I saw the e.l.f. gel eyeshadows online and I just had to try them. I was also curious to see how they looked on dark skin because I didn’t see any black women swatch or wear these on any blog. For this look, I used “Toast”.
Here’s the full list of everything used.
- e.l.f. Natural Looking Lush Lashes (Buy Now)
- e.l.f. Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow – Toast
- e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner – Black (Buy Now)
- L.A. Colors “Brights” Palette – Black
- e.l.f. Professional Eye Shadow Brush (Buy Now)
- Love&Beauty Eyebrow Razor
- Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Shadow Pencil – Graphite (no picture cause I forgot) (Buy Now)
- e.l.f. Eyelid Primer (not picture cause I forgot) (Buy Now)
- Primed my eyelid.
- Used the Shadow Pencil as a “base”.
- Added the gel eyeshadow, then used a black powder shadow to darken up the look.
- Used the gel eyeliner.
- Added lashes.
Now for my experience/review with the products.
- Lashes – nothing new, used these before and love them, very natural looking. They are best for single use but if you are gentle, you can definitely use them more than once.
- Lustrous Eyeshadow – it’s a little tricky at first as it has a thick consistency, kinda like rubber cement when you roll it into a ball. It’s a bit hard to spread. It’s pretty translucent so about 3 layers provides the actual pigmentation you see in the jar.
- Creme Eyeliner – went on effortlessly. I was really impressed. I hear people complain the the brush is too stiff so I bent mine back and forth a few times before I used it and it was just fine. It went on nice and smooth and very opaque.
- Shadow Pencil – Perhaps it was my technique but it didn’t come out as opaque as I was expecting. I wanted more. Even after applying more than one layer, I still had to use a powder shadow to get the desired darkness. I’d say these work best underneath power shadows. It has a sparkle to it which is nice.