I bought this palette a week ago..once I saw it I knew it had to come home with me. No matter how many bronze/ golden shadows I have, I always have to have more. I gravitate towards colors such as the ones below because they are natural, beautiful and not too dramatic for a day to day eye. Essence is a brand carried by many Shoppers Drug Mart and the quality is very similar to Wet N' Wild in my mind; affordable price, yet amazing color payoff. I've tried the Essence blush and lip stick out and was pleasantly surprised, the blush is a staple for me when it comes to my daily makeup face, and this palette has been one that I've been reaching for almost everyday.
At first glance the colors do look incredibly sparkly but when applied to the skin it doesn't look too bad although it is still a bit shimmery With one swipe a sufficient amount of shadow can be picked up by your finger/ brush. The only thing drawback with these shadows is there is a bit of fall out with them.
Pigmentation: Colors have a great color pay off, they are rich and somewhat sparkly
Availability: Can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart for Canadian residents, and possibly online for others who are interested.
Longevity: It lasts a fair amount of time, I'm not one to count the number of hrs something lasts but it's average I would say.
Colors: The colors in the palette range from a light golden yellow to a darker chocolate brown, all are incredibly beautiful and perfect for a brown smokey eye.
Overall I would say that this is worth the $4, I adore the colors and can see myself getting quite the use out of it.
Have you tried any Essence products out before? What do you think about them?
Do you have a favorite item??