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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Product Review: E.L.F The Beauty Encyclopedia


In between my mundane stroll inside Target several days ago, I found the beautiful rack of E.L.F products and the bright red round tag saying "$5" lured me in like a kid walking into a candy store. I gambled and picked up 2 of them, one is a Smokey Edition and the other one is Neutrals Edition (of course, my boring inner soul picked this one). I came home and started to play around with it and I had to say I am quite impressed. The colors are gorgeous and versatile; you can simply create many looks and combination just using one palette.



Smokey Edition
This palette has at least 3 possibilities of smokey eyes: smokey blue, smokey purple, and basic smokey. Some of the colors are chalkier than the others but the highlight colors are absolutely smooth and easy to apply. I'm a fan of the bright purple in the middle, it's just simply gorgeous.

Swatches

Neutrals Edition
If you're looking for a fairly inexpensive neutral palette, this would be good for you because it consists of a variety shades from beige, orange, mauves and browns. Just keep in mind tho, they are mostly cool-toned colors so if you'd prefer warm shades, don't get this one :) Other than that, this palette is pretty good, some shades show up better than others (just like the other palette) but for 5 bucks I'd say go ahead and give it a try.

Swatches

Overall I'd give it 3.5 / 5 because they're not really buttery smooth and dare I say Wet'n'Wild Color Icon Palettes are better. Having said that, it's worth trying, I mean for $5 you get 12 shadows, you can at least buy it for the highlight shades which, in my opinion, are more pigmented than the darker ones.

5 comments:

Dwana, (SME) Subject Matter Expert of S.O.S said...

Dang it! I got the neutral palette last year and wanted the smokey palette but they sold out. I am making a trip tomorrow. Hopefully I won't end up with the same fate...:2/ I better not.

The palette isn't bad. I actually like it. It's highly pigmented and blends pretty well. I didn't have too much stock in e.l.f. but that went out the window after I let my guard down and dabbled with a few of their products. OMG even the brushes!?!?!? smh

Vivi Bee said...

Thanks for the review! I'll find this useful for next time, since I was actually planning to buy this palette.

Askmewhats said...

such a nice palette to take along! :)

she walks iin beauty said...

These are a great buy! I have the Smokey Eye and Neutral Eye Beauty Book editions...I pulled mine out to compare them to yours and they're very different but I like them both lol.

TKOmulatta said...

I got the 32 eyeshadow palette for 5 dollars in Target about a week ago. I plan to review it soon. They aren't bad! Nice for the cost definitely.