Do You Need It? Essence Makeup Bronzing & Highlighting Palette

 

Hi guys! Today’s I’ll be talking about this new palette by Essence Makeup well maybe not new new but it’s definitely new to me. It’s the Glow Must Go On bronzing and highlighting palette and I picked up mine at my local drugstore but it’s also available at Essence’s website if you want to check it out.

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This palette is a collaboration with beauty youtuber and this one bronzing & highlighting palette is with Serena from Beautylab. I like supporting beauty youtuber who works hard and get their name out.

There are four available and the one that drawn me the most is called The Glow Must Go On, a bronzing and highlighting palette! 

Really like the outside packaging and design of this palette. It’s made of cardboard material but very sturdy. It’s a nice size for travelling and small enough to fit into any makeup bag.

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In this palette, you get a highlighter, two eyeshadows and three beautiful shimmery bronzers. There’s a small brush to help you apply the products but I prefer to use it for touch ups only. To me it seems like a perfect “getaway” palette for holidays. You can also use the glowing highlighter or bronzers on your eyes, to add them some more shine.

This palette is amazing. I was blown away when I swatched these. They feel so creamy and pigmented.  “the glow must go on” palette has three different bronzers in warm.

If you want to know if it impressed me or not, read on!

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L-R: Honey Glow Highlighter, Cinnamon and Sandalwood Eyeshadows 

The Cinnamon eyeshadow is described as brick orange while Sandalwood is more like medium dark brown shadow. I was drawn to the Sandalwood shade as it’s chocolaty and looks like a rich color.  As for the Cinnamon, it’s more dusty than the darker brown and the pigmentation isn’t the best but can be built up a bit. These two eyeshadows are matte and can be used as bronzer if you like to mix things up a bit. I used the Cinnamon shade as transition color or on the crease and the Sandalwood on the outer corner.

Next is the Honey Glow highlighter which gives a frosty finish that I really like. It’s pigmented so you don’t need loads to achieve the desired look.

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Next are the swatches of the trio power Glowing Bronzer. The bronzers are in copper,  bronze and pink shade. The finish of the bronzer is super metallic and looks very well on warmer skin tones. Brunettes with yellow undertone will love this!

The texture is very soft. It’s buildable as well as blendable. The shades are beautiful but the drawback for me is the shimmery formula.

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This small brush applicator is useful to apply highlighter or touch ups. I find it’s too big and flat for your eyes and too small to use for your face.

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Oh boy, am I glowing!!! The highlighter is my only favorite from the palette.

Overall, I think this is a nice palette if you’re looking for minimum color palette which is easy to work. It’s not a terrible palette if you like glowy bronzers which I’m not really a fan of. The design got my attention and the fact that I’m supporting a youtuber in her collab with Essence. Sadly,  as much as I want to like all of them, it’s a miss for me. I would say don’t waste your money, there are other drugstore palettes out there that offers more for your buck.

Hope this review was helpful to you! If you do decide to try these palettes, let me know how they fared with you!

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39 thoughts on “Do You Need It? Essence Makeup Bronzing & Highlighting Palette”

  1. Thanks for this post — it’s good to know that this product doesn’t entirely give you the most bang for your buck. Shame. I must say that highlighter looks fabulous though!

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  2. I am not a big fan of make up, but when I do use them, I go for neutral shades or earth tones. I would beg off from shiny, glittery bronzers or highlighters. I agree with you on that.

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  3. Think I might pick up this pallete but use the shades more for eyeshadow than bronzer, the highlight shade looks stunning! Great post💗

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  4. Too bad the bronzer is so glowy, I personally prefer a matte finish too. Essence is one of my fave brands!

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  5. I like the warm brown colors of each one. It’s perfect for people who need to wear make-up for work everyday. It’s not too much color, it’s nice and light.

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  6. Thanks for your honest review. I think the colors are nice, I love browns and natural tones. However, I prefer matte make up.

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  7. I appreciate your honesty here. Sometimes people just try to say whatever to please the costumer. I like that you posted that you didn’t like these as much as others. It’s good to see an honest review for a change.

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  8. I really love the colors in the palettes Although I do not wear makeup all too often, I think I will check this out. I like the shimmer it has to it!

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  9. In make-up, I normally go for a product that suits on my skin and of course with quality. I admire you as well for giving your own opinion. It’s a good way for readers to be able to check about a particular product.

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  10. What great colors provided in this palette! I haven’t use any of this before, but I will be looking for some of my own.

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