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Natural Palette For The Eyes

Reviewing: E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color  |  Rating:
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I bought this palette in Butternut in April 2009. I just love the natural colors. They are pretty neutral. I love neutrals since I am averse to brightly colored cosmetics. I find the texture of the shadows to be finely milled, soft, blendable and buildable. When one considers the price these go for, the quality makes them an even bigger steal.

My favorite shades in the quad are the bronze (upper right) and the aubergine (lower right). I have never seen a color like the aubergine. The raisiny-brown looks really pretty on brown eyes like mine, as a wash across my lids and then, smudged into my eye crease. It also looks great applied as a liner. It has the least amount of shimmer in the quad.

The bronze is absolutely beautiful. It has copper shimmer and has the best color payoff of the shades in here. This penny hued shadow would look good on all eye colors. I think it would accent blue eyes really well. The light tan (upper left) reminds me of Urban Decay's Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow. Both are light neutral tan shades, except Midnight Cowboy has larger pieces of shimmer. The light tan in this palette has small particles of shimmer. I have used this shade as a wash from my lashes to my browbone. Other times, I have just highlighted my browbone with it. Lastly, there is a salmony-peach shade (lower left) which is also shimmery.

I have found that the shadows start creasing and fading at around 4 hours. The bronze and the eggplant tend to hold their own a little better than the tan and peach. The tan and peach looked like a mudslide of glitter on my lids a few hours later with no discernible separation of color. Originally, I had the peach on my lid and the tan up to my browbone.

The eyeshadow is unscented, but there are oil ingredients in it: mineral oil and petrolatum.

E.L.F. has a large selection of shades. There are 3 shades of Brightening Eye Color on Drugstore.com's website, but on E.LF.'s website, there are 14 shades.