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Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

Check Out The Cute New Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

I have the cutest new make-up box to show you! It’s the new Essence How To Make Nude Eyes palette and it has six great neutral eye shadows, a dual-ended sponge applicator, and two ‘get the look’ cards. This eye shadow palette is absolutely adorable and costs only $10!

Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

Essence is such a cute brand and all of their items are packaged so pretty. They also are super affordable so it’s a great brand to get into if you’re looking for some new cosmetics.

The six shadows in the How To Make Nude Eyes box are actually quite varied, which is nice for nude shades. I tend to find nude palettes are typically too similar in shadow colours but this one had a nice range.

Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

Eye Light Beige is a light and shimmer champagne colour. Go For Gold is a medium toned warm gold shadow with shimmer. An Eye On Apricot is a peach-hued neutral with the least amount of shimmer of the six. All About Nude is a medium brown tone with a hint of grey or purple to it. Nude Night Out is the darkest of the six and it’s a deep chocolate brown shimmer. Team Nude is a light/medium brown that seems to be the most basic shadow of the six.

Swatches of Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

Swatches of Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Make-Up Box

All of the shadows apply smoothly and have nice pigmentation. They all have shimmer, which I like, and they have quite a bit of dimension to them. They blend well and can be layered.

Essence 3D Eye Shadow Packs a Lot of Shimmer

Recently I was the lucky winner of a generous giveaway on Batting a Lash, which is a great beauty blog that just celebrated 5 years of blogging! Congrats on the milestone Jill!

Part of my awesome prize were these two Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos, which I have never tried before. The amount of shimmer in these is crazy, I can totally see why they get their 3D name. These look like something from outer space with the sparkly formula and intense shimmer.

Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

The pink duo is 03 Irresistible First Love and the brown duo is 09 Irresistible Chocolates. Both duos are fairly light in colour but when you apply the shadow you can build it up and layer it for a more opaque look. I can see both of these being used individually or with other shadows to create a complex shimmery look. I will definitely be trying out some cool combinations with these.

Swatches of Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

Swatches of Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

At first I thought the shadows might be a little on the sheer side but I was pleasantly surprised to see how opaque the colour is. It’s hard tot ell in photos because of the shimmer but all of my swatches are very pigmented. Overall these eyeshadow duos were a really exciting thing to find in my prize pack, since I’ve seen them on shelves a million times but never tried them out for myself. Thanks again Jill!

Have you guys tried the Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos?

 

Prime Time: Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base

I cannot say enough about this primer. It is the only one I use and probably the cheapest one out there. Seriously this primer by Essence is only a few bucks and it is so worth it.

The Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base is a neutral beige primer that you apply to your lids before eye shadow. It’s really smooth and light, it blends easily, and it delivers a clean base for your eye makeup. It helps to make your shadows last longer and overall it evens out your lids for a more flawless look.

Essence I Heart Stage Eye Shadow Base

Essence I Heart Stage Eye Shadow Base

I never wore primer before I found this gem and now I use it every time I wear any shadow on my lids. I even like what it does on it’s own.. it gives a clean slate to start my makeup and wakes up my face by brightening my eyes. I take this little tube with me wherever I go and I always end up doing makeup for my friends. I’ve given it to a few of them as gifts and every one of them loves it just as much as I do.

If you’re looking for a new primer or haven’t yet tried one then this is a super affordable option that you should check out.

The Perfect Fit For A New Year’s Eve Manicure Featuring Essence Effect Nails

3D black and silver glitter pieces layered over the perfect black nail polish. The glitter is coincidentally called 04 Tonight at Midnight. Hello perfect New Year’s Eve manicure, am I right?

Essence is a cute Eurpoean cosmetics brand that has slowly drifted into Canada in the last few years. They have really cheap items that are actually pretty good quality. There are cosmetic items as well as nail polish and nail art products. Nothing has quite taken my interest as much as the most recent item I purchased, which is the Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter. The names are a little confusing and I think that has something to do with translating the words to English.

Essence  Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Anyways, back on track, if the name Tonight at Midnight didn’t already seal in the fact that this was the perfect New Year;s Eve mani, then the stunning sparkle will surely convince you.

The loose glitter comes in a cute little pot with a flip top lid. The instructions say to pour the glitter into the lid of the pot.  The base colour I used was Essie Licorice (sidenote: this is the absolute best black nail polish out there) and I followed the instructions on the box. While the polish was wet I dipped my nail into the loose glitter in the lid of the pot. After a moment I gently tapped it off so the excess would be removed and fall back into the lid. Here’s a tip – when you’re done you can pop off the lid of the glitter and pour the leftover back into the pot.

Essence  Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

I let the glitter dry on my nails for a while and sealed in it with a thick top coat. My nails sparkle so much and I cannot imagine a more suitable manicure for New Year’s Eve. The glitter is called Tonight at Midnight so clearly this was meant to be.

Essence  Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

Essence Effect Nails 3D Glitter in Tonight at Midnight

If you’re looking into loose glitter for your nails this was a super easy and extremely affordable option. I will definitely be looking at the other shades next time I pass an Essence display at the drugstore.