When I was at the Essence Event in Manchester they had a wide variety of products for us to have a look at but these palettes really caught my eye for a couple of reasons. They’re small, they’re durable with a very strong clasp and thick plastic, and they have beautiful colours. I had high expectations, but did they stand up to that?
Here I have ‘All About Candies’ and ‘All About Nude’ to review!
Each come with 6 colours that weigh in at 8.5g together and claim to be ‘long lasting’ with a ‘silky and smooth texture’. These palettes actually stand up pretty amazingly on both claims. I took them on my holiday and forgot a primer and they lasted a good few hours without creasing even in the heat. The texture is silky and smooth without being crumbly and I’ve dropped them a fair few times with no breaking.
But how about some specifics too? Starting with All About Candies…
What surprised me about these candy pastel colours is how much I liked them on the lid, they were just so much easier to work with than dark colours since I’m so pale, it’s been a bit of a revolution of me. The pink and the lavender are a little disappointing colour-wise as you can see, but make pretty nice highlights. The yellow and peach make b-e-a-utiful lid colours and the blue and green both make nice colourful looks without it being too in your face.
I think this is a great palette for anyone and everyone but if you’re a super pale girl like me that sometimes struggles with colour in the daytime you need this!
The nude palette has a neat and compact range of nude colours, at six you can make a couple different looks and it makes the whole thing more compact without scrimping on quantity of eyeshadow. I was actually surprised at how versatile this palette was but I think it’s down to the dark brown and the deep purple, they make very different eye looks and with a matte shade in there and an option of two colours for highlight- I think every nude fan would enjoy this.
I honestly think these palettes are on their way to being HG products and- dare I say it in October- would make good little stocking stuffers too. They also have All About Sunrise, Paradise and Chocolates that I might have to pick up too… You can buy Essence products at Wilko’s up and down the country, and to find your nearest counter just click here!
*I received these at the Manchester Essence launch but I’m not obligated to talk about them and it has not changed my opinion.