Apologies for being so quiet – I have some pretty crazy things going on at the moment. We have decided to move to Dallas, Texas this summer, so I’ve been scheduling renovations, sorting and packing – I have a shockingly large amount of stuff in this house. It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been here 17 years, and you can accumulate some serious stuff. So I’m balancing selling one house, moving a family of four, and buying another. Send me some good vibes – I really want to be sane after this is all over.

But in the midst of all of this, I found the new e.l.f. Studio Prism Eyeshadow in Sunset. I had heard murmurings that it was a new formula, so my interest was peaked. At $10, how bad could it be?

e.l.f.Studio Prism Eyeshadow

The formula is indeed interesting. It’s almost creamy and it seems to morph into powder. But it’s kind of loose, like a pigment. But stickier. So you have to be paying attention when you load your brush. It goes on smoothly and blends really well.


As pretty as this shadow is, it disappears in the matter of a few hours. I can’t get more than 3 hours, tops. The e.l.f. Studio Prism Eyeshadow will absolutely not stick to my eyelids no matter how much primer I use. It defies Urban Decay Primer Potion. It essentially defies any primer I throw at it.

So, I guess maybe if you don’t need your shadow to last but a few hours, this might work great for you. I need a little more time, though. I may not wrap up my day in three hours. But I’m willing to consider that it might just be my oily eyelids and the wrong primer. If you’ve gotten it to work, share your secret, because I really want to like this palette.

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