Essence are constantly launching exciting new products and that’s one of the main reasons I’m such a big fan. They quickly design, develop and launch products to meet current trends whilst big brands such as Maybelline and Rimmel are often seasons behind. To keep up with the massive range of new launches, they frequently discontinue products too so it’s important to snap up back ups of any products you love incase they do choose to discontinue it.
I would really recommend periodically checking their handy ‘leaving soon’ section on their website as they always give you an heads up on what’s going to be discontinued weeks beforehand. When I saw the Essence Autumn/Winter 17 Collection I was instantly excited as it’s packed with amazing products, and one of the products which particularly piqued my interest is the Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow, which is available in seven different metallic shades for only £3.50.
I love a cream eyeshadow as they’re quick and easy to apply, and often give the illusion you’ve spent a lot of time perfecting your eye makeup when in reality you’ve literally just swiped and blended. Essence aren’t new to cream eyeshadow formula, but this formula looks perfect for autumn and winter as the shades are all so sparkly. Packaged within a clear plastic tube with a elongated doe-foot applicator allowing you to swipe across the lid and blend with either your fingertip or blending brush.
From the six shades on offer I have Supernova which is a deep forest green within the tube, but when on the lids it looks more of a charcoal grey with a dark green shift. As you can see from the swatches, it’s packed with pretty shimmer which doesn’t blend away and gives the lids a beautiful sparkly look without the pesky fall out often associated with sparkly eyeshadow.
Sometimes cream eyeshadows are super bold in the tube but they become rather sheer when blended but the Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow maintains its pigment as well as sparkle and I’m so impressed with the formula. I’m eagerly awaiting their launch on the Wilko website so I can purchase more shades, because at £3.50 they’re an amazing buy and a must have if you like a longlasting cream shadow packed with sparkle.
Have you ever tried anything from Essence? What’s your favourite Essence product?
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