Hi guys, how are you all?
Today I’m going to be reviewing ELF’s Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Mocha Swirl. This is from the £1.50 range.
Nice simple packaging. I like the clear lid which means that you can see the product at a glance.
As you can see the swatches appear to be quite pigmented.
However, this is what happened when applied to my eyes. I do have oily lids so maybe that is the reason, but it would hardly transfer. I had to build it up A LOT to get this result.
Hello serious creasing! Unfortunately I cannot get on with this at all. As I said above I do have greasy lids so maybe this is why. If it wasn’t for the creasing I think that these would make a good base for powder eyeshadows.
ELF say : “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.“
I say : The crease resistant claim really wasn’t true in my case, but I’m yet to find a cream eyeshadow that doesn’t crease on me, I think me and my oily lids need to take the hint and stay away from cream! As for the ‘wearing alone for a dramatic effect’ I’m not convinced! I think these would be better suited to be ‘layered under powder eyeshadow’.
I am disapointed as this is the first ELF product that I haven’t been happy with, but I can’t help but think that all of the problems are down to my oily lids.
Have you tried these yet? What did you think of them?
The eyeshadows cost £1.50 for 3g and come in a variety of colours.