I have mix feelings about this tool. I like it because the silicone protects my skin from mascara stains however the way it is cut out makes it a bit awkward for me to use because I have asian eyes. I also find the handle to be clumsy over time. This is a great idea and it works but using the business card works better for me and the silicone is hard to reach for my lower lashes because it is too thick. It only cost $3 and it prevents paper cuts from business cards but this did not work as well as I hope it would.
You can check out my first impression where I show you how I use it in my youtube video where I also share my sephora gift and I use it with the smoky extravagant mascara.
My review is for using it as a mascara "shield". I don't wear loose eyeshadow, so I it would seem helpful in that case but I can't provide personal experience. :)
This is a cool product but I found it only works for holding against my bottom lashes... I don't know if it's my eyes' shape doesn't match the curvature or what but I prefer using a card for my upper lashes. I also wish the shield part of this wasn't as flimsy. It makes it difficult to hold against my lids with it squishing around.
As a mascara shield its not all that for me..but as a glitter fall out/dark shadow shield put under my eye when Applying risky shades it is the best thing you could have to keep color on your lids without getting it all over your face when using loose eye shadow powders or sparkly eye shadows. And for the price you can definitely afford to add this to your makeup kit without breaking your bank account. Great tool, would def recommend
Bought this to help with applying mascara to upper lashes. My eyes are hooded so I'm forever getting mascara on the lid. The shield is too flimsy for using on the upper, but good for the lower lashes or preventing shadow fallout. Oh well
Ok when I remember to use this it works great. I use when I wear sparkly shadow to minimize the fallout landing on my cheekbones etc.
Whomever was the brainchild of E.L.F.'s Mascara Shadow Shield should be the recipient of an award. How many of us have gone through countless q-tips as we clean up our under-eye area of mascara drops and eye shadow that has filtered down? Well, no more will you have to do that. You have just saved yourself the money and time for all of those with this shield. It's easy to use, it's washable with each use and it's inexpensive. What more could you ask?
You place the Shield underneath your bottom lashes and apply however many coats of mascara you want against it. No mascara hits your skin but it goes expertly on your lashes. The pay-off? No clean-up. No swabbing underneath your eyes.
Turn it sideways against your upper lid and apply your mascara again for as many coats as you'd like and none of it hits your lid. No swabbing again. The klutziest of them all can use this with beautiful results.
It's washable. It's made of a thick silicone that bends easily on a wand. It cost only three dollars. If something happened to it, I'd purchase it again, without a doubt. I'm one of those people that cannot apply mascara to my bottom lashes without also having raccoon eyes. My clean-up must involve at least 4 q-tips per eye. I just can't do it. I never could. I've used all kinds of wands, even Clinique's little baby wand for the bottom lashes and that didn't do it for me. But this Shadow Shield works, and made me a happy person.
What made me the happiest was being able to apply multiple coats to my bottom lashes without the bother of clean-up. For those of you that know what I'm talking about, you eventually say to yourself, I'm done putting enough mascara on because you don't want to clean up anymore. Now you don't have to think about it, just use this Shield and put on as much mascara as you want to make your lashes as full and luxurious as you want without the bother.
It really does work. Thanks E.L.F.