I didn't keep it much of a secret how much I loved the Collection 2000 Metallic Cream Eyeshadows. So when I noticed that ELF did something tsimilar - their Liquid Eyeshadows, I thought I'd give them a go. I mean it's not the end of the world if they're awful at just £1.50 a pop. I'll be honest ELF can be a bit of a gamble, but when it's good it's amazing for the price. Anyway you can pick these up here.
As always I've included a summary at then end :)
These eyeshadows actually come in a lipgloss style tubes with the standard doe-foot applicator. As you can see they both are designed a little different with one being clear and the other opaque. Possibly because they're going through a packaging change, who knows?! They both contain the same amount though, 1ml of product, which isn't the most, but the price point is low. In total there's 8 shades available, the two I have are Mocha Madness and Sultry Satin!
The Claims - My Thoughts!
All the claims come directly from the ELF website and are in 'quotes'. And apologies in advance for my bluntness, but I hope you guys value my honesty!
The Claim - 'endless staying power... without looking faded'
My Thoughts - Well these didn't fade... for the time that they lasted anyway! I put these on at about 8am and when I next looked in the mirror at 11am these had pretty much flaked of except a small amount above the lashline. I wouldn't personally say that was endless staying power...
The Claim - 'The quick dry formula allows for fast and easy application.'
My Thoughts - I'll give them that, they dry down fairly quickly once blended, much like the Collection 2000 ones. But not too quickly that you don't have time to blend (I find it best done with a finger). It could do with drying down slightly quicker but that's just being fussy!
The Colour & Pigmentation
As you can see from the swatches above this has a pretty reasonable pigmentation to it. However once blended it can become a little patchy but still retains a fair amount of colour.
Sultry Satin - This is a pretty standard shimmery (not glittery) champagne colour with a subtle but completely wearable goldeness to it.
Mocha Madness - I love this colour it's a beautiful chocolate brown with subtle red hints and bronze. If only I had a regular eyeshadow equivalent of this!
In the picture below I'm wearing Sultry Satin on the lid, you can't really see it, it's very subtle! I'm not wearing Mocha Madness in this look :)
The Good - cheap, Mocha Madness is a beautiful colour, doesn't take forever to dry, waterproof to a point.
The Not so Good - flakes off in a few hours, packaging is rather flimsy, blends patchy.
Would I repurchase these? Sorry ELF, but no. I still like lots of their other stuff though :)
The Bottom Line - I'd rather spend a bit extra and get the Collection 2000 version (Metallic Cream Eyeshadow), but I still love ELF for their other stuff!
Sorry for the slightly negative review today guys. But if I told you it was great and you bought it and decided it wasn't, you probably wouldn't come here to read what I have to say again! So I wanted to give you my honest opinion. Talking of that, does anybody want to see my top/disliked ELF products? Thanks everyone for stopping by, H :)
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