ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad Review, Swatches: Hey guys, so I have had this eyeshadow quad for a while now. I actually got this from amazon because elf is not directly available in India and I was looking for some really funky shades of eyeshadows. When I looked at this, it was perfect. elf is really inexpensive in USA but getting USA makeup in India costs quite a lot. Hence this basically wasn’t so inexpensive for me after all. I will try to do more reviews from such amazing brands in the near future. For now, let us go into more details about this product and learn about my experience with it.
About ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad
- Brightening Crease-Resisting and Long-Wearing Formula
- Long-Lasting, Easy Blending Color
- Instantly Brightens and Defines
- Eyes Look Fresh and Wide Awake
- Safe, Gentle Formula
- Become Your Own Makeup Artist
- Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking eyes designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.
How to Use ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad
Apply shadow to upper eyelid, blending in to achieve desired effect.
Tips: For best results, use with the e.l.f. Brightening Eyeliner Pencil.
Ingredients in ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad
Talc, mica, zinc stearate, kaolin, paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), petrolatum, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, methylparaben, propylparaben. May Contain: Iron oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), manganese violet (Cl 77742), mica (Cl 77019), titanium dioxide (Cl 77891), yellow no 5 lake (Cl 19140), red no 40 lake (Cl 16035), ultramarine violet (Cl 77007), blue no 1 lake (Cl 42090)
Price of ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad
$ 1.00 in USA
In Detail ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad Review, Swatches and My Experience
The eyeshadow quad comes in a very basic plastic packaging with a see through top. When you flip it, there is only this small circular sticker which has the name of the quad. It also tell us that the product is made in China. For all the other information, you have to check out their website. Although there is no wow factor about the packaging, I do not mind it because what more can I expect for 1 $.
When you touch the shadows in here, the first thing that comes to the mind is how chalky they are. I mean they are workable, but there is a lot of kick back as well as fall out. Pigmentation wise, I really like them. I mean, I did see some ladies complaining about the pigmentation in this palette. However if you will notice in the swatches below, the pigmentation in fact is quite nice. All the shades go nearly 85% opaque in a single swipe. Also, they’re easily buildable. However, you do need a lot of patience to blend them properly.
Individual Shades Description of ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad
There are 4 shadows in this quad. There is no name given to the shades. Hence we will arbitrarily number them as we describe them.
1st Shade – This is basically a straight forward plain white shadow. No questions asked. Its white, its bright. It has this very mild almost duo chrome violet sheen to it which you notice only when you observe a blended swatch closely. This shade actually works as a great brow bone and inner corner highlight when sheered out slightly.
2nd Shade – Its a bright cobalt blue shade. I love this shade because its super blue and super popping!
3rd Shade – A pure purple shadow. I have heard that it is quite difficult to make purple shadows pigmented. But elf has done a great job at making this super pigmented.
4th Shade – This is a bright candy pink colour with some silver shimmers in it. Shimmers look like a lot in the pan but on swatching, they aren’t too overwhelming.
Wearability, Staying Power
The shadows are best worn over a good eyeshadow primer. If you wear them without a good primer, they last only for 2-3 hours before fading. However, over a good primer, they last for a good 5 hours without fading much. Please note that this shadow quad does have a lot of fall out, so please be careful while working with it.
Overall I have to say that this eyeshadow quad is a good deal for money. 4 shades in 1 $ is really great value for money. The shades do a decent job. Not something what a professional would love, but definitely something a beginner could get to learn from. I love bright colours and if you’re someone who love bright colours and you’re on a budget, do try out some elf shadow.
More Photos, Swatches, MBF Eye Makeup Look
PROs of ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad
1. Very lightweight packaging.
2. Shadows are decently pigmented.
3. Fun, bright vivid shades.
4. Really inexpensive.
5. Shadows last decently when used with a good eye primer.
CONs of ELF Punk Funk Brightening Eye Shadow Quad
1. Texture is quite chalky.
2. Fall outs.
3. Low staying power without a primer.
4. elf isn’t easily available outside USA.
1. If you’re trying out such inexpensive eyeshadows, please invest in a good eyeshadow primer because they significantly improve the performance of eyeshadows.
2. Be careful while applying shadows with fall outs.
3. Remove this with a good makeup remover. Normal micellar waters aren’t able to take this off completely.