Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach


Hey “BD beauties”!

If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you would know that I recently hauled a few elf products! If you haven’t read that you can check it HERE. I did review the eye liner and primer already and had not yet reviewed the all over color stick so here is my review on it! J

The all over color stick is known to be an almost universal product by elf. Elf says that you could use both on your lips, cheeks and eyes. The shade i got it in was golden peach which by its looks almost like a light bronzy shade. Initially purchased it to be a highlighter but it quite disappointed me. Read on to know why :)

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

What elf tells about this product

This 3-in-1 Color Stick adds a beautiful glow to your eyes, lips, or face! Get gorgeous color that illuminates and instantly conditions skin for fresh and natural color all day long. Blend anywhere you would like to highlight and brighten like your cheeks and brow bones.


My experience with the product
On my face
Since my purpose to purchase it was to be used as a highlight on top of my cheek bones, that’s what I tried it as first. It was a complete disappointment! I was expecting it to give a nice glow to the cheek bones but instead I looked like a glitter ball! The glitters in it are just too big to be used on your face! Even as a blush, it wouldn’t work right with the obvious glitters. The shade however, is a lovely apricot shade which is a shade great on Indian and srilankan skin tones!


On my lips
Again a big no! If you’re wondering if it could make a great lipstick, forget it. The formula is extremely drying on the lips and doesn’t make it cute. Again there go the glitters spoiling the product. Although the shade is a lovely one for the lips, the glitters make it funny. However, it would be a good product to use on top of you lipstick and just in the centre of your lips.
On my eyes
This is the only way i could make this product work for me. I used it as a base for my eye shadows, and it keeps them in place really well. It also creates a lovely base making the shadows look alive and bright! You could also use this as a cream shadow and coat some mascara and you will be good to go!

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

Overall longevity:
I did have it on as a highlighter for an entire day in order to be able to tell you how long it lasted. I would say the colour lasted about a good 5 to 6 hrs after which i certainly did look like a clown because it was just glitter on my cheekbones.
On my lips i couldn’t keep it long because it was drying them so this wouldn’t be something to put on your lips anyway.
On my eyes like i said, it was a great base! It kept the shadows in place for a good 6 hours and didn’t crease.

Packaging:
The product comes in a twist up kind of package which is a good way to be able to use on the eyes especially. The product package is not flimsy what so ever, the cap shuts close firm as well.

Pigmentation:
The amount of pigmentation is just right for a color stick of this sort. It’s not completely opaque but for the $1 it’s perfectly satisfactory.

Scent:
It has a really nice tangerine like scent which is great for fruity scent lovers like me. However if you don’t like it I wouldn’t recommend you buy it as the scent is kid of strong!

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

What’s great about this product?
  • Works well as an eye shadow base
  • Good packaging
  • Just a dollar

What’s not so great?
  • It is not usable all over as it claims
  • On lips it’s pretty drying
  • It has chunks of glitter making it not works as a cheek highlighter
Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach

Review and swatches: Elf all over color stick in Golden peach


Overall verdict
If you were intending to purchase it as an eye shadow base or just to use on your eyes i would definitely recommend it but if your purpose is as a highlighter or lipstick, it’s a definite no! Also if you don’t like strong fruity scents, I don’t recommend it.
Hope this review helped you!

Xoxo Jeeshan
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