e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadows Review

 

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I bought three of these colors at Target a while back because I’m always looking for new eye products. They were $3 a piece and I think that’s a fair price for the size of the product (.12 oz, compare to Urban Decay’s eyeshadow singles that run about $18 for .05 oz.). The packaging is nice and easy to open. From what I’ve tried, the colors are hit or miss but I definitely plan on trying more. Here is my experience with the colors I bought…

Bark: This color has become a total staple for me. If I somehow managed to run out of this product I would buy it again, although I don’t think I will need to considering the generous amount of product. This is a very shimmery brown color and it looks great with so many different eyeshadow colors. Most days I wear a cream eyeshadow on my eyelid with a warm brown/mauve in the crease and I don’t feel complete until I’ve blended some of this color on the outer part of my eyelid.

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Pixie: I had high hopes for this color, I’m a huge fan of colors like Urban Decay’s Sin and Virgin so I was hoping to find another shimmery pink lid color now that Urban Decay sold out to L’Oreal. It’s a pretty color but not as pigmented as I thought it would be. I find myself having to dig my brush into the product to get the coverage that I want.

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Burnt plum: I’m obsessed with this color. I tend to avoid colored eyeshadows because I find that they can easily look clown-ish. However, this eyeshadow is just neutral enough that I have no problem using it on a regular day. It’s very pigmented and I love blending it on the outer part of my eyelid when I’m wearing cream, brown or gold eye makeup. I think this is a fun yet easy way to add some color to your makeup.

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Overall, I think these eyshadows are worth a try. I use two of them on a regular basis and I hope to get more colors in the future.

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Review: E.L.F. Tinted Lip Balm in Rose

I bought this hoping for something that would give my lips the just-bitten, Twilight-esque look. That isn’t this product but luckily I have found one that fulfilled this purpose, which I will review later. This product is still nice in it’s own way.

Pros:

  • Easy to buy, sold at Target
  • Pretty color
  • Smells nice, minty
  • Cute packaging

Cons:

  • More opaque than I wanted, although that could be a good thing depending on what you are looking for
  • In my opinion it’s a bit expensive for a tinted lip balm, $3, but you probably couldn’t do much better anyways
  • Not as moisturizing as a balm

Top: one swipe
Bottom: full color

Review and swatches: Physicians Formula Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Amber Minerals

I was lucky enough to find this at the 99 cent store (don’t judge me) but seriously, physicians formula is expensive!

Pros:
–  Cheap, 99 cents haha!
– Neutral and versatile, it gives a really great defined look for days when I feel like using makeup but don’t want to do too much with colors
– Soft and not chalky
– Nice packaging/layout, the shadows are kind of all in one brick so if you want to mix colors you can

Cons:
– Might not be available to everyone because I’m not sure where you can buy this quad

Review and swatches: Wet’n’Wild Walking on Eggshells trio

Review and swatches: Wet’n’Wild Walking on Eggshells trio

This is a really popular trio from Wet’n’Wild. I really like it, when you don’t have time to think about makeup this is easy to use and you can also mix and match the shades with other colors because they’re so versatile.

Pros:

  • Easily accessible, can be bought at Walmart and drugstores
  • Cheap
  • Really smooth texture, these apply like butter
  • Very pigmented
  • Neutral and great for every day
  • According to this list from Wet’n’Wild it is vegan, but I’ve heard that some things like the mascara on this list actually were not vegan so I would suggest reading the ingredient list for yourself!

Cons:

  • I can’t think of any!

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Review: Wet’n’Wild Mega Last Lip Color

I bought my first of these lipsticks looking for something that would look like what Bella wears in the Twilight movies. I’m not a huge fan of the formulation but the price and the fact that it is vegan (the red one is on the list of Wet’n’Wild’s vegan products seen here but I don’t know about the peach one: http://wnwbeauty.com/faq.php#12) make up for it. Now on to what I like and dislike about these lipsticks.

Pros:
– Cheap: $1.99 at Walmart
– Shades 900B through 919B are vegan according to Wet’n’Wild
– Pigmented, I’ll have swatches at the bottom of the post
– Accessible, it’s rare to find something without animal ingredients at a convenient place like Walmart

Cons:
– Drying: I have dry lips to begin with so this sucks but if I use it with a lip balm and/or gloss it looks fine
– Matte finish, this goes along with being a dry formula. I definitely prefer creamy finishes (think Revlon lip butters)

Top: Spiked with Rum 915B
Bottom: Just Peachy 903C