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Friday, September 28, 2012

E.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches!

Last week E.l.f was having a really good sale online so I decided to indulge in some products. If you are unfamiliar with what E.l.f is it stands for Eyes Lips Face. It is an affordable makeup brand that you can purchase at Target, Kmart, and online. I have had hit and miss experience with this company but lately they have been putting out some awesome new products. I reviewed some other things I bought recently here! Like I said they were having a great sale online so I purchased a bunch of products. I have had about a week to test some of them out and I wanted to give you my thoughts on them. As I have said before these are kind of initial first impressions. If I have any other thoughts on any of my reviewed products I will post an updated review.

This eyeshadow palette caught my eye because it reminded me of the Sephora Moon Baked Eyeshadows which I love but at a fraction of the cost. You get 10 eyeshadows for $10 which isn't all that bad. Let's take a look.
                                    These swatches were done on bare skin without a primer!
 
 
PROS:
-I like the packaging a lot. It is almost identical to the packaging of the Sephora Moon Baked Eyeshadows. It is sleek and pretty well built. I also like that is came with a nice full size mirror which is great if you are using this palette to travel anywhere.
-The price! $10 c'mon that is awesome.
-Sheer but easy to build formula. As you can see from the swatches the eyeshadows are fairly pigmented on their own. They were surprisingly dark and smooth which I didn't expect. When wearing them I discovered that you could also build them very nicely. That means that you can add more layers of shadow to achieve a darker look. Also these eyeshadows work fantastic when wet.
-I like the range of colors that you get here. You get nice neutral colors but you also get some dark colors. I also like that you get a nice bright blue in case you want to add a little pop
- Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin...that's what the website claims....that can't be bad can it?
 
CONS:
-My only real complaint is that the eyeshadows don't seem to blend together all that well. I found that when I tried they kind of turned into all one color. However, the shades are very nice on their own
-You do need a light hand when you are using these eyeshadows because they are a bit delicate which tends to make them powdery!
 
 
Overall this is a nice little palette. I was pleasantly surprised since I didn't really expect much to begin with. It is def worth the $10 that I spent and I just might pick up the other palette they offer!

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