Essence Eyeshadow #09 Raindrops On Roses

As you probably know by now I am a huge Essence fan; I'm always picking up bits from the collection. I love trying out their range because it's very affordable and usually good quality too. A few weeks ago I popped into Wilkinsons to see what was new and I saw this gorgeous eyeshadow. It's a colour I've been after for a while, although this has a pink undertone. It retails at just £1.60 so I didn't hesitate to buy it and I tried it out for the first time that night.

I have to say I was initially quite disappointed. Although it looks like a good quality eyeshadow it's not very pigmented at all and you have to apply quite a lot of product to build up a decent colour. 
It also doesn't last very long once applied. Even when I used an eyeshadow primer before applying the product it was almost non existent after an hour or so. I've always had really good experiences with Essence products in the past and even though it was extremely cheap, I still had high hopes for it. 

One good thing about this product is how easy it is to apply. It's a very creamy eyeshadow which I love as it applies really smoothly and doesn't create a lot of fallout when applied.
I did also use this as a highlighter under my brow and along my checkbone. Although it didn't last very long I did love the glow it gave me and I will probably stick to using this a just a highlighter in future.

I have quite a few really good quality Essence products that I regularly use and although this product didn't live up to that standard, I still love essence as a brand and will continue to purchase their products. Although it's a pretty colour this eyeshadow just wasn't good enough in my eyes and I would only give it a 3/10.

Have you tried out this product or others from the Essence range? I'd love to hear what your favorites are!

Thanks for reading!


  1. This is such a gorgeous colour, its a real shame it didn't live up to your expectations! I've never tried anything from Essence so I might pick some up if I see it! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    1. I usually love essence products so i was really surprised that this just wasnt up to its usual standards! xx


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