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Glittering, shimmering, glowing goodness. That's what today is about with the Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadows. These little guys pack a punch of shimmery colour and are a fun way to add a bit of sparkle to your makeup bag. Read on for a look at Sugar Mint Candy, Hello Goldie, Choco-Chick, Are You Grey, and Sparkle All Night, plus an eye look I've dubbed the "Sugar Mint-Chocolate Candy" look.
Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in Sugar Mint Candy, Hello Goldie, Choco-Chick, Are You Grey, and Sparkle All Night 2.7 g
The Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadows are single shadows, in fairly simple, little plastic pots. The packaging, while basic, serves it's purpose well, and really, it's all about the contents anyway. The shadows have a super glittery surface, but don't worry, the bulk of the glitter is an over-spray of sorts. Under it , you get a shimmery shadow that is perfectly smooth (no gritty glitter texture here.) The shadows have a smooth, almost cream like texture, but are powders. They apply easily and with great pigmentation.
Of the shades in the range (exactly how many, I'm not sure...) I've been using Sugar Mint Candy (soft mint green) which is a bit more sheer than the others, but builds easily. Hello Goldie (soft, warm gold), Choco-Chick (warm chocolate brown), Are You Grey (smokey purple) and Sparkle All Night (deep gunmetal.)
I'm a mint fan (both flavour and hue) so it was Sugar Mint Candy that caught my eye first. I decided chocolate mint was the way to go. I used Sugar Mint Candy in the inner corner and and a selection of chocolate browns from the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette (quite fitting, right?!) The full breakdown follows:
- Mac Paint Pot in Painterly- primer/base
- Essence Sugr Mint Candy- inner corner
- Too Faced Coconut Creme- all over eye
- To Faced Rum Raisin -middle of lid
- Too Faced Truffled & Hot Fudge- in crease and outer corner
- Joe Fresh Matte Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara
- Arbonne Shape It Up Brow Pencil in Dark
Overall, I quite like these little shadows. They're a fun and inexpensive way ($2-4 depending on where you call home) to add some shimmer to your basic makeup looks. They pack a punch, but are still easily wearable and don't end up all over your face- fallout wasn't an issue with any of theses shades. What do you think? Tried these or want to?