Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco Cupcake Review, Swatch, EOTD

Posted on Apr 10 2015 - 10:00am by poonam

Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco Cupcake Review

Hello Everyone,

When it comes to affordable eye shadows most of the Indian drugstore brands have very limited number of shades and they generally fail to deliver the quality with the eye shadows being chalky, super hard or poor color payoff. INGLOT is an exception but it is not really a drugstore brand and its not easily available everywhere. During my search of affordable makeup in India I came across this brand which has been delivering quality products at budget friendly prices, “Essence”. I liked that it has a good range of eye shadows and that why I planned to test out few of its products. So, today I will be reviewing an eye shadow duo from Essence, Essence 3d Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco cupcake

Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistble Choco CupCake Look

Product Claims: big talent with an improved texture: even softer and easier to blend, the special relief structure offers an ultimate 3D look and creates a cool finish with a 3D effect – from satin to metallic to shimmering – upon application. applied moist, the 3D duo eyeshadow guarantees even more intense results.


Price:- Rs.349 for 2.8gms ( –

Packaging :- The eye shadow duo comes in a round glass pan packaging with a see through lid that help in picking out the shades in case your own multiples. There are two eye shadows in the pan drawn out in a wave pattern that reminds me of MAC Mineralize Eye Shadows. There is no separator between the shade but doesn’t make any difference to me. I quite liked the sturdy and travel-friendly packaging

My experience with Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco Cupcake:-

Essence Irresistble Choco CupCake Eye Shadow

Shade: Irresistible Choco Cupcake has a combination of a dark chocolaty brown shade in pearly metallic finish with bronze shimmers and a frosted pearl finish pale beige shade. The duo works wonderfully together for doing a simple brown eye makeup where the darker shade can be used all over the lids and the lighter one as inner corner highlighter.

Formula: Essence 3d Eye Shadow has silky smooth texture that is creamy soft to touch. The texture is finely milled and with shimmers blended smoothly into the base. There is slight fallout during application because of the super soft texture. The formula blends like a dream and with just few strokes over the crease I get a soft transitioned color but it looses its intensity and I have to pack a bit more once done with the blending.

Pigmentation: The color payoff is intense and with just one swipe over the eye shadow I get a super rich color on my finger. On lids, I need to pack the color in patting motion to get a color true to the pan. It gets super opaque when used wet or over a primer but even without any of these I liked how rich the color was.

Finish: The eye shadow has a beautiful shimmery pearly finish. The dark chocolate shade has a mix of pearly finish and bronze shimmers which adds to the reflecting shine of the shade without being glittery or overly shimmery. The champagne shade again has a frosted pearl finish with silver shimmers for added shine but the shimmers are so smooth that it a beautiful metallic shine to the shades,.

Staying Power: The eye shadows when used directly on lids start creasing in 4-5 hours of wear with slight fading on my slightly oily lids. It lasts better over a primer and oily lids have to use one for decent wear time.

Quick Tips:

  • To avoid fallout during application: Tap off excess from the brush before applying.
  • For best application: Either use finger tip or a flat shading brush to pack the color on lids and then use a fluffy brush to blend in the harsh lines.

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Pros of Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco Cupcake:-

  1. Satin smooth texture
  2. Finely milled shimmers
  3. Rich color pay off
  4. Blends effortlessly
  5. Buildable pigmentation
  6. Duo makes a great pick for perfect brown eye makuep
  7. Perfect for traditional/festive looks
  8. Budget friendly
  9. Available in 9 appealing shades.

Cons of Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco Cupcake:-

  1. Slight fall-out during application
  2. Starts creasing/fading in 4-5 hours
  3. Oily lids will need a primer beneath

Recommendation:- Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco Cupcake is a sizzling combo of dark brown and light beige shade in a superb pearly sheen and metallic shine owing to the finely milled shimmers in the formula. The satin smooth texture applies beautifully and blends magically on the lids. The staying could have made it the best but it can be worked upon by using a primer underneath. Overall, a great duo for an instant glam brown eye looks. Recommended!

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Rating:- 3.8/5

Have you tried Essence 3D Eye Shadow Irresistible Choco Cupcake? Which is your favorite eye shadow for brown eye makeup?

PS: Product provided by Brand for consideration

28 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. LanaApril 10, 2015 at 11:28 AM - Reply

    I love the duo Poo, will definitely be picking this one up! Very helpful review xx

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:32 PM - Reply

      Thanks Lana.. there are some lovely combinations in this range!! 🙂

  2. EvangelineApril 10, 2015 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    Omg! I saw this eyeshadow the other day but I bought their metal glam eyeshadow instead! Lovely review btw! ❤

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:49 PM - Reply

      How do you liked the metal glam shade..?? I picked it just because it is a duo adn have that beautiful wavy pattern 😉

  3. Sindhura GurazadaApril 10, 2015 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    It looks so good. and affordable too 🙂

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:40 PM - Reply

      yup.. it is pretty decent for the price! 🙂

  4. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayApril 10, 2015 at 1:34 PM - Reply

    The shades look quite wearable, but it would difficult to set it on my oily lids for long 🙁

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:08 PM - Reply

      For oily lids, i wont recommend this unless you get a good primer a base.. but otherwise lovely combo! 🙂

  5. swatiApril 10, 2015 at 4:04 PM - Reply

    wow …this looks pretty… made these work beautifully…..

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:10 PM - Reply

      Thanks swati.. which is your fav brown eye shadow?

  6. HeenaApril 10, 2015 at 7:29 PM - Reply

    I Too Have One From Its Range With Really Good Pigmentation. Sadly, The Wear Time Is Average Without a Primer on My Super Oily Eyelids.
    And, Gorgeous Makeup!:)

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:55 PM - Reply

      The color payoff was not an issue .. but yeah if it just didn’t creased it would have been so amazing 😛 .. Which one you have in your arsenal ;)??

      Thanks sweetiee.. <3

  7. Natasha (Nats)April 10, 2015 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    Vow I love this one i will surely get this.. Loved ur eotd more 😉

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM - Reply

      You ust try out Essence stuff they are affordable and great quality!! .. thanks dear. <3

  8. hira khanApril 10, 2015 at 9:07 PM - Reply

    This is a perfect shade for brown eyes.

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:03 PM - Reply

      yupp it is !! 😀

  9. SwatiApril 10, 2015 at 9:19 PM - Reply

    It looks so beautiful in the pan as well as on your eyes! Lovely !

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM - Reply

      Thanks swati.. the color combo is prettyy and I love the wavy pattern too <3

  10. Mansi AggApril 11, 2015 at 10:56 AM - Reply

    such a pretty duo.. loved the shades…. will definitely pick it up….

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM - Reply

      if the staying power had been great it would ave been the best combo but still it will make a great pick at the price! 🙂

  11. Radha@trystwithvanillagirlApril 11, 2015 at 5:17 PM - Reply

    This looks so pretty!! Both the shades are so beautiful will check this out!

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 11:52 AM - Reply

      It is a lovely combo for a quick brown eye look.. 🙂

  12. Farah PashaApril 11, 2015 at 6:40 PM - Reply

    I have tried some essence products and they were amazing with the price offered. And This looks amazing too. Love your LOTD <3

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 11:55 AM - Reply

      The price point is so impressive.. and I love the range of makeup products Essence has to offer 🙂 Thanks sweetiee <3

  13. SwathiApril 11, 2015 at 8:40 PM - Reply

    Wow your makeup *_* Though wear time isnt long I am picking it up for my short trips. I want this cupcake 😀

    • poonamApril 16, 2015 at 11:51 AM - Reply

      Thanks Swathi.. haha .. I picked it up for the same reason to carry along during short trips where i cant bring a ton of makeup with me .. 😉 .. uumm this cup cake might not be the best but its yumm for sure!! 😀

  14. anubhutiApril 15, 2015 at 2:28 PM - Reply

    it looks so tempting..this is one of the shades i can’t have enough in my collection..

    • poonamApril 15, 2015 at 5:56 PM - Reply

      I was all set to buy another brighter eye shadow duo but the beauty of neutrality won here 😉

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