ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad Punk Funk Review, Swatches

ELF Brightening Eye Color quad Punk Funk – review, swatches:

Hi All,

Today I am reviewing ELF brightening eye color quad in Punk Funk. ELF has different combinations of quads in this range. I bought the Punk Funk, I don’t know why. It is a very colorful quad; you can easily guess it from the name. There are four colors in this quad – electric blue, pink, purple and white.

elf Brightening Eye Color quad Punk Funk

Price: $1 (in US). INR 150 (in India).
Quantity: 0.09oz/2.5g

What the product says:

  • Long-lasting, easy blending color.
  • Instantly brightens and defines.
  • Eyes look fresh and wide awake.
  • Light reflecting, crease resistant and longwear.

ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad Punk Funk

My experience:

ELF  brightening eye color quad comes in a cute little plastic packaging. It contains four shades – blue, pink, purple and white. All the colors are non-shimmery except the pink one. Only the pink color is shimmery and that’s why it is the best shade out of the four. All the colors are matte and the purple shade is quite chalky. The base or highlighting white shade gives a slight pinkish tint when applied. The quad comes with an applicator which looks quite cheap. And oh, the quad has a small mirror in the applicator compartment.

Never mind the background images. 😛

elf Brightening Eye Color quad Punk Funk

Well, ELF cosmetics is famous for its $1 range of cosmetics; some of them are really good. But I think this one is not up to the mark. All the shades except the pink one are matte and dry. They don’t look much good after application. Moreover the application is quite difficult due to the dryness. It takes 3-4 sweeps to make it presentable. And it falls off a LOT. U can understand that when u see my pic at the end of the post. When I applied this shadow, I got powdery colors all over my face.
I have read in many reviews that the 19 quads in this brightening eye color range have different qualities. Some of them are good; some of them are not so good. For instance, the drama quad has a overall positive review. But, I don’t like my Punk Funk quad. I think, even Lakme eyeshadow is better than ELF e/s. But, when you are paying just $1 for an eyeshadow in 2011, you should better not complain much.


ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad Punk Funk

What I like about ELF brightening eye color quad:

  • Pocket friendly.
  • Lots of different shades to play with.
  • Packaging is nice.

What I don’t like about ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad

  • Very very chalky.
  • Falls off a LOT.
  • Color pay-off is not so good.
  • Does not show up if not applied with a cream base.
  • All the colors are not available in India.


ELF brightening eye color quad is not a very standard eyeshadow quad. It has a lot of drawbacks. But since it comes at just $1, this is not a great loss. I can say that it is a good option for the beginners, but not for the veteran players. 😀

Shall I purchase this again? Nope. There are plenty good products in the market.
Rating: 2/5. -1 for bad quality, -1 for bad color payoff and fall-off and -1 for availability.

Finally, this is how ELF Punk Funk looks on my eyes.

ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad Punk Funk

My eyelashes are looking blue not because I applied blue mascara; it is due to the fall out. 😐
Take care. 🙂

Have you tried ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad Punk Funk? please rate in the box below

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54 thoughts on “ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad Punk Funk Review, Swatches

  1. I saw this the other day in sum shop…….i wanted to take it and not take it too.. 🙁

    i was unsure abt the pigmentation..thank god i didnt pick it. 🙂

    1. Rati, i don’t have any in particular. actually, i am confused between ‘primer’ and ‘base’. what r the differences btw? ?:) ?:) sometimes i use a white eyepencil as base.

      1. Base is sometimes referred to as foundation. primers are something that make your eye shadows or face products last long and create a smoother base for your eyeshadow and foundations. You may pick up Beyu primer or even use your foundation + compact powder to prime your lids., Not only it will help your eye shadows last longer but would also make them look more intense.

        1. i use the Lakme invisible foundation as primer. but sometimes i hav seen people use ‘primer’ and ‘base’ differently. i was very confused by that.

          1. It’s like primer is a base for your eye shadows. face primer is a base for your foundation. And Foundation is your base makeup and you can apply your blush, highlighter bonzer , powder etc on top of it.

            Invisible foundation wouldn’t make a good base . you should use something creamy or thick. Why dont you pick up an oriflame concealer stick. i think neha mentioned that they make good eyeshadow bases. 🙂

            1. hmm. u said right. i hav creasing problem with invisible foundation. oriflame concealer stick sounds good. it would be a concealer cum primer. only problem is to find a representative. thank u very much, Rati. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :kissing: :kissing:

  2. m going to write a hate mail to ELF for not selling thr products in India / Delhi …. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

      1. haanji…
        last nyt i recd thr newsletter which says thy r giving $80 worth make up brushes on thr online orders….
        evrytime i see an ELF product, i get rather annoyed :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. Not everything is rosy about ELF products. Many of their products like this one are sub-par. They have one of the highest shipping charges in the US and they ship their products very slowly compared to other online stores(sometimes 2-3 weeks later). They also sometimes make ridiculous comparisons of their products to high value products. That all being said, many of their products are fabulous and if I were still in US would probably blow up a lot of money each month on their products :).

  3. The colors are so cute and girly kinds..Too bad they didn’t fare well!! :((..But yeah..as you said $1 for a quad, nothing much can be expected!! 😐 :|..I think elf is not available in Bangalore too… :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

  4. iv never seen elf in mumbai… :struggle: :struggle:
    too bad these dint deliver quality results…. otherwise i realllyyy loved the colourss!! ssly! :(( :((

    rati im looking for good pink eyehadows.. urgent hai… plz suggest which brand makes good pink ones..? not too expensive ones becoz i plan to order CS palette soon anyway…

    1. Neha..Max factor has some veyr nice eyeshadows in pink..i pickd in my haul the opthr day..u can check..the color was lukin amazin on my eyes.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. I have matte 88 pallete Neha, its gorgeous..i love it love it love it…. see i told u..its almost the same shade lara wore the other day… ..hws B22…which color scheme? pink..brown or peach…B24 iS soo awesome na..

          1. heyy zeebaaa :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: !! i love that pink soo much.. i was already looking for a milky pink… and warm pinks too…. its not harsh and sucha cute flirty colour!!
            :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

            oh and ya b22 na.. its from the brown family … but its very b22 like in the sense its not a very harsh colour if u know wt i mean ?:) ?:) its brown but more on the soft nude side… i love it… 🙂

            im soo excited abt CS pallette…!! but iv never ordered anything online… so im nervous and dun evn know how to go abt it…
            i gues now its time to spend some tym on CS website and just give it a go!!! :struggle: 😉

            1. nw i wanna see B22…kya yaar..i guess it must be similar to wamr me up frm sensational??hai na….

              and plus i guess CS is quite reliable…i mean they deliver anywhere and everywhere…..i am sure it will work for u too.. 😉

              1. oops sorry i meant b22 is very b24* like in the softness part…
                umm actually no… its not like warm me up.. warm me up has pinky-peachy undertones.. b22 well has a brown undertone…

                yea… its reliable.. so im hearing… buh credit/debit card payment u have to do na.. no1 in my house uses neither cards :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:
                so ill havto patao some card-friend to pay for me and id pay thm in cash.. phewww :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

                    1. haha im soo enjoing this… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
                      no zeebz.. its not like mahogany… mahogany too has peachy undertones.. but i lurrve mahogany too 😉

                      umm u kno theres soo much suspense beeing created… that i gues whn u see b22 ull find it very whatever types…. :(( :((

                      so a disclaimer:- its not out of the world shade or anything haan..its just summin loved and bought… 🙂 ohh and b24 is more nicer 😉

      1. hi farhaa thanku!!!!! :thanks: :thanks: :-* :-* ill check maxfactor ones … i havnt explored maxfactor yet … so im quite excited to go to their counter… im already excited… :victory2:

        1. Neha.. i had seen two shades one light pink and the other dark magenta pink…it costs around 500 and is in bottle form with a wand applicator…hehehe :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: njoyeeeeeee…n do let us knw wat u go :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: t!!!!

          1. yea yea i will… and i sure need to force my lazy bones now to do an eye tute too!! kabse dying to do it…

            farhaa u also show nooooo…. how maxfactor shadows are looking…. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: pweeezz :beauty: :beauty:

            1. Neha please try the Chambor trios. They have some gorgeous pink trios. I have a trio with a black grey, copper and golden highlight shade and you might have seen it in some of my posts on my blog. I use it quite often and I love the quality of these eyeshadows. I’m planning to pick up on the pink trios myself. I use with BeYu primer underneath and it works wonderfully for me.

    1. thanks suma..yeah,the colors r pretty. i went crazy when i saw them on website. but they r not that good in quality. 😐 u hav the Dream quad, na? how is that btw?

  5. Bulbul…i likeddddd the pink :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ..too bad it is no good :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: ….

  6. Too bad it didn’t work out so well. Try using it with a primer underneath Bulbul. I use BeYu primer and it makes a lot of chalky/less pigmented shadows work for me.

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