Thursday, January 5, 2012

Love Talk

I've been wearing green eyeshadows quite a bit lately, and Essence's Love Talk is one of my more recent aquisitions. I love the ultra metallic muted green shade, and think it would look wonderful smoked up. It reminds me of the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Epatant, but when I place them beside one another they are quite different.
I adore the designs of Essence products, as I've stated in many of my other brand raves I can't believe the little touches they include despite being at a low price point. This shadow is silky to the touch and quite easily blendable.
It comes in a clear plastic domed contained which doesn't sit too high (so will still fit in thin bags without taking up too much room) and has a sturdy and secure closure. I've thrown this about a ton and it's in great condition still, which is a testament to Essence's packaging as well as their product.
Metallic goodness in a single swatch.
Dopey half eye really shows off the colour, ha
Next time I wouldn't use this mascara, would have tamed my brows, and would choose a lighter colour to blend out Love Talk. But seriously, how pretty is it! This is just over MAC's Painterly paint pot and blended out with another colour- primarily it's just a sweep of Love Talk, though.
I've included a picture of Love Talk next to NYX Algae and MAC Mink&Sable to give a little bit of context.

Essence Mono Eyeshadows retails for a tiny $3.25AUD and are available Australia wide at Target stores. For more information, click here

What green shadow should I add to my collection next?
And what should I pair Love Talk with next time I wear it?

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is a gorgeous shade, I've never tried an Essence eyeshadow, must get my hands on this and give it try! xx

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  2. That's one stunning green! I love colours like that. The closest I have is a Body Shop eyeshadow in Sea Green (I think), but I'll have to check this out the next time I'm in Target. I'd love to see you wear this with a darker blackened green for a more smoky look.

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  3. Those Essence eyeshadows are great aren't they! I built up quite a collection last year because at that price they're irresistible.

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  4. @Mercedes I agree, it's such a lovely texture

    @Francesca you definitely do, for the price point as well as the amazing shades!

    @olgiepolgie you would rock Love Talk! You should do a green smoky look tutorial that I could follow using this!

    @Vita I adore them! Next one I'm getting is the coral shade, so different! Do you have that one?

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  5. This will sound so strange.. but I LOVE your eyelashes :) They are so long and beautiful :)
    Beautiful green shade too :)
    I love green eye shadows.. my favorite is by The Body Shop and its called Golden Meadow (nr 44)
    hugs

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  6. the color looks so pretty and pigmented! i've been wanting to try essence but the display at my local target is always a mess. products are always opened and tested. (there are testers yet people just don't use them???)

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  7. @shortylegsbeauty thank you! one of my favourite features, haha. Your eyes look amazing with green shadow:) xx

    @prettymom it's such a lovely pigmented shade, I believe essence is in the process of fixing everything up, hopefully they'll fix up your stand soon! It frustrates me when people neglect to use the testers >< thanks for your comment! xx

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  8. This is so freakin' pretty with your eye colour (from what I can see :D) in your 'dopey' eye shot. I loooove Essence, I only own a black shimmery mono shadow but it's to die for. Still can't figure out how they managed to keep the price point low for Australians, but I love them for it. <3

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  9. @Jerry haha yes I now realise that I should've included a picture of it with my eye open, as it does bring out the green in them. I'm hopefully getting the Essence gel liner asap, with my success with the shadows I have my fingers crossed!

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