e.l.f. Black

I still haven't splurged on another bottle of CND Blackjack, which is my absolute favorite one coat black creme so today I decided to check out my bottle of e.l.f. Black, that I purchased last year off their website during a sale.  At only $1 a bottle and with constant sales including a lot of free shipping with orders of x amount (right now it's with orders over $25), this is definitely a much cheaper alternative.  But does it work as well?  I also have to mention that the bottles are slightly smaller at only 0.35 oz instead of a China Glaze bottle at 0.50 oz.

I used a base coat of Seche Natural, ONE COAT of Black and a top of Seche Vite.  I do hate that the bottle top is rectangular so it never lines up properly with the bottle.

In the sun it looks a little streaky.  If I was wearing this as its own color (and not a base for something else) I'd probably use at least 2 coats. 

In the shade however, the color looks more opaque.  As I said, I'm mainly just using this as a base for other colors (sheer ones, glitter or shatters) so it works well for me.

Indoors with the flash and again you can see that the pinkie is a little streaky but really, for a dollar?  I'm not really complaining.  Currently this and many of their other colors are sold out, but they might be restocking soon?

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