e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pot, Review and Swatches

e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots (0.19 oz/5.5 g)
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Review and Swatches
Eyes Lips Face or better known as e.l.f just came out with their version of a cream shadow base that can be used as an eyeshadow or eyeliner. They have nine colours in total and unfortunately, e.l.f. is only sold in US stores, but you can buy them online. Which is what I did! They retail for $2 on the e.l.f. website, which is super cheap. I grabbed mine for only a $1 because I got in on a great 50% off sale. I snagged all nine to review for you all.

e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Review and Swatches
I wish I could tell you all that these are dupe for Maybelline's Color Tattoos, but they aren't. The website says that you can use them as eyeshadow or eyeliner, but I like to use them as a cream base. Powder shadows can be applied on top of them easily enough and the colour will stay all day. 

I experimented applying them with my fingers, a fluffy eyeshadow brush and a cream shadow brush. I found that the fluffy eyeshadow brush was best to blend them out. Once the product is on your eyelid, you have to work fast to blend them out before they set....which boy, do they set. They do not move, so if your looking for some long-lasting cream shadows...these are the ones for you.

I also want to point out that the darker colours - Poppin' Praty, Ocean Bound and Hit the Town loose their gusto a bit once blended out. Which is kind of a bummer as they swatched beautifully. 

The packaging is plastic, but durable. You just have to be careful to twist the caps on them to ensure the product does not dry out. 

Pearls of Wisdom

Frosted white with sheer pigmentation that is buildable

Ain't that Sweet

Frosted light pink with sheer pigmentation that is difficult to build up

Gotta Glow

Frosted yellow gold with sheer pigmentation that is difficult to build up

Back to Basics

Metallic bronze with sheer pigmentation that is difficult to build up

Brownie Points

Metallic deep brown with strong pigmentation that is buildable 

Cruisin' Chic 

Metallic taupe with sheer pigmentation that is difficult to build up

Poppin' Praty 

Metallic deep purple with strong pigmentation that is difficult to build up. The colour loses the metallic finish once blended.

Ocean Bound

Metallic deep blue with strong pigmentation that is difficult to build up. The colour loses the metallic finish once blended.

Hit the Town

Metallic blue-toned grey with strong pigmentation that is difficult to build up. The colour loses the metallic finish once blended.
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Pearls of Wisdom, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Pearls of Wisdom


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Ain't that Sweet, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Ain't that Sweet


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Gotta Glow, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Gotta Glow


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Back to Basics, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Back to Basics


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Brownie Points, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Brownie Points


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Cruisin Chic, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Cruisin Chic


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Poppin' Praty, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Poppin' Praty


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Ocean Bound, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Ocean Bound


e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Hit the Town, Review and Swatches
e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pots, Hit the Town

All in all, I like these. For a $2 price tag they do their job pretty good. My favorites are Cruisin Chic and Hit the Town. Should you pick them up? Why not! They work great as a base for any of your eyelooks.

Let me know your thoughts!
Do you love or hate cream shadows?

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