Review: e.l.f. Cosmetics Brightening Eye Color

e.l.f says:
Luxuriously smooth, corn silk formula provides eyes with a neutral base and an awakened brightness. The formula blends into skin for a long lasting, beautiful effect. The 4 color quad allows for both natural and dramatic looks. Mirror in compact included.

I was incredibly skeptical of this eyeshadow quad before trying it. However, I am now impressed. Really impressed. The shadows are smooth, blendable, and very pigmented. I actually chose Punk Funk because I thought it would have the best color payoff; I just didn't realize how good the payoff would be. Very bright and very bold. I pretty much want all of these quads. What's amazing though is that one could get all of them for only $16. Amazing!

Each color is super bold except for the white. It comes off as more of a sheer light pink which is still gorgeous for highlighting and brightening the eye area, thus the name "Brighten Eye Color."

Left: no base
Right: concealer base


Phyrra said...

I'm impressed with the color payoff! When I tried their eye shadow quads in the past, they were very soft, not bright in the slightest.

scarlettholly said...

woah that is great payoff!! I have one elf eye shadow quad that was so bad so I'm really surprised by these :)

A Brilliant Brunette said... I'm wondering what the color payoffs on the other quads are like. They either improved them or I got lucky :D

NV Beauty said...

I recently picked up their smokey eye quad and the payoff is off the charts!

rayqueenbee said...

I have this one, very pretty colors and indeed it has the greatest color payoff, I have another one, dnt remember the name but it's neutral color, they have great payoff & for a buck, it's worth trying.

thecandiedmango said...

Wow, that pink is incredible! I wish my Target actually carried more than just the ELF polishes.

Ann said...

It's the first time I read a positive review about elf eyeshadows. I wonder if it's because the other palettes are not as good or because the reviewers are biased thinking a cheap product can't be good.

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said...

WOW! I really want that quad now!

Sparklz and Shine said...

They look really good, I've tried the brushes, not ventured into the makeup yet though.

kot-itsa said...

oh!i love those colours
very unique

Hollywood said...

OMG this is amazing I bought the other colors and they are WAY less pigmented ! very impressed !

SilhouetteScreams said...

Holy crap the colours are SO vibrant. Still don't get why it's called Brightening Eye Colour though, apart from the highlight shade

Rai said...

So freaking pigmented!!

MW said...

ohhh want this!!!
xo mw

LoveLifeFashionMakeup said...

o0o0o I am loving the Blue and the Pink. So when can we expect a look from this quad? :)

Dreams, colors and glitter said...

I have the same quad and I haven't use it yet, now that you have shown all the colors I think I want to experiment!!!!!!! Lol
I can't wait to see one of your gorgeous looks with this palette.
Lots of love

macface2adore said...

I just bought all of these also when purchasing the studio products at a 50% discount so I thought why not as I heard some of them were good. I have only opened two so far and I can only get the darkest color to show up so hopefully as I open the more coloful color palettes it will get better as you have shown here. I opened one called Matte Mauve and couldn't get any payoff...only with the darkest shade. I will keep going and hope the others are better. Take care:)

Camille(SHOBE) said...

i dont think this shade is available here in my country but wow they are so pretty

MakeupNme said...

Amazing color payoff! I haven't seen these new quads from elf, I'll have to check them out.

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