Review: Essence 3D eye shadow (08 Irresistible Vanilla)

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Hey Beauties!

No, I'm not reviewing an eye shadow, but a highlighter. Ok, story time. I saw on Sanja's Pinterest (Sparkle With Laughter) that this eye shadow is supposedly a dupe for MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle and so I had to try it. I don't know if it is a dupe, because I don't own MAC's version, but it's a great cheap highlighter.


It comes in a regular plastic pot. There's 2.6 grams of product in it and costs 2€ and something (sorry, can't find the price on the internet). 


The shade is called 08 Irresistible Vanilla and it has two shades. One looks beige and the other one looks orange bronze.



If you swirl them together, you get light golden shade, that has peach undertone in it. That is the first swatch from the left. The second one is just the orange bronze shade and I think this could be great blush color or even bronzer and highlighter for dark skin tones. It has that peach tone to it. The beige shade, looks beige in the pan, but actually has a pink sheen on top of it. It also seems to be less glittery then the orange bronze shade. 

The eye shadow is very hard on the touch, but surprisingly it gets picked up by the brush. I wanted to swatched it to you as a highlighter, although it can obviously be used for more purposes. I have to say that it is a pretty noticeable highlighter, because the shimmer is bigger and the whole eye shadow seems to be very shiny and reflective. If you're into that kind of glowy skin, then you'll love this.


You can build up the intensity on the skin. If you apply a little is less visible and if you apply a lot, you'll get a very shiny cheek. You can see that it looks like a pretty gold sheen on my skin. 



So there you have it. A very very cheap highlighter, if you're on a market for that kind of thing. Or if you're just curious like me ;).

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18 komentarji

  1. Eye shadow looks beautiful :)
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  2. Jaz sem ga tudi swatchala v DMu, ampak se mi zdi preveč bleščičast zame. Čeprav na tebi mi pa ful lepo izgleda, mogoče mu bom vseeno dala priložnost :D Morem pa ob priložnosti pobližje pogledat Soft & Gentle, vedno pozabim ko sem v kakšnem MAC-u, ker me šminke čisto premamijo :D

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    1. Meni se je tudi na prvi pogled zdel preveč shiny, potem pa ni tako izpadel:). Ja jaz tudi obožujem njihove šminke. Ko sem bila v Grazu, nisem videla Soft and Gentle. Bo ostal na seznamu želja za naslednjič:).

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  3. Super izgledaa ;) moram sprobati!!

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  4. Very nice, neutral colors! :D
    xx

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    1. Right! Perfect shade for a highlighter and very cheap for a highlighter, as well:)
      xx

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  5. Res se lepo obnese kot highlighter, ful lepe barve <3

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    1. Meni je ravno zato tako všeč - odtenek po mojem okusu:).

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  6. Wau kok je glowy! Sama si verjetno ne bi upala nosit tako močnega highlighterja (ali pač? You never know :) ), ampak na tebi super izgleda :)

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    1. Super glowy:). Jaz pa veš, da bolj se sveti, boljše je ;). Saj če ga naneseš zelo lahkotno ni tako viden:).

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  7. Wauu je lep! Morem pobrskat, ne vem če nimam tale duo celo doma. Ali pa nekaj zelo podobnega. :)

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  8. Great review, i must buy this eyeshadow those colors are amazing! :)

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    1. Thanks:) I love the shades as well:) Also on the eyes:).

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  9. I've never paid much attention to Essence eyeshadows but that does look pretty and I love me an obvious highlight so this is coming with me next time I go to Müller haha

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    1. If you like an obvious highlight, than I definitely recommend this one. Can't go wrong ;).

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