Hi..Today I have an eye-shadow quad from the brand “Essence”. Essence Cosmetics is a very popular brand in Europe and gives you an easy access to great quality products at very affordable prices. They say NO to animal testing and YES to quality with prices affordable enough to try a fabulous new looks.


About the Product

This eye shadow quad is a basic, every day  palette with neutral brown shades. It has 3 light shimmery shades and one completely matte, which are enough from creating a simple or smokey eye look, day to night. It’s also a kind of ideal palette for girls who are not much into eye makeup and just want a hint of eye color for every day look.

Texture & Pigmentation: These have a pretty smooth and silky texture with very less fallout(almost negligible). These are easy to blend and gives a decent pigmentation. The colors are not highly pigmented but are pretty much visible in a single swipe and are easily build-able if required. The staying power is also quite good. They managed to stay for 4-5 hours without smudging and did not creased my eye lids.  In fact, using an eyeshadow primer before will  make the staying power last longer.


Shade 1: It’s a highlighting vanilla shade with  very light shimmer to it. It’s idle for highlighting the inner corner of eyes and brow bones for brightening up the area. It does not feel chalky or fall out while applying.

Without Flash Light

Shade 2: It’s a very light peachy toned nude shade. It hardly shows on my eye lid, hence it’s my least preferred option. It might can show up on extremely dark or light skin tones.

Shade 3: It’s a warm brown shade with a tiny bit shimmers to it. Shows up the color pretty well on the eye lid. It can also be used on the whole eye lid on it own. Would even look better on light skin tones.

Shade 4: This is the darkest shade out of the four. It’s an earth toned brown shade without any shimmer. Perfect for a crease color or even the outer V. This will surely be one of the shadows I will finish up first.

With Flash Light

What I liked:

  • Affordable
  • Decent staying power.
  • Silky Smooth Texture
  • Easy to blend
  • No fall out
  • Travel friendly
  • Easy for day or night look
  • No Animal Testing

What I did not liked:

  • Shade 03-hardly shows on my skin
  • Not water resistant
  • Not suitable for dark skin tones

That’s it for this eyeshadow. I hope my review was helpful. 

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