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Review: Essence Mono Eyeshadow in Mystic Purple

29 Mar

Hello everyone! The review on the other Essence eyeshadow I picked up is finally going up on the blog. This is a very exciting eyeshadow nothing like anything I currently own. Link for a Makeup Look using this eyeshadow is here, now onto the review!

Description: A holographic eyeshadow for extra dimensional looks. The base is a gray with purple microshimmers throughout the shade. Swatched with 2 swipes across the hand.

Review: I must say that I love duochrome especially in nail polish but I don’t come across many eyeshadow shades that have a duochrome likeness to it so this was a pleasant surprise. The shadow isn’t as smooth nor creamy as Party All Night (review here) but it still has a nice color pay off and great blendability on the lid. Even though this shade is not as pigmented as I would like the duochrome is still present in any sort of lighting. Including day, night, blinding light and bathroom light. I really like to use this shade as a highlight or a blending shade to pull cool toned and warm toned shades together. Overall, I think this is a fantastic shade and I really wished I had a camera that could see how awesome the duochrome of the eyeshadow is.

Cost: $2.49CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? Yes, the lovely duochrome this has is absolutely fantastic and is a must-have for all seasons.

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Review: Essence Mono Eyeshadow in Party All Night

23 Mar

Hello everyone! An affordable beauty item today hopefully you’ll be able to find it near you.

Description: An intense shimmer bronze for those great nights out. Swatch was done with one swipe.

Review: I have to start off to say that I’ve only seen this brand at Shoppers Drug Mart so you can only find these items there. Best part it’s a really good price for those who shop at Shoppers since the only cheap brand they carry is Bonnebell. I have to say that I really like the clear plastic see-through packaging it doesn’t feel cheap and there is quite a bit of weight to it. It’s easy to hold while applying the eyeshadow so great size for sure. The shadow itself is nicely pigmented with a very smooth feel across the eyelid. Despite how shimmer packed it looks it goes on with high pigmentation and is a breeze to blend as well. It’s a great formula to work with and I feel is almost on par with MAC eyeshadows (veluxe finish buttery-ness). Overall, I think that this is a great everyday shadow and will definately repurchase once I run out (if I run out).

Cost: $2.49CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? Yes! It is a great eyeshadow for such a great price.