Friday, January 28, 2011

ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream Swatches and Review

Mocha Swirl / Butter Pecan / Olive

I love these shadows because it's an not only affordable but the quality are also great considering that it's only $1 in the US and $129.75 in the Philippines. It comes in a black twist cap packaging with a transparent top so you can see the shade inside. 

Mocha Swirl Duo / Butter Pecan Duo / Olive Duo
These are very pigmented shadows as you can see on the photos. They are really pretty, shimmery, blendable, and easy to use. This however creases on its own so you have to use just a tiny bit. Be careful not to take a lot of product because you only need a little as the colors pick up very well. I just dab my finger lightly and take very little product when using it as a base and just blend, blend, blend to avoid creasing. So far I have never had issues with creasing anymore after learning that I only needed to apply a very thin layer of this cream shadow :D. Eye primers help absorb oil from the lid which causes the eye makeup to crease so using a base before applying this shadow lone may help prevent creasing if you are wearing this alone. I love the fact that it's a duo and you have a lighter shade that you can use in your lid and a darker shade for crease or outer corner. Staying power is also excellent so I will definitely keep using these duos and I'm looking forward to buying some more colors.

Product Rating
Quality: 4/5
Value: 5/5
Ease of Use: 5/5 
Packaging: 5/5
Pigmentation: 5/5
Staying Power: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.9



  1. They are all pretty shades aren't they? I like the olive too but I reach for mocha swirl more often :)

  2. i love those cream shadows! i will buy the mocha swirl soon! i also did a review about my cream shadows! hehe..

  3. Hi Danix! ELF's cream shadows are really good especially if you use it as a base color. Really good quality for the price! Take care :)


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