11 Mar 2017


essence are back again with another trendy range for us to add to our makeup collection. Their new range is called, Light of Orient, which takes you on an exciting journey into the world of 1001 Arabian Nights, to experience their oriental culture. Imagine the pulsating bustle around the souks, desert landscapes with magnificent Bedouin tents and the temperamental rhythm of the belly dancers – the unique flair fascinates all visitors... 

Most people associate deep eyeliner and golden highlights as being the signature look of most Arabic women. The colour scheme of this bronzing edition is as warm as the Arabian sun with cream, gold, copper and various nuances of red. The Light of Orient trend range includes the following products:-

Eyeshadow Palette:

The eyeshadow palette consists of six warm colours which can be used to create either a subtle or intensive nude eyeshadow look. It comes with a small duo-applicator, integrated mirror, and an ornamental design, the palette is sure to become a true favorite. Retailing at around R84-95.

Eyebrow Shaper:
Genie in a pen. The eyebrow pen is retractable and comes in a light or dark brown shade which ensures perfectly defined brows. The second end combines a sponge for blending and a sharpener. Available in 01-sunkissed beauty and 02-oriental beauty. Retails for R44-50.

Matt Lipsticks:
The range includes three bold red shades – trendy oxblood, intensive purple and warm rosewood, which has a matt finish and provides the lips with a true glam factor! It is packaged in an elegant slim-stick shape. Available in 01-belly dancing queen, 02-princess jasmines choice and 03-the sultan's daughter. Retails for R47-95.

When you look at this bronzer all you can think about is a rising sun. The bronzer has a beautiful oriental pattern with a matt powder and a shimmering golden center – both can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content. It is available in two versions for lighter and darker skin types, to ensure a slightly tanned-looking complexion. Available in 01-sunkissed beauty and 02-oriental beauty. Retailing for R63-50.

Highlighter Stick:
This beauty screams desert glow. The creamy jumbo stick with golden shimmer pigments creates a gorgeous highlight on your face. It is quick and easy to apply thanks to the practical pen-shape. Furthermore, it is ideal for the trendy “strobing” look. Available in 01-golden gate to orient. Retails for R76-95.

Nail Polish:
The Light of Orient range contains gorgeous nail polish. There are gold and purple nail polish with metallic effects as well as a rosewood and oxblood with a high-shine finish which will provide a
long-lasting colour coupled with great coverage. Available in 01-golden gate to
orient, 02-the sultan's daughter, 03-princess jasmines choice and 04-belly dancing queen. Retails for R38-95.

Body and Cuticle Tattoos:
Golden and turquoise body and cuticle tattoos in various
ornamental designs which will ensure wow-styles, especially on tanned skin!
Available in 01-magic carpet ride. Three sheets with a total of 56
tattoos, which retails for R57-95.

Oriental Body Splash:
The light body spray with a summery, floral scent provides a
boost of freshness on hot days at the bazaar or in the souks. Available
in 01-genie in a bottle. It is packed into a 100 ml bottle which retails for R57-95.

Pop on down to your nearest essence Cosmetics counters and discover the beauty of Light of Orient range, while stocks last. 


  1. I really need to revisit Essence as a brand, I used to love everything from them.

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  2. I absolutely love the look of this collection, the eye shadow palette in particular looks stunning. I will be checking my local counter to see when they get these so I can swatch.

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