I have never used e.l.f products before as they were hard to get in the UK, but after a recent launch e.l.f products are now available here which is great. I bought an e.l.f concealer brush when I was in the states a couple of years ago for $1 and still use it now, it is fab. So, I have been waiting to get my hands on some more products to try. There is a wide range of products and they are really affordable. E.l.f are also cruelty free which is great.
I was sent an e.l.f. Studio Clay Eyeshadow Palette to try from Preen Me. The colour is called Saturday Sunsets and there are 5 in the collection. I have experimented with the eyeshadows and my review is my honest opinion from my personal experience with the shadows.
£7.50 from http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk
- Rich pigmented colour
- Silky Smooth powders that blend effortlessly
- Infused with Kaolin Clay to help keep your colour locked in placed for long lasting wear
The packaging is good. The shadows are cased in a hard-plastic matte black box with a big mirror in the lid. There are 5 shadows in each set. The highlighting colour is bigger than the other colours, as many people use this up first. I think this would travel well and not break in your bag which is good for a lower end priced product.
I applied the colours onto my eyelids using a flat eyeshadow brush. I had an eye primer on one lid to see if this made any difference. I placed the pink colour as a wash over the lid. I then added a mix of the dark brown and plum colour on the outer half of my eyelid. I needed several layers of this to really get the intensity I wanted. I then used the gold colour on the inner half of the lid. I was really disappointed with this as it barely showed and looked quite mucky. I even tried spraying MAC Fix + onto the brush to try and intensify it, but it had little impact. I finished by adding the highlight colour to my brow bone and inner tear duct. This colour was good and worked well.
I had so much faith in this product but unfortunately, it didn’t blow me away. To be honest I always find drugstore eyeshadows disappointing. The only palette I have been super impressed with is the Makeup Revolution Ultra Eye Contour – Light and Shade, you can read my full review here. The Makeup revolution palette is only £8.oo and you get 12 shadows with it, compared to this e.l.f eyeshadow palette that is £7.00 for 5 colours.
The highlighting colour and dark plum colour are good and work well but he other colours are chalky with little colour pigment. The gold barely works at all on my eyelid. The primer did not help the products either.
My lack of enthusiasm for the e.l.f. Studio Clay Eyeshadow Palette has not put me off e.l.f products though, I still think they are a great brand and will buy more products from them. I just feel that the quality of these shadows lets the product down.
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