Hi girls! Today I am going to review one of the e.l.f $1 Eye Brightening Quads in Nymph Dreams! It's the perfect little quad for the summer trend of wearing pastel shades on the lids, and the minty green shade is just perfect for that subtle wash of color on the lids!
The four shades in this quad include a light pastel yellow with hints gold- such a pretty color! A minty pastel green which is so on trend! The last two shades include a shimmery taupe which comes out as a satin finish like the rest of the shades in this quad and a nice golden bronze! There are no mattes and the most shimmery are the yellow and the bronze shades.
The packaging isn't so great and gets messed up pretty quick but for a DOLLAR you really can't complain! It's compact and gives you four completely different shades to play with which is a plus for me! :)
Here are swatches from this quad with an eyeshadow base-the e.l.f Eyelid Primer, underneath.
I have to admit, I wasn't expecting such pigmentation at all! The shadows go on so SMOOTH, and with or without a primer, three shades from this quad are pigmented enough for me! The minty green color, that's the one that does need a base underneath in order to really show, but perhaps that's just my medium skin tone. On lighter skin tones, this shade would be great even without a base underneath! However, the real reason why you require a base underneath these shadows is for them to adhere to something. These do have quite a bit of fallout too. On their own these aren't going to stay very long.
On the positive side, are the four varying shades in this quad, which allow you to experiment with different looks. I like how they've paired a minty green with these neutral colors, which is great for a pop of color on the eyelids.
Here's two completely different looks I've created using this quad. One's a very graphic winged liner I drew on with a wet angled brush using the green shade only and the other is a more subtle look with the yellow in the inner corner and browbone, mint green on the lid and the taupe shade in the crease for the slightest of definition!
-Shadows are smooth and not chalky
-Pigmentation is good enough, some better than others
-Amount of product is good enough
-Shadows do have some fallout
-Do not stay long without a primer
|3/5: Hmm, Why not!|
Thanks for reading, I hope you liked the post and the looks. Do you own any e.l.f Eye Brightening Quads? Which one's your favorite? Comment down below, I'd love to hear from you! Follow my blog if you like! <3