Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review | Elf Smudge Pots

I have now mentioned these little pots of creamy shadows several times now (see here & here). So without further ado, here is a review on the Elf Smudge Pots. There are nine total shades ranging from pearly white to deep blue. I picked up four of them: Back to Basics, Brownie Points, Cruisin Chic, and Poppin Party.

 Back to Basics | Warm Gold (similar to UD's Half Baked 
& I have heard similar to Maybelline's Bad to the Bronze)
Brownie Points | Warm Deep Bronze (similar to UD Smog)
Cruisin Chic | Pinkish Taupe (similar to UD Liar & Mugshot)
Poppin Party | Deep Blue-toned Purple

All the shades I have are a satin-metallic finish with rich pigmentation. They are easy to blend making it simple to apply, even for a cream eyeshadow newbie like myself. I found it a bit difficult to get into the pot, so I use a synthetic eyeshadow brush to pick up the product and apply to my lids. Then, I use my finger to blend it out. They dry to a powder finish making them perfect to wear on their own, in addition to other shadows, or to layer under other powder shadows. You can see Back to Basics on its own in this post here. My favourite shade is Cruisin Chic. It goes perfectly with my go-to Naked 3 shades. I layered Mugshot over Cruisin Chic in the below picture. I start with the Urban Decay Primer Potion and have no creasing or signs of wear even after long days (& workouts!) At two dollars a pot, these are a steal. I ordered mine off the elf website. They are always running promos!

Did you pick up any of these? Which colours are your favourite?


  1. Those are gorgeous! Especially with the blue of your scarf. Are these the crazy-long-wearing kind of cream shadows that don't budge without makeup remover or are they a little more forgiving? Thx! Great photos!

    1. Def long wearing, but I haven't had any problems with removal. I swear by the Target Brand Eye Make-up Remover-it's removes anything & everything.