Sunday, February 19, 2012

Review: ELF Studio Cream Eyeshadow in Eggplant

ELF (Eyes Lips Face) is one of my favorite budget- cosmetic products. Their Studio Line products has been a hype in the blogging world. I never really into eyeshadow products, but I bought this ELF Studio Cream Eyeshadow quite long ago after reading lots of raves online. 

They says: 
" Line, shade and contour your eyes with this ultra pigmented and creaseless cream shadow. Easy to blend for layering and building color. The silky smooth and smudge-proof formula provides long lasting color for a beautiful look all day. "

The cream eyeshadow packaged in a plastic jar with a screw top cap. To be honest, the jar is quite huge and bulky!! Seriously, I thought it's a bit space consuming with such a little product in it (10g).


 The name of Eggplant doesn't suit the color of the product. It's more towards purple with a tint of red in. (The color look like I am having a bruise). Nevertheless, the texture is very creamy and pigmented.

My say:

I tried applying the cream shadow alone with brushes, it's doesn't turn out too great as in blending to the lids. It works better with fingers and applying them 'wet'. (PS: I always use cream eyeshadow with my fingers as it blends better). The texture is very creamy, smooth and color are well-pigmented. But, it will be chunky if you applied too much at once. So, try to apply layer by layer to build in the intensity. A little is for more in this case.

The eyeshadow does stay on my lids for 4 hours before it started to crease. So my best advise is to work them with eye primer. Since the cream eyeshadow doesn't really work alone, it work best as an eyeshadow base. And yes it works really well as a base. =)

Rating: 3.5/5

If you were talking about Eggplant, the color is not to my liking. But overall, I paid only US$1.50 for this jar of product after their 50% discount. It's one of the very inexpensive cream eyeshadow you can get. I am aiming for other colors like Dawn, Bronze, Purple Pleaser, Smoke which are also very pigmented as well. 

Not sure how this works compare to Benefit Creaseless and Paintpot, but no harm trying them out for the price of this. ^_^

PS: Don't forget to join my Beauty Box's Giveaway - ending in 4 days!!


Rainy Days & Lattes said...

The cool thing is that it's $1.50 and not over $10 :D It's good to try I suppose :) I hope you share the others when you get them :D

Sahrish Adeel said...

Looks like a good buy. I have oily lids, but I would like to give it a try. 

And your beauty box giveaway is awesome. =) Lets see who gets it ... :)

Fifi said...

My friend has this and I agree; the packaging's too bulky!! It's very creamy though (MAC Paint Pots are a bit denser and harder to blend in texture). I want to get one when ELF offers a discount too, but probably not in this color.

LauraLeia said...

The colour isn't really my cup of tea, but for $1.50, I think you should get the other colours! :D It sounds like a pretty good product, and definitely much more affordable than Benefit or MAC. :)

Louise x said...

I'm not keen on cream eyeshadows to be honest. I bought a palette of 4 recently from Avon (Flirty eyes case) and the colours are gorgeous but I still don't like having to use my fingers so it puts me off a little. But when blended properly they look great!

herryponitng said...

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Fabulous Aimee said...

I like the shade of it. Hmmm I'd like to try some of Elfs:-)

♔cominica♔ said...

look nice and affordable ^^

Rinny said...

The formula sounds like it's really creamy and easy to use. I think the color is actually pretty nice; too bad you didn't like it though :)

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