As I have mentioned in my previous review, I picked up a few eye shadows from Essence and they are really nice when you want to experiment with colors without spending a lot. Here is the review on the shade “Lola Petrola,” which was love at first sight for me 😛
Electrified eyes… the popular mono eyeshadows ensure color highlights on your eyelids and are sure to give all girls that extra-special added touch.
My Experience with Essence #79 Lola Petrola Shimmer Effect Mono Eyeshadow:
The packaging is a round transparent plastic body with a see-through top. There is no brush included in this eyeshadow and to me that makes sense as we rarely use the applicators provided. Unless we are travelling, the applicator stays like an “unwelcomed” guest 😛 The lid shuts with a click, so you can carry it safely while travelling. The shade name and number is mentioned at the back of the pan.
The eyeshadow is smooth to apply and has minimal fallout. Still, I would suggest you to dab some loose powder before starting the eye makeup or better, do your eye makeup first and then base. The pigmentation could have been better as minimum of 3 swipes are required to bring out the real shade. I prefer using fingertips to dab on the shade, as swiping leads to decrease the vibrancy of the shade.
The shadow is duochrome which is gorgeous to say the least. It is one makeup item that can totally lift the whole look. It is bold, rich and gorgeous with the right hint of blue to the green that opens up the eyes giving an edge to the entire look. I would prefer to wear this shade with a pale pink/peach and let the shade do all the talking. A sure hit if you are looking for something for the upcoming parties and weddings.
The staying power is an area of concern as the shade is dabbed and not swiped, so with time, it starts to wear off. On an average, the shadow stays on 3-4 hours. The sheen to the shade does not travel all over the face, which is a pro. I would rate it as a must-have for eye makeup lovers.
Pros of Essence #79 Lola Petrola Shimmer Effect Mono Eyeshadow:
- Can be used wet and dry.
- Gorgeous shade.
- Applies smoothly.
- Not chalky.
- Blends smoothly.
- Goes on for a long time.
Cons of Essence #79 Lola Petrola Shimmer Effect Mono Eyeshadow:
- Pigmentation could have been better.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Essence #79 Lola Petrola Shimmer Effect Mono Eyeshadow?
Yes, this is a gorgeous shade, if you love to eye makeup, give this a try.