Welcome back to another instalment of my ‘Things I Don’t Love’ series where we discuss products that didn’t work for me or I just don’t love. And this review, unfortunately, is definitely a product that DIDN’T work for me!
The E.L.F. Duo Eye Shadow Creams are probably some of the worst makeup products I have come across. My expectations of a cream shadow are that the colour sets on the skin, that they do not crease and that they have reasonable pigmentation. Unfortunately the Duo Eye Shadow Creams failed in each of these criteria in my experience.
The texture of these creams is thin, very greasy and kind of sticky. This issue is amplified in the warmer months where they seem to melt and get really soft. The pigmentation is variable depending on the shade, but I don’t find that they ‘stick’ to the eyes very well and the slick formula makes them hard to blend out with any kind of control. They just slip and slide all over the lids for me!
I purchased these duo shadows with the intention of using them as an eyeshadow base but they caused every eye look to crease for me, regardless of what powdered eyeshadow I attempted to set them with. And I don’t normally have issues with creasing at all. Also, in my experience, the colours faded quite quickly over time. If I haven’t set them with a powdered shadow they just seem to disappear off the eyes within a couple of hours – particularly the lighter shades.
These duo’s sell for AU$3 on the Australian ELF website but if I had my time again, I would save the $3. I really haven’t been able to find a use for these and they will make their way out of my collection in my next declutter.
If you own these cream shadows I hope you had better luck!
Have a great day 🙂