My first experience with e.l.f was a few years ago, when I bought the older version of this palette. I was just getting into makeup and I couldn’t resist the price tag for all that eye shadow. I had so much fun with it and created a ton of makeup looks. Sadly, it met an untimely end on bathroom floor when I dropped it and most of the shadows splattered all over the place. After that, I never really came across them again in my trips to Target.
Fast forward to early December while shopping for my aunt and sister for Christmas, I found it this Pro Eyeshadow Palette ($10) on e.l.f’s website. So figured since I was being such a good niece/sister, I deserved a little treat for me, right?
This eyeshadow palette comes with 100 shadows that cover the entire color spectrum in a nice and sleek package. It also comes with an assortment of shimmer and matte finishes and a nice little mirror and applicators. One thing I really liked about the palette is that all the colors are grouped together, so it’s easy to create looks without searching all over the place for them. Even the matte and shimmery versions of each side are next to each other. There’s every shade imaginable in this collection so you can definitely have a lot of makeup fun.
My two biggest complaints are with the shadow’s themselves. While they show great color in the packaging, it’s a hit or miss when it comes to pigmentation. Some shadows (like the green and blues) have good color once applied, while others (like some of the browns and pinks) are barely visible. What they do have in common is that they are all look light so if you’re looking for a deep rich beauty look you’re better off using them with some of your other favorite eyeshadows or a base for some oomph. Another aspect of the palette I was disappointed with the shadow is very powdery so you have to be careful you don’t apply too much at a time. Otherwise it will fall on your lashes and cheeks and you have to do a bit a clean up afterwards.
With all this being said, I would still recommend it – as a complimentary palette to your other shadows.
For $10, you can find ways to make this shadow work.Sometimes you need a light, subtle powder to play second to a bright highlighter shade. These can also work as a great layering shadow for a smoky eye.
Have you used this e.l.f palette? Is it worth the $10?
*FTC Disclosure: This product was personally purchased.