As I may have mentioned before I have a hard time keeping eyeshadow on my lids, eyelid primer is a huge help but I also enjoy using a base like a MAC Paint Pot, Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoos and more recently ELF’s All Over Colour Sticks.
I have the ELF All Over Colour Sticks in two shades, the lighter Spotlight and a darker browny/bronze shade in Toasted (although they come in a great many other shades). I love them both, especially because they’re a bargain at £1.50 each. They are designed, as the name might suggest to work on various parts of the face but the colours I have, seem to work best for me in the eye area – I just can’t rock a bronze lip.
They come in a white tube which you twist and a clear lid to cap. They’re a bit like mini but fat lipsticks and whilst the packaging is fine, I find them a lot easier to use if I depot into a small jar or tub.
I like them both equally but for different reasons and that might be because the formula is oddly different. Spotlight is creamier and sticky feeling so I don’t go straight for full-on eyelid action with this one. I tend to use it as an eyebrow highlight, for a quick dab in the inner corners of my eyes and for a cheek cheek highlight. The colour is a light, almost champagne colour with a pearlescent finish. It blends well as a highlighter if you take time, and happily doesn’t add too much sparkle.
I do use it as a base for eyeshadow as it really evens out the veins I have on my eyelids but because the consistency is so sticky and just a bit too creamy I make sure to wear an eyelid primer underneath (I reviewed some budget eyelid primers).
Toasted is more stable in consistency and unlike Spotlight, it doesn’t tend to melt if you look at it. It doesn’t work as a highlight for me just because I’m so pale but if you have darker skin tone than oooh SNOW or have a hint of a tan it might work really well as a highlight. Where Toasted stands out for me is as as a base for eyeshadow. It doesn’t smudge, budge, melt, crease and the colour looks really good under a variety of shadows or even on its own for a subtle but pulled together look. No need for eyelid primer, I literally put this on when I leave the house in the morning and it is still in place when I come to take my make up off in the evening.
Have you tried any of these? Any recommendations for other colours or other ELF products in general?
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