• E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color review and swatches

Hello ladies!
It's been quite some time since I've ordered e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color which is basically a 4 eyeshadow palette. I've bought it in 3 colours, Ivy, Blue Moon and Teal Dream. And I gave all 3 of them to my mum as a gift because she needed new eyeshadows and she liked the colours. Yeah, I'm that good! Anyway, I saw them yesterday and thought you'd like a review and some photos.

It comes in a white plastic palette. Each palette contains 4 eyeshadow, a very small mirror and a dual end sponge eyeshadow applicator. Net weight: 0.09oz (2.5g). It can be used for 12 months after opening.
The palettes closed with the (dirty, sorry!) applicators

The palettes open. As you can see below the applicator there is a small mirror

Ingredients(from UK site):
Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Paraffinium Liquidu(Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, MethylParaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)

The actual product

Colour description(left to right, top to bottom): light green, dark green, olive, taupe

Blue Moon
Colour description(left to right, top to bottom): champagne, taupe, light blue, denim

Teal Dream
Colour description(left to right, top to bottom): champagne, light greige, duochrome blue-gold, green

These eyeshadows are not very pigmented, especially the lighter shades. Not all 4 colours are good but you can definitely find some treasures, as the blue duochrome above. As you can see, the last one is the most pigmented.

They are soft and quite powdery so expect some fallouts. I'd suggest to always use a primer underneath them or the colours are weak. I've used the e.l.f. eyelid primer before I swatched them.

Last but not least:
E.L.F. products are designed in US, made in China and NOT tested on animals.

Summary: 2,5/5
* Very affordable
* Many colours available (4 shadows * 18 palettes)
* Everyday use
* Small packaging, easy to carry in purse
* Includes applicator and mirror
*The new palettes have better pigmentation that the older ones

* Not very pigmented
* You can't tell if it's good until you try it
* Some people may not like the triangle shaped shadows

Would I buy it again?
I'd buy the new palettes, they have more pigmented and unique colours.

Where can you find/buy it-Cost
- Brightening Eye Color (UK site) for £1.50 or €1.70
- Brightening Eye Color (US site) for $1.00
Bargain alert (for UK site)!
At the moment and until 25th April midnight you can use the code 5BUNNYUK for shipping to UK and 5BUNNYEU for shipping to Europe to get £5 off your order when you spend £20 or more AND every order will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of five full sets of 10 studio matte eyeshadows!

I wish all of you Happy Easter! Have fun, enjoy youselves, take care and don't drink and drive!

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  1. mm wste dn einai k toso kales oi skies tis elf :\ k egw stin proigoumeni paraggelia mou imoun etoimi na agorasw k tetoies alla teleutaia stigmi allaksa gnwmi...
    sugxaritiria gia to affiliate sou ;) kala ekanes :)
    filia k kali anastasi (pali haha)

  2. @Anastasia: nai, den exoun kalo pigmentation alla pali gia 1,70 mia xara einai. Epishs kopela mou, polla filakia!

  3. mou arese fantastika h 2h kai h 3h ! polu kali epilogi k oikonomiki!! :)

  4. kali anastasi k s euxomai na peraseis poli omorfa! :)

  5. @FashionSugarBubbles: στη 2η τα 2 ανοιχτά χρώματα βγαίνουν ίδια, τα άλλα είναι οκ. Η 3η είναι πολύ καλύτερη, κάτι έχουν αλλάξει/βελτιώσει μάλλον. Ευχαριστώ για τις ευχές σου κουκλίτσα, επίσης!!

  6. Ta review sou einai fantastika!!
    Pragmatika omws..
    Afou diabasw ena review sou kserw sxedon ta panta gia to proion!

    Mhpws tha eprepe na kaneis k videakia??

    Kalhn Anastash k polla filia!

  7. @Artemi: Ευχαριστώ πολύ!! Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσε! :D Πολλά φιλάκια!

  8. Καλή Ανάσταση και Καλό Πάσχα καλή μου!!
    Φιλιά πολλά!

  9. Hi Nat,The essence spot fighting duo has just one color.It suits me perfectly (which is weird,because I am very pale)
    Hope you had a great Easter doll :***
    Xronia polla :)

  10. Yeah Essence Better Than gel nails top sealer work very very good as a top coat! You'd buy it!!! It's so cheap!

  11. Thank you for the wonderful review :) Xronia Polla!

  12. Thanks for your sweet comments girls!

  13. The only that cought my eye is the teal dream...still i think that the packaging is incovenient!!! Happy Easter!


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