I am back again with another essence review, this time its their smokey eye set in “Punk Vibe”. Essence should actually make their products more accessible, We all seem to miss some great products owing to their unavailability here.
“Punk Vibe”, is a beautiful punk in Brown! The set consists of a cream eyeliner in deep brown, which can be used as a base and a eye shadow in deep brown as well. It is meant to create smokey eye look in brown. The cream eyeliner is very creamy and glides on easily, has finely milled golden shimmers in it which impart a golden brown sheen to the line when applied. The eye shadow also is very soft, buttery in texture, applies easily and is very pigmented with fine gold shimmers.
One brush swipe picks up a good amount. Both the eyeliner and eye shadow can be used by itself or in conjunction with other eye shadows to create different looks. The lasting power is about four hours on prepared eyes , after which the intensity decreases gradually. This set is awesome for creating brown smokey eye look, which is very much wearable.
The packaging is sturdy with a applicator having a sponge on one end and a liner brush on the other. The usage indstruction on the back of the pack is : (1) Use the brush to line the eyes with the eyeliner (2) Apply the powder eye shadow over it with the sponge. Smudge carefully.
The left swatch is of the eyeliner and the right of the eye shadow. Both are more or less the same color.
Summary: A very good Set on budget, with both eyeliner and eye shadow which can be used to their fullest versatility. Has decent staying power, texture and pigmentation. If one wants to wear smokey eyes yet does not want it to be too intense, then go for it. Ideal to achieve wearable smokey eyes which looks very good during daytime. If the lasting power would have been a little longer, then it would have been a complete product.
Price: 2.25 Euros
Product Score: 4/5
Here is a look I did with it 🙂