Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review | e.l.f Essential Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick

I was perusing around Target the other night as I normally do, when I spotted this fancy little eyeshadow stick. For only $2 who could say no? 
Photo taken from the e.l.f website. 

I really love e.l.f cosmetics. Everything they sell is pretty much $3 and below. If you buy something and it totally sucks - whatever! Throw it away and don't make that mistake again. The eyeshadow that I picked up (pictured above) was only $2. I figured it was worth the risk. 

My main concern with this shadow was the wearability. The back of the packaging suggested that you use eyelid primer. I took this as a really bad sign. I imagined HORRIBLE creasing by 5:00 in the afternoon. After wearing it for a full day I was pleasantly surprised. (I did use Urban Decay primer before I applied it.)

I'm not going to lie to you. I'm not a fan of the texture. It leaves your eyelids feeling very sticky. This probably is due to the vitamin e that it contains. Other than that, I think that it has a pretty good bang for the buck. The stick created a nice smokey eye that would be ideal for day or night. (Even though you may need a bit of a touch-up at some point.) Hell, keep one in your purse and one in your makeup bag at will cost you all of $4. Whoopie-doodle. I expected to slap it on like the Maybelline color tattoo shadows - but it takes a little bit more effort to apply than those do. 

If you are interested in looking at all of the e.l.f products check out your local Target or Wal-mart. I was very pleased recently to find out that Wal-mart was selling e.l.f cosmetics. Their section seemed to be larger and better stocked than my local Target's. 


  1. Its really a good product as long as I can see.
    Its not that pigmmented righ?
    But it really complements your face.

    *I think it is funny to say that, I am from the swamp too*

  2. Thank you. :) It's not super pigmented. I had to color for a bit to get it that dark. Haha love to my fellow swampy! I will go check out your blog now.