Assalamualaikum pretty ladies!
Another Essence review! As a student with a college budget, there's no way I can get away with purchasing Essence or Catrice products, although I have made damage to the Catrice makeup stand, but I'll soon purchase a few stuff from them. *cue evil laugh*
Since I've been using a lot of use from MUA neutral palette, it's time for me to actually "save" the palette from hitting pan, yes I love it so much that I don't want it to hit pan. So I've actually looked for a nice alternative palette that would slow down my usage of MUA's palette. I actually use both the Undressed and Heaven and Earth palette pretty much everyday to school. And yes, I love to wear makeup to school, not that I'm using it excessively. LOL.
Then I realized that Essence do release some eyeshadow palette from their Sun Club range, why not? It's cheap, a palette costs me around $5.90? It's good value for money, with my membership to Paloma, I can even get a 10% discount. So all around, one shadow equals to about 70cents.
It's an all-neutral palette which contains shimmer eyeshadows, no matte. Which is actually a sad thing, because I'd definitely could use some mattes to balance my everyday look. The color ranges from pinks to brown with a golden color too.
The pigmentation is amazing, especially when you use primer underneath. Although the colors are a bit harder to use with the lighting, sorry, but they have good pigmentation. But the texture is a little bit rough, I won't say that it's creamy or buttery, but it's almost to the point of gritty. I assume the grittiness is because of the shimmers itself. But fortunately, only a few shadows are gritty the rest is creamy enough after a few wears out of this.
Since it's very cheap, it lasted for about 6-8 hours before it starts to fade, but I really don't mind about.
Though this is not something I'd repurchase but it is something that I could actually buy for my friends who are into makeup.