Essence is one of those brands that I am such a big fan of, mainly because the products are so cheap and yet most of them are still really good quality. Their lipsticks, for instance, (see reviews here, here and here!) are an example of such, as are their nail polishes. One of my absolute favourite eyeshadows is from Essence and if you look back at my 'Top 3 Tuesday' series you will find that almost every post contains an Essence product. Impressive!
It is for that reason, having had such a good history with Essence, that I picked up an eyeshadow to test out. I selected the shade 'Cappuccino Please' as I had heard good things about it and liked the look of it in the store.
To be honest, this shadow isn't amazing, it's alright but nothing rave-worthy. To best describe the shade I would call it a muted, dusty creamy/beige colour with the slightest hint of a peachy pink. It's nice, but nothing too special. It is shimmery, although it's a strange kind of shimmer where it is more of a pearly finish as opposed to glittery. I think it would be better described as frosty. On my eyelids it is very, very subtle, so much so that it is not really worth bothering with. I tend to avoid using it all over my lids as I really find it to be a waste of time, but it works well as an inner corner highlight.
The shadow has a soft, smooth texture and an okay lasting power. I find that it does tend to crease a little, but due to is subtle nature it is not at all noticeable. I would wear this confidently for a whole day but I would also expect it to be almost gone by the end. I wouldn't bother with this for a night out look, simply because I have other similar shades that I find to be better quality.
The shadow is a little dusty but the fallout is minor. I find it to be quite a fine shadow and it gets into my eyes and irritates them after the initial application. Within about five minutes it is fine and it doesn't bother me for the rest of the day.
I really like the packaging and the pattern imprinted into the shadow. The compact shadow with its clear plastic lid and base looks simple and in my opinion more expensive than it actually is. It is so small and easy to work with, and the black print looks nice against the shadow.
This is a nice cheap shadow that is a subtle and likable shade, though nothing incredible or worth raving about. I wouldn't exactly recommend it, but there is nothing to complain about. I give this 7 out of 10.
I bought this because I heard many people liked it too. But the colour just blended too well into my skin colour and just gave me a verrryy subtle champagne frost.ReplyDelete
It's okay though :)
I agree, it is too subtle and blends in too much to be considered an amazing shadow, but it's alright.Delete
It looks quite nice but I wish it were a little bit more shimmery, thanks for the postReplyDelete
I agree, a little less frosty/pearl and more shimmer would have been a nice touch.Delete
This looks live a lovely colour to wear if you want a subtle everyday look. I need to give a few of these Essence shadows a try. :)ReplyDelete
It's nice, I think another shade would be better though :)Delete
love Essence products !ReplyDelete
So do I, they have some really great products for such cheap prices!Delete
I hear so much about Essence and I so want to lay my hands on them. If I do get a chance I might try out a brighter shade since pale colors do not show up that well on my pigmented lids.ReplyDelete
Lovely review Candice.
I love so many Essence products, and this one isn't bad but I probably wouldn't bother purchasing it again, unlike other products they have.Delete
Do we actually get to actually 'repurchase'? Our kitties are always full of newer stuff! LOLDelete
In fact I saw they have some lovely colors for their blushline!
Haha, so true, repurchasing a product is something I never get the chance to do! I haven't tried any of their blushes, I have't seen many reviews on them either.Delete
I have this eye shadow :) it's a good high light!ReplyDelete
It's an ideal colour for it :)Delete
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