Beauty Essentials is the home brand of Priceline. It is a brand I haven't actually heard much of, but the other day as I was hauling a few items off the Priceline site, I stumbled across it and decided to give one of their products a go. I decided to try out the 10 Shade Smoky Eye Shadow Palette. They also had a 10 Shade Natural Eye Shadow Palette, but seeing as I didn't know of the quality of them and since most natural colours just blend into my skin since I am tanned, I opted for the smoky palette as those shades tend to be darker and more noticeable. These palettes retail for just $3 for 10 shadows which is such a steal! If they are good that is. With that said lets get right into the packaging, swatches and my first impressions!
The packaging the palette was enclosed in was super cute! I loved the little box and its spots and rose gold border. It was very cute indeed! Inside the box though, the palette was in a shiny black casing that was plain and had no writing on it. there was a little mirror in the cover and the palette came with a sponge applicator which I actually like. It is a big applicator, not a small one, so it's comfortable and sturdy to use and I like using it with the shadows because it distributes it nicely and smoothly. I used it to make the swatches below.
If you couldn't tell from the photos, these shadows are REALLY pigmented! They are also buttery and soft and smooth to apply. I love them! I was not expecting such good quality products for $3. I am definitely pleased. As with most lower end products, there aren't any matte shades. All the shades either have a satin finish or are shimmery, which I don't mind at all. The look so stunning. The pictures do not do these shadows any justice! If you are looking for buttery soft shadows that are super affordable, I would HIGHLY recommend these! at $3 a pop you can't go wrong!