e.l.f. Cosmetics Little Black Book in Warm Review

A couple of weeks ago, e.l.f. sent me this Little Black Book as a gift to apologize for a shipping mishap that occurred with an order I placed. I thought that was a very nice gesture and really awesome customer service! They even included a hand written note! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of that.

Anyway, I was excited to receive this eyeshadow palette. I had actually purchased an e.l.f. eyeshadow palette from Target a couple of months ago and dropped it and a few of the eyeshadows popped out. So, this was a perfect replacement and right on time! I tend to lean more towards neutral shades when I wear eyeshadow which makes this a perfect palette! I love all of the shimmery shadows and the different hues will make creating a smokey eye very easy! The shadows apply smoothly and stay on for hours! The colors are even more vibrant when applied wet! I also thought that it was pretty cool that this set included an eyeshadow brush and smudge brush just in case you don’t already own one or if you need a replacement. If you are looking for an inexpensive eyeshadow palette with good quality shadows, I definitely recommend this one! An added bonus is that it is pocket size which makes it really good for traveling! Click here to purchase your own for $10!  

What do you think of this eyeshadow palette? Will you purchase one?

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadows and Bronzers Review + Swatches

On Veteran’s Day, I took advantage of the HUGE sale that e.l.f. was having on their website. Everything was 50% off! Well…almost everything! It has taken me a few weeks to get around to using all of the products and writing a review.  I will not review everything in this haul at once. I will review products after I use them several times.

Anyway, in this review, I want to focus on the baked bronzer and eyeshadow palettes. I purchased the Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California and Seattle. California is a palette with neutral shades. Seattle is a palette with smokier shades. I purchased the Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora for $3. I was super excited about receiving the palettes and bronzer. I thought the colors in each palette were so beautiful and for $10 each, I really couldn’t beat that! However, once I got them and opened them and tried them out, I was sadly disappointed. There was barely any pigment in the shadows. I read somewhere that the pigment was more intense with a wet brush, but that really didn’t make much of a difference. I love e.l.f. products and I am really hoping that this is just an issue with the baked formula and not their eyeshadows in general because I purchased a pressed eyeshadow palette from Target a couple of weeks ago that I have not had a chance to try out yet. I might have to turn my back on e.l.f. in that one doesn’t work out for me!

Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California Swatches (left: with flash; right: without flash)

Swatches of Seattle Palette (left: without flash; right: with flash)

Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora Swatch (left: with flash; right: without flash)

As you can see from the photos above, there isn’t much pigment in the eyeshadows or the bronzers. 😦

Have you tried the Baked Eyeshadows or Bronzers from e.l.f.? Did you have better luck with your products? Let me know in the comments!

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