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Skin Type: Combination, oily and acne prone
Skin Tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
Today, I am reviewing Essence The Velvets Eye Shadow in the shade 05 Taupe Secret. Read on for more details about this eyeshadow.
Like velvet! the new velvet eyeshadows have a soft, especially supple texture in colours like white, beige or grey to put the focus on the eyes. with a trendy, chequered embossment on the surface.
149 PHP or 200 INR approximately.
My Experience with Essence The Velvets Eyeshadow 05 Taupe Secret:
Starting from the packaging of the product, the eyeshadow comes in the regular Essence eyeshadow packaging. There is a transparent plastic pan with a label on its base indicating the shade name, number and other details about the product. The clear lid shuts securely making an audible click sound making it fit for carrying around. The transparent lid helps to easily spot the shade in my makeup stash. The brand’s tagline has been printed on it in simple black fonts. It does not come with any applicator, but this is not really a con for me, as those small sponge applicators that come with such shadows are pretty useless. Overall, the packaging is pretty fine and I do not have any complaints about it.
“Taupe Secret” is a pretty cool-toned taupe shade. It has a slight mauvish hue to it. Though the shade is pretty but it is not much noticeable on my medium skin tone, but this shadow would be good for people with fair complexion.
This eyeshadow is devoid of any kind of shimmer or glitter, it’s perfectly matte. This makes it a great choice for everyday use. The color is subtle and looks lovely on the eyes. The pigmentation of this eyeshadow is average, two to three swipes are good enough to build up the color on the eyes.
The texture of this eye shadow is soft and kind of velvety smooth as the name suggests. It does not feel chalky or powdery during application. It has a little bit of fallout issue, but it is easy to wipe off. The quality of the product is decent for a drugstore brand with a decent price tag. It blends effortlessly on the eyelids and does not have the tendency to crease. This eyeshadow looks smooth and does not look patchy.
The eyeshadow is not waterproof and easily fades away when it comes in contact with water. The longevity of the eye shadow is also low, around 3-4 hours on my eyelids with an eye primer underneath. Therefore, this eyeshadow has decent quality but the shade is not meant for my skin tone. Also, the staying power has disappointed me.
Pros of Essence The Velvets Eyeshadow 05 Taupe Secret:
- Nice packaging.
- Pretty shade.
- Matte finish.
- Super soft and smooth texture.
- Glides effortlessly.
- Easy to blend.
- Perfect for everyday use.
- Decently pigmented.
- Does not crease.
Cons of Essence The Velvets Eyeshadow 05 Taupe Secret:
- Not waterproof.
- Not very long lasting.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Essence The Velvets Eyeshadow 05 Taupe Secret?
Yes to both.
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