Review: Essence I Heart Nude eye shadows (03 Creme Brulee, 05 My Favorite Tauping, 06 Coffe Bean)10:45
Finally. I've had this for a while and the review is here. It's one of the best affordable eye shadows in terms of texture. They're very affordable and have a great pigmentation and feel to them.
They were first introduced in Essence's Limited Edition I Heart Nude. The eye shadows have regular plastic Essence packaging and each hold 1.8 grams of product. Each costs 2.79€. It says that they are baked eye shadows with a satin smooth texture for a luminous eye makeup and that they are longlasting.
Those eye shadows are actually now in their regular range, so you can still get them. I think there are 6 shades available and I got 3. All the shades really do have a satin like texture. They all feel very smooth to the touch and give off a really good pigmentation. Bare in mind that the matte shade is a little less pigmented than other two shimmery shades. They can all be build up and they do last a long time on me, but most of the eye shadows do.
Essence already had similar eye shadows in their limited edition Cookies and Cream and I got this shade here. They made the same packaging and the texture feels the same. I was really wowed by the quality of Cookies and Cream eye shadow, so I knew these will also be great.
03 Creme Brulee is white champagne shade with tiny shimmer in it. It looks very satin like on the skin and it's great for a highlight. On the touch it feels pretty dry.
05 My Favorite Tauping is light taupe shade. It's perfect for in the crease or all over the eyelid for those who love matte shades. This one actually feels more wet or cream to the touch. It's very similar to the texture from the shade I got from LE Cookies and Cream. It's matte, but still has some very subtle sheen to it.
06 Coffee Bean is dark chocolate brown shade. It has the biggest shimmer of all the shades. It also feels more dry to the touch, but has a very silky texture as do all of them.
Here you can see the swatches of all the shades I got. Together they create perfect neutral eye makeup.
Here I used 05 My Favorite Tauping all over the lid and I used 03 Creme Brulee in the inner corner of my eye.
This is how all three look like, paired together. 03 Creme Brulee is in the inner corner of the eye, 05 My Favorite Tauping is on the center of the lid and in the crease and 06 Coffee Bean is at the outter third of the eye in the corner. I actually like using them all together and creating softer brown smokey eye.
I really like baked makeup products in general, because they last a really long time and are usually very well pigmented. These are no exceptions. They feel very satin like on the touch and while applying. They blend great and they last well. What more could you wish? Definitely recommend for anyone on the market for cheap neutral eye shadow shades. I know I've been using them a lot since, I got them.