e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Review

Saturday, 6 April 2013

I own four of these Elf mineral shadows and I wanted to give you my thoughts on them!
The colours I own are natural, golden, caffinated and confident. These shadows are all natural and contain no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.

From left to right: Natural, Confident, Golden & Caffinated 

There are a total of 28 shades in the collection with a pretty good selection of colours to choose from. All of the shades in the collection are shimmery apart from 5 which are matte.

Firstly the price is amazing. At just £3 each you can't go wrong. Elf are a brand known for their high quality products at low prices with items starting at as little as £1.50. You get 0.85g of product and a tiny amount of shadow goes a long way. 

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow

The loose shadow comes in a small round screw top pot with a four hole sifter. This is to prevent the shadow going all over the place and spilling everywhere when you open the lid. I store my eyeshadows upside down to see the colour name at the bottom so most of the product sits at the top. Just be careful when you open them!

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow in Natural
The shade natural is a pinkish champagne colour with gold shimmer.  

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow in Golden
Golden is a pale warm gold colour with gold shimmer. 

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow in Caffinated 
Caffinated is a bronze colour with golden shimmer. 

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow in Confident
Confident is a taupe colour with purple undertones and silver shimmer. 

From left to right: Golden, Natural, Confident & Caffinated
(applied dry)

The pigmentation of these shadows is fantastic. You only need to put the smallest amount onto your brush. They apply very smoothly and I found the fall out to be minimal. I would recommend using an eye primer underneath these shadows to minimise fall out and to ensure they adhere to your eyelid and last all day. I have worn these shadows several times out clubbing and I found that they lasted really well and didn't settle into the creases in my eye.Some of the shimmer does drop down onto your face after about 5 hours. 

These shadows are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. You can use them dry for a more sheer everyday look, or wet to intensify the colour and to get a more metallic finish.  You can use more than one shade in the same look as they blend really well together. I have also worn them on top of eyeshadows to add more shimmer. The lighter shades in the collection would work well as highlighters on the inner corners, brow bone and cheek bone areas. 

Overall these loose mineral shadows are a fantastic product by Elf. There are so many colours to choose from and play with. 

Heres the link to get your hands on your own!


I hope you enjoyed this review!


  1. These Mineral shadows are amazing! I just wish they put more product in them, I have to repurchase some shades already ;)

    1. I use mine sparingly so I have quite a bit left. Apart from when I leave the lid off and it spills everywhere! LOL x



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