Today I bring to you, a win or waste! I finally came up with a title to use for my hot or not posts. I kind of dig it! Essence Cosmetics has blown up lately in the blogosphere, and it is easy to see why! Essence has a ton of great products, they are cruelty free, and the best part is they are so SO inexpensive!These single shadows are only $1.99!! They do have other types of single shadows, today I will only be reviewing a few from the Mono Shadows line.
Left to Right; Keep Calm and Berry on (matte), Triple Choc (matte), Rosy Happiness (shimmer), Apricotta (shimmer), The Glamy Goes to (shimmer)
I picked up a variation of the shades and finishes to make this review more fair, and to show across the board examples.
As you can tell from the swatches, for the price these shadows are okay. They are not as pigmented as they are in the swatches on the eye though, sense I used my fingers to do the swatches (I am going to start using a brush).
I used “Triple Choc” in my crease and then used “Keep Calm and Berry on” to deepen it up. My lid shade was “Apricotta” and I used “The Glamy Goes to..” as my brow bone and inner corner highlight.
It took a lot to get these shadows to show up. I had to apply and apply and apply, on top of that I fond them a bit hard to blend.
Honestly , for me these shadows were a WASTE. What is the point of having and purchasing something if it is barely visible on the eyes? BUT, the shade “The Glamy Goes to..” is not aa complete waste! It makes a beautiful face high-light, so if you are trying to find a nice very inexpensive one I recommend it!
If you are looking for inexpensive single shadows Wet n’ Wild’s Color Icon single shadows are only $.99, and they are ahhhmazing!
What do you recommend from essence? What are your favorite single shadows? Do you prefer singles or palettes?