ELF launched their brand new Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow Collection back in November, and I purchased a few shades when making an ELF order, to give them a try.
I really like the ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows, and think they’re really great dupes for the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows, so I was intrigued to see what the metallic formula would be like compared to the glitters.
“Get an amped up eye look with this formula packed full of pearls for a high shine, reflective, one-swipe metallic coverage.
Formulated for comfortable wear, this long-lasting opaque liquid eyeshadow delivers high-impact, multi-dimensional metallic in a quick-drying gel base.“
The ELF Big Dipper Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow is one of eight different shades, and are £5 / $5 each. The Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows have a metallic, shimmery base with lots of glitter, whereas the Liquid Metallic Eyeshadows are free from all glitter, and are just about the shimmery metallic finish.
Each of the shades have the same packaging as the Liquid Glitters, even the white lids. I do wish they’d chosen a different colour for the packaging as there’s no way to tell the liquid glitter and liquid metallic shades apart without picking them up and reading the names.
They each have a flattish, doefoot applicator which you can use to apply the shadow directly onto the eyelids, or you use a brush to pick up the product from the doefoot. I personally prefer to use my fingertip to apply both the liquid glitters and liquid metallics.
The ELF Big Dipper Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow is a light pink, and it’s a lot more pink than I thought it would be.
In the swatches on the ELF website, Big Dipper looks more like a rose gold, but it’s very pink, It’s a very pretty eyeshadow, and the formula is nice and easy to apply, without fading, smudging or creasing all day long.
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