Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in “Tantalizing Taupe”

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe

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Price: $2.00

Company’s Description

Create flawless looking eyes with brilliant eyeshadow and an easy step-by-step application guide. These beautifully coordinated shadows give you a professionally contoured and defined eye that allows you to go as bold or natural as you want. The silky smooth formula glides effortlessly onto the skin for long-lasting color.

Eyes Lips Face (aka e.l.f.) has created 6 shade combinations for its new Flawless Eyeshadow quads. This review is for Tantalizing Taupe, which includes a cream, taupe, coco brown, and medium brown. The top 3 colors are shimmery while the bottom color has a satin finish.


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Packaging: 8.25/10

The Flawless Eyeshadows come in plastic compacts with see-through, flip-up lids. The packaging is of decent but not great quality. I’d avoid traveling with this palette because it opens easily and the hinges may also break.

Quality: 8/10

The formula is very soft and quite crumbly. The powder isn’t chalky or dusty, but passing a brush over the pans generates a lot of circular bits of shadow. Surprisingly, the formula didn’t create fall-out, but you should tap off your brush before application to avoid this consequence.

The pigmentation for all of the colors is average-to-good, but you won’t get the color you see in the pan without using a base or really layering the colors. The colors also lose a bit of intensity through the blending process, so don’t expect to get crisp definition with these shadows.

I like the combination of colors offered in this quad. They work nicely together and the bottom color helps balance out an otherwise shimmery eye.

Ease of Use: 9/10

The powders are very soft, so you don’t have to swipe your brush more than once or twice over the shadow for application. The colors also blend easily. If you want an intense color, you’ll need to use a base underneath to bring out more of the shadow’s pigmentation. Also make sure to use a primer first.

Price: 10/10

For just $2.00 you get 0.21 ounces (6 grams) of product. This price-point for 4 eye shadows is unmatched.

Final Grade

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe Box Packaging

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe Packaging

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe Swatches

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe: Base Swatch

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe: Lid Swatch

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe: Crease Swatch

e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Tantalizing Taupe: Liner Swatch

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)


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