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Review: ELF Beauty Eye Manual – Brights Edition

22 Dec

Hello everyone! I saved the best for last the bright colors!!!

Description: A 12 color palette with bright, fun colorful eyeshadows! Shade descriptions are from left to right (top to bottom) Row 1 has a glittery silver white, shimmery golden champagne, glittery, gold pink, shimmery tan; Row 2 has a silver tone gold, a shimmery mid-tone green, a shimmery turquoise blue, a matte red based brown; Row 3 has a glittery blue based white, a shimmery bright purple, a shimmery dark rust/burgandy, and a shimmery silver speckled black. All shades were swatched with one swipe.

Review: Can I just say that I love bright colors but don’t dare to wear them? Well I can just can’t say no to bright colors so this palette has found a home for me (I foresee myself using this palette a lot during the summer months). The packaging is well meh as per usual for the other palettes as well. As for the eyeshadows I found the pink shade to be really crumbly so it’s super soft and that just makes it really hard to work with. But other than the pink shade all the other shadows were smooth, pigmented and very blendable. Wear time without primer is about 4 hours but with primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion) it lasted for 8-9 hours. Overall, a great colorful palette to play and have fun with.

Cost: $5USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I totally would based on the colors and who doesn’t need bright eyeshadows in their life? The pink shade is a shade that I can forgive for being difficult to work with as the other eyeshadows are of excellent quality. Two thumbs up for this palette.

Review: ELF Beauty Eye Manual – Natural Edition

22 Dec

Hello everyone! Part 2 = Natural

Description: An eye palette containing 12 shades for a natural nude look. Shade descriptions from left to right (top to bottom) Row 1 has a matte cream, glittery light brown, matte tan, and a shimmery mid tone brown; Row 2 has a shimmery dark champagne, shimmery golden brown, shimmery bronze and a glittery gold brown; Row 3 matte gray-tone brown, shimmery silver tone light brown, glittery gold gray tone brown, and a shimmery dark brown. Swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: Whew, an everyday palette from ELF then again who isn’t making neutral everyday palettes? I found all the shades to be soft, blendable and pigmented which is good considering that all 12 shades were done really really well. Packaging nothing to speak home about but it works. Just once I would love to just try and travel with it to see how friendly it is for travelling. Wear time is about 4 hours and with primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion) about 8 hours give or take a few hours. Overall, I have to say that I am impressed by the shadows and formulation of this palette. It’s an A+ in my book despite the packaging.

Cost: $5USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I would this is a great palette for those beginning with makeup and those who use neutral shades everyday. Highly recommend!

Review: ELF Beauty Eye Manual – Everyday Edition

22 Dec

Hello everyone! I got three of the ELF Beauty Eye Manuals and this is the first of three. Enjoy!

Description: An eye palette for an everyday look with 12 eyeshadow shades to choose from. Shades from left to right (top to bottom) Row 1 has a matte pinky nude, a shimmery pale pink, a shimmery gray tone lavendar and a dark shimmery gray-violet. Row 2 has a shimmery champagne, shimmery light brown, shimmery gray brown, and shimmery gray. Row 3 has a shimmery bright purple, shimmery mid-tone blue, shimmery midnight blue, and a glittery black. All swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: The shades in general have a soft texture that is semi-pigmented or pigmented. I found the shimmery midnight blue to be very hard to get pigmentation or any color from. It was a bit harder to work with compared to the other shades. To me all the shades look pretty much similar (based on undertones) so I wouldn’t say that it’s unique. The packaging is cardboard with foam holding the shadows in. It looks alright and considering the price point I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by the packagin. Wear time is about 5 hours considering that the shades are dark and with primer it lasts for 9 hours give or take a few hours. Overall, a pretty good palette but in comparison to the other palettes in the eye manual series this one turned out to be not as unique or user-friendly.

Cost: $5USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who are beginning with makeup but for those who are seasonned this palette is nothing special and is not worth considering.