Review: E.L.F. Palettes

It's so tempting to buy E.L.F. products because it's one of the most inexpensive brands in the drug store. You can get things for $2 from elf that would be $10 from other drugstore brands. But does that mean sacrificing quality? I have several of the E.L.F. palettes including eye shadows, lip colors and face colors, and I basically think they are decent.



The eye shadows are definitely not as soft and silky as more expensive ones are. Some of the colors are a little bit chalky. They do have good color payoff for the price though. But when you're purchasing these palettes $10 for 144 shades is a pretty great bargain! I think palettes like this are perfect if you're someone who is not afraid of bright colors, or if you're doing a special holiday look. Halloween makeup is so easy when you have every color imaginable. You can also mix colors to create the perfect eyebrow shade, which comes in handy if you ever change your hair color.


Their blushes, bronzers and lip products are not as useful in my opinion. All of the face powders from the E.L.F. palettes I have are shimmery. Some are totally glittery while others are more subtle, but shimmer definitely doesn't work for everything, especially when contouring. Also, they make me break out every time I use them. I do have sensitive skin, so it may not do that to everyone.

I find lip palettes to be a little pointless because you can't carry a huge palette in your purse, meaning you can't reapply it during the day at all. The E.L.F. ones feel nice on the lips-- not sticky or slimy, but they don't stay put very long. They're more of a gloss or tinted lip balm rather than a real pigmented lip color.

Overall, I think E.L.F. eye shadow palettes are nice to have if you want to create a specific look because they give you so many options without having to pay a lot for colors you won't use often. They're obviously not the greatest quality, but I still use mine every day for my brows and a highlight color. I don't recommend the blush and bronzer palettes if you have sensitive skin, and only buy the lip colors individually so you can touch up. E.L.F. does have some good products that may even be better than many more expensive ones, so it's worth checking out!