Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Leopard Diva ft. Color Elation Loose Eyeshadows!

Some of you may have seen my recent post introducing 
the Color Elation eyeshadow collections. And if 
you haven't seen the post I recommend taking a quick gander!

As I state in that post Color Elation is a small company
that makes loose eyeshadows... as of now there are
4 collections that have 4 eyeshadows each.
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Products Used:
Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation in Bamboo Beige
Sally Hansen Summer Bronzer
NYC Sun n' Bronze Highlighter in Heatwave
Beautique Lip Liner in Natural 
NYC Liquid Lip Shine in Nude York City
NYC Brunette Brush on Brow Kit
Color Elation Eyeshadows in: 
Ginger, Serengeti, Purr, & Nocturnal
MAC's Eyeshadow in Blanc Type
NYC Liquid Liner
Model 21 Eyelashes in Style 43+45






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The Review

Basic Info:
Can be purchased on the online store: Click Here
Price: The collection of 4 eyeshadows is $21.00
but they are on sale for the month of August for $17.95 ! 

Packaging:
The packaging of these loose eyeshadows is great! Although
it doesn't have a sifter I think that the caps are amazing because
no loose eyeshadow comes out after closing it... meaning
you can have it stored properly without worrying about a mess. 
The eyeshadows come packaged beautifully! In a pretty leopard bag!


Quality:
I am amazed with the quality of these eyeshadows! As you can
see the look came out amazing! I applied them all wet (foiled) to 
get the added pigmentation but I also used them dry to
blend out the rough edges. I recommend using flat brushes
to apply and a stiff blending brush like MAC 217 or ELF dollar
line blending brush. The eyeshadows pack on easily and once applied
wet do not have much fallout. One thing I wish would be added is 
perhaps a light MATTE eye shadow to use as a highlight. 

Top Left: Ginger
Bottom Left: Serengeti
Top Right: Purr
Bottom Right: Nocturnal 

Individual Descriptions:
Ginger is a light taupe brown with very cool undertones... 
but once it is wet it has a champagne sheen to it. 
Serengeti is a cool toned medium-dark brown that has
olive and gold tones in it once wet... It is the color 
that mostly changes!
Purr is a warm maroon brown with copper flecks throughout it
once wet it turns more of a bronze. 
Nocturnal is a straight up black... dark as night. And
super duper matte! It is great as a liner! 


Swatches are as follows (left to right):
Ginger dry then wet 
Serengeti dry then wet  
Purr dry then wet
Nocturnal dry then wet

Pros:
Affordable
Great pigmentation (when wet)
Ok pigmentation (when dry)
Beautiful collection colors
Gorgeous packaging
Cons: 
A little hard to work with, just like
any loose eyeshadow.
Only available online


* Disclaimer: Color Elation sent me the loose eye shadows 
complimentary for purpose of review. All opinions are my
own. My thoughts and beliefs are not affected by it. 


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