The new E.L.F. Studio Mascara & Shadow Shield ($3) was supposed to make my life easier dude but I nearly poked an eye out using it.
This handy and quite innovative tool has a flexible silicone shadow shield which you can hold above or below your eye to catch eyeshadow fall out or mascara smears. It’s completely reusable, washable, and perfect for makeup application.
It’s just tricky to use.
A long time ago in a land no so far away I discovered eyeshadow shields but I must admit that after a brief love affair with them I wandered away and didn’t look back.
Fall out is a bitch, fact, but I find placing some sort of shield under my eyes during eyeshadow application kinda screws with my technique. Hey, not that I have much of a technique but no reason to hinder it eh?
Now shadow shields are far more forgiving to use when compared with E.L.F.’s nifty little tool as they are a matter of peeling and sticking under your eyes. The E.L.F. Studio Mascara & Shadow Shield you have to hold in place as you apply eyeshadow or mascara.
I purchased it for eyeshadow fall out as I don’t have issues with mascara smearing. It’s handy and it does a great job of catching loose eyeshadow no doubt. The silicone is rather large and fits comfortable under your eye while protecting not only your eye area but part of your upper cheek as well.
My issue was I can’t chew gum and walk at the same time. I found it tricky holding it under my eye as I applied and blended eyeshadow. I dunno why it was an issue for me but it was. I felt like I was juggling as I applied eyeshadow and it wasn’t a pleasant feeling.
This one has potential but it also has a learning curve. You have to be willing to use both your hands during eyeshadow application and if you’re the type that likes to hold your lid a certain way as you apply eyeshadow you might need a third hand just to hold the shadow shield in place.
I’m going to keep trying.
Nifty but I found it a little difficult to use.
For $3, it’s well worth checking out for yourself.
Available now at www.eyeslipsface.com