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In December 2015, I received some products from e.l.f. Cosmetics.
I took this picture from my Instagram. I already reviewed e.l.f. Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Toast on the bottom right and e.l.f. 3-in-1 Mascara on the top right. For this post, I will review the eyeshadow palette on the top left.
e.l.f. Clay Eyeshadow Palette in #81924 Smoked to Perfection
Where to purchase: CVS, Target, Kmart, and online at elfcosmetics.com
Price: $6 for 0.26 oz/ 7.5 g
Made in China
Description from the package: These richly pigmented and silky smooth powders blend effortlessly onto the lid. Infused with Kaolin Clay to help create long-lasting wear. The palette of five shades help brighten, sculpt, and define.
Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, PTFE, Nylon-12, Kaolin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarines (CI 42090).
Thoughts: When I first saw this on Instagram, the first thing that came to mind is that it's my type of palette.
Now for the swatches...
Here's a look I did with the palette...
MustaeV 10 Lip Pro Palette on my lips.
e.l.f. Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Toast on the lid. I blended it out with top middle on the crease and outer v.
Kiss True Volume Lashes in Posh.
Dose of Colors in Stone from the Terra Collection on my lips.
Now for my overall opinion... First of all, the packaging is small. It makes it travel-friendly where you can put the palette in your pocket. With that said, it doesn't come with a brush so you do have to carry one with you. You can carry one of those sponge applicators or even use your fingers. I prefer not to use my fingers but that's my personal preference. Secondly, it can be versatile but it's not versatile. I know that doesn't make sense. It's versatile in the sense that you can wear it in daily basis. Then you can smoke it out for the night out. It's not versatile in the sense there's no highlighter color under the brow. You can use the lightest one on the far left but it'll have a lot of sparkles. I'm not a big fan of sparkles under the brow. Third, I felt some colors were more pigmented than others. It didn't look that way when I swatched them on my hand but when it came to applying, it was a different story. I had to apply multiple times on the lid to get color. When I have to work harder than I need to, I'm not a big fan. I honestly believe shadows need to glide onto the eyes effortlessly. Lastly, the lasting power was all day long. It did not smudge or came off.
* Comes with a mirror.
* Great for day to night out.
* Did not smudge.
* Lasted all day.
* If you carry the palette, you need to carry a brush.
* Might need extra shadows for an entire eye look.
* Some shadows are not pigmented; need to work harder to apply onto the eye.
Would repurchase: No.
Rating: 3/5 Tobey's Paws
Other e.l.f. products reviewed/swatched:
Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyesahdow
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.