Sometimes the most innocuous looking products turn out to become firm favourites – which is what happened when I tried e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duos (£4.50 each). They cost less than a fiver and come in suitably basic packaging, but they have earned their place in my make-up bag in just a short space of time.
Each e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo contains a complementary matte and shimmer shade. And not only are the colour combinations very pretty; the colours themselves are impressively pigmented. They last well and are very easy and pleasing to blend. I’ve been using the Tea for Two colourway (on the right in the photo above; the other one is called Peach Squad) every day for the last couple of weeks. Usually, however, I add in a third, slightly darker, brown shade in order to create depth and a slightly more dramatic look. The shimmery copper/rose gold shade is extremely flattering with blue eyes – it really makes them “pop”.
I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve tried so far from e.l.f., the American budget beauty brand which recently became available over here in Superdrug and online, and e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo is one of my favourite products to date. I can’t wait to try the other, bigger, eyeshadow palettes. Have you tried e.l.f.? How did you get on?