Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Review and Swatches: essence 3D Eyeshadow Duo*

In a galaxy far, far away...this product was created out of crushed moon dust, stars and a sprinkle of fairy dust. Lets just have a closer look shall we?

Obviously I'm just joking around with you guys! Today I have a review of the essence 3D Eyeshadow Duo in 07 irresistible smokey eye.  The duos have a similar look to the MAC Extra Dimension range that came out earlier this year but at a fraction of the price.

Today I just have the swatches of this shade to show you, however I have a sultry smokey eye makeup look coming up using this eyeshadow so you can see it in all its' glory!

The shadows were swatched over a base of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. The first shadow is a metallic gunmetal with fine silver almost blue shimmers which looks like melted metal and the second shadow is a matte black base with silver shimmers.The shades are very pigmented and when applying them over the base I would recommend patting them on, not dragging them. This gives you a more deep, dark look. 

The texture of the shadows are good, although the black shade contains glitter it doesn't have a gritty texture to it. As with any dark pigmented shadow you will experience some fall out so I would advise doing your foundation routine after applying your shadows.

The essence 3D eyeshadows are available now for S$4.90 (2.8g) and there are nine different colours to choose from (the emerald duo looks beautiful!)

Does anybody else love galaxy looking eyeshadows? I don't know why but I'm always attracted to them...

Don't forget to check out my post about Where Can I Find essence cosmetics in Singapore? to find the closest store to you. Also be sure to follow essence cosmeticsSingapore on Facebook so you never miss the opening of new stores or new product releases.


Have you tried any of these duos out? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to follow if you're not already and I'll see you soon,


*This product was sent to me for my honest review purposes


  1. Pretty shades Becky! I've been trying to incorporate grays into my darker eye looks but I haven't tried much yet! it seems a lot like a silky girl duo and their duos are really good!

    1. Ohh I haven't tried much from silkygirl, will keep me eyes open next time I'm shopping!