When I spotted that Essence had launched a small range of cream eyeshadow pots, I couldn’t wait to give one a try as I like to use a cream eyeshadow whenever I want a quick and easy eye makeup look, or as a base for under eyeshadows. The Essence Moonlight Eyes Cream Eyeshadows are £3 from Wilko and are available in four shades which isn’t the most extensive shade range, but hopefully they’ll extend the shade range if they prove to be a popular launch. Essence describe the four shade lineup as being soft, iridecent colours which are easy to blend, with a buildable intensity in a one step application.
From the four shades, I have shade 01 Angel and the first time I opened the lid on the little pot, I assumed my eyeshadow had dried up and become unusable as it looked almost shrivelled up in the middle with gaps around the outside. Typically I find that eyeshadows have gaps around the outside have done so because air has got into the pot to dry them out, but from lookin online at reviews it would appear that nearly all of them look like this even though they don’t look like this on the Essence website. They have a mousse like consistency which is bouncy when you touch it with your fingertip.
The Essence Moonlight Eyes Cream Eyeshadow in Angel is extremely sheer even when built up a little and is a shimmering white colour. It’s a very subtle shade compared to the other three shades, but it’s a good shade for when you want a one wash wonder to make your eyelids look a little more uniform and even but it might look a little too stark for deeper skintones. I am dying to get my hands on the Cosmic shade as it’s a greeny blue duochrome shade which looks a little bolder in comparison, but all four shades are pretty. I have read some divided reviews though as some have experienced some creasing, but I haven’t experienced any myself but perhaps creasing is more prevalent in the deeper shades as this is very pale.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried the Essence Moonlight Eyes Cream Eyeshadows?