When I ordered a few bits and pieces from ELF on Boxing Day, I received this palette for free! Thanks, ELF! I don’t have the biggest eyeshadow collection but have been wanting to experiment with colour a little more, so 100 shades have definitely been a welcome addition to my stash.
Although it’s safe to say that some of those colours will never be used, I’ve been having quite a bit of fun trying out different looks. I’m especially pleased with the selection of neutrals, as those are my go-to eyeshadows and can be combined with nearly everything. I’ve also been using the greys for a smokey eye look and have been quite pleased with the results.
As you can see, the colour selection is massive and although there are a few similar shades, none of them are quite the same. I especially like some of the marble shades, they add a cute little accent to the palette. I’m not entirely sure about the quality of the product, it does smell a little bit cheap and I don’t think I’d use it on an every day basis. I also find the packaging really flimsy and definitely won’t be carrying this anywhere. Both of these points are reflected in the products price tag though, so I wouldn’t complain about it too much. While the colours stay on the lid quite well with a primer, they aren’t revolutionary and cause a lot of fallout when applying and many of them are really chalky and need to be built up quite a bit.
I’m glad this product was free, because I don’t think I’d be too happy to have spent money on it, even if the price is low. I’m sure I’ll get a fair bit of use out of it, but don’t think I’ll be repurchasing. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, but it just doesn’t live up to the company’s Baked Eyeshadow Palette!
Do you own this palette? What do you think of it?
The ELF 100-Piece Festive Marble Eyeshadow Palette is available from the ELF website. It is currently in the sale for £7.50 and usually costs £15.00.