Monday, February 14, 2011

e.l.f. $1 e/s quads

Over a month or so ago I made an e.l.f. purchase, but because of the crazy weather I only recently received it. I bought several items, but today I'm only going to cover 3 of them.

And that's the $1 eyeshadow quads in Neuvo Neutrals, Butternut, & Day 2 Night. I've bought these in other colors before & loved them. I swatched all of these w/o bases so you get a better idea of their color payoff on their own.

Neuvo Neutrals is the least pigmented of the bunch & was a disappointment. In this quad you've got a couple neutral beige/tan shades, an olive green, & a very light blue. As you can see from the swatches, none of the colors really show up that well. You may get better payoff if you use a decent base/primer underneath it, but I'm pretty bummed about this one though. :(

Butternut has 2 really good pigmented shades that are just lovely. However, as you can see from the swatches, the 2 lightest shades don't even show up at all. C'mon e.l.f., what's the deal? Let's have some consistency please. Anyhoo, I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of the 2 darker shades in this quad. They're gorgeous! :)

The Day 2 Night quad is my favorite of the bunch! All 4 shades are nicely pigmented & there's some really pretty colors in this one. As you can see from the swatches, the payoff is consistent throughout. You get a gorgeous shimmery off-white highlight, a shimmery taupey color, a deep burgundy, & a charcoal. I will be getting the most use out of this one I'm sure.

So, overall, I am most pleased w/the Day 2 Night quad. As for the other 2, Butternut has 2 pretty shades I'll make use of & as for Neuvo Neutrals? Well, I'll have to try it on over a base & see what I think, but for now it's a definite fail in my opinion. Bummer!

Have any of you, my readers, tried any of these shades? What are your thoughts on 'em? Let me know in the comments! :)