So after receiving and trying out my E.L.F products from my first E.L.F haul (review and swatches here) I knew I had to grab a few more of their products. Like I said in my other post, it's such a shame that the Australia E.L.F website doesn't stock more than half of the products on the U.S website - I really want to try their baked blushes! However, I ended up grabbing two more of their blushes, the 32 piece eyeshadow collection and their contouring blush and bronzing powder.
The limited edition E.LF Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini 32 eyeshadow palette is new onto the Australian website - so I obviously had to snatch it up ASAP. I wanted to buy the 100 eyeshadow palette but unfortunately it was sold out, so I settled for the mini one instead. Don't get me wrong, the mini palette is still an amazing palette - I just wanted to the larger 100 eyeshadow palette more, haha.
I also want to add that I love the box that the palette comes in - it's very sleek but fun. Before I forget to mention it, the price of the 32 eyeshadow palette is $12 AUD. I'm not quite sure how much the 100 eyeshadow palette is retailing for, as it does not list the price since it's out of stock. Also, the palette includes a built-in mirror and a double sided applicator.
The palette itself is also very sophisticated. As you can see from the picture below- the cover of the palette is three quarters clear and shows three of the four rows in the palette. I think it looks very appealing to the eye and quite unique in terms of palette packaging. The only quality I don't like about the packaging is the black border where it says "eyes lips face" tends to get dirty very easily. I can already see a few visible marks and smudges on it. However, in saying this you can always clean the palette by using make-up wipes - but I personally get annoyed when I see smudges on my palettes. I must have a weird obsession with clean palettes!
Moving onto the eyeshadows, on the E.L.F website this palette is described as:
"..eyeshadow assortment perfect for those on-the-go beauty touch-ups! With endless colors & textures to choose from, the Professional 32-Piece Eyeshadow Palette lets you create your own personal look whenever you wish, wherever you are!"
I totally agree with this description! There are 32 lovely colours to choose from to create a number amount of looks to suit your everyday need. The palette encompasses a combination of matte and shimmer shades - along with a mixture of neutrals and brights, therefore making this palette very versatile. I'm a very big fan of neutral eyeshadows, so I'm glad to see that the palette does sway towards more neutrals and then just adds in a few brights just to shake things up. Now for the swatches:
As you can see from the photos most of the shades are quite pigmented - however there were a couple of shades that felt and looked very chalky. Most of the shimmer shades in this palette felt very smooth and creamy to swatch, whereas the matte shades needed a little more product to be able to see colour pay-off. Also, there is fall-out when you apply it onto your lids, so I suggest putting on the eyeshadow first and then your foundation routine. But for $12, you can't complain about this palette. It looks good, there are a great variety of eyeshadow shades to choose from and the quality and blend-ability of the eyeshadows are also good. I definitely recommend this palette if you're looking for something affordable or starting to experiment with eyeshadows.
I purchased two blushes in the shades Twinkle Pink and Candid Coral - to add to my other two E.L.F blushes in shades Pink Passion and Tickled Pink.
Twinkle Pink & Candid Coral
Contouring blush & Bronzer
Next is the E.L.F Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzer Powder, now I've heard many good things about this products so I thought it would be a good time to jump on the bandwagon and try it out. I honestly didn't think much of this blush/bronzer duo as I already have my favourite bronzer (Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer) which I wear with a number of different blushes. However after swatching the blush/bronzer duo I could instantly see what the hype was all about. The blush and bronzer are two beautiful shades that complement each other perfectly, they are also very natural and wearable shades. The formula of this duo is very similar to the regular blushes - very pigmented, easy to blend, smooth application. Both the blush and bronzer have a long staying power and does not become muddy looking after a couple hours of wear. Therefore, this is definitely worth $9.99 AUD ($3.50 in the U.S!!).
(L-R) Twinkle Pink, Candid Coral, Contouring Blush, Contouring Bronzer
Like always, E.L.F always delivers great quality products. I can confidently say that I will be re-purchasing these products (as well as the products I already own) again when I eventually run out and I definitely recommend you lovelies on trying out E.L.F products if you haven't already! If you're from Australia and want to try out some E.L.F products, I'll link the website here. Oh and there's free shipping on all orders over $30 AUD! If you girls have tried their products before please let me know what your favourites are in a comment or what other products you recommend for me!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! xo