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Let's Get Twisted
Seriously Mixed Up
Swirl It Baby
The product indicates it can be used either wet or dry. I did not include wet swatches only because I found these shadows applied identically wet and dry. I was very happy about this because I personally am not a fan of wet application. Another reason I usually dislike baked shadows. I've found in the past that baked shadows pretty much require wet application for any decent payoff.
All three colors were wonderfully opaque with one pass. There was minimal powdery fallout, very nice considering the soft feel of the product. It's great Essence offers testers of so many products because if you bought this hoping for the dominate color in the pan, you would be disappointed. However fans of melange style shadows know a "muddy" neutral is usually what you get from these. Essence Marble Shadows are actually a lot nicer then most. The taupes are nice and bright and clear with distinct unique undertones.
It's not often a product can completely reverse a long ingrained belief. I really adore these shadows. The colors are universally wearable and flattering. They are easy to use and affordable. If you have access to Essence products check these out.
Where to buy: ULTA (not sure they carry Trend Editions) Fred Meyer, H-E-B