Geeeeeeez, I feel like I haven't posted in forever (though it's only been a few days)!!
So here's a post on the eyeshadows I've been wearing recently and really loving... I thought it'd be nice to share some cheap thrills with you all :)
Take the usual jump below for all the details!
From L-R, Top-Bottom: Pebble, Saddle, Oatmeal, Raspberry Truffle, Mystic Moss
So, as you can see, I have five single eyeshadows from e.l.f. though I really only use three of them. Something tells me there was a BOGO involved when I bought a couple of the neutrals so I just picked out some really random (read: not the most wearable) colors since they were free. Not the best life decision but definitely not the worst either... in fact, it may have been the best bad life decision I've ever made!!
That aside, these shadows from e.l.f. are extremely nice for a $3 price tag; they are velvety, soft, and pigmented. On top of that they mimic NARS packaging which I know some people hate but I say SCORE!! They clearly printed "e.l.f." on the front of the packaging so it's not like I'm trying to fool anyone like some people do with knock-off designer bags ;)
L-R: Pebble, Saddle, Oatmeal, Raspberry Truffle, Mystic Moss
The three colors on the left are the ones that I gravitate towards and use, mainly because they're neutral shadows (besides chocolate, it's the one thing I can't say "no" to) but also because they are the best formula of the five that I own; Raspberry Truffle applies nicely and is actually a fairly nice neutral red-brown but it's not too pigmented and Mystic Moss applies really patchy and lacks pigmentation.
Thankfully though, I adore Pebble (a matte brown-taupe), Saddle (a red-copper with sparkle), and Oatmeal (a yellow based cream with shimmer). The three of them create a really quick, easy, and beautiful neutral eye look for everyday wear.
Here's all you have to do to recreate this look:
1.) Prime your lids with your favorite eyeshadow primer (I use e.l.f.'s Eyelid Primer that I reviewed awhile ago here),
2.) With a flat shadow brush, apply Saddle from the lash line to the crease across your lid,
3.) Using a round contour brush, smudge Pebble from your outer 'V' into and across your whole crease,
4.) And finally, with a small precision brush, dab a bit of Oatmeal in your inner corners and onto the middle of your eyelid to add a subtle highlight and dimension.
And ta-dah!! A very subtle look that pops and accentuates your eyes while looking extremely natural (so people will be telling you how beautiful YOU are rather than saying how nice your makeup looks!!).
Have you tried any e.l.f. Single Eyeshadows?
Love 'em? Hate 'em?
Any other drugstore steals you know and love?
xoxo - Cassie