elf Black Magic, Bling Bling, Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

Black Magic

elf Black Magic Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a translucent black base with flecks of silver glitter. This shade contained plastic (PET) glitter.

  • Sheer coverage
  • Watery, lightweight, thin
  • Difficult to apply evenly, did not distribute product well
  • Had good adhesion once dried down (no visible fallout)
  • Long-wearing (10 hours+)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.1 oz. - $60.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-lasting, quick-drying" and have "one-swipe glitter coverage" that has "minimal fallout." The Glitter range does contain plastic (PET) glitter, though it is suspended in a gel-based formula that dries down and has pretty good adhesion, so there's that -- but if you're not comfortable with plastic glitter around the eyes, you'll want to give the range a skip!

The liquid eyeshadow dried down quickly but I felt like I had enough time to blend out the edges or fix any unevenness without feeling like I was racing against the clock, but I would still recommend working on one eye at a time because the formula does fully dried down and will flake off if one attempts to blend it out after that.

The Glitter range was more prone to sheerness and appying unevenly. I could see these working for someone who is looking for a wash of glitter or would apply over another eyeshadow to add some additional glitter/sparkle. On their own, they were a real challenge to diffuse/blend out evenly, and they definitely did not build up in coverage. I would recommend using a flat, synthetic brush to try to lay down an initial layer, let it dry down a bit, and then try a fluffy, synthetic brush to spread out a little.

They had good hold with no visible fallout (to my eye) after 10 hours of wear.

Browse all of our elf Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glycerin, Mica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum, Sorbitan Isostearate Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Black Magic

PPermanent. $6.00.
F
F
4
Product
4
Pigmentation
4
Texture
10
Longevity
2
Application
53%
Total
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elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

Bling Bling

elf Bling Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.1 oz.) seemed to have a nearly transparent base with a moderate amount of silver glitter in larger and finer sizes. It seemed more sparsely-glittered compared to other shades so it was a little easier to use as a result. This shade contained plastic (PET) glitter.

  • Sheer to semi-sheer coverage
  • Watery, lightweight, thin
  • Difficult to apply evenly, did not distribute product well
  • Had good adhesion once dried down (no visible fallout)
  • Long-wearing (10 hours+)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.1 oz. - $60.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-lasting, quick-drying" and have "one-swipe glitter coverage" that has "minimal fallout." The Glitter range does contain plastic (PET) glitter, though it is suspended in a gel-based formula that dries down and has pretty good adhesion, so there's that -- but if you're not comfortable with plastic glitter around the eyes, you'll want to give the range a skip!

The liquid eyeshadow dried down quickly but I felt like I had enough time to blend out the edges or fix any unevenness without feeling like I was racing against the clock, but I would still recommend working on one eye at a time because the formula does fully dried down and will flake off if one attempts to blend it out after that.

The Glitter range was more prone to sheerness and appying unevenly. I could see these working for someone who is looking for a wash of glitter or would apply over another eyeshadow to add some additional glitter/sparkle. On their own, they were a real challenge to diffuse/blend out evenly, and they definitely did not build up in coverage. I would recommend using a flat, synthetic brush to try to lay down an initial layer, let it dry down a bit, and then try a fluffy, synthetic brush to spread out a little.

They had good hold with no visible fallout (to my eye) after 10 hours of wear.

Browse all of our elf Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glycerin, Mica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum, Sorbitan Isostearate Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bling Bling

PPermanent. $6.00.
F
F
5
Product
3
Pigmentation
5
Texture
10
Longevity
2.5
Application
57%
Total
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elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

Flirty Birdy

elf Flirty Birdy Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a darker peach with warm, more orange-leaning undertones and lighter gold glitter throughout. This shade contained plastic (PET) glitter.

  • Sheer to semi-sheer coverage
  • Watery, lightweight, thin
  • Difficult to apply evenly, did not distribute product well
  • Had good adhesion once dried down (no visible fallout)
  • Long-wearing (10 hours+)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.1 oz. - $60.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-lasting, quick-drying" and have "one-swipe glitter coverage" that has "minimal fallout." The Glitter range does contain plastic (PET) glitter, though it is suspended in a gel-based formula that dries down and has pretty good adhesion, so there's that -- but if you're not comfortable with plastic glitter around the eyes, you'll want to give the range a skip!

The liquid eyeshadow dried down quickly but I felt like I had enough time to blend out the edges or fix any unevenness without feeling like I was racing against the clock, but I would still recommend working on one eye at a time because the formula does fully dried down and will flake off if one attempts to blend it out after that.

The Glitter range was more prone to sheerness and appying unevenly. I could see these working for someone who is looking for a wash of glitter or would apply over another eyeshadow to add some additional glitter/sparkle. On their own, they were a real challenge to diffuse/blend out evenly, and they definitely did not build up in coverage. I would recommend using a flat, synthetic brush to try to lay down an initial layer, let it dry down a bit, and then try a fluffy, synthetic brush to spread out a little.

They had good hold with no visible fallout (to my eye) after 10 hours of wear.

Browse all of our elf Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glycerin, Mica, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum, Sorbitan Isostearate Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Flirty Birdy

PPermanent. $6.00.
F
F
4
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
4
Texture
10
Longevity
2.5
Application
56%
Total

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kjh Avatar

Makes you wonder if ELF thinks that a high percentage of their customers buy sight unseen….The sales would not suffer when the product …s. Brilliant, in a mildly Machiavellian way. It’s a pretty big poke at consumers, who would never buy this if tested. I see some Grace was given to the true F minuses. Inexcusable, regardless of the real reason those Dreckolas got to market.

BW Avatar

You have to wonder how many people this goes past to get released into the stores. And, all of them said “Yes! This is a great product for us to put out there.”

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