Friday, 23 August 2013

[REVIEW] e.l.f Brightening Eye Color Quad #Luxe and FOTD!

Lately, I've been investing my money on make-up goods and writing reviews about them. One brand that really capture my heart is e.l.f (eyes.lips.face). It's a low-end USA brand which has wide range of decorative make-ups. One range that I religiously buy is their essential range. All products in this essential range are only $ 1.00! Great, huh? Unfortunately, we can't find the products in Indonesia since they haven't got any representative here yet *sigh*. The only option to buy e.l.f products is by PO system in online shops.

Today, I'm going to review one of their product from the essential range called e.l.f Brightening Eye Color #Luxe. So please sit back and enjoy the review ^.^

PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
It's extremely cheap! It's only $ 1.00 (about 9.000-10.000 IDR). Sadly, here we won't find e.l.f stores/booths since they're not for sale in Indonesia. Because of this, the price we have to pay for this cute quad is 35.000-40.000 IDR ($ 3.50). The price becomes more expensive as we have to pay the shipping cost. 

PACKAGING
It's definitely the smallest quad I've ever seen around the market. The material is plastic with a see-through  on top. The material seems cheap and tacky (well, it is cheap) but I don't really mind. Fun Fact! at first, I thought there isn't any mirrors on it but then I've just realized that the mirror is attached on the applicator compartment (which is useless and too small). The applicator isn't good enough and a bit hard on your eyes, so I just leave it unused and use my other applicator.
left: four colours, right: the tiny mirror

SHADES AND SWATCHES
There are four colours, which are Light Cream, Red, Moss Green, Light Brown (hopefully I describe the colours right). All of them are shimmery. What I like is the shimmer isn't too obvious so it's great for daily look. Pigmentation is pretty decent. Not super pigmented (which may be a con to some) and can still be used for a natural look. If you want to make the colour pop more, use e.l.f Make-Up Lock and Seal or any eye primers before. 

And here are the swatches! 
above (left-rigt): outdoor; Light Cream, Red, Moss Green, Light Brown. Bottom: indoor


Here are photos when I used e.l.f Brightening Eye Color #Luxe (It was a hot an sunny day and I could capture some great photos that day)




OVERALL
I like the colour combinations. All colours look great and can be worn from day to night look. Despite that it's a bit chalky and powdery, I still think it's okay. The tiny package makes it easy to carry on my make up puch (in case I need touch up). 

REPURCHASE?
Nay, I think it takes ages to finish this quad (at least until I hit the pan). Besides, I already have some great palettes which also take time to finish. Maybe I'll buy the other colour from this range. 

PROS:
  • Great colour combination.
  • Cheap
  • The pigmentation is okay (for me it's good enough, especially for daily and natural look) 
  • Love the sheer colours (not too shimmery)
CONS:
  • The package looks cheap T.T
  • The quads are a bit chalky and powdery.
  • The lasting power is kinda poor (tip: use eye primer to make it longer)
  • The mirror is too small and useless.
  • The quality of its applicator is so-so. 
Okaaaaay... before you've got sore eyes, I'll show you my other photos with this e.l.f Brightening Eye Color #Luxe

What do you think? It's a YAY or NAY for you?
Please share your thoughts!

Thanks for reading!

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