The budget friendly eyeshadows

4 Dec 2013

E.l.f. Studio Single Eyeshadows

My final review of products recently picked up in a recent online E.l.f. haul, I've left the best to last! My recent E.l.f. reviews haven't been the most positive. I've found the blush and bronzer duos manageable, but not the easiest to work with and the baked blush in Passion Pink is lovely for a flush of colour on the cheeks, but not the best quality. Of all the products in my little haul, the studio eyeshadows have proved to be my favourite, and for quite a few reasons, too. I picked up three single shadows during the recent 50% off and I opted for Sunset, Pebble and Raspberry Truffle. Two are brilliant, one not so much, but it's definitely made me want to dabble in more budget-friendly single eyeshadows, as I hardly own any single shades that can be used with other shades to create a smokey eye or simple alone for a wash of colour. Pebble is the one let-down shade in that it doesn't quite look like the shade suggested on the E.l.f. website in person and the pigmentation is seriously lacking resulting in hardly any colour pay off. On the E.l.f. website this looked like a beautiful pale taupe, in person it's more of a dull grey. 

Sunset and Raspberry Truffle on the other hand, are beautiful! Sunset is a beautiful warm peach with fine shimmer running throughout and a fairly decent frost finish for a drugstore shadow. It's very nice for a warmer highlight in the inner corner and the colour can easily be built up to be more intense, although with a soft hand can also be sneakily wept across the brow bone for a flicker of highlight. Even better? I've tried this as a blush and it works wonderfully - I love a multi-tasking product! Raspberry Truffle caught my eye for the deep, warm shade that's akin to this time of year and the ever popular berry shades. The shade is very pretty, like a deep plum with soft flecks of fine, berry shimmer. It reminds me of MAC Sketch and Cranberry, as if both were mixed together to make an even more stunning shade of berry. My favourite of the lot, really gorgeous. Longevity wise these won't last all day and can be prone to creasing, but if you're popping out or have a good eye primer, then you should be OK. I do prefer to opt for my high-end shadows if I am out all day, but that's just my personal preference. Overall, I'm happy with these adorable little single shadows. One dud and two new favourites is good for me! Have you tried the E.l.f. Studio shadows? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them! 

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