Back for another review. This time, on ELF’s brightening eyeshadow quads. So, these quads run for 1 buck on eyeslipsface.com. I’m sure everyone knows about this so no need to explain how cheap their products are. Cheap doesn’t mean crappy, just so everyone knows…
I got the quad in Brownstone ( Peach highlight on upper left,) Neutrals (white shimmery highlight, taupe, peach, and brown), Rocker (white shimmy highlight with purple), Punk Funk (the only one with the obnoxious pink), Ocean Dreams (Blues), Drama (Smokeys).
My overall thoughts of these: Pretty good!
Individual thoughts: Brownstone: OKAY! Here goes this longass review. The textures of this quad is silky as hell. If I didn’t know the price of this, and all I touched was the shadow itself without knowing the packaging, I would’ve thought it would cost at LEAST 10 dollars. The colors are nicely pigmented as well. However, the only downside that I could think of is that the highlight color is..well, it blends in with my skin. So all it did was make my brow bone/inner corners shimmery. Not my favorite, but still, this palette could be used for everyday or to travel with. It’s so tiny so its not going to make a difference to the weight of your purse, if you like to carry the palette for touch-ups.
Neutrals: Once again, silky as HAILL. It’s seriously not powdery at all. The highlight color in this quad is great! Its a little bit too white and fake, but it highlights well. The downside of this quad is that the colors are kinda odd. Its as if there isn’t a crease color. It’s kinda like..you put a color on your lid and you MIGHT be able to make your outer v a little more defined but that’s it. Because the colors are weird, I wouldn’t recommend this quad.
Rocker: The highlight color is chalky in this one. The sparkles are so big that I feel it when I swatch it. I love the peach color in this one though. It’s super soft and it’s a great lid color, esp when you put it on the center of your lids. I LOVE the crease color. Purple! It’s great on anyone with dark eyes. I learned that from..shit, I forgot. Some youtuber though hahaha. And the black is good too! It’s not the most opaque black ever, but it is definitely buildable. There are multi glitters in this, so its not matte. Overall, I love this palette, but not for the highlight.
Punk Funk: omg, I hate this quad. LET ME TELL YOU WHY. All the colors but the blue is chalky. The pink is okay, but I still feel the scratchy glitter on my fingers. The highlight color is disgusting. It may not show up in photos, but actually, it has pink sparkles in it that looks disgusting. It has SO much pink sparkles that it looks like you’re putting a PINK highlight on. Matte blue is a good one! Lol. It’s pigmented but I wouldn’t buy the quad just for the color. UGHHH, THE PURPLE DOESN’T EVEN SHOW UP. IT IS EXTREMELY CHALKY, AND IT BARELY SWATCHES. I despise it. Pink is not bad, but still a little chalky.
Ocean Dreams: Meh. So the colors in this palette are pretty nice at first glance. The highlight color is nothing I would use under my brows. It’s baby blue. but I would use it on my lids and the color next to it would be on my crease, and one of the darker colors on my outer v. I actually would buy this quad again. I like it, but not love it.
Drama: OO GURL, let me tell you about this one. I LOVE IT!!! Before I hate the naked palette, I used this for my gno. I LOVE ITTT because its super soft, opaque, and it has the perfect colors for getting a smokey look. However, there is a negative side of this quad too. The gunmetal color is not packed enough. Its soft, but its not tightly packed, so it tends to go everywhere. This causes a problem for the highlight because the fallouts from the gunmetal shade goes all over the highlight shade. So I stopped using the highlight shade because it has specks of gunmetal in it. All the shades in this quad has shimmer. I’m not sure if the white had shimmer..but now it does…hahaha.
When I use any of these quads, it lasts on my eyes throughout the day when I use ELFs primer. I would guess about 8 hours before I see some creasing. I say that’s pretty good for a dollar eyeshadow. So overall, not every color is good in the quads, but I would recommend Drama, Brownstone, and Rocker as a must if you’re going to purchase something from ELF!
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