Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatches of the Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow.
Do you know that beautiful glossy lid effect that it’s all over magazine covers? That look you can get only with gloss? That look lasts about 3 seconds before smudging everywhere. So lately brands are creating liquid eyeshadows to get that look without the gloss part.
Stila came out with the Magnificent Metals Eyeshadows that are soooo beautiful but they cost around 30$ and to be honest, Stila is a pain to get here in Italy. Well, today I’ll show these shadows that for a FRACTION of the price will give you the same effect.
I have the shades Stars & Stories and Moon Dust and Sista Julia has another one so she joined me for this review, the shade she has is Solar Explosion. You can get them here for around 5$!
*They got discontinued
STARS & STORIES
- Stars & Stories is a rose gold.
- Moon Dust is a light silver.
- Solar Explosion is a pale gold.
The packaging is a thick and relatively small tube in a hard plastic material. The shade name is written on the cap. It is really nice and sturdy, I like it.
It has a flat doe foot applicator that I love, it picks up just the right amount of product.
FORMULA & APPLICATION
The formula is very creamy and it’s not sticky. The colour is super metallic and glittery but you don’t get any glitter fall down through the day. It’s not patchy at all.
The doe-foot applicator allows an easy application and the shadow is easy to blend with the finger. You have time to move it around but once it sets, you won’t be able to move it.
Stars & Stories
I always have to wear an eye primer or my make up won’t last a minute. Even with cream shadows but I feel like most people would want to use it without.
- WITHOUT Primer: This shadow lasted for 6 hours on me before starting to crease. I have extremely oily lids so I was pleasantly surprised.
- WITH Primer: This shadow was bulletproof. I had it on for 12 hours and it was still perfect. If something it got even better. It was still super glossy and I had no creasing at all.
- Colour: 10/10
- Longevity: 8/10
- Application: 9/10
- Formula: 9/10
- Pigmentation: 10/10
- Packaging: 9/10
These eyeshadows are stunning. I’ve been using them every day I kid you not and I’m so in love with them. They’re insanely easy to use, super blinding and long-lasting. They’re perfect from day to night. If you are looking for something quick to use daily you’ll love it. For that price, I can’t recommend it enough.
I really hope you guys enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, comment and share to let me know all your thoughts and if you have any question.
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