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ESSENCE Duo Eyeshadow Review – 10 Best Friends

If you are someone who is new to trying eye shadows and eye shadow palettes then this review is here to help you make the right choice. Eye shadows are always pretty looking and we can always experiment with colors on our eyelids, unlike lipsticks.  So I just did the same I tried this duo eye shadow from essence and so here is ESSENCE Duo Eyeshadow Review with my verdict below.

ESSENCE Duo Eyeshadow Review - 10 Best Friends

“The only reason a woman should look down is to show off her eye shadow”


I definitely follow this quote. I hope you will too. We woman always love to look beautiful but do you know the most beautiful part of ourselves? It’s our eyes. So what are you waiting for? “Let your eyes do the talking”

Product Packaging : The product claims the eye shadow duo contains highly-pigmented, long-lasting eye shadows with matte and shimmering effects for fascinating eye make-up looks. Their duo eye shadows stand out because of their matte and metallic finish as well as the pretty sparkling effects. This helps you make your eyes gorgeous in an instant.


  • Shelf Life : 3 years
  • Color : a palette of two i.e lavender and blue
  • Fragrance : Crayon wax
ESSENCE Duo Eyeshadow Review - 10 Best Friends

My Experience

‘10 Best Friends’ eye shadow has a nice pastel palette. It contains two fresh summery shades, namely, lavender shade and blue shade. Although the shades have a silver shimmer in them, they are not actually visible on the eyelid. It is a perfect daytime palette, but unfortunately, the shades are not very pigmented. Although they look nice as hand swatches, they still need a lot of swipes on the lids for the true color to show up. 

The shadows have a soft and smooth texture nice and even velvety-matte finish that blends easily on the eyes without any effort. They stay perfectly for around 4 hours after which they lighten. But yes it’s just appropriate for a bright sunny day. Use it to know it.

Pro tip: apply with a primer for better pigmentation

How to use Essence Duo Eyeshadow?

as written in the packaging- Apply the lighter shade on the lid and blend with darker shade into the outer corner and lower lash line with the help of a brush.

When to use Essence Duo Eyeshadow?

During the day for the color to be visible.


This eye shadow comes in a small, rectangular, see-through plastic container with a clear sliding cap. The transparent packaging makes it easy to see through the product. It is very lightweight too. The cap closes with a click. It doesn’t have a mirror or applicator brush.

Pros & Cons of Essence Duo Eyeshadow – 10 Best Friends


  • Affordable and cute, travel-friendly packaging
  • Summery pastel shades
  • Shades look fresh on the eyes
  • Wet application gives a good color
  • Soft texture glides smoothly
  • Stays for around 5 hours (with primer)


  • Packaging could have been better
  •  Extra swipes are
  •  Less pigmentation
  •  Fades quickly from

Final Verdict

  • This duo of essence eye shadow is a pretty pick except the pigmentation could have been better
  • Our Ratings : 7/10
  • Price : INR 249 for 4.5g

Where to Buy

In retail stores in your area.

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