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Metallic trend has taken the beauty world by storm. It is such a trend that never goes out of vogue. Be it metallic eyeshadows or lip colours, the shimmering effect changes the way you look and gives you an instant makeover. I don’t have a good collection of metallic eyeshadows. When I saw Essence came out with their ‘Metal Glam Eyeshadow’ range, I wanted to give that a try. Today’s review is on Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow – 19 Sparkling Orchids. Read on to know how good it fared as a metallic eyeshadow.
Price: INR 299 for 2.7 g
Metal meets glam with Metal Glam Eyeshadows! The metallic and shimmering effects on your eyes are the ultimate trend! Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadows have soft texture with extremely high coverage and metallic results that help create 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 19 Sparkling Orchids:
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. The shade names are ‘Sparkling Orchids’, ‘Sparkle All Night’, ‘Are You Grey?’ and ‘Lucky Grasshopper‘. I will be talking about Sparkling Orchids at first.
Let’s begin with the packaging of the product. The eyeshadow comes packaged 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 ‘Sparkling Orchids’ is a beautiful, vibrant violet pink eyeshadow that has a metallic finish to it. The shadow looks non-gritty and contains very finely deposited silvery purple shimmers in it. Such colours cannot be worn by me daily, because I prefer wearing neutral eyeshadows at my workplace. I bought this for parties and weddings because it perfectly fits such occasions. Of all the shades that I have bought, I love this shade the most because I have a special weakness for pink colours. This will look good on all skin tones but will complement fair to medium skin tones more. I love to own such lovely colours in my makeup stash.
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 hadn’t expected such amazing and richly pigment 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 a 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 eyes.
But it has some drawbacks also. Since it comes in the form of pressed pigment, 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 is good at this price value. If you have oily lids, you will definitely need a primer prior 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 love the way Essence has formulated these eyeshadows. They look classy yet understated. The shade ‘Sparkling Orchids’ is such a lovely party-wear shade. If you are new to eyeshadows and love metallic finish, this range from Essence is good to give a great start. These 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 19 Sparkling Orchids:
• Travel-friendly packaging
• Comes in cute little pots
• Comes in a total of 7 shades
• Very affordable
• Beautiful and bright violet pink colour that has silver glitter pigments in it
• 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
• Lightweight formula
Cons of Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 19 Sparkling Orchids:
• Does not come with an applicator brush
• Difficulty in blending with eyeshadow brushes
• Application with fingers gives better application
• This shade cannot be worn every day
• 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 19 Sparkling Orchids?
Yes, good for those who love metallic eyeshadows.
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