I got 10 of these for free on my first online ELF order. I already had two BE eyeshadows and didn't care for them, so I'm not sure why I ordered these...anyhoo...
I really don't care for shimmery eyeshadow and these are simply little pots of shimmer.
They also come in matte shades, but they are soooo difficult to blend.
They don't last long either...even with primer and a colored base these crease and melt away very quickly.
I am surprised how much I liked these. They work nicely as good as B.E. Nice colors and great pigmentation. Very surprised and I got them free with $30 purchase so that was even nicer.
elf mineral eyeshadow in: angelic
Great great colour: very shimmery white eyeshadow with plenty of glitter. Love the packaging. Brightens up the whole face when placing it on the inner corner of the eyelids and looks great when paired with a smokey eye. Can be applied wet or dry. I always apply it dry though, I can't be bothered tbh. Very easy to work with and I have to say - it is extremely shimmery.
I have 3 of these, Angelic, Socialite and Seductive. Angelic and Socialite are both really pigmented, show up well even without a primer, etc. However, I find that Seductive doesn't show up at all unless you apply it wet and with primer, in which case it's the blackest black to ever black a black, otherwise it's very chalky and not pigmented. Also, Socialite, compared with my dark olive complexion, is not a good mix; it makes my eyes looks dirty, as most shades like that do. Wonderful colour on other people though. Angelic is wonderful in every way though. I'd definitely repurchase these.
These are AMAZING! I bought every shade during the last 50 percent off sale ELF had.
They are so pigmented, long lasting, easy to blend...maybe a little shimmery for some but they can really be worked into pretty natural day look. I love the packaging, and the price is amazing...Some of the matte ones fall a little short but the shimmery ones are like a dream, these shadows have been my reach for them everyday staple since I got them in my mailbox! continued >>
I got Socialite, Trendy, Elegant, Confiant, and Celebrity. All great shimmery colors, but my favority is Celebrity. I love this shade. Its my overall lid color most days. Its a beautiful warm golden color...kinda reminds me of Mac Blonde's Gold pigment. Definitely recommend using a primer like UDPP for staying power otherwise it quickly fades off the lid, but didn't end up all over my face. It is also shimmery (not glittery), so not recommended for those who prefer matte.
I LOVE THEM! They are absolutely FABULOUS! The first time I used them was about a month ago and when I applied it to my eyes I actually squealed. I really wish I found out about these long ago! Now I can't imagine life without them. If for some reason I could never buy these again my heart would probably shatter into a million pieces, not kidding. The pigmentation is awesome, the texture is super smooth, the jar and packaging are extremely cute and sleek plus they're RECYCLABLE! The colours are deeeliciiious and you only need to apply a small amount so they should last a really long time in the jar, they also last on my eyelids all day with or without primer. Oh! And as if things couldn't possibly get any better than the results of this eyeshadow, they're only $3.00!! However, E.L.F has a different sale on their website pretty much every week. I bought my eyeshadows during a "50% OFF ALL MIERALS" sale and got mine for only $1.50 each!!! This is sincerely the best eyeshadow I've tried yet and will be buying this until E.L.F stops selling it or goes out of business :P
P.S I've heard alot of people complain about it being messy but if you know what you're at then you shouldn't have that problem :D
Pros- Affordable, fine powders, good pigment, lasting (with primer), easily blendable, nice shimmer (might be a con if you prefer matte)
Cons- Can be a bit messy (wholes on sifter too big), some shimmers may get all over your face
For more detailed review/comments & swatches of 13 out of the 15 colors available, please visit my blog
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I have shades Elegant and Sweet and I love them. They last long and look great on my eyes.
Got the mineral eyeshadow today (Elegant and Angelic) as part of a haul of elf products. I'd bought it based on the MUA reviews. I'd read that it was shimmery and when it arrived it is REALLY shimmery and while pretty, a bit too much for me. But I gave it a go, foiled, as a liner using Angelic and it looks absolutely fab, was easy to apply and brightens up my face.