Second, to my love of blushes, I love cream eyeshadows. I actually don’t own a massive amount but it’s definitely what draws me to a brand, the quality of their cream eyeshadows.
Elf already has a stellar gel eyeshadow in their studio band, the Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows, but they came out with a cream eyeshadow for their essentials brand last year that costs $2 called their “Smudge Pots“.
I snagged mine at a kiosk at Walmart, but sadly these were the only two shades they stocked. This bothers me a little because there were 6 slots with 5 of these hanging on each…and only two shades. I’d like to see some more shade selection in the instore kiosks, elf! But I am highly satisfied with the shades that were available, they’re neutrals I knew I’d definitely use.
So the two shades I got were Crusin Chic, the taupe shade on the left, and Brownie Points, the copper/bronze shade on the right. I found these to be very true to color on the lid and both dry down to a shimmer finish.
Let’s talk about this formula. They’re smudge pots, so when you first apply them you have time to smudge it, blend it, layer it, etc. But then they set. And they don’t. Freaking. Budge. Seriously, I couldn’t remove these from my eyelids at the end of the night. I tried two oil-based makeup removers and I still couldn’t get all the eyeshadow off.
Keep in mind that I have typically dry eyelids. They do get oily as the days go on, but eyeshadows tend to last fairly long on me. So these might not have the same staying power for you if you have oilier lids.
elf Smudge Pot in Cruisin Chic & Brownie Points, Review & Swatches at A Thing of Beauty!
Overall, I’m very happy with these eyeshadow pots, they do a great job in all the major areas: pigmentation, staying power, finish. And they’re only $2!
Click here to check out these smudge pots online!
I’d love to know what you think, have you tried these cream eyeshadows, too?
Thanks for reading,