Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach: Love or Hate?

Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach review, photo, price, swatches, online.

Since I am an YouTube addict ( if I am not posting regularly, blame it on YouTube), I keep a track of all kind of international brands. Once brand which intrigued me a lot was Essence Cosmetics.
Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach
Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach
 You have seen that during one Mumbai visit, I had bought quite a few products. I have already reviewed the Forget-it! 3-in-1 Concealer Color Corrector wheel. It was right at that time I had picked up this palette which has a pretty long name 'Essence Eyeshadow Palette Glamour to go eyeshadow 02 Long Beach' to be exact! I had
bought it for 349 INR. On seeing that there are 8 colors in the kit, I thought that, at that price, I had nothing to lose. A wise call it was.

Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach
Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach
My Experience: The colors are all earth tones, but it's a mix of cool and warm I would say. If you look at the swatches, there is a balance of warm gold and orange, and peach and cool taupe and browns. There is one cool toned brown which works as a good crease color.
Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach swatches
Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach Swatches
 Now, coming to the pigmentation, the colors do show up on the skin as they do in the palette. They are very shimmery, but not glittery. That is, they do appear quite shimmery on the eyes, but at the same time, they don't look like craft glitters.

Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach
Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach
In terms of texture and staying power, I do have issues. These shadows are pretty powdery and DO HAVE fall-outs. So, you need to be careful. Since these are shimmery, I need to be extra-careful because the fall-outs might make a mess which would be difficult to manage.
The staying power is not impressive. Without a base they crease within an hour or two and start fading. With a good base, the longevity can be increased, but, I wouldn't rely on these for an entire day or even seven or eight hours.

Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach Swatches
Essence Sun Club Eyeshadow Palette 02 Long Beach: Swatches
The applicator is useful because honestly, I do not see why I cannot use a sponge-tip to pack on the colors and there is a tiny brush on one end which you can use for precise detailing.
 
Verdict: Since I do use it a lot, which you can tell from the photos, I wouldn't say that my money is wasted. I mean, for 349 INR I got 8 colors and a decent applicator and I know the products are safe for me and I do reach out for it more frequently than I thought I would. I do not regret buying, yet, I do not think I would want to go back for a second palette.


Recommendation: I don't have a say over here. But, if you are expecting something phenomenal, look in the other way.


I see that recently Essence has launched a net set whose formula I also hear is way better than these. I am actually waiting to lay my hands on those to find out what's happening. Flipkart I think is selling those, but I am not sure if they are honest about the price.

Have you tried this palette? Have you tried this brand? Do you have any recommendation? Don't hesitate to leave a comment.

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