Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadows are cream eyeshadows that promise to last the whole day.
"Steel the Show" is a metallic grey shade. It is not as dark as it may appear at first, it dries so much more lighter. It is also quite sheer in application: one swipe of color gives just a wash of shimmery grey shade on the lid.
To get full coverage you need at least two layers of color and it is still not completely opaque.
|Swatches for Essence Steel the Show Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow|
(top: natural light; bottom: flash)
This morning I did a very simple look with this cream eyeshadow since I wanted something quick to apply.
I patted Steel the Show on my lid using my finger up to the crease. Using a blending brush I lightly softened the edges of the eyeshadow. I proceeded to thinly line my upper lash line with my MUFE Aqua Black gel liner. I curled my lashes and generously applied my Maybelline Feather Look Volum' Express mascara.
Not pictured, but so you know how I completed the look: on my cheeks I lightly applied theBalm HotMama! blush and I went crazy with my lips using my Mac Party Parrot lipstick!
I have got to say that the Essence Steel the Show Stay All Day eyeshadow did an awesome job for a 4€ product. It's bright, wearable and lasted without creasing for almost 8 hours without primer on my fairly oily lids. You can see below a picture of the eyeshadow after almost 9 hour since I had applied it.
I wonder how long it would last if supported by a primer!
A word of caution: the eyeshadow pan is completely plastic and the lid is a bit flimsy. Try to tighten the lid strongly to the pan or the eyeshadow will dry very quickly!