e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow
Bring a touch of natural beauty to your eyes with these soft, translucent shades that add subtle highlights for daytime or increased drama for night. With key vitamins A, B, C & E these eyeshadows hydrate and minimize the appearance of fine lines.
Available in an array of light-reflecting color options they can be worn wet or dry, together or alone, for countless shimmering styles and trends. The all natural consistency makes them incredibly easy to apply and blend for a flawless finish. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.
Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Boron Nitride, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate(Ve) , Retinyl Palmitate(Va), Panthenol(Vb), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(Vc). May Contain: Iron Oxides(CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarine Blue(CI 77007)
Zinc Oxide has natural healing qualities and is used to calm and soothe irritated skin and is an anti-inflammatory. It also acts as a physical barrier that provides excellent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Titanium Dioxide is also an important ingredient because of its ability to provide sun protection to the skin.Mica ingredient imparts a soft focus effect that creates a natural, healthy, and youthful glow that instantly fills facial lines to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.Silica delays the aging process by moisturizing skin and stimulating collagen re-growth and also helps deliver a silky feel. Retinyl Palmitate is a Vitamin A derivative that helps to reverse signs of aging. Panthenol is a B complex vitamin, aiding in skin moisturization. Palmitate is known to normalize skin. It will help to keep skin soft and plump. Clinical results have shown that vitamin A palmitate significantly increased skin composition to increase collagen, DNA, skin thickness, and elasticity.
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I purchased "Angelic" from elf's 50% off sale that they had about a month ago. I was looking for a color that was soft, light, and well "Angelic-like". Hence why I zeroed in on this particular color.
When I received my package, the first thing I did was try it on my hand. I should already have known how this game goes. Results on your hand are NEVER , I repeat NEVER the same as on your face. On my hand, it was exactly what I was looking for. It was stunning and beautiful. Subtle, innocent, and pretty.
When I tried it on its own, on my eyelid, it was a little pasty looking though. The consistency was powdery, it looked a little too dry, and it was missing that certain element that I love so much about mineral eyeshadows.
Then: I tried pairing it with elf's : Long-lasting lustrous eyeshadow in "Confetti" because I had read that pairing the lustrous eyeshadows with a mineral eyeshadow, looked superb and that it basically enhanced it overall. Well, enhance it did, but not in a good way. Now both "angelic" and "confetti" on its own have a hint of shimmer and a "glitter-esque" quality about them. Personally, I don't mind a little bit of shimmer and (at times) glitter in my makeup products. However this just made me look like it was the 90's and I was an extra in the movie "clueless". As if!! The consistency reminded me of pancake batter a second before its about to dry up. It was bad, and I swear it made my eyes feel heavy. So needless to say, that didn't work.
Then I tried it with elf's eyeshadow "ivory". It comes on it's own and it's apart of their "make your own" palate line. That just enhanced the "dry" feeling, although it was loads better then when I mixed it with "confetti".
So why the 3 stars? Well, I decided that I refused to let this go to waste and I would find some sort of use for it. My hopes were too high, to let me walk away without a fight. So I tried using it as a highlighter on my brow bone, and in the corners of my eyes. This worked out so much better and I was very pleased with the result. It looked soft, subtle, and I looked "awake" (which as a nurse is always a good thing!)
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