e.l.f. CosmeticsEssential Duo Eye Shadow Cream
0 fl. oz. for $1
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This eyeshadow is touted as a “long-wear and crease-resistant” formula, but that simply isn’t true. The super creamy texture glides across skin and blends beautifully, but on the flipside, it tends to travel into creases and lines almost instantly. Also, some of the shades go on too sheer and then dissipate as the day wears on.

Most of the colors offered come in shade combinations that do not complement each other, which makes this duo eyeshadow even harder to work with; in addition, each has a shiny finish that will draw more attention to wrinkles. There are some brilliant cream eyeshadow options on the market, but this isn’t one of them.

  • Creamy texture glides across skin and blends beautifully.
  • Shade range lacks color combinations that work well together.
  • Creases almost instantly.
  • Shiny finish accentuates wrinkles.
Last Updated:12.27.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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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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