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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Essence Ticket to Paradise Collection: Swatches & Review

Essence Ticket to Paradise Collection: Shimmer Powder in 01 tropical heat &
Long-Lasting eyeshadow in 01 dive with me to the island and 03 tropical heat. 

I've got two tickets to paradise!!! Our at latest that's the first thing that poped into my head when seeing the name of this collection. All the items here retail for $3.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart. Essence had been doing close to seasonally collections or some special promotional ones (Twilight). I was particularly excited to see the shades in this one.
Shimmer Powder in 01 tropical heat
Shimmer Powder in 01 tropical heat ingredients
Product: Shimmer Powder is a fine miller shimmer particle highlighter. The texture is smooth to apply.

Colour: 01 tropical heat is a light gold shimmer that appears lighter on he skin.

Wear: 12 hours with no issue left it on it's own before noticing any sore of fading.

Packaging: Standard plastic compact with a clear lid

Compare: Reminds me of TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (but slight more gold tone) and MAC Whisper of Guilty has a similar tone (but this one is slightly lighter).

Shimmer Powder in 01 tropical heat
Shimmer Powder in 01 tropical heat

Verdict: 
Shimmer Powder in 01 tropical heat is a lovely drugstore price highlighter that reviles a lot of mid end highlighters (and some high end ones). 

Long-Lasting eyeshadow in 01 dive with me to the island and 03 tropical heat
Long-Lasting eyeshadow 01 dive with me to the island and 03 tropical heat
Product: These Long-Lasting eyeshadows do not live up to there name. The product is a moose/damp gel similar to the of a Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush, but there is littler to sheer pigmentation, the colour is not build able and when i tried to layer this i was lifting off the under layers.

The colour just do not bind which is a bonus of gel based products but I get the selling this is just a wet moose. It also very transfer prone and the shimmer to to fall out rather quickly.

Colour: 
01 dive with me to the island is a aqua green with gold shimmer
03 tropical heat is a bright yellow gold


Wear: -1 hour. Seriously I notices fall out and flaking right away.

Packaging: Standard glass jar.
Daylight swatches: 01 dive with me to the island and 03 tropical heat
Flash swatches: 01 dive with me to the island and 03 tropical heat.
What comes off in one wipe... all of the product!
Verdict: Major fail! Just ignore these, I've been a fan of their gel products in the past but this is reminiscent of MAC's Big Bounce eyehadows but only sheer. >_<

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