After hearing so many great things about the Essence Cosmetics Melted Chrome Eyeshadows I decided to give them a try. I picked up the gold shade, Ironic, at shoppers drug mart for $5.99CAD, which is such a reasonable price! I love that Essence makes quality makeup at a low price and hasn’t marked up their drugstore prices like other brands. To keep their prices low they’ve scrapped their advertising budget, and only seem to share their products through social media.
I’m here for it, and I’m here for the Essence Cosmetics Melted Chrome shadows. This product has supremely impressed me and even though I’m not a girl who usually reaches for singles I’ve been incorporating Ironic into my daily look every day for two weeks.
Are you ready for my thoughts, some swatches, and a makeup look? Keep reading!
Essence Cosmetics Melted Chrome Eyeshadow Review
The eyeshadows with an exciting bouncy texture are reminiscent of melted metal and have a strong pigmentation. The eyeshadows are available in a trendy selection of colours – now there’s no limit to your eye make-up! — Essence Cosmetics
The Essence Cosmetics Melted Chrome Eyeshadows retail for $5.99CAD and contain 2g of product. The shadows claim to be highly pigmented with a metallic look and soft, bouncy texture. I don’t know about you, but that sounds a lot like the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows!
Packaging & Shade Selection
Because this is a drugstore product the packaging isn’t really anything to write home about. The shadow comes in a little compact with a clear, flip top lid. The lid reads “Essence Melted Chrome Eyeshadow” and the shade is clearly visible through the plastic.
There are six shades of Essence Melted Chrome Eyeshadows available. I chose the gold shade because it seemed like something that I could incorporate into a lot of looks. The Rose Gold & Orangey-Red shades look like something I would enjoy as well.
I have to talk about the texture because it’s really unique! When I think bouncy I usually think of the Super Shock Shadows from ColourPop but the texture of these are a little different. They feel more wet, and my brush glides through them much easier than a super shock shadow. I can apply them with my fingers or with a brush, while I feel like the SSS’s have to be applied with my fingers.
I love that I can apply these with multiple different techniques!
These shadows meet all the product claims. The texture is bouncy, they’re extremely pigmented and the finish is very metallic. I was sooo excited when I saw how foiled this shadow was when I first swatched it!
I’ve been wearing my Ironic Melted Chrome Shadow a number of ways to get a feel for it. For the first three days I really just applied it straight on my lid with no primer or other shadows. It looks so cool all over the lid with just a touch of mascara! You get a really wet looking finish. The gold isn’t overpowering on the eyes, and even though it’s super pigmented I feel like I can still go to work with this shade on my eyes.
Unfortunately it doesn’t last all day without wearing off on some parts of my eye. I started wearing it with a primer underneath which helped the shadow to wear longer & wear off more evenly on my eyes.
Below I placed Ironic in the centre of my eyelids to complete a full eyeshadow look and it looks & wears beautifully over other shadows. I was worried that it would get cakey because of how smooth & foiled the shadow was — I didn’t know if it would combine well with other powders. Thankfully the result was stunning!
Have you tried the Essence Cosmetics Melted Chrome Eyeshadows?
I can’t say enough good things about these shadows! I’m definitely planning on focusing more on Essence products on my blog in the future because they are so underrated as a brand. I also love the Essence Make Me Brow Gel which I’ve recently revisited. How have I forgotten about this amazing brand!?
These Melted Chrome shadows are absolutely amazing, especially for under $10! Why buy makeup at Sephora all the time when there are so many good finds at the drugstore?
Let me know if you’ve tried these! Thanks for reading x