e.l.f. Cosmetics

Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick

for $ 3.00
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Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick is a dual-sided automatic pencil that provides a twist-up cream shadow stick on one end and an eyeliner pencil on the other. Both sides are retractable and both formulas are wax-based, so they don't have the greatest textures around, but what are you expecting for a few dollars? As it turns out, the ultra-shiny, sparkling Shadow Stick isn't easy to blend and imparts way too much shine for daytime wear. The Eyeliner has a nice glide to it but it is also shiny, this time leaving a metallic finish that works against the sparkling finish of the Shadow Stick. This is merely an OK product for those looking to try a cream shadow with a decent pencil liner.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

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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