ELF Eyeshadow Quad in Matte Mauve:Review & Swatches


Hi All,

After dabbling with the ELF Highshine glosses for a while, I decided to dabble in some other of their wonders the most popular being the $1 range. It has fascinated me for so long that when my pal got a few goodies from abroad last year, I dint hesitate to grab a few. This eyeshadow quad was one of the goodies I picked just because of the word mauve. I thought it would be sooooo amazing after watching some videos on YouTube, but then again maybe I shouldn’t have been so enthusiastic…this is soooo not worth it…not worth even that $1!! Read to know more…


Read ELF Candy Shop Lipgloss Review

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About ELF Eyeshadow Quad In Matte Mauve:-


Luxuriously smooth, pigmented formula provides your eyes with a bright and beautiful sweep of rich color. The formula blends into skin for a long lasting, beautiful effect. Each quad is comprised of 4 coordinating shades that allow for both natural and dramatic looks. Built-in mirror and applicator included.

  • Price: $1
  • Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Paraffinium Liquidu(Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, MethylParaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)

Read ELF Eyeshadow Quad in Butternut
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  • Colors: First off, let me mention that all shades in this quad are matte without any shimmers. The 1st shade is like a light pale baby pink. The second is a neutral beige and looks a bit like MAC Moleskin. The 3rd color is a deep mauve and the 4th is a neutral pink.

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  • Pigmentation: All 4 shades are pathetic… P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C!!  I have never come across any other trio or quad wherein all the shades are useless. Look at he swatches and you’ll realise how much they lack in this department..And funnily enough. The color atleast shows up on my fingers..on my lids, it doesnt even show up this much! It shows up a tiny bit if I use a base underneath but hardly anything..


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  • Texture: The shades do feel soft to the touch..but tell me, what use is a good texture if there is nil color payoff??
  • Staying Power: Zilch!! No question of staying power if there’s no color on my lids to stay na?? 😉

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Picking this was one of the worst mistakes I made. I picked one Butternut quad and love it so much but thi sis absolutely disgusting! I now wish I’d picked another High Shine Lip gloss from the firangi stash instead of this! 🙁


elf brightening eye shadow quad matte mauve review + matte mauve swatches


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What I love about the ELF Eyeshadow Quad in Matte Mauve:-


  • Costs just $1. If it had cost more, people wud have broken down the ELF factory!

elf brightening eye shadow quad matte mauve review + elf swatches


What I dislike about the ELF Eyeshadow Quad in Matte Mauve


  • Horrible pigmentation
  • The sponge applicator is useless but I wouldnt have minded had the shdaes been good.
  • Crappy staying power
  • practically no staying power
  • Availability in India



  • Pigmentation: 2.5/5
  • Texture: 3/5
  • Staying Power: 2/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 2/5


Have you tried ELF Eyeshadow Quad in Matte Mauve?


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  1. Got ELF Cream liner from stylecraze in metallic olive, its really over priced their, didnot like it, ELF Stuffs are really below quality stuff, for 1 $ this eye shadow still is ok,but I would no more buy anything from their! Their blushes are soo bad, the studio ones are ok ok!

    • oh damn!! it isnt creamy or somethin Taps???

      actually ELF is a very tricky brand…..alot of products need t b verified b4 buying….some r really gud and worth it..but some r utter, complete duds!!

      • No yaar not creamy, its like bharat n dorris cream liners, dries up fast and not that creamy. doesnot show up on my lids, i dont have much dark lids, still doesnot show up! Not that pigmented! n price is Rs 449, so much! I got their natural radiance blusher in blushing which was a dud, their studio blusher berry werry was good, but not too good! yaa some stuff r good! But lipstciks i heard r not good!

      • I agree with Manya, I have used ELF a few times, thanks to a friend of mine who buys me nice stuff each time she comes from States, and the problem I have found is that the products at $1-$2 is okay (which means 50 rupees, roughly) but a lot of them are really tricky. So, I have invested in more expensive brands which are also, not duds.

  2. I guess butternut is a rare gem in this series Zee. i saw these eyeshadows in someone’s list of products they regret buying 🙁

    • i wish i had known about this b4 i picked it…total waste,,,thank god its not too pricey..warna all those who have this wud be hitting their heads against d wall!

  3. Oh its a BIG DUD! VERY BIG DUD! not even worth of 1$, Elf is like Biotique, hit to total hit and miss to fultoo miss! Nice piccys! I loved that breaking up Elf’s factory wala sentence 😀

  4. kyuki bored.. pyar mein dont ignore dat flower bg:p..i too lub my pebbles.:D.achha positoning change kardena pebbles ki:p

  5. I will jump with joy if they are!! After reading Zee’s reveiws I so wanted elf to come to India but its quite expensive here

  6. hawww 😐 Thank god it was for $1.
    “Staying Power: Zilch!! No question of staying power if there’s no color on my lids to stay na?? ”
    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    Btw when r u reaching Hyd. ?:-)

  7. awwww 🙁 Zaraaa … i wanted to pick one or two of these but thank god :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: glad you reviewed this honey :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:

  8. Hii All,
    This is my first comment on wiseshe
    I bought Elf waterproof eyeliner pen…it is good..its so easy to apply and plus its cheaper than L’oreal wala eyeliner pen…I also purchased Lip defining brush..which is so pathetic..it was so tampered and hard, will bruise my lips ..i sought for a replacement from stylecraze and they agreed..lets c wht comes next


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