ELF Punk Funk Essential Eyeshadow Quad Review+Swatches

 ELF says their Essential Eyeshadow Quads have a "luxurious smooth, pigmented formula" that "provides your eyes with a bright and beautiful sweep of rich color. The formula blends into skin for a long lasting, beautiful effect. Each quad is comprised of 4 coordinating shades that allow for both natural and dramatic looks." ELF offers six color combos, my review features Punk Funk. These quads sell for just one dollar. ELF is cruelty free. These eyeshadow quads are made in China.

 ELF's Essential Eyeshadow Quads have very simple packaging, The palette is white with a clear flip top with the ELF logo printed on it in silver lettering. The shade name can be found on the back of the palette. The eyeshadows are separated into four triangular pans. I like the way this arrangement looks, but I find it difficult to work with. Only the smallest brushes fit into the pans. For some reason, ELF decided to include a very tiny, poor quality mirror along with a sponge tip applicator.
 I've come to expect mixed quality from ELF's Essential Eyeshadow Quad, and Punk Funk lived up to that expectation. While all four eyeshadows are decently pigmented, there are a variety of texture issues that I'll touch on in the individual shade descriptions. For the most part, these shadows blend decently, though its easy to over blend them. Over a primer, ELF's Punk Funk wear well, lasting seven to eight hours with moderate fading and no creasing. The darker two shades will cause some staining on fair skin like my own.

Shade 1 is a chalky off white shade with a satin finish. This eyeshadow is very chunky and crumbly in the pan. This cream colored shade is very easy to blend, despite its problematic texture.

Shade 2 is a matte, true blue. This shadow is quite pigmented and it feels soft in the pan. Any hint of softness departs as soon as you apply this bold blue shade, it resits blending and is a general pain to work with.

Shade 3 is a cool, matte purple. This shadow offers decent pigmentation, but it applies quite patchily and can be just a little difficult to blend.

Shade 4 is a bright, cool pink with a load of silver glitter. This eyeshadow is very pigmented, but it loses it''s potency during blending. The glitter particles aren't bound well to the base shade, causing fallout during application and wear. This hot pink shadow causes loads of powder pick up, so the glitter has infected the other three shades.
ELF's Essential Eyeshadow Quad in Punk Funk is super bold. This garish color scheme would be fun for a party or Halloween, All four of Punk Funk's colors are well pigmented, but each is plagued with it's own textural issues. Overall, this set of four bright eyeshadows is passable if you want to play around with bright colors. 

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Paraffinium Liquidu(Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, MethylParaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)

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