Skin type: dry and occasionally acne prone
Skin tone: fair with neutral undertones
Today I am reviewing Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 04 Sparkle All Night. Here is how it fared.
Price: INR 299 for 2.7 g
Metal meets glam! metallic and shimmering effects on your eyes are the ultimate trend! The especially soft texture with extremely high coverage and metallic results creates expressive eye make-up guaranteed to be eye-catching! the range of colors is huge and sure to make every beauty’s heart beat faster!
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My Experience with Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 04 Sparkle All Night:
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow comes in a metallic range of 7 beautiful shades. I wanted to grab all the shades, but sadly 3 of them were out of stock. So, I bought 4 of them this time. I will be talking about ‘04 Sparkle All Night’ today.
Let’s begin with the packaging of the product. The eyeshadow comes packed in a round pot and has a clear flip lid. The name of the brand is mentioned on the transparent plastic lid in silver fonts which looks very attractive. On the back side of the container, the shade name of the eyeshadow is mentioned. The size of the container is small, so it looks very cute and girly. It can be carried around conveniently everywhere. Overall, I love the packaging of these cute little circular pot eyeshadows from Essence.
The shade “04 Sparkle All Night” is a glamorous charcoal grey colour. It might look blackish but it is not entirely black. The colour is so bold and striking. The colour looks so rich and is certain to uplift your eye makeup game. For instance, this can be used to create a bold smokey eye look. And the fine silver shimmer particles in the eyeshadow just add icing to the cake.
If you are looking for creating super bold and dramatic makeup looks, ‘Sparkle All Night’ is a very good choice at a super affordable price. The colour is perfect for creating party looks. It will mostly go with evening makeup looks and will complement fair skin tones very nicely. For dusky beauties, this is not a great choice.
The pigmentation of these eyeshadows is awesome. You will get a decent colour payoff at 1-2 swipes. For fuller coverage and maximum colour payoff, I need 3-4 swipes. I haven’t expected such amazing and richly pigmented packed formulations at such low prices. But then again, Essence makes good quality products at affordable prices, don’t they? Overall, I love the pigmentation of these shadows.
Texture and Finish:
As per the product description, the eyeshadows are meant to give a metallic finish to the eyes. The eyeshadow comes in the form of pressed metallic pigmented powder which looks very attractive. On using this for the first time, I found the texture to be very smooth and non-gritty. The application did not feel uncomfortable on the eyes. The formulation is neither very creamy nor very powdery. It just has the right amount of consistency and gives a light-weight feel post application.
At the first glance, you might think, they impart richly glittered eye makeup looks. But the finish of these eyeshadows is subtly metallic and you won’t end up looking like a glitter factory. When I swatched this shade, I noticed a smooth and even Eyeshadow with very less perceptible glitters or shimmers in it. It just imparts the right amount of metallic finish to the eye.
But it has some drawbacks also. Since it comes in the form of pressed pigments, it will be difficult to apply and blend these eyeshadows with brushes. Finger application will make the application easy and more even. The metallic look will be more intensified if you wet your brushes and apply this. The shades don’t feel patchy and ensure a smooth finish post application. Overall, I really love the texture of these shades and their amazing metallic finish.
These shades stay in place for a decent amount of time without any creasing. They last for about 3-4 hours which I think are good at this price value. If you have oily lids, you will definitely need a primer prior to application; otherwise, the intensity will gradually fade away. These shades are easy to remove as well. They come off easily with any makeup remover.
I really loved the way Essence has formulated these eyeshadows. They look classy yet understated. The shade “04 Sparkle All Night” is such a unique and statement-making shade. If you are new to eyeshadows and love metallic finish, this range from Essence is good to give a great start. They are well within your budget and have superb quality. I would highly recommend the readers to check out these metallic eyeshadows if you are on a low budget.
Pros of Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 04 Sparkle All Night:
• Travel-friendly packaging
• Comes in cute little pots
• Comes in a total of 7 shades
• Very affordable
• Beautiful and glamorous charcoal grey colour
• Pigmentation is decent and the colour shows up well
• Soft texture
• Delivers a smooth and even finish
• Does not feel patchy
• Stays for a decent period of time
• Imparts the right amount of metallic finish
• Gives an understated look
• Does not crease
• Removal is very easy
• Light-weight formula
• Suitable for all skin tone
Cons of Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 04 Sparkle All Night:
• Does not come with an applicator brush
• Difficulty in blending with eyeshadow brushes
• Finger application gives more even application
• Primer application needed for oily lids
• No mirror provided
• Not a good option for you if you don’t like metallic eyeshadows
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 04 Sparkle All Night?
Yes, good for those who love metallic eyeshadows.
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