Tuesday, June 11, 2013

review; essence single eyeshadow in out of the blue;

I've been a big fan of Essence nail polishes with a long time now but I recently picked up my first ever Essence eyeshadow, and I was so impressed that I thought I'd share my thoughts with you all.  I picked this up in my local Penneys/Primark.

Out Of The Blue is a beautiful, deep navy-blue.  It has a soft frosted finish which reflects a brighter blue, and it has some, but not too many, silver glitter pieces.  It has a very soft, almost creamy texture and it isn't chalky at all, which is pleasantly surprising considering how inexpensive it was!  This eyeshadow is very highly pigmented and swatched easily without a primer.  It's also very opaque which is a huge plus because not only  it saves time and product when applying, but that's quite unusual for a frost eyeshadow.  When I applied it, there was no pesky fallout and it blended really easily.  As for it's lasting power, I wore this for eight+ plus hours (primer-less!) and apart from some minimal fading, it still looked fresh!  Thumbs-up all round!

The only issue I had with this eyeshadow was the packaging.  I like the clear casing and the labelling, and it's easy to see the colour without opening the lid, but it's not nearly as sturdy as I would like.  After just a few days, the plastic clasp that keeps the lid closed snapped off.  Now, the lid flaps around like crazy which would/will spell disaster if I needed to throw it into my makeup bag for travelling.

(swatched in natural light vs. with flash)

Overall:  I have fallen in love with this eyeshadow and I've been reaching for it a lot since I bought it.  I never expected to get such a high-quality product for such a small price tag. I'm definitely going to pick up some more Essence eyeshadows in future.
Rating:  8/10

(circle lenses are Geo Princess Mimi Sesame Grey)

Have you tried Essence eyeshadows before?  What are your favourite shades?  Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh wow what a gorgeous eyeshadow!!!!! It'd look amazing on a night out xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

  2. Your eye looks beautiful x love the diamonte x

  3. This is a really gorgeous colour, might have a look and see if they have any in my local Primark x


    1. thank you! it was the last one left when i went so it must be popular! x

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  5. This is a great shade!
    I wish I could do a flick like this. I'm pathetic at it.
    But it's a good look on you.


    1. thank you! the flick took many years of practice, i assure you! x

  6. You eyes look gorgeous! Wow, I love the blue eyeshadow.

  7. This looks incredible. I love the circle lenses, and your eyebrows.. just wow.


  8. This looks really pretty and those lenses are really cool! :D
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-


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