Essence is an Italian company. One of my previous articles was on Kiko cosmetics, which is also Italian company. I think Italy has a history of making good quality makeup products at an affordable price. I came to know about Essence through YouTube. I checked Ulta’s website which had almost entire range of Essence products. Many YouTube makeup gurus gave a very positive response about the products, so I decided to get my hands on them.
Here, I am reviewing two eye shadows ‘Stage beauty’ and ‘Fabulous’.
Packaging is quite sturdy. Body is totally transparent. On top of the lid, the name of the company is written. The total amount of product is 1.5 gm. I will consider this much product as less but looking at the price I am at no loss.
The plastic lid packaging has some strength and is not a fragile cover. It closes with a click securing the inside safely. Although the container was secure, still when I carry the product in my purse the eye shadow separated from its base and started moving inside the container itself. Hence product has to be handled delicately.
$2.99 (INR 180 approximately)
It is quite a shimmery eye shadow. These shimmer/glitter particles show on your skin when dry. It can be built up easily as it is baked.
When used wet, it shows up as a brilliant metallic finish and is build-able too. The texture is quite smooth. The eye shadow is bit hard. There may be a tad bit fall out because of the shimmer/glitter chunks. This problem is solved if you use it wet. These eye shadows are blend-able and transfer on skin evenly.
The color is quite pigmented and can be deepened easily. The only drawback comes out to be the glitter particles.
First color (Stage Beauty) is a gold colour with copper and fawn swirls. When swatched, it comes out to be a copper gold shade. It is a very pretty all over lid color for Indian skin tone.
Second color ‘Fabulous’ is a dark brown color with gold swirls in it. When the swatch is taken, a metallic dark brown shade comes out. It looks very pretty as well. Both the colors when wet give a very metallic finish with the least amount of glitters.
The eye shadow without a primer stayed on my eyelids for about 4-5 hours. After that, it started fading. First, the shiny part disappeared and the then the color. Wearing a primer definitely increase the longevity of the eye shadow. Even layering up these eye shadows will help. I tried this with makeup setting spray and it helped a lot. For this price, you cannot ask for more.
Pros of Essence Stage Beauty and Fabulous Color & Shine Eyeshadow
- Price is unbeatable
- Colors are pretty
- Pigmentation is great
- Staying power is average but I still give it a thumbs up
- Texture is quite comparable to costly eye shadows
Cons of Essence Stage Beauty and Fabulous Color & Shine Eyeshadow:
- Annoying glitter particles
- Packaging is easily breakable
- Fall out of shimmer
Would I recommend Essence Stage Beauty and Fabulous Color & Shine Eyeshadow?
Yes I will. Reaching out for these types of product will definitely not break the bank. This rating is 3.5 because of glitter fall out and packaging. Other than these reasons, it’s a great product. Please try if possible and share your thoughts. 🙂
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