Go get yourself some Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow because for $2.99 you can’t beat this beauty budget eyeshadow! Alright, it doesn’t REALLY stay all day and yeah, it’s a little sheer but that’s ok, it looks damn pretty and at under three bucks I want them ALL!
You can join me collecting them all and in my quest for domination or not, your choice, optional. I do suggest you join up though as when I unleash the zombies, you’ll be the one out in the cold.
Even the bloody packaging is cute! This little pot has a raised dome lid which makes it look kinda fancy pants for a three buck cream shadow.
Inside you get a whooping 0.19 oz of cream shadow! Here’s the deal, it works AMAZING, like SUPER DUPER awesome as a base but on its own it’s a little iffy.
Application is a little patchy so build up is a necessary evil. If you have time, patience, a little love and caring, possibly understanding, you can build the shadow up to a perfect finish. However, if you’re as rushed and impatient as I am things can go wrong sometimes…..I notice the shade I tried blended out a bit patchy and showed the lid of my skin if I didn’t take proper care to build up the color. It’s also quite a sheer shadow (For Fairies is the color I tried)…but again, proper care and attention to build the color up results in a really brilliant eye look (as seen below).
Wear time is iffy…I noticed it creased within a three hour period even with excellent prepping prior to application. Amazingly enough, with powder shadow on top, they actually don’t crease and hold the wear of powder for a solid eight hours before fading a little. It also adds nice depth and richness to a powder shadow shade.
Moral of the story?
It isn’t a perfect eyeshadow but I love it at this price. Pick ’em up!
Available at Ulta.
P.S. I want to hang out with Andrew Rannells.