e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow {Review}

This post contains affiliate links Pros: Mousse texture, pretty shades
Cons: Super glittery, tons of fallout, difficult to apply, weird texture, limited shade collection

I picked two of the “safer options”—Toast and Celebration—when I purchased the Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow during the e.l.f. Black Friday sale last year. As an aside, definitely don’t cave during the Black Friday sale and do wait for Cyber Monday. It was a 50% BOGO versus a straight 50% off. My husband could not understand why I was upset with myself.

e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow

Rating: B-
Price Tag: $3.00
Shades Available: 8 Shades
Where to Buy: eyeslipsface.com

I think these are e.l.f. dupes of Maybelline’s Color Tattoo eyeshadow, but I don’t know for sure since I don’t purchase from Maybelline.

The Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows aren’t bad exactly. It’s more like they have a designed for a very specific purpose (nights) and I don’t really have the opportunity to wear them. And even if I did, I probably would choose to wear something from Silk Naturals. At $3 a pop, I don’t feel compelled to wear them so they sit in a makeup box.


The shadows are packaged in little plastic jars with black lids. They are similar, though not exactly the same, as what you find with mineral eyeshadow. Probably 3g jars.

e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow packaging

There are no sticker labels of any sort on the jars, so you’ll have to commit the shade names to memory.


They have that weird spongy, mousse texture, similar to the e.l.f. Studio Cream Blush.

e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in
Toast and Celebration

I have had some difficulty applying the shadows. I first used my fingers due to the mousse-y texture, but found that an eyeshadow brush works better (thankfully). I apply more eyeshadow than desired with my fingers and there’s a lot more fall out. It’s also harder to get it out with fingers. With a brush I am able to apply thinner layers and blend them more thoroughly.

The eyeshadows are very buildable for those of you wanting a super sparkly look.

Despite the mousse texture, the formulation can be on the flaky side and contributes to tons of fallout.


e.l.f. produces a limited selection of seven shades.

Both of the shades I purchased are on the neutral spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they’re any safer for day wear. They are very metallic and very sparkly. The shadows contain both tiny and large glitter flecks.

I generally rebel against the idea that people my age (thirty-something) and up shouldn’t wear glitter eyeshadow, but even I would hesitate to wear them during the day. Much better suited to nighttime wear.

Swatches of e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in
Toast and Celebration


A light, neutral gold with lots of shimmer.

Of the two shades I purchased, Toast has a smoother consistency.


This is a cool-toned, silver grey shade with lots of glitter.

My Celebration is much flakier than Toast and has more fall out.


Final Thoughts

Unless you’re late teens/early twenties, you should probably keep these e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in reserve for nights and parties.