A few years ago, ELF was one of my all-time favourite makeup brands. I owned a huge amount from them and made frequent online orders. I was so disappointed when they stopped selling in the UK and felt so jealous of international bloggers trying their newest products. So, you can imagine my delight when they relaunched their website and became available in Superdrug – both in store & online!
One of my favourite products from ELF have been their eyeshadows, especially their Prism palettes. So, when I saw the Best Friend Eyeshadow Duos, I knew I wanted to give them a try.
The ELF Best Friend Eyeshadow Duos contain both a matte and shimmer eyeshadow that compliment each other perfectly. There are five shades available on the ELF website. Out of the four shades that I own, Peach Squad is the one that stands out most to me. It contains a warm toned golden shimmer shade and a matte peach.
I have worn the duo in a few different ways but my favourite is to apply the shimmer shade all over the lid & then blend the matte peach messily into the crease and the lower lash line. Although simple, it is a beautiful warm toned look that I feel would work for all different skin tones.
I was worried that the matte shade may be a little chalky – like so many cheaper eyeshadows that I have tried in the past. However, this is not the case with the Best Friend Duos. Both shades are nicely pigmented and have minimal fallout. They blend well and do not necessarily require an eye primer, although I would always recommend using one.
I must admit, I was a little surprised when I first saw the Best Friend Duos. They were definitely smaller than I expected for £4.50, but this is not necessarily a negative point – I just need to read descriptions more thoroughly in the future! The plastic casing feels sturdy and protects the eyeshadow well. I have used this in my travel makeup bag a few times now and have not had to worry about the powders breaking.
My makeup collection consists of a lot of eyeshadow palettes and if I am honest, often find my collection very overwhelming. So, having little duos like this are perfect for when I need to create a look in a rush. I am honestly so impressed and would 100% recommend trying them, especially as they are only £4.50!