I’m a massive fan of the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows, but they’re £24 per shade, so I’m always looking for drugstore dupes. The ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow collection launched back in January via the ELF website, but they only made their way to Superdrug relatively recently.
ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
I have to be honest, I’ve heard really mixed reviews on the formula, especially for the brighter shades but as they’re only £5 each, I bought a couple of shades to see what the formula was like.
“This gel-based formula is long-lasting, quick-drying and 100% eye-catching! Get an amped up eye look with one-swipe glitter coverage. Formulated for comfortable wear and minimal fall out, this opaque liquid eyeshadow delivers high-impact, multi-dimensional glitters and pearls in a quick-drying gel base. Just in time for the Holiday season, these 8 shades are perfect for a fun and vibrant look.“
The ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow collection includes eight shades, and each of the shades is packaged within a rectangular plastic tube with a white cap. The packaging is almost identical to that of the Stila version, except Stila has gold accents. The shadows each have a doefoot applicator, just like the Stila version too.
From the eight shades on offer I bought Flirty Birdy and also Disco Queen, but the one in this post is Flirty Birdy which is a light bronzey gold with a sheer base and lots of golden glitter particles in different sizes, so they really catch the light.
A strange comparison, but I find the Stila version to be more ‘wet’, in that you feel how wet they are when you apply them to the lids, and you have to allow them to try. The ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow doesn’t feel wet, and sets down almost instantly on the lids.
The ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow has a really great formula that really is comparable to the Stila versions, yet the ELF version is almost £20 cheaper which is crazy.
This particular shade has a sheerer base, but you can build the intensity up, and it does layer well too. For £5 each, I can’t recommend the neutral shades enough, and the fallout is minimal which is rare for a liquid glitter shadow.
You can find the ELF Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow right here.