Jul 16, 2011

Essence Ballerina Backstage eyeshadow souffles

And brownies points go tooooooo ... ESSENCE.  

The company has seriously stepped up their game with their recent revamped counters and never endingLE and TE (Trend Editions). But recently I've noticed major quality improvement. They are among few drugstore products that are dirt CHEAP. Yeah, you heard me - cheap, nothing wrong with being cheap, mkay.

So alhtough inexpensive brand, they carry so many quality product that live up to the company claims.

Their recent launch was Ballerina Backstage *coughblackswancough* Beautiful packaing. 
I found this black nail polish with red glitter in and had to buy it.

What I want to talk about are the eye souffle. AMAZING mousse consistency, dries to velvety finish and
holds matte eyeshadow well.Very opaque, as well. Last quite a long time and I had a follower tell me on fb that they are comparable to MAC (I assuming she meant the paint pots) and that they perform well on oily lids, too. 

The blush souffle I'm not to crazy about because it is more watery and very sheer. You'll see with swatches that I had to put lots of layers for it to show up and be careful not to blend it.
Should work for my pale fall and winter complexion. I'm quite tan at the moment.

Here are the swatches, 1st picture has some artifical light and they second one is on natural daylight. you see what I meant about the blush?

Final verdict:
Skip the blush.
Get the shadows. There is a thrid darker shade I don't have but I'm off to the store to see if they still have it. Had I known they were this amazing I would have bought them all yesterday.

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Rakhshanda said...

Woww all three look really pretty!!!!

Gone2RehabBRB said...

I would never have thought that these would end up being so delightful to use. I highly recommned them.

The Peach said...

The shadows are so pretty! Love the copper one! And the polish color looks great too!

Gone2RehabBRB said...

@The Peachoh, yes, the polish <3 i don't even know how to apply these things neatly but got to get it. It felt so unique

saracr said...

woon adorable colours

SilhouetteScreams said...

I would love to see/hear how the eye souffles work as eyeshadow bases :) the shimmery one looks lovely

Gone2RehabBRB said...

They did a good, huh? =)

Gone2RehabBRB said...

They work amazingly.
They do not soak matte shadows with oil or change their color.
And they hold shimmery shadows with mineral oil perfectly on my lids.

They will put this product, just different colors, in their pernament line.
DO you guys down there have Essence? I know in the States they do, but it's a European brand.

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