March 29, 2016

E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow ($4) are a new, limited edition liquid cream eyeshadow that launched with the E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Spring 2016 Collection.

E.L.F. Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

I love that E.L.F. is branching out to include limited edition seasonal collections. This collection comes in different packaging than the standard and Studio Line with splashes of aqua.

Let’s take a look!

E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow is available in four shade selections, and although promoted as a liquid eyeshadow I felt they were more a sheer eye gloss versus a liquid or a cream formula. Each shadow features a sponge applicator which allows you to easily swipe color on and blend.

I purchased three of the four shades and only one of the shades, Molten Bronze, had ok color payoff where as the others provide a sheer wash of color. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but if you were expect pigmented eyeshadows these sadly aren’t it.

E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Swatches (Brushed Cooper, Liquid Gold, Molten Bronze)

E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Swatches (Brushed Cooper, Liquid Gold, Molten Bronze)

E.L.F. Brushed Copper Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Brushed Copper Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Brushed Copper Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Brushed Cooper

E.L.F. Liquid Gold Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Liquid Gold Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Liquid Gold Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Liquid Gold

Brushed Copper and Liquid Gold were the two sheerest shades. These two shades brought a bit of sparkle to my lids but color wasn’t necessarily evident and I needed to build a good deal to get any color pay off at all. If you’re going for a natural, nude eye look these might work but I admit I had hoped they’d have some pigmentation to them. Molten Bronze, as I said above, was the best shade as it provided a nice wash of shimmery brown to my lids plus it’s super easy to apply and blend out for quickie looks.

E.L.F. Molten Bronze Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Molten Bronze Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Molten Bronze Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

E.L.F. Molten Bronze Molten

Although these are marketed as having a metallic finish I felt they were more shimmery. The formula is thin yet creamy with a very easy to blend formula that doesn’t set super quickly so there’s plenty of time to work and blend color properly. I wore them with and without primer but felt the wear was best with primer as both the lighter shades ended up creasing right across my eyelid within a two hour period. The darker shade to hold out much better without creasing but it did fade considerably at around hour five. With primer, I was able to get a strong seven hour wear without creasing or fading.

If you like lighter, sheer washes of eye color you might just get on fine with E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow. Personally I was a little disappointed in the color pay off and could see myself raving them much, much more if they were all as nicely pigmented as Molten Bronze.

These are available now at elfcosmetics.com.
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