I got 3 eye-shadows crayons for myself from ELF. These were the most common shades to pick as I am not really an eye-shadow girl and prefer sober and sweet shades. I have eyeshadow palettes which are not so travel friendly always but these are so good to roam around with. Let’s see how these two shades fared for me.
Price: $2.00 each
Product description by ELF:
This creamy and pigment rich Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick is perfect for creating a natural or smoky eyeshadow look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to condition the delicate eye area. The twist up component and smooth glide formula is easy to use for on-the-go beauty. All colors, except Like A Boss, have a shimmer finish.
Directions: For best results apply e.l.f. eyelid primer prior to adding color for long-lasting wear. Draw stick along the eyelid and lash line and blend in with a brush or with your fingertip.
My take on ELF Jumbo Eye-Shadow Stick in French Lace and Turkish Coffee:
Overall view: I got three different sober shades from this range which I can wear easily during day time too. They come in cute crayon form with cap on top which protects the tip from breaking and make them super easy to carry around. The quantity is very good compared to price. All the shades contain shimmer particles but they are not that huge to be noticed, they just give a metallic finish to the eyes thereby making them look even prettier. These shades will not suit dark or tan beauties as they have pure shimmer which will blend with such skin tones and give a feeling of bare eyelids. The texture is very creamy and soft. I just rub them on my eye lid and dab it a bit with fingers and I am done. They glide on very smoothly on the eye lids and blend well even without brush. This product starts getting oily after a while especially if you have oily eye-lids. Also, if smudged a lot then this eyeshadow will be barely seen. But overall I like them as of now and will use them till the time I get bored!
French Lace: This shade is one of the lightest shade from the entire shade selection. It is a pretty coppery silver colour which is great for day wear and can be worn almost every-day if you do not like bare eyes and need a hint of colour on eyes to make them look fresh. It has shimmers which can be seen clearly on the bullet if closely observed but once applied it gives a finish where shimmers are not visible. This particular shade is such that it blends with my skin tone and is almost similar to it; hence a lot cannot be seen on the eyes. It makes my eyelids appear oily and vanishes within an hour. Although the shade is very soft and delicate I wouldn’t mind using it for a while but for all those who have not tried it I would suggest to skip it and pick a better shade.
Turkish Coffee: Out of all the 3 shades that I had picked, I loved this one the most. This is a perfect brown shade for night time wear. It would make way for a great smokey eye look. It is a very pretty shade with a metallic brown finish. The pigmentation of this shade is amazing and I am glad that ELF is making such good products at such cheap prices. The shade look very eye catching and if smudged creates a softer look thereby changing the shade into a coppery brown one. The lasting power for this one is the highest, lasts upto 4 hours without smudging and does not even crease that much but the only con is that because it is a creamy formula, it tends to turn oily after some time, something no one wants for summers. Ignoring that, it is a lovely shade and I think people who love browns should definitely give this a shot!
Pros of ELF Jumbo Eye-Shadow Stick in French Lace and Turkish Coffee:
-Cream formula and amazingly smooth texture
-Comes in a variety of beautiful shades to pick from
-Has a shimmery finish which does not look cheap at all and indeed makes it look dazzling and prettier
-The quantity is very good
-The shade is a mild one and great for everyday wear
-Turkish coffee lasts for a good 4 hours with a primer and is great for day and night time too
Cons of ELF Jumbo Eye-Shadow Stick in French Lace and Turkish Coffee:
-Eyelids may tend to get a bit oily
-After some-time it starts to loose colour and we can just see a shimmery finish
-Not available in India
-May not suit tan or dark skin tones
-French lace can be used as a highlighter; not that prominent as an eye-shadow
-French lace doesn’t last that long and vanishes away in 1 hour thereby leaving shimmer behind which does look that appealing to me
Will I repurchase/recommend them?
If you use eye-shadows every day and are on a tight budget then these would be great to try out. I would love to try out the other shades! I loved how these two worked for me. Turkish coffee is a great shade to try out if you like browns but I think French lace should be given a skip!
Turkish coffee: 4/5
French lace: 3/5
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