Sunday, 28 September 2014
ESSENCE ALL ABOUT NUDE EYESHADOW PALETTE REVIEW
Hi lovelies! You'll probably have seen in my latest haul, that I've gone a bit eyeshadow mad at the moment and instead of going crazy and spending tons of money on the likes of MAC, Urban Decay and other such favourites, I decided to go for something a bit more purse friendly and give the good old high street a chance for a change.
Something that caught my eye while browsing the 'Essence' stand in Wilkos, was the 'All About' range, a selection of 5 different palettes ranging from neutrals, to brights, to pastels, as much as the more colourful options did look very pretty, I am not one to put the likes of royal blue or canary yellow anywhere near my eyes, so 'All About Nude' was the palette that I decided would come home with me. 6 gorgeous neutral shades all in one handy little palette, for just £3.50? How could I possibly resist?
I'd heard a few things about Essence as a brand, but hadn't really tried much from them at all, so as much as I did have high hopes, I wasn't really too sure what to expect. When someone says they bought an eyeshadow palette for £3.50, to be honest, I'm very quick to think, oh, that'll be rubbish then! Well, I have been proven massively wrong with this little bargain beauty! All six cool toned neutral shades are soft in texture and incredibly well pigmented. The palette comes with all the shades you'd need to create a pretty, light daytime look or a bolder, darker look for evening. It contains a light, shimmery champagne colour, perfect for an inner corner highlight, or to sweep all over the lid for a light, bright look, a satin finish shell pink, gorgeous worn alone or with a darker colour in the outer corner, a shimmer finish taupe, fab as an outer corner colour for day or all over the lid for night, a shimmer finish cool pink, a dark, cool, brown, great for a brown smokey eye and a deep, satin finish plum colour, which adds a hint of colour to a smokey eye without being too dark.
Each and every shade goes on beautifully and none require several layers to build up the colour, as you often find with cheaper shadows. In fact, you need quite a light hand with the darker shades as they're so pigmented! They go on very evenly and aren't chalky or too powdery at all. I would say you could probably wear these alone, but with a primer or cream shadow (I use MAC 'Painterly' paint pot), these will seriously stay put all day long!
What do you think? Have you tried any Essence products?