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:
Irresistible Mermaid Kiss, Irresistible Purr-ple
Irresistible Mermaid Kiss
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.
Have you tried any makeup from Essence?
Note: Cruelty free