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Monday, April 14, 2014

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow (2)

Luxury beauty items can be a lot of fun, but sometimes your wallet needs a break, and honestly, there are some pretty amazing budget products. I've been testing a bunch of Essence products and have to say they are impressive little products. Eyeshadows can be a little iffy when you go budget, but Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadows are pretty impressive. Read on! 

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow (4)
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow (1)

'Metal meets glam! metallic and shimmering effects on your eyes are the ultimate trend! the especially soft texture with extremely high coverage and metallic results creates expressive eye make-up guaranteed to be eye-catching! the range of colors is huge and sure to make every beauty’s heart beat faster!' - Essence

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadows look pretty appealing in their pans- especially with their shimmering finish- but, as we all know, you can't go by appearance. Duh. As mentioned, these do have a really shimmery-glittery look when you first see them in the pan, but that's an over-spray which wears away to show the actual shadow. While the shadow under the over-spray is still shimmery and has a metallic sheen, it doesn't have full on glitter. The shadows are really pigmented, with a creamy texture and apply with ease and don't have any fallout (yay!). They blend nicely and wear quite well over primer- they last almost all day. I say almost as I did experience some fading/ loss of vibrancy but no creasing and they still looked decent.

Overall, these are great shadows! You can't beat the quality or the price and with 17 shades available there is sure to be something for everyone. Have you tried these? Thoughts? Hope your Monday wasn't too bad!