These sets of 2 shadows and an eyeshadow brush were $5 each. I think I got them for half off though as elf is always having sales.
It's hard to tell in the pictures but the jars are like 1/3 full. I don't mind really as I would never use up a full jar anyway.
|From left- Beachy, Dreamy, Outdoorsy, Earthy|
I am actually really impressed with these. These are some of favorite products from elf. I like that they don't contain talc. Also look how pigmented and sparkly they are! I didn't experience any fallout either. The colors are just complex enough for my tastes and I especially love Outdoorsy. If you didn't know there came from elf, you would think they were from a really good mineral makeup seller. They aren't chalky at all, but apply smoothly and I didn't have any problems with fading either.
Here are the mineral eyeshadow brushes compared to the eyeshadow brush from elf's $1 essentials line.
Compared to the $1 brush, the bristles are stiffer,more coarse, and not nearly as soft. I've had that $1 brush for over 5 years and have never had any issues with shedding or anything. for me, the mineral brushes work best for patting color on my lid while the essentials brush I can pat or sweep and even buff the color on.
I never would have known this if I hadn't bought two of the brushes, but look how different they are. You can also see how different in the side view in the picture above this one. They are like totally different brushes. The one on the left has longer, flopper bristles and feels less dense. The one on the right has shorter stiff bristles of varying lengths.
I am using the same pressure to push down on the bristles of each brush. You can see how the one on the left is a lot floppier than the one on the right. Quality control for the loss!
- These sets retail for $5 each on elf's website but I have also seen them at Target in store.
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