Thursday, 5 December 2013

Me and My Ice Cream eyeshadows by Essence

I was excited to purchase these cute Essence eye shadows from their Me & My Ice Cream collection. Ironically these ice cream themed shadows are baked. What's a baked eye shadow? It's when complimentary colours are marbled together in a dome (raised) shape and baked. The process leaves your eye shadow ultra reflective and pigmented. Here's a swatch of Essence's 01 Cone Head and 02 Icylicious.

Essence Me & My Ice Cream baked shadow in 01 Cone Head
Cone Head is a cool, frosty light purple.
Essence Me & My Ice Cream baked shadow in 02 Icylicious
Icylicious is a warm, silvery light coral.
Me & My Ice Cream shadows come in sturdy packaging which protects your shadow well. The plastic is clear so it's easy to pick the one you want when applying your make up. How do I use them? I actually use them like highlighters for my eye lids. After applying regular shadow, a sweep of Cone Head for cool colours, or Icylicious over warm colours adds a brightness to otherwise dull eyes. Another option which I absolutely love is to just apply a dot of this shadow to the centre of my eye lid with a finger tip, and blend. In a subtle way, this makes your eyes appear bigger and draws attention to your pretty eyes.

Swatched together, there's a not a lot between them, but at $4.95 here in Australia (cheaper
 elsewhere), you might as well grab both so you've got a warm and a cool option. There's also a green shade called Always In My Mint. I'm loving these eye shadows, pick them up if you can C

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  1. Oooh, the Icylicious one looks really nice! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend lined up :)

    Away From The Blue

  2. These are lovely...I love their shimmer as well. So pretty. First time I've heard of eyeshadows being baked, that is really cool. I hope you have a gorgeous weekend doll xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

  3. I'm loving those! Of course they have a food theme. LOL I think both look great as highlighters. I love the finish on them. Great post Susannah! Have a cool weekend doll.

  4. These look really pretty--I was just thinking last night how I don't own any sparkly eye shadow and it's the season to wear it! Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

  5. cool colours you choose!
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  6. Oh I'd never heard of this brand before but my oh my! These eyeshadows do look beautiful, don't they? :) I'm gonna have to add these to one of my any wishlists and keep my fingers crossed that these are available in England!


  7. A really helpful review. I like these subtle shades. I've not heard of this brand before.

  8. ooh such a beautiful eye shadow!! its so perfect for the holidays :D

  9. Oo so pretty! Love the marbling on the shadows...very appropriate name too!


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