|Elf Studio Cream Shadows Clockwise: Bronzed, Candelight|
Teal Party, Purple Pleaser
|L-R: Candlelight, Purple Pleaser, Bronzed, Teal Party|
I'm a big fan of these products. They are amazing in two ways: 1) as an eyeshadow base and 2) as a stand alone lid color when you're on the run. They're creamy, but not so emollient that they'll crease. Matter of fact, they never crease at all and are very long-lasting whether or not you top them with a powder shadow. The only con I can think of is the bulky packaging that makes it a chore to store. Other than that this is a complete shining star in my collection.
Finally, I highly suggest using your finger to apply these. I don't typically prefer doing this, but in the case of these cream shadows it makes a huge difference. When I first got Dawn I didn't like it but soon realized this was because I was using a concealer brush to apply it like I normally do with cream shadows. Your finger works much better with this to really work it into your lid and get it blended properly.
Bottom Line: Amber LOVES <3<3<3<3<3
Just a note: If you purchase this product and you feel that it is a bit dry, contact E.L.F.'s customer service and they will probably send you a new one or refund your money. When I received Dawn, I noticed that it seemed a bit drier than what I'm used to with cream shadows, but it still performed well so I figured that was just how it was supposed to be. However, when I received these last 4 shades, I could feel how much more creamy they were than Dawn and wish I had known that Dawn wasn't supposed to be that dry when I first got so I could have done something about it then.
In other news, 2011 is almost over and in a little while we'll be ringing in the new year. I, for one, couldn't be more excited to bid adieu to this year and start 2012 with a fresh start. This hasn't been my best year but I'm really optimistic about the future. Are you sad to see 2011 go, or are you rolling out the red carpet for 2012?