Two 32 Piece Eye Palettes By ELF

I don’t stop by Big Lots as often as I did when I first started blogging. Some of it has to do with just not finding anything I really want there. However, right before Christmas, there was a Big Lots that was relocating and everything was 25% off. I got some Christmas wrapping and these…

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Even if I ended up with some duplicate elf shades, THE PRICE!!!…

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They do look similar however, these are two different palettes…

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And, as you know, elf has the good symbols on them…

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The Classics is a must have. Maybe I should say it as ‘must have one’. But, no makeup lover can say one neutral palette is enough!…

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Both palettes has an assortment of shimmers and mattes. And, they had them in just the right balance, in my opinion.

Most of the time, elf brushes are awesome. This one seems reluctant to cooperate…

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Actually, I wouldn’t have named this palette a Bright. These are just purple and browns. But, whatever. I’m still lovin’ them…

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Oops-a-daisy…

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And, the Brights palette has a mixture of mattes and shimmers…

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I did a few test swatches. I swatched, from the Brights, ┬áthe four shades in the third row down…

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The black isn’t chalky at all!

And swatches from the Classics; four shades from the third row down…

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Yes, the bottom swatch is shimmery and creamy and really rich!

By purchasing just these two palettes by elf, I no long need to purchase any more elf shades. I have covered all the basic and necessary shadow colors.

Oh, who am I kidding????? Do you have these? What’s been your latest score from Big Lots?

 

elf: 32 Piece Warm Eyeshadow Palette

Lately, my passion has been for palettes. Lots and lots of palettes! Even though I have several elf palettes, this one is a newer one. It has all these soft and bright shades, I had to get it…

swatches toss trash reviews 061 swatches toss trash reviews 062And, shoot! For $5 I’ll skip a Starbucks Chai for one day.

This palette ranges from powder pinks to yellow golds and to bright purples…

swatches toss trash reviews 064 swatches toss trash reviews 065Rows and rows of bright shadows in a white palette make for some fun shots that I can use on my MOO business cards…

swatches toss trash reviews 072 swatches toss trash reviews 067 swatches toss trash reviews 075 swatches toss trash reviews 068Are you ever surprised at how well a photo turns out for you? These amazed me because they look really good! I always feel the need to let the person who is getting my business card that I took the photos.

Maybe you would be more interested in some swatches. I did just a few to test the pigmentation and the texture…

swatches toss trash reviews 078 swatches toss trash reviews 077I didn’t use any primer with these swathces. In fact, I just used the applicator that came with the palette. I didn’t find the product to be powdery however, the pigment seems to be on the weak side. Probably a shadow primer would brighten the intensity. When I used my makeup brushes to apply it on my eyelids, I was able to build it up reasonably. These are not as vivid as some of the other elf shadows I have, yet I am in no way disappointed with this palette.

Is there anyone else who obsesses like I do over makeup palettes?