Hi girls! I'm going to review the Essence Single Eyeshadows today! The brand launched in Pakistan "OFFICIALLY" last year and while a lot of their products caught my eye because of the cute packaging, these eyeshadows were my first purchase from the brand.
|LEFT: 35 PARTY ALL NIGHT RIGHT: 43 MYSTIC LEMON|
When I first swatched 43 Mystic Lemon Holographic eyeshadow in store I just fell in love with how smoothly it transferred to my skin, and how CRAZY pigmented it was! I mean crazy! This shade is a lovely cream color with a yellow gold iridescence which I really like! In the pictures it looks like any regular cream eyeshadow but in real life it has this gorgeous duo chromatic yellow gold shimmer with a hint of different hues in different lightings.
Another thing that is awesome is the amount of product! This eyeshadow will last you a long time with 2.5gms of product and with the amazing pigmentation you only need to touch your brush once! For the price, of just $1.99 (at Ulta) or Rs/-250 (in Pakistan) the product is amazing!
-Inner corner and brow bone highlight! (I get compliments from my girls all the time with this and the yellow tinge really brightens things up)
I bought two of these, not just as a backup because I love this stuff, but because the first one broke on me :(
It's lid just fell apart from the hinges so I wasn't so happy with the flimsy packaging.
Now onto the Essence 35 Party All Night Metallic eyeshadow! This is one little bad boy! Ugh. It is gorgeous!!! Enough said.
I love how smooth satiny it is without having the flaky effect of most metallic eyeshadows! It glides onto the eyes effortlessly too, however I would say that the pigmentation of this compared to Mystic Lemon isn't all that amazing, you do need a good eyeshadow primer underneath this and it's buildable so that's a plus you can really work it onto the lids for a flawless metallic effect or even use it with the wet brush technique, but the swatch is just absolute gorgeousness!
What I don't like about this product is again the packaging, but then for the price it isn't bad you just have to be careful with it. Also, I don't like how some eyeshadows don't have testers in store like 35 Party All Night, which I pretty much just bought by examining it through the packaging, but since it turned out to be such a little babe, I'm not complaining! =D
The wear time for both is good for me, I've used both with and without primers and they last a good 5-7 hours on me, with primer even longer.
-Available easily in Pakistan now.
-Soft, easy to use shadows.
-Long lasting even without a primer.
-Not crazy expensive, good value for the money.
-Not all shades have testers in store.
|4/5: LOVE! This one's a keeper.|