Review | E.L.F Studio Clay Eyeshadow Palettes


This is what it says on the E.L.F website:

These richly pigmented and silky smooth powders blend effortlessly onto the lid to create a natural looking or bold effect. Infused with Kaolin Clay to help keep your color locked in placed for long lasting wear. The custom curated palette of five harmonious shades help brighten, sculpt and define for a professional, gorgeous look.


 So, I was looking around online, and I came across these palettes from E.L.F, and wanted to try them out since E.L.F is a very inexpencive brand, and I don’t really have a lot of drugstore eyeshadow palettes, but I’m not really that impressed with these.

Now, when I first started to swatch them on my arm I actually wasn’t sure I even wanted to try them on my eyes, because they weren’t really that pigmented when I used my fingers, but they were really bad when I used a brush.
However, once you apply them to your eyes, you do get alot more color payoff, so I don’t think that these should be judged by how they swatch, even though I wouldn’t really call them richly pigmented shadows.

Now, when it comes to how these shadows apply, I have to say that the matte shades, especially the darker ones, don’t blend well at all.
They do lay down alot of color, but they leave a very harsh line and they’re not easy to blend out, and the lighter shades don’t show up on my skin, so I don’t really like the matte shades at all.
However, the shimmer shades work a lot better, they’re easier to blend out, and they do look very nice and even on the lid, but there’s overall a lot of inconsistencies in these palettes, and I don’t think that they’re worth bying only for the shimmer shades.

Other than that I have to say that these shadows do last all day on my lids, they don’t crease on me either, which is nice.
I also don’t have any issues with fallout from these shadows, but I do always tap off my brushes, so that might have something to do with it.
But overall I didn’t enjoy using these, because they do require way too much work to look good, and I can’t really recommend them to anyone because of that.

I got mine from iHerb for 51nok a piece.

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