty new eyeshadow palettes, and rich, twist-up gel eye pencils. Oh, and if you're eagerly awaiting the Essence Summer 2014 Beach Cruisers release, it should hit stores any minute.

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I had Staff snap shots of whatever she could at the recent preview event in Toronto; she had some lighting issues. She just needs practice, right? Either way, her shots will give you a sense of what to expect from the Essence Fall 2014 releases when they hit in August. For example, these eye shadow palettes, which feature a mix of matte, shimmer and metallic finishes....

essence fall 2014: eyeshadow palettes and gel pencil liners

Essence Fall 2014_paradise eyeshadow palette

Essence Fall 2014 All About Paradise eyeshadow palette ($4.99)

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Essence Fall 2014 All About Candies eyeshadow palette ($4.99)

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Essence Fall 2014 All About Sunrise eyeshadow palette ($4.99)

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Essence Fall 2014 All About Nudes eyeshadow palette ($4.99)

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The real genius of these Essence Gel Eye Pencils is that in addition to being rich, creamy, intense and waterproof, they're twist-up -- no sharpener required! How can you beat that for $2.99 each?

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Essence Fall 2014 Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof eyeliners ($2.99 -- did I mention that?) Front to back: Black Blaze, Gunmetal, Cocoa Bean, Urban Jungle, Blue Lagoon, Around Midnight.

essence fall 2014 longlasting lipstick

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OMG these: I'm geeking out over the launch of a new Essence Longlasting Lipstick lineup. I suspect the full collection is much larger than the 10 we'll get in Canada -- you'll see via the numbers on the bottom of each tube. We have 10, but somehow there's an 11 and 14. And do these look like $2.99 lipsticks?? The bullet stamp is a nice touch, and of course, a matte black tube just shows how an LBD makes everything look like it cost more than it did.

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Essence Fall 2014 Longlasting Lipstick ($2.99) Those shades! And the formula is pretty pigmented; I'll have to do a Lipstick Diary swatch of some faves.

essence fall 2014 nail effect polish

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Essence Fall 2014 Effect Nail Polish ($2.99 each) From left: Laser Show; Baby, You're a Firework; Blue Jeaned. Maybe you're not a fan of glitter or textured top coats, but Essence makes it so easy to take a feature nail for a whirl. Be discreet and match the Essence Effect Nail Polish to your base mani, or get arty by playing up contrasts.

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Essence Fall 2014 Effect Nail Polish ($2.99 each) From left: Glitz and Glam, Party Crasher and Party in a Bottle.

There are a few more new items from Essence for Fall 2014 -- new mascaras, two new gloss shades, three new Colour & Go nail shades and a Glow in the Night top coat. I hope to show those to you soon. But what do you think so far?