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?

18 comments:

  1. I've heard so many good things about the Essence products, especially their eyeshadows.
    Looks like I might have to give them a try!
    - Jem
    Jem's Blog

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    1. <3 I know right?! I am really loving Essence at the moment too and so far so good! The products are so fun and cheap but also extremely good in quality, definitely give it a try! xx

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  2. this looks so good for the price! i love so many of essence's products but i haven't tried any of their eyeshadows... as of yet, i'll be sure to try out their mono eyeshadows though - great review!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

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    1. I couldn't agree more! ^^ I am still working my way through many products and I honestly love it all! Such a cute brand <3 x

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  3. this looks so pretty, I've heard such great things about the esscence products x

    http://atypicalenglishrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. When I saw this my face literally looked like the heart eyes emoji haha! So sparkly and ah no words to explain this beaut! Essence truly rock! <3

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  4. How pretty!! Love how brightening this shade looks!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. It's so gorgeous right?! Wish I could wear this daily! #firstworldproblems ^^ <3

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  5. That is such a lovely shade to put under your brow bone or in the corner of your eye to open up your eyes. Essence are really knocking it out of the park.

    xoxo
    jessica
    from
    The Crown Wings

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    1. Ahh thanks for the lovely tips! That is so true! Essence deserve way more credit & love <3 #fangirl

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  6. Every time I try a new Essence product I am more and more impressed, the pigment in their eyeshadows is just incredible isn't it? Especially considering the price! xx
    Leanne | Little Babble

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    1. Snap! Same goes for me! <3 So much love for this brand, I just cannot tell you! Too right! Amazing really! ^^ <3 x

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    1. #2fangirls over here! Hehe <3 So true! xx

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    1. It is indeed! ^^ Silver glitter looks amazing on the eyes x

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  9. This color looks gorgeous! I have a lot of essence products, they make really awesome stuff, I definitely need to pick this shade up. Great post. x

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Yay ^^ For sure! Would look great with a smoky eye! Thanks lovely! xx

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