Essence Cosmetics is one of those inexpensive beauty brands that consistently delivers quality products at a very pocket friendly price. But every now and again they put out a product that puts pricier brands to shame. Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of those times.
Essence 3D Duo Eyeshadows are a brand new product that may remind you of similar raised relief shadows released by MAC Cosmetics and Sephora. Essence 3D Duo Eyeshadows have a 3mm relief design with a corresponding accent shadow that can be used wet or dry. And I will tell you up front these are not good shadows. They are phenomenal!
*All swatches done dry over Whip Hand Cosmetics Thermal Creme Eyeshadow
Irresistible Mermaid Kiss
Irresistible Caramel Cream
Essence 3D Duo Eyeshadows could be the finest product Essence Cosmetics has ever put out and....AND it is part of the standard line up which means you can find this on most Essence Cosmetics displays and at ULTA for those not lucky enough to have a local Essence Cosmetics retailer.
The pigmentation is some of the best of any pressed shadow I've used. They all have a shimmery finish. I was afraid these would be super frosty but they stop just on the verge of frosty. There was almost zero fallout. The only one with any fallout was the relief shade in Irresistible Purr-ple, but it was negligible and I almost didn't notice it. They apply and blend beautifully and are opaque with one application.
The relief and accent shades are perfectly matched. Each duo makes a beautiful, polished look. I did a super simple purple smokey look with Irresistible Purr-ple that brightened my brown eyes and made them pop! Irresistible Chocolate is another pairing that offers a great day to night-time look. The dark accent color is a wonderful neutral tone brown that everyone needs in their arsenal.
I'll be honest, I have not tried these wet yet, but I imagine it will make you squeal with excitement.
My biggest regret is I didn't purchase the other 2 combos, Irresistible First Love (pink/grey) and Irresistible Smoky Eye (grey/black). I had no idea I would love them as much as I do. Rest assured I will be going back to buy them!
Which duo are you dying to try first?
Where to buy: ULTA or Fred Meyer, H-E-B
Price: $3.49 for .09 oz or 2.8 gr