Thursday, 13 December 2012

Review + Swatches: ELF Studio Single Eyeshadow - Purple Passion

I have a few weaknesses when it comes to make-up. Apart from the obvious make-up in general weakness I have, ELF is a big one too! I have huge trouble resisting offers and new purchases. Infact I have my latest ELF haul sitting on my camera that I use to film videos, waiting to be edited! I told you I had no restraint! That being said, you wouldn't be surprised to hear that I have a huge stockpile of products to review from them, so I thought it was about time I got on with it! I hope you enjoy :) 

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




The Basics
These single eyeshadows come in quite cute and definitely not cheap looking black packaging. No space is wasted putting in rarely used applicators, but there is a teeny tiny mirror - although how useful it is, is very questionable! In total there are 15 shades are available, most in quite neutral, dulled down shades. But I managed to find a bright one, with each one priced at £3.75, so rather averagely priced compared to the highstreet. But inside there is a generous 2.75g of product. 




The Formula 
I'd heard good things about the formula so my expectations were reasonably high. But I hate to say it, but I really wasn't impressed. The texture was very soft (too soft) and powdery, leaving a mess in the pan and also fallout on the face. The application was also slightly patchy, meaning that a couple of layers were needed, but doing so in a patting motion seemed to work better for eveness and fallout reduction. The longevity seems alright though, with only minimal fading and creasing at the end of the day (over primer). 




Colour & Pigmentation 
The colour is a medium bright purple. In the pan it looks quite blue toned, but swatched looks like more of a pinky purple. The finish is a demi-matte one, quite pearl like. I've already touched on some issues with the pigmentation - it doesn't apply particularly evenly. However there is some pigmentation there,which shows better if you pat the product on, not blend it. 


Applied on the lid 


The Good - bright, nice packaging, 15 colours available, 2.75g product. 

The Not so Good - Doesn't apply that evenly, rather soft and powdery. 

Would I repurchase? I'm not sure, at this quality no. But as I've heard good things I'm tempted to try another one to see how it is! 

Price & Availability - £3.75, ELF's Website

Have you tried these before? What did you think? I'm wondering if I've got a dud shade - ELF's quite good at having some iffy shades here and there! Don't forget to enter my two giveaways currently running (links at top right of page) and I'll speak to you soon, Hannah 


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12 comments:

  1. I've got one of these in Pebble, it's quite good but I always forget I've got it! I need to get my latest Elf haul up too. Know what you mean about the offers,I'm too weak, I've bought stuff from MUA and Body Shop this week and I've not needed any of it!

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    1. Oh yes I took part in the MUA one too, what are we like! Nice to know you like another shade, maybe I will have to give another one a go and see!

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  2. the packaging looks a lot like NARS! lush colour!

    megoura-makeup.blogspot.co.uk
    xoxo

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  3. i love the packaging....and love the eotd..gn8..:)

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    1. Thanks, it's many just navy blues I'm wearing with this shadow in the picture :)

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  4. Seeing all of your ELF posts is making me excited as I know I have soo much ELF stuff for Christmas!! Hehe yay xxx
    http://bonjourperfection.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ELF for Christmas sounds magical, people refuse to buy me make-up haha! You'll have to do an ELF Haul ;)

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  5. The color in the pan looks really nice..if it was a little more pigmented it would be very pretty but i guess for the price it isnt that bad. almost bought this elf single shadow but i didnt :D now i wish i did..lol

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah the pigmentation could be better, can't have it all I guess!

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  6. I haven't had a lot of luck with e.l.f.'s brighter shades. I find that if you apply the shades wet they come out a lot brighter. I review their products pretty regularly, and most of the time they don't disappoint.
    Love your blog, btw. Your video tutorials rock!

    kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I'd be too scared of ruining them to use them wet! And thanks Danielle, I actually posted a new tutorial today, hope you like it :)

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I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. But if you want a quick response try tweeting me, @MidnightViolet1 Thanks for reading my post, Hannah :)

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