17 Jun 2014

Essence Effect Eyeshadow UK's Stonehenge


Today's special guest is a fairly new product from Essence Spring 2014.
As you may already know Essence adds new products every Spring and Autumn. 
Effect eyeshadows are basically cream eye products.
A lot of people (including me) already enjoyed their past Stay all day cream shadows which were discontinued a while ago. After trying this particular new cream shadow I can definitely notice that Essence clearly stepped up their game.



Cream eyeshadow (7ml) comes in a transparent tube with a precise applicator. 
You can easily spot color of every single tube and see the progress of usage. 
I choose 06 UK's Stonehenge which is a perfect metallic taupe with shimmer
Tube claims long lasting effect so I wanted to test longevity on my own. I wore this cream/liquid shadow for several times without any powder products over or additional primers. I was impressed - it stayed on the entire day without smearing, smudging or fading! It's super opaque so you'll need only a tiny teardrop of this product for both eyes. 

Now the only downside is application. Since it's more liquid-y you should be careful with first layer. I usually apply these kind of products with Mac 217 or similar blending brushes. One layer is enough to achieve opaque and even application. It rather turns a bronze-brown shade when you sheer it out and gets pretty metallic and taupe when layered. I usually apply two layers - one for blending out and one for metallic effect on the middle.
Second good or bad thing (depending on your shadow preferences) considers shimmers. They usually stay on my eyes pretty well and don't transfer. If you hate shimmer and sparkly finishes I'm afraid this won't get proper love from your side.



I love wearing this multidimensional product on everyday basis but it won't make your makeup routine any shorter or easier. I use up the same amount of time for blending this as for any other powder eyeshadows. It dries up quite fast so you'll need to work with it efficiently and gradually.

Effect eyeshadow reminds me a lot on my Becca Eye tints and Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow paint (review here). Becca is definitely more application-friendly and more silicone-y so it's a dream to work with. Rimmel is definitely similar in fast drying and longevity however I find Essence more workable (if that makes sense). Nothing can't beat Becca Eye Tints in my eyes but this is definitely a pretty close drugstore dupe with lovely metallic finish.


I definitely want other shades now - 3 neutral and 3 colourful shades.
They retail for 2,99€ and are exclusively available only on 3-meter long stands in Mueller.
Sadly, I haven't spotted these in Slovenia yet but you can get them in Austria or Germany - for now.
I think I'll make a petition for not having all Essence products in Slovenia.

14 comments:

  1. Izgleda krasno, na tebi še posebej in se ne bi branila kakšne v moji zbirki:)

    Sem se takoj začela čudit kako to da sploh ne vem da te obstajajo, pa potem vidim da jih sploh ni pri nas. Klasika. Kot da v Sloveniji živijo samo ene trole, ki niso nikoli v življenju slišale za make up, tak odnos znamk je do nas (Maybelline sploh). Njihov izgovor, da to se pač ne bi dobro prodajajo pri nas je še posebej kjut :/ Za Novomeški Müller vem da je dovolj prostora za trimetersko stojalo, če bi se par stvari premaknilo na "prazne" prostore.

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    1. Res je. Maybelline je res zastarel, še table delujejo kot iz 80-ih. Nič, bomo morale pisati Cosnovi, se počutim malo užaljeno da so nas kar naenkrat spregledali pa tako rade podpiramo Essence :(

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  2. Zelo lep odtenek:) In se strinjam z Matejo glede vsega. Podpišem tvojo peticijo, takoj! :))

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  3. Se strinjam z Matejo, tudi pri nas bi bilo čisto komot dovolj mesta za trimetrsko stojalo. Je pa senčilo zelo lepo, bo treba na en izlet do Gradca.

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  4. Hahaha Matejin komentar, faca! :D
    Odtenek je pa res ful lep, samo sploh ne vem če bi si ga upala sprobat, ker sem po Stay all day kremni senčki dobila alergično reakcijo & it wasn't pretty :D

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    1. Ajej, potem moraš nujno preveriti če so podobne sestavine :/
      Blogerke bomo naredile vstajo! haha :D

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  5. Wow, všečen odtenek :) To je pa definitivno nekaj kar bi dodala na svojo wishlisto, škoda da nimajo pri nas :/ In se tudi strinjam z Matejo :) Prav tako pa bi takoj podpisala peticijo :D

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    1. Barva je dokaj podobna Maybelline Bad to the bronze ampak malo bolj šimrasta in taupe. Najboljše da objavim listo na blogu in se podpišete vse ki želite - pa prepošljem naprej hehe :D

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  6. Živjo,
    senčilo je res lepo, sem ga tudi sama videla v živo.
    Rada bi vas samo obvestila da sem ta senčila, poleg vseh ostalih novih izdelkov ter 3meterskega stojala našla v Mullerju v Novi Gorici (Qlandia). Tako da če se bo katera potepala po Primorski, lahko senčko najde tam :)
    Lepo se imejte in lep pozdrav vsem!
    Lp, Nina

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  7. Uau, všečno! :)

    Škoda da nas res tako zanemarjajo... -.-

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  8. Punce, tole je pri nas...v Novi Gorici v Milerju ga imamo, sem danes gledala.

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  9. Se mi je že čudno zdelo, da nisem tega izdelka nikoli opazila... :D

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  10. Čudovite barve je! Moram pofirbcat če bom kaj v Avstriji ali pa na Primorskem. :)

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