e.l.f. – Baked Eyeshadows in Pixie & Dusk
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It was only fairly recently that I discovered budget New York make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face), but I like what I have seen so far and today I am reviewing their Baked Eyeshadows in Pixie and Dusk. These cute domed single eyeshadows have actually been baked in an oven to give them their blendable powder finish!
e.l.f.’s nice, simple black and clear packaging suggests that the brand is more premium than it is, and each of these Baked Eyeshadows comes packaged in a cardboard box. The ingredients within the Baked Eyeshadows include Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to help nourish and hydrate the skin. I have been using these eyeshadows dry but they can also be used wet for a more intense, vibrant colour – just apply them with a damp eyeshadow brush.
Pixie is a strong mid-pink colour shadow with a gold shimmery undertone, you can clearly see the shimmer on the close-up image above.
Dusk is a very dark grey colour shadow with silvery blue undertones and some shimmer. You only need to apply a little with this one as it is so dark – less is definitely more – and then gradually blend until you have the shade you want.
To create the eye look above I applied e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow in Pixie across all of my eyelid and into the crease, then I finished off by applying a very little of the Dusk shadow on the outer portion of my eyelid and blended a lot so that it gave a shimmery grey effect. I applied both of the shadows with a soft eyeshadow brush, there was a little powder drop-off from the pink Pixie shade but not a lot. I then applied a little smudge of black eyeliner on the outer corner of my upper lash line and finished off with a couple of coats of black mascara.
When I first applied the pink Pixie eyeshadow I thought it was going to be too pink (sometimes pink eyeshadows just make me look like I have sore, red eyelids), but this colour is dark enough to look good.
You can really see the shimmer of both colours on the swatch image above.
Baked Eyeshadows are currently only available in 6 colours, I would love it if e.l.f. launch some more colours as these eyeshadows are lovely with a great dense pigment and really blendable. Baked Eyeshadows are good value at £3.75 each (3.5g), and are available from EyesLipsFace.
e.l.f. also offer a range of mineral make-up made from natural mineral ingredients. It’s great value when compared to other mineral brands, so if you like your make-up natural it’s worth checking it out.
If you would like to read some more about e.l.f. make-up products check out my review of e.l.f. Tinted Moisturiser SPF15.
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