I bought this eyeshadow even after reading a handful of reviews saying it pretty much totally lacked pigmentation and sucked, because it looked so fucking pretty. I got it for half price ($1.50), and so I figured I wouldn't hate myself too much if I ended up with someone inside my head doing the "I told you so" dance.
|e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow in Enchanted|
The swatches below show it dry without primer, dry with primer, wet with e.l.f. Lock & Seal, and wet with water. On the left, the part where you pretty much don't see anything at all: that's without primer. I used the same brush to swatch it over my favorite Wet N Wild primer, and it's much prettier. It works nice this way on the eyelid, but it's sheer.
|Swatches of e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow in Enchanted (left to right): dry, dry with primer, |
wet brush with e.l.f. Lock & Seal, wet brush with water
|Swatches of e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow in Enchanted after wear test (left to right): e.l.f. Lock and Seal vs. water|
|Comparison swatches of e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow in Enchanted|
and "eyelid" shade from Wet N Wild Coloricon trio in Sweet As Candy
I do not regret buying this eyeshadow at all. It's a bit more finicky than usual, but since I always need primer anyway, I don't mind much. I'll take the slight increase in hassle to have such a spectacularly pretty eyeshadow for $3 or less. But now you know what it's going to take to make it work, if you're considering picking it up.