E.l.f Cream Eyeshadow Palette and Studio Cream Eyeshadow ReviewsThursday, 26 July 2012 12:11
I have another review for you today, this time from the fabulous E.l.f cosmetics. I recently placed a huge order with E.l.f on eyeslipsface.co.uk and I posted a haul post here for those interested, as they recently held a 50% of everything sale! The two products I am reviewing for you today are both things I bought in the sale last week: the Cream Eyeshadow Palette and the Studio Cream Eyeshadow in 'Candlelight'.
I will start off with the Cream Eyeshadow Palette, which is available here for a mere £3.75. The palette come with 6 different shades of cream eyeshadow and all 6 are really wearable colours, which is the main thing that drew me to the product. On the website, E.l.f suggests that the eyeshadows can be worn both on their own or underneath powder shadows to set the colour and make it last longer. Also, the colours have been designed in pairs to create a complete look: the lighter colours on the top are good for applying all over you eyelid and the darker colours underneath them are good for deepening the colour in your crease.
The colours it comes with are beautiful. The peach in the top left pan goes perfectly with the gold beneath it to create a neutral look that is great for everyday. The pink colours in the middle also create a lovely neutral look with a pink tint (of course) and the two colours on the far right make a gorgeous subtle smokey eye. Personally, the peach and gold are my favourites and I like to use them underneath neutral powder shadows to enhance the colour a little. The texture of the shadows is really creamy, much creamier than the Studio Cream Shadow I will review for you below.
In the photo before I have swatched them all for you in their colour pairs- the peach/gold combo on the far left, the two pinks in the center and the grey/black combo on the far right. As you can see, the colour payoff isn't brilliant. However, the colour is fairly easy to build up and they do look great underneath powder shadows. I use a primer potion first and then I use these cream shadows as a second base, before applying powder shadows on top. They do crease fairly quickly so I don't think I would ever use them on their own, but they might be okay to do so if you have quite dry eyelids, which I certainly don't! However, under powder shadows the staying power is quite impressive.
The second product I have to review for you is the Studio Cream Eyeshadow, available here for £3.75 for 10g of product. The shade I ordered was 'Candlelight', a lovely shimmery cream pearl shade. I ordered this as I thought it would make the perfect powder eyeshadow base, applied over my Urban Decay Primer Potion. I wasn't wrong!
The texture of this shadow is less creamy than the cream shadows in the palette above, although it is still creamy enough to glide on your eyelid with ease. It is a little gritty however, but I don't mind this as I think it is this slight grittiness (is that a word!?) that makes the staying power of the product particularly good. I would probably be able to wear this shadow on it's own with just a primer underneath, as it doesn't tend to crease easily on me which is great.
The colour is perfect, it would make the perfect neutral cream base for any coloured powder shadow you wish to apply over it.
As you can see below, the colour is quite subtle but I think it is gorgeous- when applied to your eyelids it makes your eyes look really bright and awake, which is fabulous. To summarise, I really like this product and wouldn't hesitate to try the other shades in the range.