Product Type: e.l.f makeup
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A Good Cream Eyeshadow Duo for £1.50?
E.L.F Duo Eyeshadow Cream
Member Name: tigger1992
E.L.F Duo Eyeshadow Cream
Advantages: Almost Everything!
Disadvantages: Longvity - it creases after about three hours or so with a primer
I have had this product for a while now but I have only just started using it, mainly because it is incredibly easy and quick to use and because the peachy shade is fantastic for spring. I have a few elf products and I find them to be quite hit-and-miss, with some products being just awful and others being cheap but fantastic products.
- Product description (from elf website)
"Express yourse.l.f. with the easy to blend, crease resistant, creamy duo eye shadow colors. Each gorgeous shade can be worn alone or together for a dramatic effect. The soft-blending formula can also be layered under powder eye shadow to set the color in and keep it lasting vibrant all day."
- Ingredients (from elf website)
"Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Ceresin Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Mica, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035) Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)."
- About the product
The cream eye shadow duo comes in a small plastic container which is quite thin and lightweight so it would be fantastic for travelling or just putting in your bag for touch ups throughout the day. The plastic container is black and the lid is mostly clear so you can see the shades of the cream eye shadows in the container. The plastic feels fairly strong and durable but it does look really quite cheap, although the product itself was really cheap. The container holds 0.1 oz or 3g of product and the product has no real scent in my opinion. There are currently nine eye shadow duos, including this one, on the elf website but I think this number does fluctuate as new shades come in.
The application of this duo is just fantastic; the texture of this product is what makes it so nice, quick and easy to apply to the skin in my opinion. The cream eye shadows just have the most amazing creamy, smooth, soft texture which makes them really nice to apply and it makes the product on the whole a lot nicer to use than powder products in my opinion. The application of this product to both of my eyelids takes only 30 seconds maximum as the shadows are incredibly quick and easy to apply and as they are very smooth they blend like a dream! Even through the two shades have slight shimmer in them, they do not feel rough at all and overall they are just fantastic to apply and blend onto the skin. Definitely 5/5 for application!
- Results and longevity
The results from this eye shadow duo is just great in my opinion, the shades look really nice on the skin as they are slightly shimmery but they are not glittery and the shimmer is really quite subtle which is what I like. The peach shade is my favourite by far as it is so wearable and it looks so nice on the skin, in my opinion. And the peachy shade is just fantastic for spring/summer as it looks really fresh, bright and radiant on the eyes and it makes my makeup overall look a bit more fresh and spring/summeresque. The results are great, as is the application, but it is the longevity that lets this product down quite a bit. The only negative point about this product is that it creases really quite easily. I have used this product with various eye lid primers and they do help with the creasing issue but this shadow duo starts to crease after an hour or so on the lids (without a primer). With a primer however this product starts to crease after about two maybe three hours, which is better than without a primer but the longevity is still not good. Overall, the initial results are great with a 4/5 from me but the longevity is poor at a 2/5.
- Price and availability
I bought this product from the elf website as there is no elf store or counter and it is not stocked in supermarkets (although in America I think this brand is stocked in supermarkets). I bought this product for only £1.50! The price is amazing and the product overall is really good, apart from the creasing issue. Overall, I think I would buy another one of these cream eye shadow duo's as the texture, colours, finish and price are really great!
*Gorgeous shades (butter pecan)
*Incredibly quick and easy to apply and blend onto the skin
*Results are great - both shades look really nice on the skin and the shimmer is not over the top at all
*Great for everyday wear and it would be great for travelling
*Fantastic price of £1.50!
*Longevity - the product starts to crease after about three hours with a primer underneath
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: A really good product that I think I will re-purchase :)