Thought I'd share some swatches of E.L.F. At first, I was hesitant to try them due to mixed reviews I've been reading. But for the price, I know I won't be guilty if I throw them if they' re really that bad! Haha!
What E.L.F. has to say about their polishes.
This color-lock formula with chip resistant shield gives long lasting nail color with high shine. The aerodynamic bristle design glides color on flawlessly, while the quick dry formula gives perfect application every time. Key nutrients give nails that natural shine, infused with Vitamin E for stronger, healthier nails.
Our formula is FREE of: Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP).
Net Wt: .35oz (10ml)
|INGREDIENTS||AS SEEN IN|
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Nitrocellulose, Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Red No.6 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)
I'm surprised to know that ELF's polishes are big-3 free! For the price, I don't expect them to be. The brushes though are not perfect (I want them flat not rounded) but their workable. I like that they don't have that strong polish scent. I like the bottle too. Unfortunately, while in transit the boxes got deformed and the colors in the bottle got a bit separated (argh can't find the right word to describe LOL). Rolling them in my palm solved it though.
On to the swatches:
|Bubble Gum Pink|
I love everything I got! My favorite though is Mango Madness, an orangey pink one, and this comes from someone who's not into pink polishes! I originally ordered Passion Pink, but they gave me Mango Madness instead. Oh well, glad they made a mistake!
Another thing I noted, package inconsistencies: Same shade, different print! LOL!
I'm loving Chocolate too, rich brown shade! Dark Navy on the other hand reminds me of Sally Hansen's Blazing Blue. Smokey Brown and Mod Mauve are perfect if I want a work appropriate polish although I believe my officemates are already used to my out of this world choice of nail colors! LOL! I want to try Mint Cream, Lilac and Desert Haze next!
Any recommendations? Do you like any of the shades I posted? What's your favorite? Lemme know ok?!
PS. I'm not sure if these are already locally available, if you can't find it in stores, you can check these babies at my multiply store =)