“DHC’s latest release features Marie in a range of makeup- lipstick, cheek cream and also liquid eyeshadows. DHC is primarily a skincare brand but I’m all for makeup which incorporates skincare or some form of benefit so I was quite eager to test this out.
I received the Essence in Eyeshadow in the colour GD-01 which is a soft rose gold, and the sturdy little bottle came housed in a cute box with matching illustrations. How cute is Marie??
(All photos from mementovivere-x.blogspot.jp)
The applicator is a doe foot which is great for precise application of the product, and the texture of the eyeshadow is sort of a gel-cream and isn’t runny at all.
From their website, it states that the eyeshadow is formulated with 7 types of beauty moisturizing ingredients which help with skin elasticity and wrinkles. These include virgin olive oil and super hyaluronic acid to increase moisture and firmness on the eyelids. In addition, a colour active pearl is also added which gives off a luminous look to the eyes. It is also fragrance and paraben-free!
The official colour is listed as “Orange Gold” but I didn’t find it to be very orange-y, just maybe a little bronze and a warm gold which applied very smoothly.
I applied the eyeshadow as shared on DHC’s site, 2 dots and blended out with my ring finger by tapping to spread. The formula doesn’t dry immediately so there was time to move it around and sheer it out, or you could also build opacity with it.
Here’s both eyes blended out. The colour is actually very flattering and suitable for both day and night use. On my eyes it looks soft and luminous instead of being glittery and shimmery. No discoballs here! Just a nice sheen on the eyelids.
Eyeliner: Clarins Kohl Pencil
Blusher: tarte Sweet
Lips: Colourpop Aquarius Lippiestix
I added on eyeliner and nude lips for a casual day look, but you could totally glam it up with red lips or even a deep berry colour. The eyeshadow wore very well, I had it on the whole day without any issues. I did touch it intentionally with my finger just to see if it would flake or smudge, but it only transferred the very slightest bit. I have sensitive eyes but did not experience any irritation with the formula. An easy to use product, even for beginners!”