Friday, 14 October 2011

e.l.f Studio Eye Transformer Review

e.l.f says:  Convert your shadows into brand new shades with these four opalescent shadows. Wear alone, under, over or in combination with your other makeup. The opal tones transform your dark color into a new shimmering hue.


To be honest i bought this in one of the 50% off deals on eyeslipsface.co.uk and totally forgot all about it for a good while as i had so much to look through......and there was so much i was excited about i ended up leaving this for ages before i realise oh i hadnt looked or tried this............when i did eventually come across it again i was totally amazed....I never came across anything like it before and i will explain why...........
The Packaging
The packaging is the same as the rest of the Studio Line Products on eyeslipsface.co.uk and eyeslipsface.com.  Its a matte black palette nothing extremely exciting but still looks like you have paid more than what you have........It has a little window in the front the same as the blushes, eyeshadows etc in which i love as it shows the shades of your product.....When you open it you will see a little mirror and also the product itself........Plus a little eyeshadow brush in which is ok but i prefer my own brushes.....the brush is handy on travel or to have if you were going out and didnt want to go home to change your makeup......
The Product 
Ok you are getting .353oz/10g of product which contains 4 pressed eyeshadows.......
  1. Green - this is a very light lime like green with a hint of gold going through it.....
  2. Gold  - this is a very faint gold with a slight pinkish tone going through it .....
  3. Pink - this is a very faint pink 
  4. Blue - this is a very pastel blue with a slight silver undertone to it
So the idea of these eyeshadows are to transform your own eyeshadows into something different, new & exciting :) :) These are said to be put over eyeshadows and liners especially dark one to give them a different effect.  They can also be used on their own for everyday wear but most of all they can be used as a funky highlight for under the brow and inner corner of the eye.  They are not very noticeable when swatches on their own meaning you will find it a little difficult to find the difference in colour........
They are a little powdery and you will find a little fall out from them so just be a little careful......They do feel creamy which was pleasantly surprising for me.  I will post a picture of all four on their own :
All four shadows in normal light
With Flash of Camera 
So like any other shadows they do last with a primer underneath and i have found they last all day but without dont expect them to last too long..........I have tried these with bright colours and to be honest i dont find the same effect from these as i do with darker shades.  The pigmentation isnt exactly great on these but they are buildable no doubt and do end up giving great effect once you build them up.......
Now to be honest i was hugely amazed by the effect of these over black eyeliner and a black shadow....I found it more pigmented over the eyeliner as of course the liner is more creamy......but it also works well over the black eyeshadow you just have to build it up.  I did some swatches to show you just how they work :

The first four swatches in the picture above is of my current favourite Avon Supershock Gel Eye-liner and the other four swatches are of a simple matte eyeshadow .  Now for the Transformation:
In Normal Light 
With Flash 
Eyeliner 
Eyeshadow 
 If you use these on other eyeshadows for instance if you wore a green eyeshadow and used the green transformer over it it will have a slight effect by making your original eyeshadow lighter with a little shimmer to it but the darker the shadow the more effect you will have.......I doe prefer to use these over eyeliners as it does give more effect and pigmentation.  
Since buying this i have learned that there is other brands out there that have something like this for example Smashbox with the same kind of shades only much pricier.  I have never tried them actually i havent tried anything like this until now so i cant really compare.....but i have heard they do the same thing......
My overall opinion 
I was and am amazed by this product i think its really exciting that you can liven up your old eyeshadows or your really dull eyeshadows and make them more exciting......This is extremely handy if you wanted to change your day time look into a night time look all with just a swipe of a brush.......For only £3.50/$3/€3.80 each this is by far well worth having in your collection and sure enough when i run out of this i will indefinitely be repurchasing it.  If you are someone who just havent got the smokey eye look perfect yet a swipe of one of these especially the blue or green can transform this into an amazing smokey eye that looks very professional.  I am really amazed by these and im planning on playing with this even more.  

Well thats it ladies I hope you enjoyed this review and found it somewhat helpful.......
Until next time 
Lots of Irish Hugs and Kisses 
Love Nina Carry 

1 comment:

Mika said...

great review, thanks

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