I love makeup. I love the colors, the textures, the brushes, and the shine. I love to create looks that are subtle and sweet, taking my face and subtly kicking it up a notch. I also love to go bold and wild, sweeping on bright colors or smoky blacks for a more intense look. I love that when it comes to makeup, the possibilities are truly endless. Especially when you have the E.l.f. Studio 100 Piece Eye Shadow Palette to play around with.
What It Is
The palette is composed of 100 different eye shadows, ranging from simple black and white, to a large number of neutral tones, to a handful bold and shimmery colors. It also comes with a mirror and some applicators, which I don't personally use, but may be helpful to some.
In general, E.l.f. always gives you a lot for the price. I picked up this palette for $10 on the website, and received another multiple piece makeup kit for free because I ordered around my birthday. Considering the fact that I've spent well over $10 on one eyeshadow in the past, this was a remarkably great deal. I was a bit worried about the quality, but the colors were every bit as bright as I had hoped. Perhaps not the quality level one would expect from more expensive brands, but definitely acceptable for a product in this price range. The colors look great layered on top of each other, blending well with both their counterparts and other brands of eye makeup. They are also fairly long lasting and don't seem to crease and fade away as much as some of the mineral based eye shadows that I use.
The Not So Good
I dislike that E.l.f. chooses to use things like mineral oil and parabens in many of their products. I'm a natural girl and a health enthusiast, so I prefer that anything I put on my skin be as pure as possible. That said, for the price, you really can't expect too much, and considering I am not one to wear full on makeup every day, I don't really mind the minor exposure to less than pure things once in awhile. But E.l.f. people, if you ever happen to read this, please consider purifying some of your products in order to satisfy your health conscious customers. Methylparaben sucks! And Polyacyladipate-2, whatever that is, doesn't sound too good either.
In Conclusion, the E.l.f. Studio 100 Piece Eye Shadow Palette is a budget friendly must-have for any makeup lover, suitable for everyday needs but bright and bold enough to create dramatic effects. It isn't perfect, but for the price, it's a bargain that can't be beat.
For more information, and pictures of some of the looks I've created using this makeup palette, check out my blog: The Circle Dance