E.L.F. • Brightening Eye Color • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
In New Zealand you can only buy ELF cosmetics in random clothing stores or on trademe.co.nz (it's like ebay). I bought Etheral and Nouveau Neutrals and they cost me $NZ4.95 = $US3.59 each (at today's exchange rate anyway). Which is incredibly cheap for an eyeshadow quad (in New Zealand I think it costs me about $NZ30 = $US21 for a Revlon quad). I guess it takes a lot of fuel to get the makeup here or something! So far I have just swatched this on my hand and not tested the eyeshadow out. I like the colours although some have a nice fine shimmer and a couple of the other shades in the quad have more of a chunky glittery look to them which i'm not thrilled about. The other thing I noticed is that the pan is only filled about half way (if that) up. So wasn't super impressed. I will do an update once I've tried these out. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this in Drama and couldn't believe my eyes when I got it home! It was $1 and looked absolutely amazing!!! I wore it over too faced shadow insurance and no creasing!!! I went back to Target and picked up another one in butternet to try out. I am just amazed!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have a few of the palettes, and I think these are nice. By no means do they surpass MAC or NYX, but they're a lot nicer than some other drugstore brands (ahem, CoverGirl). I'm getting the feeling that ELF needs to have better quality control; it seems that their products' qualities vary from one product to another. So far, I haven't really had any problems (hardness, funky smells, etc.). I will say that yes, these shadows are kinda on the powdery side. I also think that it's important that you use a decent eyeshadow primer (I hear ELF's mineral primer is great, but I use the $1 Eyelid Primer and it works pretty well). Nonetheless, these shadows are a great buy, especially if you're on a tight bargain. I'll be doing individual palette reviews shortly. So check those out too! :P
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I own 2 of these. I have on in the "Ivy" and I also have the "Luxe" one. I love them both, but Ivy is my favorite. The colors are gorgeous in these and if you use a good primer, they not only look beautiful on the eyes but they do stay all day. They are very easy to blend and just look really pretty. I love the way ELF paired up the colors, I think they did a wonderful job at picking colors that went perfect together. I do however, find these shadows a little on the chalky side but not majorly and you can certainly get past it. I would most certainly purchase these agian.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love E.l.F products. Of course there is not one makeup line that has all great products. There is always going to be something that you do not like. I am not a fan of the brighting shadows because they are chalky. But I love other stuff they have so no big deal. Out of all the e.l.f brighting shadow you might find a few that are goo especially for highlighting. But other then that they are just cheap
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Not good, colors fade and are chalky. Did like it them, threw them out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Overall rating: Ugh. The 2-lippie rating is for the purple shade, which is acceptable. I was hoping this lovely quad would be shimmery, but although one of the colors (the medium khaki) looked shimmery in the pan, they all showed up matte on me. Here are the colors: slightly "shimmery" pale yellow, medium "shimmery" khaki, matte medium to deep chocolate brown, and matte medium true purple.
Applied dry over UDPP: The yellow was lightly pigmented but was OK as a highlighter. The khaki looked like mud and was barely pigmented. The brown looked like a deeper shade of mud and also was not pigmented. The purple was extremely pigmented (go figure!), but I already have a handful of similar shades. In addition, all of the colors were extremely powdery (talc is the first ingredient listed). If the shades were more "full-bodied," and the shimmers actually shimmery, this could have been an extremely beautiful color combination.
Applied wet over UDPP: UDPP did not help at all in terms of making the pigment adhere. However, the muddy colors and the purple shade stayed all day.
Where did I buy this: E.L.F. Web site.
Price: A mere $.25 during the recent E.L.F. sale. Regular retail is $1.00.
Packaging: Standard (tiny) plastic case with snap-close lid.
Would I buy again: Absolutely not, and I'll probably not try any of the other "brightening" quads based on this disappointing experience.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have 3 round pots of these that came in a kit. They are different shades of browns, no shade names are listed only numbers on the bottom. They are suprising quite pigmented. I used w/ UDPP and at the end of the day they were only very slightly faded. One of the pots crumbled at some point before I opened the package but while applying I dropped one and couldnt believe it didnt crumble at all. I dont like the packaging though it is screw top lids.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have not found any of the ELF products to be good quality but this is merely passing grade to me. It's nice for someone who wants to try new colours or just wants something cheap and easy. I bought the neutral colour quad and it just keeps desintegrating into pieces. It gets all over the place when I put it on so I have to be very careful because it is so flaky. I like the colours and the creaminess but that's it. I do not recommend this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have this in drama. i never use eyshadow at all (truth is i can't master the right way to do it) I only use the black in it. It stays all day and it has replace my eyeliner for the most part i always wear smoke eyes and with this it take less then a mintue to create the look i like. I do use a differnt brush then the one that it comes with. But for a buck you can't beat it and with all of ELF products it a hit or miss thing
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
These are some of my favorite eyshadows! As long as you use a decent base and decent tools I think these are great for the price, they go on and stay on well, even if you don't want to use them to create a look, they would be good to keep in your purse for touch-ups instead of carrying your expensive MAC (or other high-end brand) eyeshadows and risk them being damaged.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
The packaging is not the best and the container is small, but overall these are great for the price. I like them much better than a lot of drugstore brands I have tried. I got the pink one and the colors are very pretty. I used it for months before I ran out. I can tell you I think that the small size is a plus. Once you start using something, the longer you use it the more bacteria will be in it and the less safe it is for you. Meaning it is better to buy a smaller version for less and have to buy more sooner, than to buy a huge one that goes bad before you have time to use it up.
Most companies offer huge eyeshadows that are bad, or you are sick of long before you run out. I think E.L.F. offers a better solution to this problem.
As far as the colors, the one I tried was bright and pretty. Staying powder was about as well as any drugstore brand I have used, though not as good as high end brands or most mineral makeup.
That being said, for $1 it is a great deal ! I would not pay more than a few bucks for it, but I feel the same way about most if not all drugstore makeup. So, it is nothing different. I would rather pay $1 for E.L.F. than $4 for cover girl or maybeline
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I don't see why there are so many bad reviews. I got mine is some smokey eye series : neutrals kit from big lots. The colors I have are so pigmented. It comes with a frosty white, a neutral brown, a darker brown with tiny pieces of shimmer and a matte dark green. These are great I defintley will repurchase this and more of these quads.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have this in Ivy which is a mint green colour, a darker green, a brown and a taupe quad. Honestly, it's pretty garbage overall. The entire thing isn't pressed very well, the lighter colours aren't pigmented and it disappears within an hour of application. I don't know if the other colours are better but this wasn't worth my buck.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've tried a few of these quads, and by far Drama is amazing!!! It's the black and silver palette. Black, shimmery gray, light gray, and white. The shimmery gray is seriously the best gray for a smokey eye crease. I use it all the time and I can't belive it's only a dollar. I use these eyeshadows with Revlon Cream Illuminance as a base and the color and pigmentation shows up wonderful. Picture posted.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in Luxe and Butternut and I love them! With the right primer, they look great! I especially love the golden brown color on the far right corner of Butternut. Pigment is a good strength, and it compliments my skin tone well! =)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
they are the WORST eye shadow i have ever tried! i have drama (the black one) and silver lining. i cannot express how AWFUL they are. the black one came hard, i mean REALLY HARD. when i do a swatch with my fingers there would be patches that had almost no eyeshadows on it at all (hard patch). So then i though what if i crushed it up? so i scraped it out with a toothpick, and chunks came out, it won't turn all powdery no matter how much i poked and crushed. then i decided to give up on the black one.
next, white one, it's a little better than the black one. just a little, i can use it, unlike the hard chunk, but it's like putting chalk on your eye. the other colours are workable, but nothing great. i havn't opened my silver lining pack, don't know if i should. don't buy it, not worth it. anything, i mean ANYTHING is better than this. and mine was $3.95 because i live in australia, never buy their eyeshadows! i do like their brushes tho.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I like the eyeshadow quads from E.L.F. I have them in neutrals, luxe, and butter pecan. I find that if I use foundation and powder and then use the eye shadows they last much longer. Also I use a wet brush to apply the shadows because they apply much more evenly that way. I like the quads because it's very easy to coordinate a look using the color palettes. They won't stay on all day, but I find that they last for 3-4 hours quite well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
makes a mess, & you have to use so much it would be cheaper to buy mac in the long run.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I thought that this was great. It doesn't show up dark and that is great for me because I have light skin. I like more of a natural look and I can get that from this. I have the silver lining. The purples really bring out the green in my hazel eyes. I love that it is only a $1. I would definitely buy this again. I am looking forward to trying different colors.