Friday, September 28, 2012

ELF studio baked eyeshadow swatches and review

 ELF's description of the product :
"The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting and shimmering color can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation, offering a variety of gorgeous eye looks!"
 Product packaging :
Compared to the other two baked product recently came out with their studio line, the baked eye shadow packing didn’t impress me at all. These come with a clear bubble top that snaps shut when close. The bottom is a really cheap black plastic that holds the dome shaped eye shadow. I mean you honestly can’t really complain, but I mean compared to a lot of their other product packaging, this one might be the worst in their studio line. And the fact that they still have the really tiny ass round sliver stickers on the back with ant like lettering, they need to fix it. Please elf, I love you but you gonna improve this packaging.\

Color Pigmentation/ Payoff :
Currently the baked eye shadow comes in 6 shades. I have only 5 out of the six since the gray shade doesn’t excite me and I rarely use slivers for my daily looks anyways. The five shades I have is:
*Note: swatches have three swatches; first from the left one dry, second one on primer, third one foiled/ applied wet*
 Enchanted (golden tangerine color with golden sheen); I know it looks like orgasm from Nars but it’s just the camera fooling you guys
 Pixie (baby pink color with a light pink sheen)
 Toasted (warm coffee brown with golden sheen)
 Burnt plum (jewel tone plum purple with sliver sheen); this color is very much like the regular single eyeshadow from the studio line “Raspberry truffle”
Bark (chocolate brown with golden sheen)

All of these do have a natural sheen to them, which I would describe them as a satin finish. Its actually really nice, and all of their baked product has this type of sheen. It gives the face a really nice natural glow. All of these are quite pigmented by themselves, but they do work better with a primer. I don’t really like to use them wet, but you could. Just some advice if you do want to use it wet, pat and don’t drag.

Texture :
Think…a smooth rock in an eye shadow form LOL. Fail description. But it’s the exact same texture as a MAC mineralized product. I do like that it does have somewhat of a silky texture to it but it isn’t hard to pick up product. I’d give this product a pass :).

Smell :
This is an unscented product :D. Yey!

Lasting power:
This has a pretty good staying power for about 4-5 hours before it faints if used by itself, but if you use a primer with this then it will last longer. I’d say for in day at school, so about 6-8 hours before it faints.

Price :
These go for $3 each but you can always get these for $1.50 when they have their studio line 50% coupons which you can find if you go to Google and type in “elf coupon code” or use the website that I always use, retailmenot :D. Also, don’t forget to sign up for ebates since you get 4% off every time you shop there and the site to join is completely free…so why not?

So which ones are your favorite colors?
Are you going to try these out?
Have you seen these around?


  1. thanks so much, this is amazing! i've always wanted to try them but wasn't sure but this really helped me <3 thanks :)

  2. Aww no problem! Thanks for reading my post :), i appreciate it!

  3. I have these they are amazing

  4. Thanks for this review. I am looking for a particular color.
    Is there any chance that Pixie or Enchanted are similar to the fourth color in the first row of the e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow palette (California)?
    I'd really appreciate you may answer

    1. I would say that pixie is more of a pinky shade with a slight purple duo chrome. The one in the studio baked eyeshadow palette is not as intense. I would choose the single over the one in the palette. Enchanted is close enough to just skip. If you have the palette already, don't even bother. They look close enough to just stick to one or the other.



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