Wednesday, November 17, 2010

e.l.f. Drama Quad Review & Holiday Party Looks

I am a firm believer that no matter what your makeup style is and no matter what other products make up your makeup collection, everyone needs a matte white eyeshadow and a black shadow. The best matte white in the universe is Cloud Coverage by Glamour Doll Eyes, and nothing will replace it in my heart, but I have to take into consideration that with the sale, the white in this quad cost me twelve and a half cents. (BTW, the best black shadow I have encountered is Storm from Mary Kay.)

One huge note of praise I have for this quad is that the white is matte- no sparkle or shimmer at all. The silver and dark grey are so glittery that if the white had been sparkly, too, it wouldn't have worked as well. You need something matte in there to balance it out. The black also has a little bit of sparkle, but it isn't glittery like the silver and grey, so you really can use these colors together in harmony. LOVE that!

First up is a sort of "Home for the Holidays" smoky eye, perfect for family get togethers that aren't fancy, just fun.

This uses the white on the brow bone, silver on the lid, a very light application of the dark grey in the crease and a bit of the black along the upper and lower lash line.
Next I wanted to do a dramatic look, perfect for Christmas parties where you're getting dressed up and want some drama!

This uses the white on the upper half again, but I pressed a bit of the silver over it very lightly to add the glitter. I have the dark grey on the lid and the black applied in the crease and along the lash line.

I would totally recommend this quad! I don't do a black/silver smoky eye often, but you can use the black and white with SO many other looks, it's totally worth the $1!

Coming soon: the Katie-inspired guide to eyebrows!

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