Nothing beats coming home to a package waiting for you, especially when it’s a perfect sized transparent clutch that is neatly filled with beauty goodies! Essence Cosmetics has very kindly sent me some of their offerings and I have divided them into 2 parts (2nd installment now up, giving there as well!) due to the large amount of pictures. In this post, I’ll be sharing with you Essence Cosmetics’ eye products.
3D Duo Eyeshadow (SGD$4.90 Each, 2.8G)
A duo eyeshadow that has a 3D look and offers a 3D effect, the darker shade of each shadow has a 3mm high relief design that mimics a wave. A total of 6 different shades, I received 02 Irresistible Purple and 03 Irresistible First Love.
Left to Right: 02 Irresistible Purple, 03 Irresistible First Love
Encased in a silver plastic pan, these eyeshadow simply looked gorgeous. After some scrutinization, I came to realize that it looks similar to Mac’s Extra Dimension Eyeshadow. However, Essence’s version comes with 2 shades in 1 and also contains 2.8g worth of product which is 0.8g more than Mac’s.
Swatches below are done dry without a primer underneath. The pigmentation is applaudable and colors stands out beautifully. These eyeshadows are very shimmery so if you’re a fan of matte or satin finishes, I don’t think these are for you. However, if you’re a shimmer fanatic like me, you’ll absolutely love these.
Night Club Glamour To Go Eyeshadow Palette (SGD$5.90, 7.5G)
A handy palm-sized palette that offers you 8 different eyeshadows and a dual-ended brush and sponge applicator, it’s the perfect thing to throw into your purse for a quick touch up. As the name suggests, the colours of Essence Cosmetics’ Night Club Glamour To Go Eyeshadow Palette are suitable for the party goers who love dark eye makeup.
Available in different color combinations, I have the 04 Already Midnight? that consists a range of Blues, Browns and Taupes. As usual, I’m not a fan of the tiny brush applicators that are always included but does serve as an emergency solution.
When swatches, the colours came off quite similarly but rather pigmented all the same. Especially love the bright blue shade and the dirty dark green beside.
I Love Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen (SGD$4.90, 2.5G)
Doesn’t Pink and Black goes together perfectly? Shaped just like a whiteboard marker, Essence Cosmetics offers an eyeliner jumbo sized. Claims to be long lasting, smudge proof and has a water resistant texture, this sadly does came off when my eyes are teary. It is also paraben-free and ophthalmologically tested.
I however do love the felt tip applicator. As seen, I am able to draw a straight thick line or thin ones. As the felt tip is quite sturdy, it gives the most amateur hands to also be able to draw their eyeliners like a pro.
Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (SGD$5.50, 1ML)
24H stays no matter what, what a huge claim! Essence Cosmetics claims this eyeliner pen to be waterproof, part proof, life proof and is also ophthalmologically tested. Now isn’t that crazy?
Swatching it on the back of my hand, it too has the flexibility to create thick or thin lines. However, if you look closely and compare with the jumbo option earlier, this eyeliner spreads into my fine lines. Thus, you may not have a clean line and may need to work it and set it properly.
After not more than 1 minute, I tried to take it off using my usual eye makeup remover. Much to my amazement, it left a “tattoo mark”! I guess it does lived up to its claims of being long lasting and life proof. This is amazing but I’m not too sure if I want to apply this on my eyes as it stains.
Stays No Matter What 24H Waterproof Volume Mascara (SGD$5.90, 9ML)
The same line is a mascara that also promises to be waterproof, part proof, life proof and is also ophthalmologically tested. I love the bright neon yellow packaging that stands out from my stash.
With a rather medium sized innovative fiber brush, Essence Cosmetics promises to coat and capture every individual lash to waterproof and ensure full volume.
Where To Find Essence Cosmetics?
Essence retails exclusively at Watsons and is available at the following stores:
Wall Unit stores – Lucky Plaza, JCube, Bugis Junction, Sun Plaza, Parkway Parade, Lot 1, Anchor Point, Rivervale Mall, Park Lane, Bedok Central, Beautyworld Centre, and SMU.
Island Unit stores – Ngee Ann City, City Square Mall, Causeway Point, JEM, Plaza Singapura (Level 4, new extension), IMM, Yew Tee Point, Killiney Road and Tampines One.
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