Friday, 15 July 2011

e.l.f Duo Powder eyeshadow Review

If you’d like to add depth & dimension to your eyes… compliment your natural eye color… or just draw more attention to your eyes, then you’ll love our Essentials Duo Eyeshadow. With 2 beautiful powder eyeshadows in 1 convenient component, our Two-in-One Makeup lets you wear each gorgeous shade alone or together for a dramatic effect. by e.l.f

Starting from the top Left "Black Licorice,  Berry Mix,  Blueberry,  Mocha Swirl,  Butter Pecan & Olive"
There are 6 shades available on both the US  & UK site for £1.50/$1/€1.70 each.........They look very similar to the Duo Cream Eyeshadows, in fact the names are the exact same.......these are perfect for over the duo cream eyeshadows.......

Starting from the top Left "Black Licorice,  Berry Mix,  Blueberry,  Mocha Swirl,  Butter Pecan & Olive"
All though i have all of the Brightening eye color quads is just had to see were these roughly the same........I know that they way the are presented is different but to see the pigmentation and how much i get for them they are the same value as the quads so there wasnt much to lose...

Now about the shades :
Black Licorice:  This is the perfect smoky eye duo:) The light shade is a lovely sparkly silver and the dark shade exactly black is more charcoal with silver sparkle.  Every girl who loves dark shadow have to have this in their collection....they are extremely pigmented, a little goes a long long way.   to really intensify the smokey look i use the duo cream eyeshadow  which has the same name from e.l.f. 

Berry Mix:  This is a beautiful every day duo.....the lightest shade is a very pale pink and the dark shade is a purply/brown.....these two are extremely pigmented i even find its very easy to take too much out of this duo its very powdery but once you get used to it you will find a little goes a long way :) 

Blueberry:  This is yet a very pigmented duo.....The lightest shade is a very pale baby blue and the darker shade is a bluey/grey shade with a little silver sparkley bits.......this too is a perfect smokey eye duo i love how you only need a small amount to get the perfect look......

Mocha Swirl:  This is such a pretty everyday duo i love this one its one of my favourites and i find myself reaching for this one the most especially for during the day ............the lighter shade is a fab ivory with a little shimmer the darker shade is a medium brown with a gold shimmer .......

Butter Pecan:  This is another beautiful everyday duo the lighter shade is a lovely peachy shade the darker shade is a medium brown with a little shimmer very familial to the cream duo.  only thing i found with is was it started getting a little lumpy in the pallet after a few uses but its still usable yet you have to be more careful as you will end up with alot of fallout otherwise.

Olive:  I love this duo its perfect for me as i have hazel eyes and this duo really brings out the shade of my eyes.....i actually prefer this duo to the cream duo in olive........  The lighter side is a fab lime green and the darker side is a is a much darker green with a goldy shimmer to it.....this is very pigmented and again a little goes along way.

Pictures and Swatches of all the eyeshadows Please click on the image for a closer look :)
Taken with Flash 

My Overall Opinion :) 
I was pleasantly surprised with these and its such a pity there isnt more shade to choose from.  If i was to choose which is more value for money between these and the quads i would pick these due to pigmentation and easiness on using them..........these shadows are easy to blend......i find these shadow have a creamy consistency......i find these last up to 6 hours without primer....with primer these last until your take them off...... 
I promise if you buy these you are not going to be disappointed you are going to be more disappointed with the fact there isnt more than 6 shades to choose from......

so thats it from me for now 
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lots of Irish hugs and Kisses 
Nina xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

1 comment:

GretalRabbit said...

For some reason I always seem to overlook these duos- probably because the quads are also great!

I just gave you a blog award :)


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