Essence 3D Eyeshadow – Review & swatches

Essence 3D Eyeshadow – Review & swatches

Friday, December 27, 2013 Sara Hassan , 15 Comments
I love the presentation and the 3D look on Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos; I think it’s very eye-catching.

3D Eyeshadow
Innovative and unique, the duo eyeshadow with a 3D look and a 3D effect has arrived! The 3mm-high relief design offers an ultimate 3D look and the ultra-light yet high-coverage formula creates a cool finish with a 3D effect - from satin to metallic to shimmering - upon application. Applied with a wet brush, the 3D duo eyeshadow guarantees even more intense results. Six duo eyeshadows, each with two perfectly aligned shades, create the highlight of the season for eye make-up in three dimensions!

Essence 3D Eyeshadow 04 Irresistible Caramel Cream
Essence 3D Eyeshadow 04 Irresistible Caramel Cream Swatch
Essence 3D Eyeshadow 02 Irresistible Purr-ple
Essence 3D Eyeshadow 02 Irresistible Purr-ple Swatch
Essence 3D Eyeshadow 07 Irresistible Smokey Eye
Essence 3D Eyeshadow 07 Irresistible Smokey Eye Swatch
My thoughts
Well for starters, the embossed designs make it look very tempting. I’ve got three duos: 04 Irresistible Caramel Cream, 02 Irresistible Purr-ple & 07 Irresistible Smokey Eye. All three of them have metallic finishes; some have shimmer in them too. The pigmentation is average; the lighter shades require more layering (Don’t even think of skipping an eye shadow primer!).

The texture varies from shade to shade. 04 Irresistible Caramel Cream and 07 Irresistible Smokey Eye have an incredible texture, feel silky to the touch and the colors blend together beautifully however the shimmery purple in 02 Irresistible Purr-ple feels gritty which is disappointing. You may come across some fall out with the darker shades especially with 07 Irresistible Smokey Eye.

The product says that it could be applied wet as well. Quite honestly, I haven’t had the chance to try them wet but I believe that it would certainly make a difference in the intensity. Overall, these are just run-of-the-mill for me.

You might like it if…
  • You are looking for eye shadows that are easy on the pocket
  • The colors blend together beautifully
  • You use them with a wet brush

You might not like it if…
  • You feel the pigmentation is average and the lighter colors require more layering
  • You experience fall out with the darker shades
  • The shadows aren’t long-wearing hence need a primer
My rating

Essence 3D Eyeshadow comes with a price tag of PKR 490 and is available for purchase at Naheed superstore or Farid's Pharmacy in Karachi. For more details, catch Essence Pakistan on Facebook.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it?

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  1. Essence is usually a hit or miss kind of brand. Some products work really well and than there are some that are not up to par. Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. I am not a fan of Essence eye shadows either. They are pretty average. Great review x

  3. They are great, I have 02 and 04! :)

  4. Wow! The design looks like waves, so pretty :-)

  5. These are greattt caramel cream... ^_^

  6. Caramel cream is wow!! Love ur clicks <3 <3

  7. Looks pretty and a great price tag! Is it too powdery?

  8. I haven't tried them yet but I know how is essence, the price makes every product super tempting but then you can find something exceptional or a big fail.
    I have to say that I like the wavy 3D pods and the colours of the Irresistible Caramel Cream duo :)
    Have a wonderful day

  9. I ended up tossing all of those except the purple actually... It's awesome damp :)

  10. I really like black and grey one!

  11. Great job Sara! I will get my hands on these for sure now!


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