Review: Essence Cookies & Cream eyeshadow (03 Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life!)13:13
I was really excited about this LE Cookies & Cream, but I didn't wanted to spend money on all the products. I thought I would want the blush, but I didn't like it as much in the store. I'm still sorry for not picking up the shimmer pearls.
Finally, I decided to take just one of the eyeshadows. The shade is called 03 Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life! How cute is that? It's deep brown shade with warmer undertones of violet and red. It looks very golden brown on the photos, but it's actually a bit more red and violet toned. Perfect for my dark warm brown eyes. It also has a very very tiny shimmer in it, which gives a nice sheen to the eyes. It doesn't look like a shimmering eyeshadow at all.
It's baked eyeshadow and it's supposed to be ultra silky and smooth texture. The eyeshadow is definitely very silky and easy to blend. It's pigmented and if you only touch it slightly you get enough eyeshadow to put all over the lid. I really like the smooth texture and how it glides on the eyes. Why doesn't Essence do those kind of formulas in their regular range? I don't get it. If you have the capabilities to create a good product, why limit it only on limited editions?
I've always been a fan of baked makeup products, because they last a life time. Literally. I have Deborah blush that looks like I haven't put a brush into it and I've been using it for 5 years. With Essence, I also think that baked eyeshadows are always more pigmented then regular.
The packaging is plastic, not the most sturdy one. It contains 1.5 grams of eyeshadow and costs 3.19€. I think it's a little too much for Essence eyeshadow, but I do really like the quality of it - so go for it. If you like any of the shades, I recommend buying, because the texture is really good.
What did you get from this LE?