Review: Essence eyeshadow – Cappuccino, please!

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the brand Essence and today I bring you a review on their eyeshadow called Cappuccino, please! It had cost me about $2.70(ish?) at Priceline and I was quite surprised at the pigmentation and appearance when I used it. It turns out to be a pretty good highlighting shade and its possible to use it with another colour so you get a two coloured eyeshadow look that is extremely wearable in the day time.

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Basically… It’s a shimmer eyeshadow in a beige colour.

The Good stuff… Pigmentation is impressive, even without the use of a primer it shows up clearly! It can be easily used as a highlighter thanks to the large pan surface allowing you to use your larger brushes on it and is a good compliment to any ‘no-make up’ look. Also, no fall out! On application and while wearing it. It’s so smooth to apply – almost like velvet!

Issues… Packaging is cheap – no two ways around it. It’s just a clear plastic container with annoyingly sharp edges on the lid that can and will ding a fresh manicure. But you know what? I paid for this with my loose change so I’m not going to complain (any more than I already have).

Swatches: I only swiped the eyeshadow once – a testament to it’s epic pigmentation.

In Direct sunlight
In Direct sunlight
In partial shade
In partial shade
In full shade
In full shade

I’m contemplating picking up more colours from Essence but so far none of the current colours really call out to me.

In a Nutshell:

Love: Smooth application, no fall out, good pigmentation, can be used in a variety of ways.
Do not love: Cheap packaging
Should you buy it? Yes, this is a cheapie but a goodie.
I rate it: 4/5

Have you tried any of the eyeshadows in the Essence range?

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  • Bethany

    I haven’t actually bought any of the singles, because I just lose things that aren’t in palettes. However, Essence eye liners and nail polish have always impressed me a lot.

    • Sam Bear | A Curiosity

      haha, that’s always a pain to lose stuff! I actually bought a quad eyeshadow from Essence and it’s pretty good! Have you bought any of the quads?

  • Louise

    I haven’t expanded into other Essence products but I love their nail polishes! I find the quality pretty decent and ridiculously affordable as well

    • Sam Bear | A Curiosity

      I was a little skeptical about the quality of the eyeshadows but I’m glad I bought it anyway! It turned out to be much better than what I was expecting! I haven’t tried any of the other items in the Essence range yet (other than nail polish) but I think they’ll be good quality too!