E.L.F. • Baked Eyeshadow-ALL • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased this a while ago ( I believe the color is Toasted or something like it). This eyeshadow is not that good, not even for the price, I believe it's $2 or $3 at target. First off, you would need a really good primer for anything to show, and even then it will crease, and I feel like it's too glittery/shimmery. I used it wet and it's probably the best way to use it, but it has too much shimmer for me. The color is nice but no lasting power :-/
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I purchased the e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in "California" after hearing good things about e.l.f. products.
Packaging: The compact comes in a nice black cardboard box cushioned with black corrugated paper. The compact itself is made of sturdy black plastic and contains a fairly large mirror inside the lid. I have to give this product high marks for its packaging quality, which seems comparable to pricier brands such as MAC.
Colours: The "California" palette contains neutral, light-to-medium colours with a metallic sheen. I really like the colours in this set.
Product: I really dislike this formula. I knew that baked eyeshadow was hard, but I did not think that it would be THIS hard. I tried to apply it with a brush and I felt like I was damaging the brush. Next time I will use my fingertips or a cheap sponge-tip applicator. A lot of dust came off the eyeshadow, but it didn't seem to transfer well to my skin. The formula does not appear to be very pigmented or buildable.
Staying power: Even though I was not able to get much of this product onto my eyelids, most of it still seemed to be there by the end of the day without primer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have this in the shade Bark (I think). It's pretty good, especially for $3! The color is pretty; a neutral-toned chocolate brown with a hint of plum and a bit of shimmer, but not big sparkles. The pigmentation is decent, better with a finger than a brush, and it lasts without any fading for about four hours, then begins to decline after that. Doesn't flake or have a lot of fallout. The eyeshadow has a smooth texture and good formula. I will be using this one a lot. Very flattering color for my green eyes and pale skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Lovely color! This was my first baked eyeshadow from E.L.F. and now I wish I would've picked up more. I got the color toasted which comes off as a rose gold champagne kind of color with definite sparkle but not glitter. I used it with a primer and didn't have any problems with fall out. It isn't a soft buttery formula like say Urban Decay but not crumbly and dry either. With a good primer this lasts all day on my eyes. My favorite little combination right now is this, wet'n'wild nutty and creme brulee. Perfect natural fall smoky eye and all inexpensive but good quality shadows!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have enchanted. Looked like a great powder form dupe of mac rubenesque but nope. Even after scraping at it it is not pigmented. Does not show up the color it looks like. It's just chunky shimmer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have two of these baked eyeshadows - Burnt Plum and Bronzed Beauty, and I like them quite a bit. Very smooth and pigmented, and very metallic when applied with a damp brush. I will say that Bronzed Beauty is more of a gold than bronze (very similar to UD Half Baked). I wouldn't say to run out and add them to your collection NOW, but if you like shimmer, wait for a sale on their website and pick up a few!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have tried quite a few of these and loooove them! But only when used wet. They must must be used with a damp brush if you want any sort of rich color pay off. Otherwise, you could end up disappointed. But as long as you don't mind adding that little extra step, you're golden! Definitely worth a try!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have several of these shadows, and they stand up to any of my more expensive brand baked shadows. The color payoff can be a bit slow when used dry, but it is buildable. When used wet the payoff is great. They have a great selection of colors that all seem to go quite well together. The next time they have a sale on plan to stock up on more of these shadows. Can't beat them for the price!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
The UK arm of E.L.F. is still well behind its Stateside cousins, but they are slowly catching up and introducing more lines, the 'Baked' line being one of them. I think I got this as part of a 20% off introductory offer, so it seemed silly not to try at least one of the products from the range. I chose the shade Burnt Plum as I was looking for a deeper purple to use as a contouring colour with some lighter pinks I have.
I've tried a number of other baked eyeshadows before and had differing results from them all. But a common theme I've found with most is the colour payoff... or lack of it. The same can't be said with E.L.F.'s version though. Colour payoff is incredibily good, especially when used over a base such as UDPP, and best of all it lasts all day.
The only issue I have with this, and the reason I've not scored it higher, is because the colour isn't exactly what I was expecting. This leans more towards the bronze than the plum end of the colour spectrum, meaning when I applied it as a contour with my lighter pink shades it made me look like I'd been punched and had a black eye (something I only became aware of when I looked in a mirror at work). As a result I would recommended using this as a base colour or VERY lightly as a contour colour, but blend it out, out, out to avoid the black eye look!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
ELF was having one of those online specials where all of their most popular products were 50% off. I saw the baked eye shadows and thought I would try a couple since they would only cost about $1.50 each. Why not? So I decided to get Pixie and Burnt Plum. I tried Pixie with a dark brown matte shadow from NYX Natural pallet and the two looked absolutely fabulous together. It is a nice summery shade that is not too pink for my taste but has a nice shimmer that works well if combined with a matte eye shadow. I have yet to try Burnt Plum but I did go to Target to get Toasted because of the bronze tones that would work well by itself or pared with another shadow. Toasted is also great by itself for a more simple look with a bold black eye liner. The baked shadows are not as soft so you really have to work with your brush to get a good amount but the color pay off is decent dry. I will eventually try the shadow wet since I read that the color is more intense. As for longevity, Toasted and Pixie have both lasted a full 8 hours on my eye lids with the ELF $1 primer and my eyes still look good. I am looking forward to buying a couple more baked shadows.