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ELF No Budge Shadow Stick Review / Swatches

Back in December, ELF relaunched the ELF No Budge Shadow Stick collection with new packaging and new shades. I was already a fan of their original formula, so when they relaunched the collection, I knew I had to give them a try to see how the new formula compared to the old one.

BUY HERE: ULTA / ELF US / ELF UK / Target

ELF No Budge Shadow Stick Review Swatches

ELF No Budge Shadow Stick

Play up those peepers—these easy-to-use metallic shadow sticks give you highly pigmented, buildable color that stays put.

The creamy formula glides on effortlessly as an eyeshadow or liner and allows you to create a range of looks, from everyday shimmer effects to bold smoky eyes.

The twist-up design offers easy application while the convenient built-in sharpener keeps your precision point sharp. Available in 12 multi-dimensional shades.”

ELF No Budge Shadow Stick Review Swatches

The ELF No Budge Shadow Stick collection has had a whole makeover in terms of packaging. They now have colour co-ordinated packaging to show the shade inside the stick, and it has a metallic finish which looks very chic considering they’re just $5 / £6 each. 

ELF No Budge Shadow Stick Review Swatches

The old versions of the ELF No Budge Shadow Sticks had matte black plastic packaging, and then there was a ring around the base to show the shade. It wasn’t very easy to tell them apart if you owned multiple shades, like myself, but the formula was really good.

ELF No Budge Shadow Stick Review Swatches

Key Benefits

  • Long-wear metallic hues
  • Creamy, blendable formula applies easily and won’t smear or crease
  • Can be worn alone or under your favorite eye color
  • Twist-up design with a built-in sharpener

From the twelve shades on offer, I chose the ELF No Budge Shadow Stick in the shade Magnetic Pull which is the prettiest, shimmery taupe.

ELF No Budge Shadow Stick Review Swatches

I love taupe eyeshadows, but this shade is so pretty, and looks a little brown if you apply it sheerly on the lids or lash line, but it can be built up to look more taupe/grey too – as shown in the photo above.

Sometimes when a brand reformulates a product, it ends up being a disappointment, but the formula is pretty much identical to the old formula. It’s super creamy, easy to blend and very pretty. Plus, it’s long wearing too.

They couldn’t be easier to use, you just ‘draw’ on the lid with the stick, and then blend with your fingertips, or a blending brush to soften the edges. They work nicely when worn alone, but also as a base for powder shadows, and I can’t wait to try more shades.

BUY HERE: ULTA / ELF US / ELF UK / Target

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