Since becoming a mother I have found myself more and more attracted to liquid and cream eyeshadows that you can throw onto your lid, blend with your finger and then run out the door. Some days no one has time for makeup, let alone powder shadows that need brushes and time to blend. As such, I have been trialling a few new products including these Molten Liquid Eyeshadows from E.L.F.
I own the colours ‘brushed copper’, ‘rose gold’ and ‘liquid gold’, from the range of six shadows and each eyeshadow contains a total of 2.6g of product. The packaging is a practical lipgloss style tube with a doe foot applicator which I find practical and easy to use.
In terms of formula, these eyeshadows are a very thin texture so ‘molten liquid’ is an accurate description, although it is not so liquid that it will drip from the applicator. These do dry down completely and in good time too so I would recommend applying to one eye at a time and blending the edges before moving to the next eye. To be honest, I actually find that these are much easier to blend with a shader brush than my finger.
I think the key observation for me is that these are sheer. You can build them up some, but I would say that two layers is about the limit before the product starts to lift as you apply it. I would describe these as a base liquid pigment with lots of micro, micro glitters suspended in it. While they are shimmery, they lack opacity so they aren’t going to give you blinding shine.
I find that these do wear quite well for me. It isn’t the longest wearing eyeshadow I have in my collection, but it certainly functions to get me through the day looking a bit put together. They don’t crease on me but I would say the base pigment does fade so if you have them on for a long day by the time you remove them mainly the glittery shimmer remains.
Of the three shades I own I think that ‘Liquid Gold’ is probably the most streaky when first applied and definitely needs to be built up. My favourite colour for tone and opacity is definitely the ‘Rose Gold’ shade. Very pretty.
Overall, these are a handy little product for a quick look. This is ‘pop to the shop’ sort of makeup for me. Life changing? No. Must have? No. Do I regret buying them?? NO. They are cheap and handy but nothing special.
If I was going to recommend a cream shadow I would still say the ColourPop Super Shock shadows are a better buy in the same price range or if you want to try something else from E.L.F. their smudge pots are also a cream shadow and a superior formula in my opinion.
Have a great day!