Friday, June 1, 2012

Essence "Legends of the Sky" eyeshadow palette

Hello lovely readers!

Today marks an exciting day for this blog! I am introducing a new format to the way I do reviews of products as well as watermarks and better picture quality! Yay for summer!

So to start this epic-ness, I introduce to you Essence's 'Legends of the Sky' palette.

They have an entire collection which is available at Ulta and Shoppers Drug Mart. Essence's website calls "Legends" their trend collection for 2012.

For $3.99 this palette comes with 8 small eyeshadows and a baby dual ended brush. Not a bad bargain considering I've had good experiences with this brand.

The palette is called "From Zero to Hero" which is such a cute name! Unfortunately, the individual eye shadows aren't named. Essence does not test on animals, but this palette does contain Carmine, so stay away if you so choose.

The first two shadows (top left of palette) are a smoky gray and a sparkly taupe. Very much influenced by aviation, and I love how this palette has a distinctly 40's, military vibe.

They both have decent color payoff and make wonderful crease colors.

The next two color (top right) are a camo green and a dark sparkly brown. Very on trend.

The green is very pigmented and makes a nice wash of color for an updated smoky eye. The brown is nothing special, but a good staple.
The next shadows (bottom left of palette) are an icy sky blue and a shimmery white. Sky and cloud colors!

These both make great highlighters on the browbone or inner corner.

Last but not least (bottom right) are a coral and a rose color. They stick out in this palette and I am not sure how they go with the theme. But they are beautiful!

They are very pigmented and smooth on the skin!

And to show you just how beautiful these shadows can look on...I did a quick eye look!

I use the dark brown and green colors to make a wash on my eyes, then used the coral as a highlight and along my lower lashline.

I blended the colors out softly, but you can wear them wet for more intensity.

Final Thoughts:

Price: 10/10
Staying Power: 8/10
Packaging: 9/10
Color/Wearability: 9/10
Quality/Branding: 9/10

Total: 45/50  = A = Pandamonium!!

Hope you enjoy the new set-up and the look. Will you be picking up this Essence palette?

xoxo PrettyPanda


  1. Thanks for posting the ingredients :) I didn't know they made palettes! How pretty!

  2. No problem! I didn't either until I stumbled upon this! It's a good deal for the price :)

  3. Wow-that's some decent pigmentation in those shadows!Lovely look you created!

    1. Thank you! I know, I was surprised myself at the pigmentation! Quite remarkable


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