essence 3D Eyeshadow

When I was in Santa Rosa recently at the new Ulta, I saw an end-cap of Essence products and some Essence 3D Eyeshadow shades. Since I never, ever see Essence anywhere else, I definitely wanted to try them out. So inexpensive and the result was rather impressive!

These eyeshadows come with a cool 3D 3mm high design and there are two complimentary shimmery/glittery/metallic shades inside. You can apply wet or dry but I got so much pigmentation I didn’t feel the need to even swatch them wet.

They come in six color combinations right now:

Essence 3D Eyeshadow Shades

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Irresistible Mermaid Kiss, Irresistible Purr-ple

essence 3D Eyeshadow Irresistible Mermaid Kiss
Irresistible Mermaid Kiss

essence 3D Eyeshadow Irresistible Purr-ple
Irresistible Purr-ple

essence 3D Eyeshadow Swatches
Irresistible Mermaid Kiss, Irresistible Purr-ple (over primer)

Irresistible Mermaid Kiss features a pale icy green metallic and a deeper more sea-green metallic glitter.

Irresistible Purr-ple has a bright glittery violet and an icy lavender/silver metallic.

These actually feel much nicer to the touch than I expected them to. They are relatively soft and very, very pigmented. The glitter is there but it doesn’t feel gritty and it’s not that noticeable overall.

Overall: Impressive, especially for my first time trying any of their actual makeup. I love all these colors apart and together, and the pigmentation was really excellent. I am interested in the other shades now.

Availability: Ulta.

Pricing: $3.49.

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Written by Kelly
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