The Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows from E.L.F. were the first cream eyeshadows that I ever tried. Overall, I would still say that I am more of a powder product person in general, but I do enjoy these eyeshadows. I own six shades from the range and there are definitely some shades that I prefer over others, but across the range I think the quality of these is very nice. All of the shades are very shimmery and contain glitter.
Celebration is silver with a blue undertone. This shade is very brightening on the eye and works well as an inner corner highlight if you want a real POP!
Toast is a bright gold. It is lovely all over the eyelid with a warm brown in the crease and a generous dose of bronzer on the face.
Gala is one of my favourite shades. It is a lovely brown almost burgundy shade which is very wearable. This colour is very pigmented when compared to some of the others and you can really achieve a dramatic look if you want to.
Party is a gun metal shade which has a dark base with silver glitters. It is dark colour, but is also a bit sheer. I don’t find that to be a bad thing as I much prefer to build dark colours than have to deal with crazy dark pigmentation that I can’t blend once it is on the eye. The texture of this shade is very soft compared to the shades I have mentioned above which feel more dense to the touch. This is very much a dramatic, night time shadow for me as it is seriously glitzy but it is beautiful.
Soiree is my favourite shade from the collection. It has the same soft texture as Party, which I prefer. This rose-pink is feminine and beautiful. I wear this shade the most, mainly because it is wearable enough for work but also because it suits my complexion the best. If you were to only buy one shade from the range, Soiree is my recommendation.
Lastly, we have Confetti. This is my least favourite shade of the bunch and that is primarily due to the texture. You can see in the photo above that it is kind of chunky and feels sort of spongy to the touch. It does not apply as smoothly as any of the other shades although it is workable. I find that I get some fallout with this shade as I need to blend and smooth it out more than the other shades, again, due to the texture.
Overall, I think these Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows are lovely. These do set on the eyelid, do not crease on me and although I wasn’t wowed by their long-lasting nature, they certainly last long enough to get through a work day or night out. I apply these with my finger or with a sponge tip applicator and I find them easy to blend with out with a dense, fluffy brush if needed.
To be honest, I wouldn’t repurchase these, but only because I prefer the formula of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows if I am going to use a cream eyeshadow BUT these are still lovely and I enjoy them very much.
Have a wonderful day!