This was one of the two items I got during my Makeup No Buy, the other being an elf Liquid Eyeliner. I had points to spend and I was picking up stuff for my sister’s birthday, so I thought, why not? I’ve been meaning to try something from this brand, and I can’t say ‘no’ to cream eyeshadow.
The shade I got, Glammy Goes To…, is a cool pale gold, almost like a champagne. The texture is a bit stiff, similar to the Stila Smudgepot, but this is actually a bit more workable because the texture is better. It still has a tendency to make eyelids crepe-y if you pack on too much, but you can just use it as a light wash of color.
I find that unlike MAC paint pots, though, I can’t wear these alone. Perhaps it’s the color, which is extremely light, but I suspect it’s the texture as well. It’s not very blendable when it sets, and it does set fairly quickly.
Here, I’m wearing it all over the lid, with MAC Handwritten in the outer corner and MAC Quarry over top of the inner two-thirds of the lid to tone down the shine.
It’s a great way to play around with cream eyeshadows if you’re on a budget, though I should say that it’s really not the best texture and consistency out there. I probably won’t buy any more of these in the future, but I think it’s also because I have a lot more cream shadows to use up.
essence is cruelty-free. It is available in SM Department Stores all over the Philippines.