Eye Lips Face Warm and Cool Palettes Review
If you’re following me on Instagram and/or my facebook fan page you’ll know that when I stumbled upon a Super Target a few days ago I thought I had died and gone to Cheapskate Heaven.
Isn’t she pretty?
Needless to say, this store carried just about every single drugstore makeup line out there. Better still, everything was neatly organized and the ELF options were fantastic. Since I really do have just about every eyeshadow palette under the sun, I knew I should turn and run, but these pretty little things were only $5 each! Who could resist? Just WHO??
Elf “cool” palette
Elf “warm” palette
As you can see above I went right into the warm palette and went HAM on a monochormatic “magenta” eye.
My thoughts? These palettes are GARBAGE! Yup, you read that correctly. Garbage. And you KNOW I likes it cheap, but c’mon elf! If Shany Cosmetics can put together a HIGHLY pigmented 40 color palette for about $12 bucks, why can’t you?
You have no idea the pains I went through to try to get the elf palette to work. As usual, I used my elf primer and topped it off with NYX’s jumbo eye pencil in milk (when applying bright shadows a creamy white base helps the shadows to pop especially against darker skin tones), but even that wasn’t enough. I had to PACK on this shadow, and by PACK I mean 8-10 dips back and forth from the pan to my eye, pan to my eye. And can you believe that despite these efforts the shadow refused to be applied evenly? Yup, I had to wipe off my right eye and start all over again. WHO has that kind of time? I gave up on trying to get the light pink shadow I placed in the inner corner to stay put. No amount of base, jumbo eye pencil, primer could get that mess to stick to my lid. And the fallout? EVERYWHERE.
I guess I’ve been so spoiled by Shany Cosmetics, BH Cosmetics, and Coastal Scents that I assumed I’d be getting the same quality, but was I EVER wrong. Even Wet n’ Wild palettes, notorious for their propensity for fall out, put these elf shadows to shame. If you’re looking for a relatively small palette with a ton of color choices for ANY season, grab the Shany Cosmetics Palette cited above. It has pretty much the same color options as these two palettes combined and rival high end shadows in terms of quality. Thank GOD Target has a great return policy so these suckers are going back. PRONTO.
Anyone else been disappointed by ELF palettes?