Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic : Swatch, Review, Look (Budget Monday)


Hey everyone!

Today I am reviewing the Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow in a lovely chocolate shade – Choco Chic.

You might remember this one from my Shimmery Chocolate Eye Makeup tutorial.

Price : Rs 249



Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic

Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic


Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic

Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic





Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic

On first glance, this eye shadow looks like a metallic bronzed chocolate color but that sparkle is just an overspray. Underneath the shimmer flecks is a very creamy chocolate brown eye shadow with a satin finish and barely any shimmer. The texture is slightly tricky – it feels smooth and almost creamy to touch once you’ve gone through the overspray but you need a really dense brush or your fingertips to get good color pay off. You also need to apply a little pressure to really get the color onto the brush or the finger. Without that, its difficult to get intense color from the eye shadow and it looks really sheer. The application can really make a big difference here (as you’ll see in the swatches below).

Because of the slightly tricky application, I think this works best in conjunction with a dark base like a black/brown liner smudged underneath. The base gives it intensity and also helps prolong the wear time. I’m personally slightly disappointed with this because it looks a little deceiving at first glance with its shimmery metallic overspray. The color is still quite beautiful – classic rich brown that would work on everyone and is fantastic for a brown smoky eye – a look that you can never go wrong with! You can see how I’ve used this eye shadow in my tutorial HERE.

The price point is quite good – very affordable and with the right application, you can get a beautiful rich and intense color that stays well. If you’re looking for a cheaper dupe of the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye shadow in Endless Chocolate – this color comes really close! The formula though needs a bit of work!

Rating : 3.5/5



Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic

Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic



Swatched in 2 different ways : Left – just swiping the color lightly, Right – Using fingertips and heavy pressure to get intense color. The application is really the key with this product!


Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic Swatch

Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic Swatch



I’ve used this eye shadow in the look below. Used with a brown eyeshadow crayon (Milani Espresso line) underneath as a base to intensify the Essence eye shadow.


Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic

Essence Metal Glam Eye shadow Choco-Chic


Shimmery Chocolate Eyes Tutorial

Shimmery Chocolate Eyes



Disclaimer : Press sample provided for review. Opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Full policy HERE.




  1. ritika
    March 30, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    awsome colour

    • Suma m
      March 30, 2015 / 9:55 pm

      Hi, u know what??????? I am 35 and never ever had tried any such makeup on my face…. After going through your blog I am loving it…. U r very very pretty… I love all your tutorials… My personal favorite is your brown smoky eyes…

  2. Joo
    March 30, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Thanks for reviewing this beautiful eyeshadow..

  3. anubhuti
    March 30, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    it is a gorgeous color and quite affordable 🙂

  4. Nilofer
    March 30, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Very gorgeous and affordable… Thank u for reviewing..
    Can you please give an idea of where it is available.

  5. Lana
    March 30, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    Lovely color! Just requires some efforts to show up, thanks for the tips Ankita!

  6. Gargi
    March 30, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Beautiful shade!

  7. March 30, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Vert affordable but texture is misleading. .I was waiting for your review after I saw you using this in recent tutorial. .but still I might go for a shade or two from the collection ☺

  8. Lancy
    March 30, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    The shade looks gorgeous! I love their eyeshadow quads as well.

  9. March 30, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    I really luv neutral looks and its a nice tip to use another eyeshadow as base to intensify it. That shimmer is gorgeous!

  10. Manasi
    March 30, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    pretty shade

  11. Parnita
    March 30, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Good colour and affordable too

  12. Dr. Anjali
    March 30, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    Hii Ankita ,
    Its a nice budget friendly eye shade and very wearable too..

    I need one suggestion.. my skin is super oily . Pls suggest some good BB or CC cream and compact which could keep my skin matt for long hrs. Moreover i m using Bodyshop tea tree toner , which i like very much, as it mattify my skin to much extent.

    Pls do reply .. i need them badly

    • April 3, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Hi, try a primer like the Revlon Photoready Primer under your bb or cc cream to mattify the skin. It'll help a lot with oil control as well. Maybelline BB Stick, Colorbar BB cream are good options for oily skin. To set it, you can try Rimmel Stay Matte compact or the MAC Blot Powder. Loose powders give better oil control so you could also try those.

      • Dr. Anjali
        April 7, 2015 / 1:39 pm

        Thank ankita, i’ll go fr colorbar bb cream fr sure.
        I have seen gr8 reviews for Lakme absolute face stylist compact(even u often use it in ur videos) . Pls suggest for which one is better… Rimmel stay matt or lakme absolute face stylist compact.

        • April 8, 2015 / 8:21 pm

          Hi, I prefer the Lakme Absolute one – the formula is a bit silkier and finer than Rimmel. Thought Rimmel one is very good for the price!

  13. March 31, 2015 / 9:55 am

    It is a pretty chocolaty shade had the pigmentation been better on lids this would be a must have but for the price it is still a great pick 🙂

  14. Parnita
    March 31, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Pretty color… good for creating smoky effect

  15. purva
    March 31, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    i love the color….

  16. Joo
    March 31, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Can u plz review any single eye shadow from Nyx…

  17. Farah Pasha
    March 31, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    Thsi color is gorgeous. From where can I buy essence in Indian Online store ? Anybody have clue.

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