I am quite excited to share with you all these *new* Essence Cosmetics palettes. I find my Essence products here in Toronto at my local Shopper’s Drugmart. I know that here in Canada Essence is sold only at this speicfic drugstore. What I love about most Essence products is that they are extremely cheap and the quality is quite amazing for the price. Not ALL of their products are complete gems but for the most part I am always pleasantly surprised! In fact, for these specific items I was ecstatic. I had my eye on them for quite a while because I saw images of them floating around social media because their new products get released earlier in Europe (it is a European brand). These palettes just came out in the beginning of September. I bought them for $4.99 each which I have to say is amazing for what you’re getting. I have 3 out of the 4 newly released palettes:
1. All About Candies
I am not one for blue or green eye shadows but I just had to pick up this palette for the sheer fact that they were all pastel colors. The colors swatched seem to look all very similar which can be the case when used on your eyes but they are so buttery and pigmented that used alone they will look beautiful. Just be careful not to use too many from this palette at the same time or else they will probably just end up melding into one similar color. I really love the first almost white/yellow golden shade. I used it in my inner tear duct as a highlight and it was gorgeous!
2. All About Nude
So who doesn’t love a great nude palette? You know I definitely do! All these palettes have mostly high intense shimmer/metallic shades. This palette has one more suble satin shade (second swatch to the left). The colors are once again spot on and gorgeous. They are very rose-gold and mauve in tone and as you can see are extremely pigmented. I still can’t get over the price point for these babies!
3. All About Sunrise
If you know me then you know my love for warm, orangey-golden shades… which is why this particular palette is my favorite! Ah.. I can’t say enough good things about this one. I love it so much that I had to get a backup just in case. hehe. This palette just has the perfect warm shades that I go crazy for and I’m telling you swatching these was a dream. So so so pigmented and buttery. I’ve used this palette a ton and can tell you that the shades are gorgeous on their own but are even more intensified and foil-like if used wet. I spray a bit of MAC Fic + on my brush and pack the color to my lid and it’s seriously such a beautiful outcome.
I can definitely say Essence did a fantastic job on these palettes and if you happen to see them at your drugstore it’s totally worth the money. ❤ love Essence!
xox Julia ❤