Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatch of the Essence The Rose Edition Eyeshadow Palette.
Ok, so you know my position with drugstore eyeshadows, but this palette looked promising, it was like an affordable version of the Naked 3, so I thought why not?
The also have a more nude version that looks like the OG Naked but it was sold out when I got this one.
You can get it here for 5,50$
The packaging is very simple and cheap, obviously is an affordable palette but it seems sturdy.
The shades don’t have names but on the back of the palette, you can read some info about it.
PIGMENTATION & FORMULA
The formula is quite soft and smooth especially when you swatch it, it has medium pigmentation. It doesn’t have much fallout which is actually surprising.
The main problem I have is that once you put it on the shades mesh together and look like one colour.
The last shade is incredibly patchy once you put it on and the third to last it’s pretty much invisible when you put it on.
You can put them on with your fingers to get a more intense pigmentation but as soon as you blend it you lose all the colours.
I’ve used shade 3 in the crease shade 6 and 7 in the outer corner, shade 4 on the lid and shade 1 in the inner corner.
I used shade 6 in the crease which I’ve then deepened with shade 9 in the inner and outer corner I’ve used shade 5. On the lower lashline, I’ve used shade 7 and 9. On the brow bone, I’ve used shade 2 and in the tear duct I’ve put shade 1.
On me, it lasts around 5 hours before starting to crease.
- Colour: 7/10
- Longevity: 6/10
- Application: 4/10
- Formula: 5/10
- Pigmentation: 5/10
- Packaging: 6/10
I like the colour selection and the formula isn’t bad but you can’t use this palette to create a look because the shades mesh together and all the looks look too similar. Even if it’s affordable I wouldn’t recommend it. I stand behind the fact that eyeshadow is one of the things you have to splurge on.
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