Review: Essence 3D eye shadow (08 Irresistible Vanilla)15:48
No, I'm not reviewing an eye shadow, but a highlighter. Ok, story time. I saw on Sanja's Pinterest (Sparkle With Laughter) that this eye shadow is supposedly a dupe for MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle and so I had to try it. I don't know if it is a dupe, because I don't own MAC's version, but it's a great cheap highlighter.
It comes in a regular plastic pot. There's 2.6 grams of product in it and costs 2€ and something (sorry, can't find the price on the internet).
The shade is called 08 Irresistible Vanilla and it has two shades. One looks beige and the other one looks orange bronze.
If you swirl them together, you get light golden shade, that has peach undertone in it. That is the first swatch from the left. The second one is just the orange bronze shade and I think this could be great blush color or even bronzer and highlighter for dark skin tones. It has that peach tone to it. The beige shade, looks beige in the pan, but actually has a pink sheen on top of it. It also seems to be less glittery then the orange bronze shade.
The eye shadow is very hard on the touch, but surprisingly it gets picked up by the brush. I wanted to swatched it to you as a highlighter, although it can obviously be used for more purposes. I have to say that it is a pretty noticeable highlighter, because the shimmer is bigger and the whole eye shadow seems to be very shiny and reflective. If you're into that kind of glowy skin, then you'll love this.
You can build up the intensity on the skin. If you apply a little is less visible and if you apply a lot, you'll get a very shiny cheek. You can see that it looks like a pretty gold sheen on my skin.
So there you have it. A very very cheap highlighter, if you're on a market for that kind of thing. Or if you're just curious like me ;).