Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Review + Swatches: ELF Glitter Eyeshadows

Sometimes I just really loose my mojo for writing, would you believe I couldn't write an essay until I was in college! English was never my strong point, but I like to think my blogs helping me to improve on my writing skills, I hope so anyway! Can you tell I couldn't work out how to start today! But I have three of the new Glitter Eyeshadows to share, I hope you enjoy the review!

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 

The Basics 
These eyeshadows are a new addition to the essentials line, costing a slightly inflated £2.50. Like the other basic items this has some pretty standard white packaging, it does look cheap, but at the end of the day it does it's job and is reasonably sturdy. Inside each one has a whopping 4g of product, which in my experience is a huge amount compared to the 1-2g eyeshadows usually have! The three I have to share with you today are Beachy Chic, Nature Girl and Party Animal, in total there are 7 different shades


The Formula 
These shadows aren't particularly soft to the touch, infact slightly gritty feeling. But this can't be felt once applied to the eye with a brush. In my experience this kind of texture doesn't give a good eyeshadow, but actually I was reasonably happy with these! The pigmentation is definitely there - not quite so much with Party Animal and doesn't really give any glittery fallout on application - perfect! They are slightly chalky in consistency, but last really nicely on the eyes. Getting about 8 hours before creasing and no noticeable fade in colour (over primer).

Over ELF Eyelid Primer

The Colours 
Party Animal - This one is slightly less pigmented than the other two I have. But is a cool toned medium purple, which is not too bright, yet not too dark either. I like this one and it's silver glitter!

Beachy Chic - This one is a beautiful bright teal shade. Again this one has silver microglitter in it and is a more of a green teal than blue.

Nature Girl - Again I love this shade, it's a deep forest green that's very muted to look almost charcoal coloured in some lights. And again with the silver microglitter!  

Beachy Chic (lid), Nature Girl (crease), Party Animal (lower lashline)

Party Animal (lid)

The Good - pigmented, 4g product, sturdy packaging, cheap, value, minimal fallout, no noticeable fading.

The Not so Good - not a huge colour choice, quite gritty in texture.

Would I repurchase? Potentially at such a cheap price! But I won't be needing to replace any of the ones I have anytime soon as there's 4g product!

Who might like it? Those that like bright, glittery colours. Although these aren't super glittery!

Price & Availability - £2.50, ELF's Website

So overall I quite like these eyeshadows, although they're not super glittery. But I think most people will probably like that the glitters subtler. Sorry about the lack of post yesterday, I'm feeling very sleepy at the moment. But I'll speak to you again tomorrow, I promise! Thanks for stopping by, H :) 

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  1. Wow, 8 hrs with no noticeable fading seems great for the price! :)

  2. these look really good, and suit you xxx

  3. these look super pretty http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

    1. They really are - the greens my favourite!


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