Today, I'll be reviewing another product from the relatively new $2 line from E.L.F. This time, I'm reviewing the Essential Flawless Eyeshadow palette in Happy Hour. There are a total of 7 different palettes in this line. Standing in the E.L.F section at Target, I contemplated for quite awhile about which palette to choose. I of course instantly went for one of the more neutral palettes--mostly bronzes and browns--but most of my eyeshadows are already those colors. So I decided on a palette with a combination of a bright-ish color and neutral colors.
Packaging: As you can see, each palette comes with 4 colors--base, lid, crease, and line--and each pan is a very generous size. There is also a tiny mirror at the bottom but the entire palette is super compact, probably about the size of a playing card. I think the packaging is absolutely fantastic because it's so compact and sturdy: perfect for travelling.
And here is a swatch of the shadows on my arm. No eyeprimer was used because I normally apply primer when wearing eyeshadow.
Texture: Since these eyeshadows are extremely cheap, I did not expect much in terms of texture or pigmentation. Surprisingly, I was pretty impressed with all the colors' textures except the lid color. The lid color was very crumbly and chalky, especially for a matte color. The base color had the best texture--smooth, buttery, and very easy to blend. The crease and line color textures were not far behind, but they were just a little chalky. Overall though, the textures are very decent, and even with the one crumbly color, it is definitely worth the $2. All colors were easy to blend with.
Staying Power: Like I mentioned previously, I never really use an eyeprimer anymore (I use to). Also, I have never really had a problem with creasing so my opinion on staying power may not be the most accurate (sometimes I have problems with fading though). For me, I did not experience any creasing or fading when I used this palette (and I did use all the colors) even on humid and hot days. Note though I have only used these eyeshadows on my upper lid--I did not test it on the lower lashline yet.
Affordability: Like all ELF products, this is extremely affordable--$2 for 4 colors!
Overall: I am definitely glad I picked up this palette! It's such a great deal and I like the colors. For $2, the pigmentation and texture of this palette is great. My favorite color is the base color because it's such a gorgeous shimmery color. It's perfect for highlighting the eyebrow bone and the inner tear ducts. It's also very similar to my favorite eyeshadow, Stila's Kitten! I think I will definitely pick up more palettes in this line!
I hope this review was helpful!
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