Wednesday, 25 May 2011

e.l.f Mineral Eye-shadows review

"Bring a touch of natural beauty to your eyes with these soft, translucent shades that add subtle highlights for daytime or increased drama for night. With key vitamins A & B, these eyeshadows hydrate and minimize the appearance of fine lines. Available in an array of light-reflecting color options they can be worn wet or dry, together or alone, for countless shimmering looks and trends. The all natural consistency makes them incredibly easy to apply and blend for a flawless finish. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes." by e.l.f

E.L.F natural mineral eyeshadow in "Caffinated" and "Sweet"

E.L.F natural mineral eyeshadow in Shades "Elegant" , "Glamorous" & " Confident"
I got these on   The UK site have a total of 26 shades so you can imagine how long it took me to choose what shades to go for first.  As i never purchased these before of course i was a bit cautious about the quality and quantity i was going to get because at £3.50 a pot you would be thinking "so cheap? they are going to be a big let down" and boy was i HUGELY wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!! I must admit i did question people on the e.l.f facebook page asking has anyone tried them just for more reassurance and i was answered straight away AS ALWAYS stating they were great so i went ahead and ordered them.....and i shall be ordering more believe me!!!!!

E.L.F natural mineral eyeshadow in "Caffinated" and "Sweet"
E.L.F natural mineral eyeshadow in Shades "Elegant" , "Glamorous" & " Confident"
Caffeinated: A rich, deep bronze with golden shimmer. Has a darker base, so this applies darker than it appears in the pot.  Can also be a great liner.  
Sweet:  It is a very pale pearly pink with a subtle touch of apricot with a goldy shimmer to it.
Elegant: Pale buttery/golden ivory. Tons of pearlescent shimmer – gorgeous!  Brill highlighter.  This shade is great to make you look wide awake.
Glamorous:  my favourite! It 's a very old rose color with the silver micro glitter.  Perfect paired with a brown. In this case the difference between wet and dry is pretty obvious.  This one looks fantastic applied wet 
Confident:   is similar to Caffeinated but the difference is that it has more pink undertones than Caffeinated.  Caffeinated is more of a medium-toned gold/brown.  but Confident  is a cool purple brown with multi-coloured sparkles. The sparkles are faint, but the frosty-pearl finish ensues.  I love this shade. :)

E.L.F natural mineral eyeshadow swatches (with no primer) "Sweet" & "Caffeinated" 
E.L.F natural mineral eyeshadow Swatches (with no primer) "Confident", "Glamorous" & "Elegant"
As i stated before e.lf offers 26 shades and they state all their Mineral Eyeshadows are shimmery with the exception of  'Seductive', 'Partier', 'Temptress', 'Innocent' and 'Enchanting'  which are matte.  So i shall be purchasing the matte ones and getting back to you on that :)  i must admit everyone of the shades above im hooked on and nothing bad to say about any of them and the best thing about these shades is you can wear them wet or dry, with or without primer they will all have a different look.  I highly recommend buying these eyeshadows you wont be disappointed!!!!

The only con the sifter holes are the main drawback to the packaging. The four holes are square and too large for eye-shadow powder.  so when you shake it sometime too much shadow would come out but what i do is just take the sifter off and use it that way at least i wont be losing any product and there isnt as much of a mess.

Keep a look out for more shadows and pictures as i do intend on buying more :) have you got any mineral eyeshadows from e.l.f any different colours, whats your opinion on them??

thanks for visiting and taking your time to read my review i hope it was helpful 
until next time
corinna xox


LiisK said...

The trick is not to remove the sifter seal but to poke 1 or 2 holes into it. :)

In my experience the shadows will crease without a primer so I definitely recommend a primer. I also would like to warn people not to get Wild and Outdoorsy - those are only usable as liner colors. Reviews on the matte colors have not been very favorable either.
Colors I do recommend are Earthy, Celebrity, Smoldering, Socialite, Royal, Confident and Elegant. Dreamy is also very nice if one can pull off blues. Caffeinated is a color I do not have but I really like it based on your swatch.

Nina said...

Thanks very much for that Liisk thats really helpful info.....:).....i will try the sifter thing as it can be a bit of a nuisance taking off the whole lot......Caffeinated is a fab colour in person if you like neutral colours you will love this one :)

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