Monday, 26 January 2015

REVIEW | Essence Eyeshadow In Starlight*

Hi Lovelies! Hope you all are well!

Warning: This eyeshadow is not for the faint hearted!

I have been really enjoying Essence Cosmetics recently and I have started to literally write review after review of their products. Obsessed much?! Truthfully speaking, This fun and affordable brand has some amazing products which not only look good to the eye but also performs just as well as higher ended brands.

Just look at how stunning this eyeshadow is!? (insert heart eyes emoji here) If you are a total magpie like me then you will be instantly attracted to this and you would want to swatch this.
Essence mono eyeshadows come packaged in a transparent, plastic compact with the Essence brand logo printed on the top and details of the shade name/number on the back. The flip cap locks securely so the eyeshadow pan remains safe and this makes it a very travel-friendly product. There is no mirror/applicators which ideally might be a good thing since I don't really use any of the applicators that are included with compacts and I have way too many pocket mirrors lying around in my handbag so I am not at loss. Though if a mirror was included, it could of been a plus point.
Starlight is a beaufiful silver shade with lots of micro glitter particles running through it. The glitters are so finely milled and the ratio of glitter to pigment is perfect.
Texture wise this is surprisingly buttery-soft, I assumed that the glitter would make my skin feel uncomfortable or that it would be gritty at touch but this feels so light and blends like a dream!
This shade is quite pigmented and you can build the colour depending on the look you are going for, two applications is more than enough I think!
The staying power is also commendable, the swatch in the above image is quite intense without primer, so imagine how stunning the colour will look if used with a primer. I was able to get 4+ hours of wear and I honestly did not think this was possible.
This is my second try at using a Essence eyeshadow and yet again this is another product added to the 'I love Essence' pile, I am yet to find a product that isn't of good quality and I doubt this will happen any time soon since the way it's going now, this might just be a brand i'll buy everything from! (no exaggeration there!) Another thumbs up from me!

If you are looking for a pocket friendly, amazing staying power and pigmentation. Easy blending properties, soft texture and not forgetting to mention the pretty silver sparkles then this eyeshadow compact is for you! This truly needs to be in everyone's make-up collection. This looks amazing with black winged liner and who doesn't love a bit of sparkle?

Check it out here - link / £1.60*

Have you tried this shade from Essence?