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essence-rock-n-doll-event-faulhaber-katherine-holland-2017-107Photography: Katherine Holland

The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix… the list goes on. These rock and roll legends were definitely there in spirit at this past week’s Faulhaber Communications essence Spring Summer 2017 preview at Analogue Art Gallery in Toronto. Old records, branded balloons, custom Hello Baked cookies and Jackie O floral arrangements scattered the room to set the scene. Guests were invited to try the new products at nail and makeup touch up stations, snack on the sweets table created by My Perfect Party, and have their photo taken by yours truly at the record wall.




A perk of my job is being able to try out the new essence collection before it hit the market. My favourite SS17 beauty products included the Colour Correcting Mattifying Powder, the Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in ‘it’s a statement’, and of course the Rock ‘n Doll Mascara.

The Colour Correcting Mattifying Powder ($4.49) is a silky miracle worker that evens out skin tone and absorbs excess oil in one step.


For a bold creamy lipstick with a long lasting matt finish, try the new Matt Matt Matt Lipstick. I love essence lipsticks because at $4.49 each you can afford to buy all of your favourite trending colours without breaking the bank.


The Rock’N’Doll Mascara ($4.99) amplifies lashes for the perfect edgy doll eye look.


essence cosmetics are currently sold at Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws.

xo Lau



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