Elle 18 Eye Sparklers Review, Photos, Swatches


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. Iโ€™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 Iโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜› 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 donโ€™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 Iโ€™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.
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 Iโ€™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 Iโ€™m paying.

Shall I repurchase Elle 18 Eye Sparklers? I donโ€™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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27 thoughts on “Elle 18 Eye Sparklers Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. 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. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for the review, Nivedita….

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€
      But seriously have heard so much about these painterly pots that I just cannot resist! How much does each cost Rati? ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

  2. 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! ๐Ÿ˜
    But considering the price….its worth a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. i think i’ll pick the blue one ๐Ÿ™‚ have a weakness for blues, maybe cause it’s the boy friend’s fav color ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL….
    but thanks Nivedita for the review ๐Ÿ™‚
    Somebody plz review the nail pints for Elle18 na…

  4. 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 ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™„ :sarcasm:

    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 ๐Ÿ™
    can anyone help me?
    they don’t even have a site?
    Then how did you get the information about their new products? ๐Ÿ™
    can you please ask the company or whatever , where do they sell it in MUMBAI? :-((
    I so want them ๐Ÿ˜

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜• but but but – you most definitely do get elle 18 in mumbai

  6. 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 ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ n it says it contains almond oil doesnt seem so ๐Ÿ˜› 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!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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… ๐Ÿ™ wana try da silver1… ๐Ÿ™‚ :blush: :blush:

  9. 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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