I was at Shoppers Drug Mart the other day, and saw a display with e.l.f giftpacks. There was these 2 palette packs, as well as an “Eye” pack(which was a 10 palette, mascara, eyeliner and brow set) and a “7 in 1” kit, which had lip scrub, lip primer, eye primer, setting spray and some other things(can’t recall it all, sorry).
I picked up the two above as a gift to myself for my upcoming birthday. I had enough points to nab them anyways(I make about $16 dollars worth of points each week, so it adds up quick).
I didn’t really want to wait until sunday to play with the palette, so I cracked it open and played with it today.
I don’t know why I took the preshot, but I did. I think I was amused by the lip primer. I also used a lip plumper, haven’t used those in a while, so you can see my lips actually reacting to it here, and by react, I mean it doing it’s job. Only other things I am wearing at this point are moisturizer and skin primer.
The sun has shifted, looks like I am super beaming!
Moisturizer – Vaseline – Intensive Care Dry Skin Repair
Face Primer – Maybelline – Baby Skin Instant Pore Remover
Lip Primer – e.l.f. – Natural Tone Lip Primer
Lip Plumper – e.l.f. – Clear Lip Plumper
Tinted Moisturizer – Joe Fresh – Oil-Free Sheer Tint in Porcelain
Bronzer – Annabelle – Perfect Bronze Pressed Powder in Sun Breeze
Blush – tarte – Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty
Eyeshadow Palette – e.l.f. – Endless Eyes 100 Eyeshadow Palette
Tearduct Highlight – L.A. Colors – Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow in Snow White
Upper Eyeliner – Wet N Wild – ColorIcon Khol Eyeliner in 601A Baby’s got Black
Lower Inner Corner Eyeliner – Gosh – Velvet Touch Waterproof Eyeliner in 014 Pink Darling
Eyebrow Pencil – essence – Superlast Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil in 10 Blonde
Upper Mascara – Rimmel – Extra Long Lash in 003 Extreme Black
Lower Mascara – Lancome – Definicils High Definition Mascara in Blue/Black
Lip Liner – Joe Fresh – Universal Lip Liner and Primer in Clear
Lipstick – e.l.f. – Essentials Lipstick in 7706 Posh
My lashes are so little! I should have put falsies on!
I haven’t gotten around to creating a completed list for what I want for foundations, concealer and whatnot yet. That means I don’t have any coverage items at home yet. So in the meantime, I purchased a tinted moisturizer. I normally get the ones from Nivea, but there was only medium and darker instock, so I just picked up one from the inhouse product line at my grocery store. I don’t like it as much as the Nivea. It acts more like a BB cream. I use this to keep myself looking mostly natural, never liked a caked face. It also just evens me out. I have about 1000 greenish freckles(because they are fading) on my face, which causes me to look all sorts of funky.
I used a very, very light application of bronzer and blush, just so I wasn’t so washed out.
I was really happy with the e.l.f. lip plumper, it worked perfectly, and did almost as good as the one I use to get back in the day, which had bee venom in it.
On to the palette! I find all the colours blended really well. There was lots of shades to choose from, to help build from skintone. I had to use a damp brush to get the right took for the pink shimmery shade, it’s pigmented well, just didn’t seem to want to build up. I did have some fallout happen. The darker shades actually seemed to perform better than the lighter, which I thought weird, normally it is the other way around for me.
All in all I would say this is a good complementary palette, or a starter palette for someone just getting into makeup. I personally wanted it because I don’t own many matte colours in my own collection. I seemed to be really into shimmer when I was younger. I also needed to replace things that just are too old to perform well.
All in all I am happy with the 100 palette, and will be experimenting with it, and incorporating it my other products for looks in the coming weeks.
***Disclaimer – I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned on this blog. I just started to blog, so who would sponsor me, seriously. All items featured were purchased with my own money, gained by some other means, like awesome gifts from peoples, trades, or perhaps even a promotion of some sort.***