Wednesday, August 4, 2010

E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadows

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Ok so I hauled a little bit from E.L.F. (Eyes Lips Face) the other day, and coincidentally, they were also offering ten (yes, 10!!!) free mineral eye shadows with my purchase. I definitely don't "need" any more eye shadows in my life, but I'm all for free ones! But are they any good? Keep reading to find out!




The best part about the offer was that I got to pick the colors I wanted out of E.L.F.'s 20 offered colors. I love that the free gift was something I could choose!

These are loose eye shadows, and E.L.F. compares them to Bare Minerals' eye shadows, both in size and quality- they even come in the same kind of jar. The only major difference?  E.L.F. shadows are only $3, where as BM's are $13 a pop! So, a big savings for sure!!

Ok, now for a run-down of colors:

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^^ Temptress is a light, rosy pink. It is a matte, powdery finish. I have noticed that the matte finishes from this line are not super intense, so they take some work to show up. But this is very pretty- a bit mild for a temptress though, don't you think? ;)

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^^ Socialite is a sable gray-brown with multi-colored sparkles. The sparkles are pretty faint, but it is still somewhat frosty. This color is smooth and very pigmented.

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^^ Wild is a warm brown with shimmer- it's an unusual finish, because it definitely has some matte to it, but also has noticeable sparkles. Not frosty by any means though.

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^^ Confident is a cool purple brown with multi-colored sparkles. Again, the sparkles are faint, but the frosty-pearl finish ensues. This color reminds me a lot of MAC's Sable. You might even find it looks similar to Mothbrown. Very pretty, and great staple color.

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^^ Partier is a cool matte grey. It has fairly decent color payoff for a matte; I found it a little harder to work with than the rest, but I think the work is worth it-- this color is straight up gorgeous!!

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^^ Innocent is a matte creamy white. It reminds me a lot of MAC's Blanc Type. The color payoff is pretty impressive, especially for such a light color.

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^^ Caffeinated is a frosty gold brown and reminds me a bit of MAC's Woodwinked, a.k.a. another staple color! Smooth and easy to work with!

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^^ Enchanting is a light warm terra cotta brown. It is somewhat of a satin finish, faint, but buildable. I'm trying to think what is similar...maybe MAC Texture?

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^^ Elegant is a beautiful frosty shell beige. It is very light, but so pretty! Reminds me a bit of MAC Hey, but much lighter in shade. This color will make you look wide awake!

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^^ Royal is plummy purple with subtle gold frost. Gorgeous and smooth just like the rest of the frosts. 

Overall: I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with E.L.F.'s mineral shadows. I think it was partially because I was skeptical that $3 shadows could be worth wearing- but these are truly gorgeous. I did wear a couple of them today (Enchanting and Socialite, I think?) - it was a quick look but they lasted all day and I was very satisfied with the way the shadows wore. I will definitely have to do a FOTD soon!


Swatches (swatched with triangle sponge):
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l to r: Temptress, Socialite, Wild, Confident

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l to r: Partier, Innocent, Caffeinated, Enchanting, Elegant, Royal

Anyways, have you tried E.L.F.'s mineral line? What do you think? 

2 comments:

沈貞李添睿儀 said...

我對自己的信心已超越別人對我的評價................................................

偉曹琬 said...

人生最重要的一件事,就是從生活中認識你自己。......................................................