I thought today I would spare you more photos of my face and instead review & swatch my Elf Mineral Eyeshadow collection. I think I have done a previous post reviewing and swatching some of these, but of course my stash has grown due to the “10 Free Mineral Shadows” deal that went on last month! Let’s get right into it:
These are my lightest shades: Clockwise From Top Left
- Innocent (Matte) – Ivory
- Elegant – Champagne Shimmer
- Angelic – Intense white shimmer
- Celebrity – Beige shimmer
Angelic really is aptly named, its shimmery, soft and well – angelic? Celebrity is a champagne gold, Elegant is a true champagne shimmer and innocent is a matte off-white. All have great pigmentation and wear time.
Next up I have the medium toned/neutral shades:
- Golden – True gold shimmer
- Temptress (Matte) – Mauve Brown
- Natural – Sheer beige shimmer
- Trendy – Woody brown shimmer
I found these “middle” shades to have less impressive pigmentation then all the others. Trendy looks quite dark in the pot but applies very sheer. Natural has a good amount of pigmentation but the other two, Golden and Temptress, again are lacking.
- Enchanting (Matte) – Orange Brown
- Bronzed – Deep gold
- Socialite – Shimmering Gunmetal
- Girly – Pink/Mauve
- Wild – Dark, rich shimmering Brown
The pigmentation goes back to being a little better when you get into the darkest shades. Wild really is a dark, ruch brown and Girly is a gorgeous almost Matte Pink/Purple.
I haven’t had a chance to wear them all on the lids yet, and some of them are so close in colour I may have and thought it was a different shade. I think these are a great value for only $3 but the packaging and loose mineral format can be a little messy and hard to apply. If you’re used to this kind of application it will be fine but it can take a little getting used to. Even though some of them are sheer you can really build these up to a good colour so not all is lost! You could also use them with something like Annabelle Pigment Transformer to make them into liquids. (I need to get me some of that!)