Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Essence 50's Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duos

50S5

There's something so exciting about the feature section on the Essence stand. There's always something special and sparkly and limited edition - and if you can get there quickly enough before other shoppers have put their dirty fingers all over them, then you've struck gold!

I was lucky enough to find the Essence 50's Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duos in my local Target, clean and untouched! Now that I'm finished with my spending ban (see here) I can finally spend like mad again - these were all under $5.00 each - so I'm doing okay!


 

50S


The Essence 50's Girls Reloaded collection has three Eyeshadow Duos, I'm A Marine Girl, You're A Heartbreaker, and Come On Board, Captain! I really adore the packaging, it's so cute and really stands out in my makeup collection! Although in saying that, the fact that all of them look exactly the same can be a bit frustrating when looking for a particular one!


50S1

As you can see I'm A Marine Girl and Come On Board, Captain look almost the same, as if they are just different lighting. I was hesitant to pick them both up, but decided after swatching that yes, I did indeed need both. I was a bit sad that there wasn't a lot of diversity with this range, but the colours are cute so I'm not complaining. 

50S2

I'm A Marine Girl


The first colour, which is a gorgeous light gold/bronze colour is beautiful! I have already used it a few times and it's so easy to work with. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the navy blue colour. I found it to be a little bit chalky and difficult to work with. I'm not sure if maybe I got a bad batch, or all the navy blues in this duo were like this, but either way I'm a little disappointed. 


50S3

You're A Heartbreaker

I really liked the unique colours in this duo! The shimmer white is very pigmented, and will be great for makeup looks that involve white - otherwise I'm sure I'll be using it with caution. I absolutely adore the blue/grey shade, which is super pigmented and really easy to use as well. 


50S4

Come On Board, Captain


This duo is by far my favourite, and was the first one I swatched. The colours are crazy pigmented and so easy and smooth to work with, as they have more of a matted finish than the others.The colours are fairly different to the first duo, especially the golds, so I'm happy I ended up with both! The quality is pretty amazing, so I can't understand why the first duo wasn't this great!


-- 

Overall, I was pleased with this collection, but not wowed. I was disappointed in the differences of quality, especially considering it's the same brand, but was pretty happy with the colours and quality of the good colours. It's a really cute collection, and when it comes down to it, you're paying a small amount of money for a duo, so I'm not overly fussed! I get a lot of use out of the colours that I do like, so I'm happy! 

Have you tried the Essence 50's Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duos? If so, what did you think? Which duo is your favourite?  
Share:

27 comments

  1. Thanks for the detailed review! I was looking at this collection a while ago - I didn't end up getting the eyeshadows, but picked up the lipstick in I’m Sailing, and I absolutely love it! I might have to go back for the eyeshadow :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My pleasure! I'm wishing I had found the lippies, from swatches I've seen they look really lovely! xx

      Delete
  2. You're a heart breaker is my favourite one xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would never be brave enough to wear blue eyeshadow, but I love this packaging! It would look so cute on my dressing table haha.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw really? I'm sure it'd look fabulous on you though! It is a really cute design, perfect for showing off :P
      xx

      Delete
  4. Great review! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know! :)

    allthingsglitterandbeauty


    ReplyDelete
  5. They are all so pretty! Wish we cold get them in the UK :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always forget you guys can't get Essence in the UK! I have no idea why! xx

      Delete
  6. Great review!! I have not seen these in the shops, but the packaging look so cute. And you're right, at that cheap price, you really cant complain!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So very true! I've only seen them at some Essence stands, which is weird! Mostly ones in Target, so I don't think it was a Priceline release! Thanks hun! xx

      Delete
  7. Cute packaging and you have reviewed it so well

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have You're a Heartbreaker! I like the colors but I don't really reach for it much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean, they are fairly bold colours so not something you'd wear every day! xx

      Delete
  9. great review but i don't really like essence brand stuff although currently
    i'm using their eyebrow pencil it's like their product doesn't really worked well :(

    would like to invite you to join my giveaway
    do check if you're interested? :)

    also would you like to follow each other? :)

    http://rainxdropz.blogspot.sg/2013/08/1st-international-giveaway_8000.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah that's a shame. I guess everyone is different xx

      Delete
  10. Nope I haven't tried these yet. Though I am quite drawn to the packaging.
    I love the colours but sadly, I'm afraid to steer away from my neutrals. Hopefully one day I can wear something bold like those gorgeous blues.
    Great review! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhh you should definitely try a few bold colours! Even just around the house when nobody else is home hehe, it's very liberating! Thanks lovely xx

      Delete
  11. I'm not an essence fan, but these colours look beautiful! x

    9 out of ten

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's fair enough, everyone has a brand they just don't care for! xx

      Delete
  12. Gorgeous shades, I have never tried anything from Essence, it isn't that available where I live x

    ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw what a shame! I have no idea why they don't make Essence available in the UK! xx

      Delete

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Essence 50's Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duos

50S5

There's something so exciting about the feature section on the Essence stand. There's always something special and sparkly and limited edition - and if you can get there quickly enough before other shoppers have put their dirty fingers all over them, then you've struck gold!

I was lucky enough to find the Essence 50's Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duos in my local Target, clean and untouched! Now that I'm finished with my spending ban (see here) I can finally spend like mad again - these were all under $5.00 each - so I'm doing okay!


 

50S


The Essence 50's Girls Reloaded collection has three Eyeshadow Duos, I'm A Marine Girl, You're A Heartbreaker, and Come On Board, Captain! I really adore the packaging, it's so cute and really stands out in my makeup collection! Although in saying that, the fact that all of them look exactly the same can be a bit frustrating when looking for a particular one!


50S1

As you can see I'm A Marine Girl and Come On Board, Captain look almost the same, as if they are just different lighting. I was hesitant to pick them both up, but decided after swatching that yes, I did indeed need both. I was a bit sad that there wasn't a lot of diversity with this range, but the colours are cute so I'm not complaining. 

50S2

I'm A Marine Girl


The first colour, which is a gorgeous light gold/bronze colour is beautiful! I have already used it a few times and it's so easy to work with. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the navy blue colour. I found it to be a little bit chalky and difficult to work with. I'm not sure if maybe I got a bad batch, or all the navy blues in this duo were like this, but either way I'm a little disappointed. 


50S3

You're A Heartbreaker

I really liked the unique colours in this duo! The shimmer white is very pigmented, and will be great for makeup looks that involve white - otherwise I'm sure I'll be using it with caution. I absolutely adore the blue/grey shade, which is super pigmented and really easy to use as well. 


50S4

Come On Board, Captain


This duo is by far my favourite, and was the first one I swatched. The colours are crazy pigmented and so easy and smooth to work with, as they have more of a matted finish than the others.The colours are fairly different to the first duo, especially the golds, so I'm happy I ended up with both! The quality is pretty amazing, so I can't understand why the first duo wasn't this great!


-- 

Overall, I was pleased with this collection, but not wowed. I was disappointed in the differences of quality, especially considering it's the same brand, but was pretty happy with the colours and quality of the good colours. It's a really cute collection, and when it comes down to it, you're paying a small amount of money for a duo, so I'm not overly fussed! I get a lot of use out of the colours that I do like, so I'm happy! 

Have you tried the Essence 50's Girls Reloaded Eyeshadow Duos? If so, what did you think? Which duo is your favourite?  

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the detailed review! I was looking at this collection a while ago - I didn't end up getting the eyeshadows, but picked up the lipstick in I’m Sailing, and I absolutely love it! I might have to go back for the eyeshadow :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My pleasure! I'm wishing I had found the lippies, from swatches I've seen they look really lovely! xx

      Delete
  2. You're a heart breaker is my favourite one xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would never be brave enough to wear blue eyeshadow, but I love this packaging! It would look so cute on my dressing table haha.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw really? I'm sure it'd look fabulous on you though! It is a really cute design, perfect for showing off :P
      xx

      Delete
  4. Great review! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know! :)

    allthingsglitterandbeauty


    ReplyDelete
  5. They are all so pretty! Wish we cold get them in the UK :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always forget you guys can't get Essence in the UK! I have no idea why! xx

      Delete
  6. Great review!! I have not seen these in the shops, but the packaging look so cute. And you're right, at that cheap price, you really cant complain!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So very true! I've only seen them at some Essence stands, which is weird! Mostly ones in Target, so I don't think it was a Priceline release! Thanks hun! xx

      Delete
  7. Cute packaging and you have reviewed it so well

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have You're a Heartbreaker! I like the colors but I don't really reach for it much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean, they are fairly bold colours so not something you'd wear every day! xx

      Delete
  9. great review but i don't really like essence brand stuff although currently
    i'm using their eyebrow pencil it's like their product doesn't really worked well :(

    would like to invite you to join my giveaway
    do check if you're interested? :)

    also would you like to follow each other? :)

    http://rainxdropz.blogspot.sg/2013/08/1st-international-giveaway_8000.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah that's a shame. I guess everyone is different xx

      Delete
  10. Nope I haven't tried these yet. Though I am quite drawn to the packaging.
    I love the colours but sadly, I'm afraid to steer away from my neutrals. Hopefully one day I can wear something bold like those gorgeous blues.
    Great review! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhh you should definitely try a few bold colours! Even just around the house when nobody else is home hehe, it's very liberating! Thanks lovely xx

      Delete
  11. I'm not an essence fan, but these colours look beautiful! x

    9 out of ten

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's fair enough, everyone has a brand they just don't care for! xx

      Delete
  12. Gorgeous shades, I have never tried anything from Essence, it isn't that available where I live x

    ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw what a shame! I have no idea why they don't make Essence available in the UK! xx

      Delete

-

© Sweetaholic Beauty | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Developed by pipdig