Elle 18 Eye Sparklers Review, Photos, Swatches

by Nivedita on November 18, 2010 · 27 comments


Hello,

A few days back here on IMBB I saw A durga Puja Haul on IMBB. There I saw a beauty which is Elle 18 eye pencil.It is from Elle 18 Color Bombs Range. It caught my eyes and obsessed as I am now a days with eye pencils it did not fail to attract me. A few days ago I went out for a mini haul and came out with three of these pencils. I’ll show you the haul later(it was also based on IMBB ravings). I got these pencils in silver(whitish), moss green and purple. I also wanted the blue one but that was out of stock then and surely I’m going to get hold of it when I go out shopping again. Let me show you the pencils.

Elle 18 eye sparklers

The three obsessions: (from left)silver spark, purple pataka, green grenade

The pencils are quite fat and big like the lakme kajals (satin or the regular one). And I guess they will last for ages until I get bored and want to do away with them. :P I also think the concept might be like NYX jumbo pencils which as from the review here on IMBB and from youtube hear are super creamy and super creasy and can be used even as a shader pencil.iIthink that colored eye-pencils are great especially if you stay out a lot and don’t have the time or scope enough to do ypur make-up with a relaxed mood. For me eye-pencils serve multipurpose. I use them as liner or as eyeshadows like every one. But they are specially helpful when I’m going somewhere straight after my class gets over. I can just pick out my little mirror and jazz up in no time at all.

Now, the review
Price:85 INR each. I got some discount.
Quantity:1.5gm
Shelf-life: 24 months from manufacture.

Elle 18 Grey Spark

Elle 18 purple pataka

Elle 18 Green Grenade

Elle 18 Green Grenade

This is going to be a very short review. So I’ll come to the pros and the cons directly.

The Pros of Elle 18 Eye Sparklers

  1. You guessed it. Comes dirt cheap for such a quantity.
  2. Pigmentation is quite good.
  3. Very very creamy but can be blended in nicely.
  4. It acts as a good eye-shadow base provided you blend it properly.
  5. Can be used as shader pencils but you have to blend it well to achieve that subtle look.
  6. The white one stayed on my waterline without smudging for quite sometime.

The Cons of Elle 18 Eye Sparklers

  1. They might sting your eyes. The purple one stung like hell when I tried on the waterline. But the silver one never stung me. To be sure of it I used it more than once or twice with the same result. No stinging with the silver one but bad with the purple one.
  2. The super-creamy texture make them bad as eye shadows as they crease crease and crease horribly. I find it strange that they do good on the waterline.
  3. Because of the texture cant be layered for a deeper kind of look. So, if you intend to use them as eye shadows you can only create subtle look. Which for me is not bad keeping in mind what I’m paying.

Shall I repurchase Elle 18 Eye Sparklers? I don’t know because I get bored of something if I use it for a long time and I know it will be years before I finish them. But I will look for the blue shader of course.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

neha November 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

ye review kar ke bht badiya kaam kia aapne :yes:
elle was giving me sleepless nights…
now the suspense is subsiding :roll:

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Rati November 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

I think I’ll pick one or two of these. I wasnt expecting anything great from these as it is but as you said they can be used as an eye shadow base. and my mac painterly paint pot zindabad to handle the creasing problem. :D :D

Thanks for the review, Nivedita….

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Suma November 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

I have never purchased from MAC. Always found it beyond my budget, but I think after your ravings about the MAC painterly pots I shall save for a couple of months and then go and get myself one and then not buy any other cosmetics for another half a year :D
But seriously have heard so much about these painterly pots that I just cannot resist! How much does each cost Rati? ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

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Suma November 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

oh no! Really… oopsie… lemme go and dig out your review and read it! Thanks for the heads up Nivedita! U r a doll! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Rati November 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Suma around 1000 but my pot is going to last me two years. :)

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monika November 18, 2010 at 10:44 am

oh great….perhaps I pick one of them ..

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ki November 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

I’ll probably pick the purple – it looks pink :P :D

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Jinal November 18, 2010 at 11:22 am

Its not very pigmented…I think I will go for silver as I don’t have this colour.
Not very happy with the result though! :-|
But considering the price….its worth a try! :-)

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sush November 18, 2010 at 11:23 am

hey i m going to pick up the silver one….. :inlove: thx for the review nivi.. :kissed:

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Suma November 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

i think i’ll pick the blue one :) have a weakness for blues, maybe cause it’s the boy friend’s fav color ;) LOL….
but thanks Nivedita for the review :)
Somebody plz review the nail pints for Elle18 na…

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Smita November 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Nice review.Doenst the purple look more like Pink ? Atleast to me it does :)

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Sharon November 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Thnx 4 the review Nivedita.I will get silver since it didn’t sting ur waterline and maybe take a chance on the blue one.
I :heart: purple so i’m dissapointed that this isn’t atrue dark purple But since its stings maybe thats a good thing oderwise I mite have been tempted :roll: :roll: :sarcasm:

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Smita T November 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I wanted to ask, how is the nib of this liner ? Is it hard or soft ? I’m very curious about this product.

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Giasaysthat November 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm

AWESOME REVIEW :-D
I AM tired of asking people where i can get ELLE18 PRODUCTS IN MUMBAI ? :-((
I CHECKED beauty centre today and they didn’t have it :-(
can anyone help me?
RATI?
they don’t even have a site?
Then how did you get the information about their new products? :(
can you please ask the company or whatever , where do they sell it in MUMBAI? :-((
I so want them :-|

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Janhavi November 20, 2010 at 11:48 am

GIA try some of the smaller make-up shops, they have a tendency to keep Elle 18 stuff, the big shops for some dumb reason dont :-? but but but – you most definitely do get elle 18 in mumbai

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Rati November 18, 2010 at 11:11 pm

i dunnoo.. :(((

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apoorva November 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

hey even i got dese these in grey blue n purple these look great but they sting my eyes like hell d blue one is reallyyyy pretty bt dey sting so bad i have tears n stingy feeling evn aftr removng dem :( :( n it says it contains almond oil doesnt seem so :P bt dey can be used on d upper lid like a shadow n i think d purple one is very light luks nyc though as eyeshadow bt i love d packaging!!

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Prettynpinksbieber May 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm

I bought elle18 eye sparklers-Purple pataka from RMKV.I opened it &started to put it&guess wat happnd.it broke.i didnt know wat to do.i tried to sharpen it but couldnt.so please tell me whether its a fake one or I did some mistake.

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neha July 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

:preen: I M LOVING IT :yahoo:

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soumi January 17, 2012 at 1:53 am

hmmm…i bought da green n da blue kajal…i wondered y da green one stung me, coz m gud at putting dem safely skilfully…2day it brought tearz 2my eyes… :( wana try da silver1… :) :blush: :blush:

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Shruti March 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

My Friend has a Very Sore Eye with that GREY one :yikes: i wont go for it :nababana:

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Avin April 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

Hello all!! I own green grenade. When I went to buy that, I tied on my eyes. It looks good. But after applying, it starts to give a sensation of burn in eyes and i get tears. It happened many times. I have stopped using it. Is there anybody out here who experienced the same??

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