Review: Essence All About Vintage

by - 10:28 AM

Hello world! It's been a while since I've done a make-up related post and I've picked up quite a couple eye shadow palettes over the past few of months. I thought I'd start this off with a palette that I bought completely on a whim but something about the colors were so intriguing to me at the moment (and it was buy 1 get 1 50%...)

So the Essence All About Vintage Eye shadow has been out for a while I believe, but I never really looked into the various palettes until recently. Just from first glance, the colors don't look like something I would usually pick up, especially that top row with the three different greens.

However, I couldn't pass the amazing deal as these retail for only $4.99 and there was a buy 1 get 1 50% at my Ulta. On the internet, the line claims to have a mix of matte, satin, and metallic shades - however, this palette in particular seems to have more satin and shimmer shades. There are one or two that could classify as metallic if you built it up but they all show up shimmery with one swatch.

The shadows would be best described as powder-y. I've read some reviews that mention the short staying power, but for me personally - the colors seem to say in place with a bit of concealer underneath. The top row (shades 1-4) is composed of various shades of green going from lightest to darkest. The most pigmented is probably the #1 but I really like how they are still wearable especially for someone who isn't accustomed to wearing green shadows.

The bottom row (shades 5-8) is composed of more neutral everyday shades. #5 leans more towards pink while the other three colors are cool-toned browns. I really like this balance and the bottom row allows for anyone to tone their makeup down if they find the green too intimidating. When I first used this palette, I combined numbers 3, 6, and 4 over my lids to create a green-toned look that was still wearable for everyday.

I would give this palette an A- for an overall score. I really like the color selection and how everything blends together. The packing itself is also pretty durable and easy to carry around. The only "down-side" I can think of is the lasting power as well as the powdery texture which could cause some fall-out (especially with the light colors).

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