elf: Frozen Palette

Walgreen’s has quite a collection of Disney’s Frozen-themed makeup, hair accessories and makeup bags. The bright colors drew me right in. elf has a Frozen-themed palette that I picked up immediately…

elf frozen shadow palette

 

Nine shadows make up this palette…

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They are quite a pretty assortment. I think most of them are on the warm side, however I don’t let that hold me back! I love mixing and playing with a wide-spectrum of colors…

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Poor babies have no names, alas. Yet, they do give the feel of the Frozen movie theme…

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As you can see from the swatches I did, not all of the shadows are strikingly vivid. The last three on the right are very light but, I feel that makes them work for highlighting the best, like in the inside corner of the eyelid. The first two shadows on the left gave me some fall-out yet, I found none of them to be crumbly.

I was surprised that the price was just a bit under $7 as elf is known for having a low price point. I imagine the licensing fee may have bumped up the price.

Have you seen this palette as your Walgreen’s?

Dollar Tree Haul; Hold The Christmas!

Dollar Tree stores, in Orlando, have been rather barren of any good, or rather, new makeup stuff. Just on a whim, I stopped into a new, larger one in hopes that they had some surprises.

Here was my first surprise…

Seriously? I haven’t even finished my Halloween shopping and it’s still 6 weeks away. Have you noticed that retailers just sweep aside Thanksgiving and move you RIGHT into the Holidays…two words: BLACK FRIDAY!!!

Gosh, I sure do NOT need any more shadows, wait…I should just say makeup!!! I’m only fooling myself.
But I really like collections and pallettes with three or more shades. Three is my tipping point. LOL Don’t laugh. Everyone has a tipping point. Let me know what yours is in the comments below.

L.A. Colors…enough said…

 Tiki Punch
 Southern Belle
 Sand Dune
Boardwalk

If these shadows are as nice as previous LA Colors, I’m expecting good pigmentation. I’ll get some swatches worked up for you later.

I held off on these palettes…

I truly held myself back on ELF stuff. I don’t think I’ve seen that much in a Dollar Tree before. Here are just a couple that I couldn’t pass up…

Blushing
Gunmetal

And I swathed here for you…

You can sort of see the glitter in the ELF blush. I don’t know if I love it lots, but I’ll try it. Seriously, I didn’t see the glitter in it when I picked it up. But, that  puny container totally stumped me. I worked and worked to get it open. Here’s the best I could do…

I have no idea how in the hell to open this blush!!! I’ve torn it up and it still hasn’t popped open.

What do you see that you like? And don’t say the Christmas stuff!!!!!!

ELF Lips and Fairy Eyes

For about 4 months, the local Dollar Tree stores have not had much to talk about.  However, I let the ‘pull’ get the best of me and I stopped in one just to see if anything had changed.

Oh, goody!!!  I did find something I liked…

 Six different shades of ELF Minty Lip Gloss.  I figured since they were a buck a piece, spending $6 for all wasn’t going to have me digging under the couch cushions for gas money.

Very, very sheer.  I don’t find that they change the color of my lips much.  But if you like to keep your lips glossed and only want the slightest inkling of color, you’ll like these.  Sometimes I only want a slight tint.  And the minty part, oh yea.  It’s minty and feels fresh.

Here’s the colors, in the same order from the product photo and swatched photo:
Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, New York City, Boston and Chicago.

As you can tell from the tube, it has a doe-foot applicator.  It smooths on the gloss very nicely.  It feels a bit tacky in the beginning.  But after awhile, I didn’t notice that.  Either it smoothed out or I just got used to it.  However, it didn’t slide all around so that’s a plus.

My first favorite:  Los Angeles.  Softer than a bubblegum pink but has soft gold sparkles…

No other color on my lips, just the gloss.  I should have put a photo up of naked lips so you could see the contrast.  However, this puts very little color on me.

Here’s Boston.  It is an orangy-red with red sparkles…

It doesn’t even look that different.  But for a buck, I recommend getting your favorite color.

Then I picked up some L A Colors eye shadow at Rue 21. 

And what is neat about these is that the sparkle is not just sprayed on the top.  It is through the entire shadow pan.  With Pixy Ipoxy, these shadows went on bold.

Here is a look I wore using the pinks and purples.  I did use NYX ‘Yogurt’ shadow stick for the highlight below my brow.  It wore very well.

So, I’m going to learn how to take photos of my face and not have such a blue cast to them.  I took the photos of my lips and eyes at the sunny window hoping it would give a better representation of the color.  The skin tone doesn’t show true, but the purple in the shadow colors did really good, especially with purple being a pistol to capture.

Are you a lip gloss person?  How about the shadow palettes; it that something you’d pick?