Essence Nude Eyes makeup box

Have you noticed almost every brand now has some nude eyeshadow palette/ quad/ trio offers?

I found myself drifting over to the neutral side with lots of FOTDs lately
– Yves Rocher Quad Eyeshadow Sumptuous Color in 06 Incandescent Brown
– MUFE Artist eyeshadows in M646 Latte & ME614 Graphite Brown
– The most recent: Quo Back to Basics Matte.

One more today: Essence How to Make Nude Eyes makeup box!

A cardboard box that holds 6 shimmery neutral eyeshadows, a mirror under the lid and 2 look cards. Here is the inside, in different lighting.

Packaging wise, the box is thicker and has more empty space than necessary. I can still bring it on short work trips as it has most colours I might need.

The eyeshadows have decent pigmentation but nothing to write home about, work best with a primer to prevent fallout as the colours do kick up a bit in the pan with the touch of a brush. I also wish for a better combination of shades, see below to see why.

Swatches of the first row, from L-R: Eye Light Beige, Go For Gold and An Eye On Apricot. Go For Gold while looking darkest among the 3 swatches very close to my skin tone and as a result is hardly used.

The second row: All About Nude, Nude Night Out and Team Nude. The darkest colour in the palette, Nude Night Out, turns out to be a dark brown, not dark enough for most night looks. All About Nude is slightly more grey than Team Nude and are used interchangeably.

The palette has 0.14oz/ 4.2g of products (0.123oz/ 0.7g each eyeshadow), retails $9.99. For comparison, Essence 3D eyeshadows are 0.09oz/ 2.8g for $3.49 a piece. I only suggest Nude Eyes palette for those who need a simple neutral palette to travel with.

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