MAKEUP - Essence Cosmetics Instagram Prize

by - December 11, 2015

Essence hosts a lot of social media giveaways and I recently won one via their Instagram! 
Due to a very long delivery time (like 3 weeks), Essence sent me two prizes which include:
Metal Glam Eyeshadow - Chocolate Jewelery
All About Eyeshadow - Chocolates
Silky Touch Blush - Adorable
XXXL Shine Lipgloss - Just Georgeous
XXXL Nude Lipgloss - Just Nude
Long Lasting Eye Pencil - Hot Chocolate
Long Lasting Lipstick - It's Nude Time
Long Lasting Lipstick - All You Need is Red
I Love Trends Polish - Nude Sweet Nude

Onto the swatches!

 Starting with the top right,  is Metal Glam in Chocolate Jewelery. It's a beautiful chocolate brown with chunks of glitter on the top layer and a bit of shimmer in the powder itself. I would prefer it without the layer of chunky glitter on top though.

Below that are the swatches from the All About Chocolates palette - I swatched them in columns from top to bottom. The eyeshadows are pretty pigmented and have a silky finish with a slight shimmer which you can see better in the second photo in direct sunlight.

 Starting from the top right is the Silky Touch Blush in Adorable which is a light rose pink. I LOVE their blushes because they are quite pigmented. I initially thought this blush would be too light for my skin tone but it provides a beautiful light flush to the cheeks.

Next up is the XXXL Nude Lipgloss and It's Nude Time Lipstick.  I'm just going to mention that I really don't like nude lips. It looks great on other people, but I just look washed out and sick. The lipgloss and lipstick both have a pink tone and apply sheer. Still too light for my skin though! :(

The XXL Shine Lipgloss and All You Need is Red Lipstick on the other hand are amazing.

Lastly is the Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Hot Chocolate is a twist up eyeliner that is super creamy, pigmented and easy to use. I pretty much love any twist up eyeliner but this one is definitely a great one given it's quality and price.

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