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3 years ago
I just received my ELF package yesterday and I`m very excited to share with you what I purchased and show you swatches. I originally bought the Sea Blue and Green Field sets from Target and Rustic Brown set from Big Lots. I was quite pleased with the products so I wanted to try more.
About a week ago, ELF had a sale on their Mineral line and they were all half off. I took advantage of that sale to try out the rest of the mineral eyeshadows.
ELF has 27 different shades to select from, which the majority of them are shimmers. I bought 12 colors from their website. My total came to $18.00 plus $6.95 shipping. The sets were previously purchased but I just didn`t get a chance to review. So I decided, I might as well combine them in here.
~What I purchased~
* Caffeinated - shimmery medium bronze with a gold sheen
* Celebrity - light shimmery bronze
* Confident dark shimmery bronze with a grey undertone and pinkish gold sheen
* Flirty shimmery violet
* Girly shimmery medium purple with grey undertone
* Glamorous shimmery dark reddish brown
* Mysterious matte medium charcoal grey with silver flecks
* Partier Dark matte grayish black
* Sassy shimmery orange brown
* Smoldering shimmery gunmetal with a blue undertone
* Socialite dark pewter
* Temptress matte burned sienna
ELF Sea Blue Set was purchased from Target for $4.99. These eyeshadows are also available individually.
One thing I noticed about the sets is that there seems to be less product in the jar. The jar appear more full when purchased individually.
* Beachy shimmery electric blue
* Dreamy shimmery turquoise
ELF Rustic Brown was purchased from Big Lots for $4.50.
* Elegant shimmery light champagne
* Golden shimmery antique gold
* Wild shimmery dark brown with gold flecks
I`m not going to review these but just give you my first impression. I have, however, reviewed the <a href="http://xxxbeautyredefinedxxx.blogspot.com/2011/03/elf-green-fields-mineral-eyeshadow-set.html">ELF Green Field set</a>, so if you are also interested in seeing the review, swatches, and makeup look I did, please follow the hyperlink.
FYI, the swatches above were done with a base and Q-tips. I think the eyeshadows have a decent/good pigmentation. Since they are loose, a base is highly recommended and you may experience fall outs when applying. As far as packaging goes, I`m not a fan. It has a shifter which I don`t find very helpful since products get all over the place anyways. One thing, I would suggest is to tear a piece of cotton ball and plug the shifter holes when you are done using the product to prevent it from creating a mess when you open the jar. Another con is if you have a lot of these, they take up space and storing them is less than convenient.
There is nothing unique about the shades, although I find them quite pretty. I`m sure I have dupes of these colors in my stash.
What makes these eyeshadows a great buy is the price! You definitely get more than what you pay for, IMO. At $3.00 a jar (or cheaper if you buy them when they are on sale), you get plenty of product to last you many many uses. There is enough variety of colors to choose from and I don`t think you will be disappointed with the quality either. I wouldn`t have purchased this many if I didn`t like the first couple sets that I bought.
My favorite shades are Dreamy, Golden, Smoldering, and Flirty.
Have you tried these eyeshadows yet? Which colors do you have? What would you recommend that I try?
I hope you found this post and the swatches helpful.
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