Friday, December 17, 2010
E.L.F Quads: Ethereal
I love my neutrals whether it be shimmery champagnes or light taupes, so of course I had to get E.L.F's $1 quad in Ethereal. While I do not care much for the shimmery stark white or orange shades, I do enjoy the other two pale shimmer shades.
The shimmery peachy pink and taupe shades are smooth and quite pigmented and make great neutral lid colors for everyday wear. They are the obvious favorites for me out of the palette and I can see myself reaching for these often if I'm in a hurry to get ready.
The above swatch is done dry with no base and the shimmery peachy pink shows up the best. The other two shades are decent but are just average shadows compared to some of the better E.L.F shadows. Over an eyeshadow primer and base, I have no trouble getting the colors in Ethereal to show up on my skin and to stay for the rest of the day. However, I wish there was a darker color included in this quad so that I could do a whole look with one quad. I have to mix the shades in Ethereal with other shadows to complete my eye look. I would recommend this quad because it is affordable and you get two usable colors which can create a simple natural eye.