Today I am going to review eyeshadow duo from called the E.L.F Duo Eyeshadow, Butter Pecan. This had been on my list since very long and finally got my hands on this one. So let’s go ahead and see how this eyeshadow worked on me.
Size: 0.14 oz/ 4gm
Availability: Not available in India
These easy to blend eyeshadows are crease resistant and long lasting. The gorgeous shades can be worn alone or together for a dramatic effect. Mix and match shades to create your own unique and custom look! This collection also includes a Dual-Ended Eyeliner & Eyeshadow Brush to sweep eyeshadow onto the eyelids, then flip over to line your eyes for a finished look.
How to use: Apply shadow to the upper eyelid, blending in the lighter shade to illuminate and the darker shade for contouring to achieve desired smoky effect. Mix and match Duo Eyeshadows for endless color combinations!
Ingredients: Eyeshadow: Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Petolatum, Zinc Sterate, Kaolin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:0), Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090)
My experience with ELF Eyeshadow Duo Butter Pecan
Packaging: It comes in a circular transparent screw cap. There’s no mention on the box and I had to Google it for the name. The box is easy to carry along because of its tiny size and two eyeshadows in one make. Storing the same is quite convenient as well. E.L.F has also creamy shades in such duo packs with a wide range of colors.
Shade: This is a classic warm eyeshadow duo with a peach and light brown color with golden shimmers at first glance but after application the former one looks more pearl white and other one looks like a golden brown color. This is a very neutral shade which will suit any skin tone and can be used for daily wear too. You can use the lighter shade towards the inner corner of your eyes and blend it with the golden shade towards the outer corner.
Pigmentation: They are very reasonably pigmented. I would suggest using a primer which will help to show the lighter shade much better. On my first application I had not used a primer and by the end of the day it faded completely, the eyeshadow also creased a bit and accumulated in crease lines. With the use of a primer, I havenoticed that they last a lot longer and don’t crease as much. The texture of this eyeshadow is very soft hence can easily be blended.
Staying Power: It lasted for about 3 hours. With a good primer, it will last for a longer duration. After application I didn’t have any fallout. It sits on the eyes without any ch bothersome feel. The golden shimmer is still visible after the tint fades off. And finally this eyeshadow can be easily washed off and doesn’t need any makeup remover. They could be more pigmented and with a better staying power, but those are issues that can be easily solved by using a good eye primer.
Pros of ELF Eyeshadow Duo Butter Pecan
• Neutral shades, good as highlighter
• No fallout
• Average pigmentation
• Decent staying power (with primer can last longer)
• Travel friendly packaging
Cons of ELF Eyeshadow Duo Butter Pecan
• Might crease on oily lids and settle on fine lines
• Availability in India
IMBB rating: 3.8/5
Would I repurchase ELF Eyeshadow Duo Butter Pecan?
These duos are a great choice if you’re starting to play with makeup. The available colors are all very wearable and everyone will surely find a duo that they love. I have purchased more from the same range and would try them all first. This shade is a very neutral and would not go wrong with anyone. For daily wear, I definitely love them.