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Elf Studio Single Eyeshadow (Amethyst)

Amethyst looks amazing in the pan. Now, if only I could say the same when it was swatched. I don't know why, but they all turned brown! I thought my brush was dirty so I reswatched it. Then I changed to another brush and tried with my finger too. Only the foiled one turned up purplish.

It's purple on the brush and my finger but when I transfer it, it will definitely turn brown.

So I decided to use different bases. I'm using the Elf Duo Cream Shadows in Blueberry & Berry Mix. Blueberry made it darker, like a dark brown. The light shade in Berry Mix made it shimmery while the darker shade made it a deep purplish red. However, none of them really looked like the original colour in the pan.

On eyes over NYX Eyeshadow Base. It's more purple on my eyes but still not as purple as I wanted it to be.

Lined eye with Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in Sky Blue

Full faced, one eye has Coffee Bean while the other eye has Amethyst.

Hmm.. I quite like how these turned out. With a good eyeshadow base, they're not bad for the price.

Product says : The beautiful soft texture melts into the skin for a vibrant color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer the color to achieve the desired intensity. Apply wet or dry for a fabulous look that never creases or fades. Blend color onto eyelid with an eyeshadow brush, layer on color for desired intensity. Apply dry for a more subtle look or wet for a dramatic look and for longer wear.
Ingredients : Talc, Mica, Nylon-12, Silica, Iso-Octyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Triacontanyl PVP, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Mica (CI77019), Tutabuyn Duixude (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090).
Size : 2.75 g / 0.097 oz.
Price : RM 10.45 / $3
Bought from : Elf Cosmetics
Made in China

Pros : Cheap, has mirror, nice casing, intensity can be adjusted
Cons : Appears brownish instead of purple, not very pigmented, a bit chalkier than Coffee Bean
My conclusion : I prefer Coffee Bean over Amethyst but I would still wear it. Just wished it was more like the colour in the pan! Just like Coffee Bean, it's beautiful just by itself and doesn't need to be matched with other colours.


  1. This was very nice!
    Good on you.

  2. how did u purchase elf product in malaysia?

  3. Through spree holders on :)


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