Review of E.L.F. Studio Line Single in Pebble by Christinaann5
wow! i bought all these quite awhile ago & im so glad i finally got around to writing my review this.. I absolutely adore this shadow! i own all the Elf Studio Eyeshadows & love em all but this one is prob one of the top 3!
~~~~~~~~PRICE & AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~~~~~
The Elf Studio Eyeshadow singles can be found online at the eyeslipsface site & various shades in varying Target & KMart stores. I have recently seen these are my local Dollar Tree for $1 which is amazing so check out your local Dollar Tree to see if you can pick these up to try. Elf Studio Eyeshadow singles are priced at $3 which is a great price but even better that rarely do you need to pay full price, check these out during a good sale. Check online for coupon/codes to use. Ive paid full price for some & got some on sales.
~~~~~~ SHADE & FORMULA & PERFORMANCE ~~~~~~
According to the Elf site.."The beautiful soft texture melts into the skin for a vibrant color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer the color to achieve the desired intensity. Apply wet or dry for a fabulous look that never creases or fades." To me, Pebble is a medium toned cool gray taupe. The finish leans more on the matte side but maybe a little bit of a satin finish. Pigmentation is great. It shows up a little bit lighter on eye than it does in pan. Its pigmented & true to color but can easily be sheered out or built up for a more intense darker color. its one of my fav shadows to use for my daytime/neutral smoky eye looks. its a great all around shadow meaning- it can be used on the lid by itself or with others to make a great smoky eye or a neutral eye or in the crease to add definition.. its so great to use for most looks..i find myself going for this shadow alot! This goes great w/ most of my looks since i have a cool pale skin tones so it pulls out the cool undertones. This can be used for so many looks. If you are looking for a nice matte gray taupe, def give Pebble a try. the Elf Single shadows are amazing & such a great value but Pebble is such a nice neutral color that I dont have to wear a special look to use it. Can be used for daytime or night time looks. I use the Elf Eyelid Primer & depending, a cream base but it shows up & these stay put on my lids for 6-7 hrs before i see fading. I dont have oily lids though so wear time will differ. I dont typically have issues of creasing but using a primer will help w/ fading & creasing. These are great performing affordable shadows & Pebble has quickly became my favorites esp since i love taupe shadows. These shadows are smooth, soft, easy to apply & blend. Formulation varies slightly depending on color but Pebble is a soft smooth shadow w/ little to no fall out in pan.
~~~~~~~~~~~ Packaging ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Elf Studio eyeshadow singles come in the standard flat black compacts. The singles come in a small sized rectangular compact. The front has a peek through window to allow you to see which shadow color is inside. The elf logo & product name is stamped in white lettering on the front lid. The back is where the little sticker is located w/ shade name, i wish they would stamp the shadow name on the back or have a bigger sticker since its hard to see & easily falls off. The compact fits in the palm of my hand. They open & close easily. Inside the lid or top is a little mini mirror above window. Then the shadow pan fills the bottom. A good fair amount of shadow fills pan. It will take me forever to get through one of these shadows, even w/ daily use ive yet to hit pan on any. The Elf Studio packaging is reminiscent of Nars & looks sleek & chic. Feels & looks expensive. Def looks nice. These are small & can easily be traveled with.
Overall, Pebble is a gorgeous taupe gray eyeshadow that offers so many choices of looks. Can be used for smoky day or night time looks. This is a great performing eyeshadow. If you have yet to try any of the Elf Studio singles, def check your local Dollar tree or make an order & try at least one! They are great!