Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad in Butternut - Review, Photos, Swatches

ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad in Butternut is not my first eye shadow from ELF. I was hesitant to get this (and any of their eye shadow products for that matter) because my first purchase was a huge disappointment. I got the creamy ones (the duos in pots), and boy they creased and was too sheer for my liking. It was only when Christine  posted swatches of some of their Brightening Eye Color sets that I finally gave ELF eye shadows another chance. 

Still apprehensive, I did a little more research about these quads and finally decided to get Butternut. I think this is the most popular since its featured on lots of makeup tutorials online. Its the safest choice for me since I go nuts about neutral palettes because you can never go wrong with them. 

It is safe to say that ELF really redeemed themselves in my book with this quad. I am seriously in love with it! I've been using it since the day I got it. I love the texture and how good the color payoff is. There are minimal fall outs which can be avoided by tapping the excess shadow from your brush before applying it directly on your lids. I also love how the shimmer is just right. I really hate glitters in my makeup. 

Plus its so affordable and easy to tote around. How can you go wrong with that? :)

ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad in Butternut

swatch with flash
swatch without flash

PROS: shades can be worn from day to night, very versatile and classic, color payoff is good, its pretty long wearing but I suggest you use a good eye primer underneath, very affordable and locally available
CONS: Just like my cry on most palettes, I hope they have bigger mirrors and better quality brushes.


 I will definitely repurchase!  

Where To Buy:
ELF Brightening Eye Color Quad in Butternut
Watson's or SM Department Store, P129.75


  1. this one is definitely one of my faves! it's so tempting to get all the palettes because they're all gorgeous colors :)

  2. Great blog! I also have this quad from ELF and I find myself using this more than my other quads just because its neutral. Very wearable for daytime make up! New follower here!

    Hope you can support a newbie blogger! :-)

  3. yeah, and they are perfect colors for autumn 2012 fashions.

  4. I'd like to try one of these products, soon; para maiba namn ang itsura ko, hihihi...