Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow ($4.99) is a fairly new cream eyeshadow that’s available in 7 shade selections. I picked up the shade 1 Second to Mars which is such a pretty golden peachy pink. I truly did buy it for the shade and not because it reminded me of Jared Leto.
Someone in one of my posts mentioned how much cheaper Metal Shock Eyeshadow was compared to Stila’s Glitter & Glow formula but I had my doubts this would be anything like it. Don’t get me wrong about 90% of the Essence Cosmetics line I’ve tried has all been great but I didn’t expect this formula to be loaded up with super shimmer the way Stila’s is.
I mean, really that would be great if they were right? I’d still totally buy any new shades that Stila does but it would be a heck of a nice thing if there really was a $4.99 dupe around.
Sadly, that is so not the case here. Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow is actually disappointing but at this point, having tried only one shade, I’m blaming the color versus the formula.
This arrives in a 0.11 oz chubby little barrel with an attached sponge applicator for application. It’s pretty much the same packaging you get from Jordana’s Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadow which happen to be the same price with a far superior formula.
As I said I’m blaming the shade as the reviews on Ulta’s site are very, very good. This shade applied super sheer. I built up the shade with several layers but I could not get anything but a very, very, very subtle hint of shimmer on my lids but no color. The texture is creamy and easy to blend but it did crease within four hours of application. I had a line of shimmer right down my lid where it creased.
I’m tempted to try again with a deeper shade! Maybe I’ll have better success! Sadly, this shade just wasn’t doing it for me.
Have you tried Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow?
Did you love it?
Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow are available at ulta.com.