e.l.f. Natural Eyeshadow Palette (Holiday Edition) Review


Drugstore, E.l.f., Eye Products, Eyeshadow, Palettes, Reviews and Swatches / Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Hey Everyone! This post is going to help prove that this blog is 100% my opinion! Just to remind everyone everything I write is my opinion and will obviously differ from some peoples. Please know that this is only my experience and is based on my preference in eyeshadows that I am sharing with you all. 🙂

Natural Eye Palette
6-pan Shadow Palette
Inside View
Swatches (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) NOTE: Red on my hand is a stamp I can’t get off!
I don’t own a lot of e.l.f. products because of the availability in Canada. I spotted this at Zellers along with most of the rest of their Holiday Collection. I decided I would purchase one piece to test the e.l.f. line (I only own products from their Studio line thus far.) I was really drawn to the colour of these shadows as I love a neutral brown eye! This set me back $4.99 CAD which is pretty fantastically priced! Here is what I thought of the product.
Pros:
– Price – $4.99 for 6 shadows!
– Colour Selection – all fairly different from each other (although it may not seem that way in the photo of the swatches, but they are!)
– Packaging – cute, simple and sturdy black case with an applicator and small mirror! Great for in your purse.
Cons:
– Consistency – the first shadow was actually gritty, and not sparkle gritty, but just gritty! They also come out chalky fairly chalky.
– Variety – all are shimmer or glitter shades.
– Light shades are low-pigmentation (need to pack them on which just leads to excessive glitter!)
– Not much staying power without a primer
Overall, I will not buy again. I’m not sure I will dabble in any of e.l.f.’s shadow products if they are all like this. There are better options for not that much more money. I haven’t had great experiences with e.l.f. but I see that a lot of people love their products and wonder if I am just getting “a bad batch”? Let me know your thoughts on e.l.f. products and share your experiences and what you like about them or dislike about them! 🙂

  • MakeupJunkie88

    I really like e.l.f. products…i have a few products of theres and i like them alot except for some of the e/s i have like have dried a bit cuz i have to like scrub the brush to get any color on it. But other than that i really do like them!

  • Shaylee Anne

    Yes! Thats exactly it! They feel like they've dried and its now really hard to pick up pigment! Once you get past that they are fine, just still a little shimmery for my taste! 🙂 Thanks for the comment!

  • Pammy

    Haven't seen these palettes! You know, I think there is a lot of variation in quality of elf shadows. I love my beautybooks (the "back to school" edition palettes); but, also, I have gotten some quads in the past that I have been dissapointed in. So, I guess it just depends! 🙂 Thanks for the great review! I know I always appreciate a frank and honest opinion and strive to do the same myself. Some products are YMMV (your mileage may vary)…depending just on your own self. 🙂
    XOXO!!! P

  • Tracy

    Shaylee I just did two posts on my fav ELF products. I think there are some GREAT things that they offer, althou I have heard poor reviews about the shadow set you picked up. I like some of their single shadows in the mineral line (i.e. pebble) but also of great value is their $1 quads. Believe it or not they are awesome. Emilynoel83 also just reviewed their 100 palette & recommended it. Check her video out if you get a chance.

  • Jennifer

    thanks for the swatches! I'll ask my friend to pick this up for me during their next sale 😉 missed the first one LOL!

  • Justine @ Productrater

    Being from canada, you would think that I would of purchased lots of items at zellers and winners, but I have never bought anything , I get all of my stuff online. If you pay with paypal you only get charged the us shipping, and not in addition the canadian $8, so it makes stuff a lot more affordable and I always use coupon codes (there is always one). Their shadows are hit and miss I think, and these limited edition items are sometimes not so good. Great review!

  • Melly

    Been wondering about buying this, but I'm glad (most my E.L.F stuff have been just crap..) I can now skip this, thanks for honest review! 🙂

  • Nikosmommy

    I really like elf products and have picked up a few at Zellers, but more from Winners (they often carry tonnes of elf products). I recently bought a few of their "encyclopedia" pallets..9 eyeshadows, 2 cream-shades and 2 brushes. They were $8.99!!! I am NOT a fan of their glitter shadows (way too much glitter and fallout) but I was pleased with most of their other shadows. I also recently bought an elf brush set from Winners for around $10.00. It included about 10 brushes…good quality and a great price! Like Tracy said above, check out Emilynoel83's review of the large 100 elf palette….

  • Jennifer

    hey 🙂

    saw your swatch of My Highland Honey – omg it showed up so pigmented on your hand! May I ask which brush do you use to swatch it?

  • Shaylee Anne

    Hey Jennifer, sorry I should have stated in the post that when I do swatches I use my finger so I get more pigmentation and concentration of the product so you can see the true colour! 🙂

  • Chic Therapy

    there are some product i will get from them and then some wont.I like their cheek bronzer, eyeliner pen and gel mascara too

  • CanDailyDeals

    hey! ELF has a 25 cent shipping offer on now, if you use paypal to pay for canadian orders it will only charge you 25 cents too. I just ordered the new flawless foundation, new concealer and tinted moisturizer, $12.xx with shipping. (this is justine from productrater by the way, I have another blog just for canadian deals, I saw you posting on lena's blog). 😉