Soft and fluffy, these vibrant, shimmering Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow colors can be used as eyeshadow or a bold liner. The whipped gel texture is easy to blend and lightweight for lasting comfort and wear. Perfect for highlighting the brow bone and adding extra shimmer for a truly glam look.
e.l.f. has released seven (7) shades of its new Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows, which are now part of the company’s Studio line. This review is for the shade Festivity–a deep, shimmering plum-purple.
To see photos and swatches of all the colors, see this post.
These shadows come in clear, plastic jars with twist-off lids. The packaging is very lightweight and durable.
Festivity is a deep purple that leaves a silver, shimmering surface to the lid. It’s a very wearable purple color, both because it’s dark and because it leans a little brown. It’s a fantastic smokey eye color that can also be sheered out for a less dramatic effect. The pigmentation isn’t opaque but is strong. No matter how sheer or layered you use this color, it gives the lid a beautiful amount of shimmer that makes the eyes pop without looking too glittery.
The texture for this shadow is a mix between a mousse and gel. The texture has the humidity of a gel, but the consistency and thickness of a mousse. It deforms under pressure, unlike a pressed pigment. The eye shadow is very light on the skin and extremely pleasant to wear.
The wear time for this color is very impressive and I only saw a slight difference in creasing when wearing it over bare skin as opposed to over a primer. After six (6) hours of wear, there was slight creasing when used over a primer.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
You can apply this product with a dense, flat brush. But the easiest way to use it is to apply the color with your fingers. You can then go into the crease with a blending brush. You can add a couple of layers of the shadow to intensify the color and shimmery finish.
For $3.00 you get 0.11 ounces (3 grams) of product. MAC’s Electric Cool Eye Shadows cost $18.50 and contain just 0.07 ounces (2.1 grams) of product.
Isododecane, Polysilicone-11, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butyl Acrylate/Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Petrolatum, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica Silylate, Talc, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Dioxide (CI 77861), Mica (CI 77019), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.