Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ELF 32 pc eyeshadow palette: Everyday basics


I got this palette as a free gift as one of ELF's Uk sites promotion. It costs originally 9£ - I am happy, that I did not have to pay for this palette, because I really do not like this palette.
It is not a big palette, the size is  and the weight is 32g so each shadow is 1g. The compact seems cheap and is VERY hard to open.

This is how it looks on their website:
Here you can see the box it came in. 

 This picture is taken with flash in tungsten light. (pilt on tehtud tavalise lambipirni valguses, välguga).

Here are the swatches, I really had to rub my finger in them to get some color. I used ELF regular line eyelid primer as a base. Most of them are shimmery, 2 have chunky glitter in them. Lighter colors and matte colors have bad pigmentation.Tried to swatch them again as NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk as a base, but the results are alomost the same, so I am not going to post those pictures here. There are a few colors with great color payoff, but the palette is kind of pointless if I can really use only a few shades.

Ingredients if you are interested are here:
Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, MethylParaben, Propylparaben.
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090).

In conclusion: I would say that it is a cheap palette and you can get a better one from ebay for less money. Maybe I would consider buying this, when I lived in  USA- it costs only 5$ there, so for that price it is good enough. Sorry for the negative review, but I try to be honest. 

Thank you for reading! 


  1. See on üsna nigel palett tõesti. Kui oleksin selle oma raha eest ostnud, oleks rahast tõsiselt kahju olnud. Erksate värvidega palett on pisut parem, aga ELF Studio line monolauvärvid on üsna võrreldavad Everyday paleti värvidega -- täiesti pigmenditud ja pudenevad. Ei soovita.

    Tellige parem Sleeki palette :)

  2. Really helpful :) Thanks :)
    I like when people are honest, now I know that its bad and i will not spend my money on this palette :)