February 3, 2014

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadows

Get ye to Ulta and grab some cheap Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow! If you told me yesterday that $2.99 Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow would rock my socks I might not have believed you but these shimmering eyeshadows are all the rage here at Musings Headquarters and I demand you grab some yourself.

Promise, no frosty fall out metallic shadow here just smooth gorgeous sparkling color!

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow are a metallic finish shadow available in five shade selections. At first glance they actually look like some sort of cream glitter eyeshadow kinda like the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Glitter Palettes. This did worry me because that’s a whole lot of glitter….! But actually they are powder and all that hardcore glitter you see on top is simply an over spray. You can see below where I swatched it away!

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow8

Under all the glitter is a very soft, easy to blend eyeshadow that has a faint metallic sheen on lids. I heard them described as chalky, flaky, etc…but I honestly didn’t experience that. I thought the velvety texture of the shadow was very nice and I had no issues with fall out. The shadow applies easily and they have a super crease-free finish on my drier eyes without eyeshadow primer! The pigment is rather excellent on these little guys as well.

Essence Chocolate Jewelery Metal Glam Eyeshadow 1

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Essence Chocolate Jewelery Metal Glam Eyeshadow

Chocolate Jewelry

Essence Frosted Apple Metal Glam Eyeshadow fotd 1

Essence Frosted Apple Metal Glam Eyeshadow fotd

Essence Frosted Apple Metal Glam Eyeshadow

Frosted Apple

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow swatches

Frosted Apple and Chocolate Jewelry

I mean for $2.99 I can’t complain about a single thing here. They aren’t a full metallic finish but they do quite remind me a little bit of the Cargo Metallico Eye Kit shadows! I’m quite alright with the metallic sheen versus the full on metallic finish as typically metallics are a bit frosty on me. These have a lovely finish with just a touch of a metal sheen!

Overall, if you’re looking for a cheap thrill I’d say Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow delivers it! Great beauty budget pick up!

Muse Approved.

Available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Stephanie C.

    Ooh, love Chocolate Jewelry! What are you wearing on your cheeks in that picture? It’s gorgeous.

  • Ashley

    These do pack a punch for the price! I’m not going to run out and buy these but they sure are pretty! Love the chocolate on you very nice with the black eyeliner!

  • Celine

    I’ve heard good things about this budget brand, I’d love to grab some of these. Are these 2 the only shades though? A gold would be nice to have in this.

  • lisa

    that chocolate jewelry is STUNNING on you Muse. wear it all the time girl. i may have to get some tomorrow. love it. thanks for all your great tips!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks lisa! 😀 my pleasure let me know what you think when you tried curious if you like these!

  • Keren

    chocolate jewelry is gorgeous!!! I will definitely want to try it out especially for 2.99!

  • kellly

    I saw these yesterday at Walgreens and now that I know the are Muse Approved I am going to haul me some!! 😀