ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Olive Review & Swatches


By Sristy Sagar

ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream-Olive


Hello everyone, Today I will be reviewing an Eyeshadow duo from famous and affordable brand ELF. Products from this brand are not easily available in India so when my brother was coming from aboard, I gave him my shopping list which also contained these Eyeshadow duos from ELF. I have heard a lot about their product and I always wanted to try them out. Let’s move to the review.


ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream Olive


Price: $1

About ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream:

If you’d like to add depth & dimension to your eyes… compliment your natural eye color… or just draw more attention to your eyes, then you’ll love our Essentials Duo Eyeshadow. With 2 beautiful powder eyeshadows in 1 convenient component, our Two-in-One Makeup lets you wear each gorgeous shade alone or together for a dramatic effect.


ELF Duo Cream Eyeshadow Olive


My Experience with ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream-Olive:

ELF Duo eyeshadow Cream is available in 8-9 shades I guess and I will be reviewing the shade “olive” for you all. Elf duo eyeshadow comes in round packaging which has two compartments in it. Both the compartments contains equal amount of eye shadow. The lid is transparent which makes it easy to identify the shade if you have many shades from this range. The lip shuts tightly and the packaging is sturdy which makes it travel friendly.


ELF Cream Eyeshadow Olive


The shade olive contains two eyeshadow shades. One is “light green” and the other is “brown” shade. Both the shades are creamy and they also contain subtle shimmers in them which are not chunky. The shades are gorgeous but I love the green shade more as it’s very unique and I don’t own this shade. The texture is creamy which spreads easily and applying it is super easy. Since the texture is creamy, it’s a little greasy too. I usually dab tissue on my lids after applying this eyeshadow to minimize the greasy feeling it gives.


ELF Duo Eyeshadow Olive fingerswatch


The pigmentation is average and you need 3-4 swipes to show the color. Since the pigmentation is average one can use it during daytime as its very light. When used alone it smudges and vanishes if you rub it with your finger. Using it an eyeshadow is not a good idea as the saying power is also low and it stays for maximum 2 hours on eye lids. I don’t use it as eyeshadow in fact I use it as base for my powder eyeshadow. When used as eyeshadow base, it increases the sating power of powder shadows and keeps it intact for long hours. It also makes the color stand out and that is why I love using it as base.


ELF Duo Eyeshadow Olive swatch


Overall, I think at this price tag you can’t expect more so I just use it as eye shadow base without any complain. 😀

What I like about ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Olive:

  • Super duper affordable
  • Packaging is cute and transparent Texture is creamy
  • Easy to apply
  • I love the unique green shade
  • Wearable during day time as the pigmentation is not dark
  • Can be used as base for powder eye shadow
  • Increases staying power of Eyeshadow when used as base

What I don’t like about ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Olive:

  • Not pigmented
  • Can’t be used alone as Eyeshadow
  • Gives a greasy feeling
  • Smudges when used alone
  • Stays for 2 hours only


ELF Duo Eyeshadow Olive eotd2


Rating: 2.5/5

Will I Recommend ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream Olive? As an eyeshadow the duo fails to tempt me but as eyeshadow base it works perfectly. Si, I will not recommend it to anyone. But if you are willing to try it out for the affordable price then you can get it to use as an eyeshadow base.

Have you tried ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream in Olive?

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