I have reviewed Elianto products in the past (here and here) and so I shan’t get into details about the brand. With that said, I have collected these 10 single eyeshadows over a period of time and I bought the palette separately.
I don’t remember some of the names of the older ones because I never imagined I’d ever start a makeup blog 😛 . What I shall do is give suggestions for possible equivalents to these older eyeshadows in their current eyeshadow lines. However, the newer ones that I have, I managed to get the necessary information for this review.
The palette. It is plastic, has some texture on its surface and does not include a mirror.
My eyeshadow selections. Weird selections huh?
I’ll get into each individual pan. I arranged it according to how I use them so I apologise if it is a little scattered. 😛
First, the top row.
First colour on the top row is a dark brown colour. Although not apparent, the colour has some glitter that gives it subtle sheen. This is an older product that comes in a metal pan which is no more the case with the individual Elianto eyeshadows as they have switched to plastic pans. The new equivalent would be in the Splendour line in the shade 12; Roasted Brown.
I am following the order from left to right so the next colour is the gold colour. It is really glittery and frosty. Similar to the previous pan, it is an older one that comes in a metal pan so I don’t know what is the name of the colour etc. The other thing is I don’t think there is a newer equivalent. 😦
The next one is the matte bright purple colour. This is also one of the older eyeshadows that come in the metal pan. The equivalent would be in the Ardour line in the shade 09; Purple Sky.
Next is a frosty dark blue colour with blue glitter in it. It is also the older one in the metal pan. The new equivalent would be in the Luminous line in the shade 13; Sapphire Blue.
The next one is a matte brown colour. I guess the editing has made it look like a warm brown but it is actually a cool tone greyish brown. This is one of the newer ones that come in yellow plastic pans from the Ardour line; it is in the shade 11; Venus Brown.
Moving on to the bottom row.
First one is a matte black eyeshadow. It is an older one, in the metal pan. The equivalent is in the Splendour line in the shade 15; Thunder Black. The greyish cast is perhaps due to some powder that has fallen onto the pan causing it to appear grey but it is definitely black!
The next one is a matte brownish ochre colour which is from the Ardour line in the shade 10; Sienna Gold.
The next one is a bright pinkish red colour from the Ardour line in the shade 15; Scarlet Red.
Next one is a light sky blue colour and it is an older one in the metal pan. An equivalent would be in the Sheen line in the shade 05; Evian Blue.
The last colour in the palette is a sweet muted pink colour from the Ardour line in the shade 14; Ballet Pink.
I have hand swatches. The ones below were taken with flash.
I have added thumbnails of the eyeshadow pan pictures and these pictures that were taken without flash.
I also got the opportunity to use these shadows on my friends and I have two looks to show. There is a third look which is, again, my picture on the right which has some of these colours used. Just a disclaimer; I am NOT a makeup artist.
I used Ardour Sienna Gold as transition colour and Ardour Earth Brown in the crease. I also used some other eyeshadows.
I used Sienna Gold all over the lids and Earth Brown in the crease. I also used some other eyeshadows.
For this look I did use some of these eyeshadows on my eyelids but since my eyes are open it isn’t visible in this picture. However, I did use the gold (old one) as highlight on the high points of the cheeks, on the nose and also my brow bone. Using gold to highlight is pretty standard for Indian dance makeup because it superfluously highlights facial features to allow every expression to show on stage.
Individual eyeshadows from Elianto that come in both frosty and matte finishes. Each pan has 2g of product which is a pretty substantial amount. The pans sold now are made of plastic.
Price: MYR 10.90 (for the Splendour, Ardour, Lustre and Sheen line eyeshadows) and MYR 14.90 (for the Luminous, Safari and Madigra line eyeshadows). Elianto always has discounts and promotions so prices can come down as low as MYR 5 per pan! The empty palette retails for MYR 25.90.
Where to buy: Elianto booths nationwide and also online at www.elianto.biz
They are very pigmented.
Some shades blend very well.
They are smooth, pick up well (both with a brush and the fingers) and deposit on the eyelids very well.
A wide selection of colours and they come in both matte and frosty finishes.
Price is a huge plus for the amount of product in the pan.
Some shades can be a tad bit streaky and patchy especially the matte shades.
Some of the newer ones are a little powdery and may result in fallout.
The plastic pan deters use of magnetised palettes (unless improvised).
These are nice eyeshadows and the cons are things I can work around. They are not just affordable, they are actually cheap. Great for experimentation! Some shades are a bit of a miss so I’d suggest doing a swatch first before purchasing.