Today, I will be reviewing an eyeshadow from Essence. Off late, I am loving eye shadows more than anything else and experimenting a lot with them.
Mono Eye shadows with a high pigmentation guarantee a colorful start to the season. Whether shimmering, matte, metallic, or even holographic, the essence shades create unique effects on your eyes and give your final look an extra special touch.
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Myristate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Linoleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
Rs. 149 for 2.5 gm.
It comes in a transparent packaging which I find quite convenient to locate the shade. The transparent case is quite sturdy and travel friendly.
My Experience with Essence Mono Eyeshadow – Blockbuster:
Essence has some great eye shadow singles as well as palettes, all with different finishes. This particular shade is from the Matte range. I am not much of a shimmer person and when I saw this matte eye shadow, I immediately bought it. Essence has more of shimmery eyeshadows, only this shade was matte. If you love shimmery eyeshadows, then do check it out. The shade is cream white, more towards beige and a beautiful color for applying all over lids. If like me, you do not favor shimmery eye shadows much, then you can use it as inner corner highlight and on the brow bone as well. This particular shade is very much similar to MAC Brule eye shadow, the difference being, Brule is satin finish and this one is matte finish.
This shade looks very good on medium skin tones with yellow undertones as well. I am so impressed with this eye shadow, there is very little fallout and is so smooth. Considering that its a matte eye shadow, it is extremely good as matte eye shadows tend to be much more chalky and powdery compared to other finishes. Since the day I bought it, I have been using it almost daily on my brow bone, to get that clean brow look. It is much pigmented, just a single swipe and there is good color payoff.
In the swatches, I have swatched it alone as well as with NYX eyeshadow base. I have very oily lids and this stays on for around 5-6 hours without a base after which it starts to crease and fade. When paired with a base, it stays easily for 7- 8 hours. I have not faced any problem in blending the eye shadow; it blends easily and does not look patchy at all. I just wish the packaging was a little attractive, but anyway, this see-through packaging helps a lot in storing it.
Pros of Essence Mono Eyeshadow – Blockbuster:
- This shade can be used in many ways.
- Great color payoff.
- Smooth texture.
- Very little fallout.
- Blending is easy.
- Stays on for a long time.
Cons of Essence Mono Eyeshadow – Blockbuster:
- Not the best packaging.
Do I Recommend Essence Mono Eyeshadow – Blockbuster?
I totally recommend this shade, it is multipurpose and a must-have for me, go get it.
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