Sunday, 31 August 2014

EOTD: essence 3D Irresistible Green Dream...

Such a pretty shade this one - essence 3D Irresistible Green Dream. The shadows in this range are fabulously pigmented and incredibly buttery, and at under $5, one of the best bargains around town. I love how it intensifies my eye colour, and the shimmer factor is glam without being OTT...


I bought the three below last year (and a couple more), but I'm not sure if these particular colour combinations are still available...


As you can see in the photo above, the deeper one of the two is a fair bit brighter than in the eye pics, but that's because I pulled it back a notch or two by using a base of Face of Australia Budge Proof Eye Shadow in Poison Ivy - a rich foresty green cream that helps the shadow stay in place, and extends the wear of any pigment to a good 12 hours...


The lighter green of the two went on the inner third and along the top lashline in an effort to make my sparse lashes stand out a bit more. My last step was to smoke the outer corner and line the waterline with ModelsPrefer Kohl Pencil in Matte Black - loving this crayon, it glides on like silk, doesn't tug the skin one bit, and is such an intense black, I barely use any...


Lips are SAX Rich Colour Lipstick in Coral & Mirenesse 3D Forever Gloss in Lust Me, and cheeks are essence Heat Wave...



What's your favourite essence product?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

14 comments:

  1. Oh how dreamy are those eyeshadows!! Absolutely beautiful greens, I love how you've worked them - everything is always blended in so seamlessly :)

    I really can't wait to see your eyeshadow collection now! Or maybe a post of favourites?? (Can be favourites of any kind! I love reading about what people are loving).

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    1. Yeah well I love seeing what turns other gals on too hon - leave it with me ♥

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  2. Ooooh wowee, I super love this green shade on you kats! It really does intensify your eye colour :)
    Out of all my Essence products, I'm really impressed with the silky touch blush in babydoll at the moment.

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    1. Thanks Tulip! Babydoll blush? I'm now in seek mode, it sounds divine - haven't a clue how I missed that one ♥

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  3. Essence is another brand I've overlooked because of their price - so cheap I made the assumption that it was poor quality. I was wrong.
    Like I always say: when you make an ASSUMPTION, you make an ASS of U & UMPTION!
    I love the colour & definitely love the shimmer.

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    1. Easily done hon, in fact I did the same - it was only because of some of the bh gals that I bothered investigating the range, and I haven't looked back. Sure I've had come across few duds along the way, but in general I think essence is fab, their glosses are amazing, and some of their shadows are the best in my kit ♥

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  4. Love the offset of the coral lips against the beautiful green eyes.

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    1. Gosh thanks PH - you're such a sweetie xxx

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  5. That green is divine. I had never heard of Essence until I saw you using them kats. Noticed our chemist had them and it was there that I bought one of the greens. I love seeing your whole make-up look when it's all done because you certainly know how to weave magic with both make-up and accessories. A great joy to look at. :-)

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    1. Mandy my love, we're so lucky to have our little beauty network hey - I only found out about essence because of the bh gals ♥ Such lovely words too hon, thanks heaps, you're so very kind ♥

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  6. Kat, what a sexy green eye that you have created. And, OMG, I am loving the lips, what an amazing colour! xx

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    1. Indie this coral pink suit you down to the ground - I fell in love with this SAX lipstick a while back, and then the only chemist that stocked the range near me discontinued it. I went through a huge bin of products and found the very last coral lippy, thank goodness ♥

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  7. I love the 3D shadows too Kats. They are so difficult to resist considering their beauty and price. Such an amazing bargain!!! I own the pink and purple ones :D but have always had my eye on the green. I love how its like a mossy green and not neon. It looks awesome as an EOTD on you hun and goes so well with your natural eye colour.
    GOSH you looks so gorgeous here!!!! I love your white top and that necklace is beautiful :D You're such a doll xxxx

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    1. I agree Gemma, which is why I've given up resisting lol - why put myself through all that stress when all I have to do is pay $5 for a sure bet ha ha. As always you brighten my day sweet pea and give me such a boost with you glorious compliments - gosh if I ever have a fan club, I'm appointing you El Presidente! ♡x♡

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