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e.l.f. Cosmetics

Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow

for $ 3.00
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Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow has a unique, sponge-like texture that goes on creamy and sets to a powdery finish. It applies smoothly and offers ample time to blend before it sets.

If applied with a light hand it goes on sheer, but you can kick up the color intensity by patting it on or applying more layers. If you have oily skin you may still notice some creasing, so don't be misled by the "long-lasting" part of the name. Otherwise, this eyeshadow holds up well without flaking.

The shade range includes a mix of sparkly colors with luminescent shimmer finishes. This type of finish isn't the best for wrinkly eyelids because it will accentuate them. It's also a little more glittery than we recommend for daytime wear, but if you're looking for a lustrous eyeshadow, you'll definitely find it here!

Pros:
  • Sponge-like texture glides smoothly across the skin and is easy to blend.
  • Can be applied to go on sheer or built up to bold intensity.
  • Sparkly, shiny finish doesn't flake.
Cons:
  • Glittery, luminescent finish isn't for everyone (and definitely not wrinkly eyelids).
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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