e.l.f. Cosmetics

Studio Baked Eyeshadow

for $ 3.00
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e.l.f.'s Studio Baked Eyeshadow is a true beauty bargain! For just a few dollars, you get a powder eyeshadow that performs just as well, or even better than, its higher-end counterparts. Score!

Studio Baked Eyeshadow has a soft, silky texture that's easy to pick up on your shadow brush, and it glides smoothly across the eyelids. A little bit provides sheer color impact that can be built up with ease because it's not too powdery, which means it doesn't migrate all over your cheeks or eyelashes if you pile it on.

This shadow wears well throughout the day without creasing or fading, and comes in a small but well-chosen variety of colors, including several neutral options, such as Enchanted and Bark. Each shade does have a certain amount of shimmer, so that's something to consider if that's not your preference. Otherwise, this is a great shadow and a great buy!

  • Smooth texture that applies easily.
  • Color quality can be built from sheer to intense with ease.
  • Wears well throughout the day without creasing or fading.
  • A beauty bargain!
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Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
Mica, Talc, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum (mineral oil), Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090). NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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