Comes with a pathetic brush. The texture is horrible - not "creamy". Need to apply several times before it becomes noticeable. Creases. Packaging is really cute though - but no reason to purchase it! Lol
I picked this up in Candlelight. At first I didn't like it because I didn't really blend it out much but once I figured out how to blend it out properly it was a beautiful color. It requires very good blending. As far as color pay off goes, it was pretty and lasted throughout the day. I didn't really notice any fading or creasing so overall I really liked it and would repurchse.
I was so disappointed with these cream shadows! I was surprised because I usually love e.l.f products, but this is a new product so hopefully they will improve the formula.
I tried two colors, Candlelight and Dawn. Both had awful color payoff and the Candlelight color went on extremely unevenly (it was sort of chunky on my eyelid).
These are kind of a hit or miss with me. I own them in two colors, Candlelight and Bronzed. I like Bronzed quite a bit, I use it as a base, on it's own, and even as an eyeliner. Candlelight however is a little "eh", you have to dig your finger into it to get any product (don't even try to use a brush, doesn't work at all), and when you put it on it's patchy and dry. If I'm willing to work a little bit I'll use it as a highlight on my brow bone or cheek bone, but most of the time it's just not worth the effort.
I recently ordered this in the shade Dawn and I looove it!! It's such a pretty colour firstly, it's so nice for every day wear. The texture is gorgeous too, it's really creamy and not dry at all! It goes on smooth and stays on all day (with a primer). I am really impressed by this product and there is nothing I dislike about it!
I love this cream shadow. I bought 5 colors when they have 50% sale - natural glow, dawn, pewta, purple, and blue.
natural glow is okay for me since it's a bit too shimmering, but I love dawn, pewta a lot, especially dawn. The color is amazing to use for the lid, no matter use it by itself or intensify with powdered eyeshadow afterward.
They don't crease, I don't know how that happens since almost all the cream shadows I have used so far crease on my eyelid but this one doesn't.... the color lasted the whole day as well.
I will buy this over and over again.
I have this in the shades Dawn and Candlelight, I haven't used the latter much because it has a really nasty plasticky scent but it is a pretty color. Dawn is much nicer, a warm bronzy color, I used it today and it didn't crease on me, even without a primer. It is significantly more dry than it was 7 months ago when I got it though so I don't think I'll be able to use it for much longer. These are much better than e.l.f.'s duo cream eyeshadows from the essential line but since these studio line ones are also more expensive I think they both deserve the same rating. It was nice trying them out but I wouldn't buy again.
I purchased these in natural glow, dawn, and bronzed and i love them. Surprisingly I picked them up at my 24 hour WalMart which i wasn't expecting them to have then there, they were $3. I use these as a base so i can't say how they work alone without a shadow on top. As a base they're amazing for $3 you really can't complain. The shades i got all seem to go on evenly and they don't seem to fade or crease which makes me a happy camper. If your in the market for a base i say to atlesst get one and try it they're worth the shot.
These really are the perfect drugstore-level cream shadows. This line offers truly beautiful shades and they last all day for me. However, I'm giving these a '4' instead of a 'five' for the following reasons:
1. They can be a bit dry which makes them hard to blend -particularly the shade in Candlelight. I've found that by mixing a little moisturizer (one w/o SPF) I can really change the texture of the product while retaining the pigmentation and shine. However, this is just one more step in my routine that I'd rather forego...leaving me disappointed that I couldn't work these into my daily routine.
2. There is more shimmer in them than I would have initially thought...it's not noticable in most swatches, videos, and the product description -but the sparkle is def in there. Even one of the more subdued shades 'Dawn' has quite a bit of glittery sparkle and I now hestitate to wear it to work. If these had a more Satin or Shimmery sheen to them, I would be much happier.
EDIT: The Maybelline Tattoo eyeshadows are so much better, but with very different shades and formulations. I just prefer these over the elf for a drugstore eyeshadow