Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ELF 100 Eyeshadow Palette Review

I have been eyeing this palette ever since eyeslipsface released it on its site a year or two ago. So when I came across it at Target for $10, I was very, very excited! I figured that even if half of the eyeshadows are crap, that's still 50 eyeshadows that work.
Much to my surprise, nearly all 100 eyeshadows are amazing! I took swatches (which, unfortunately, do the colors no justice) and also made a chart of the types of eyeshadows in the palette. (See below.)


Here's some background information on the product (I got the silver box edition, but it's the same as the endless eyes pro original edition):

e.l.f. Studio Silver Box 100-Piece Classic Eyeshadow Palette - Limited Edition
Create endless looks with our limited edition 100-Piece Classic Eyeshadow Palette. With an array of colors & textures to choose from, this professional eyeshadow palette lets you create your personal look whenever you wish, wherever you are! Mix and match the selection of stunning shadows to create custom blended looks for any occasion. The Classic Eyeshadow Palette also includes a built-in mirror and 2 double-sided applicators for flawless application. This sleek palette comes packaged in a sparkling silver glitter box for instant glam.
Eyeshadow Palette includes:
  • 100 Eyeshadow Colors
  • 2 Double-sided eyeshadow applicator



e.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Eyeshadow Palette – Limited Edition
Become your own makeup artist with our amazing Professional Eyeshadow Palette from the luxurious Studio line of cosmetics. In this complete Makeup Artist Eyeshadow Set, you’ll find everything to go from dark & smoky eyes to fresh & bright, to totally funky looks, thanks to the 100 eyeshadow colors in every set.
Create the look that reflects your personal style from our 100-Piece Set, formulated & tested by our professional team of makeup artists. Discover instantly beautiful, healthy-looking eyes for the makeup lover in you!
The rave reviews for our Studio Eyeshadow Palette keep coming: “This palette not only give you many choices & looks for any occasions… the colors are beautiful & very pigmented!” “This is the best eyeshadow! All the colors are vibrant & show beautifully… perfect for any type of look.” “The colors are great (and) lasted all night on the eye!! This product is amazing!” 
Our convenient, Professional Eye Makeup Palette comes packaged in a sleek design perfect for home, travel or on-the-go beauty touch-ups. And everyone loves the price. The complete 100 Studio Eyeshadow Palette is offered, for a limited time, at only $10 – half off the regular prize and a fraction of its value of over $300!
You get:
  • 100 Eyeshadow Colors
  • Mirror
  • 2 Double-sided eyeshadow applicators

You can also check out ELF's video on it here:


I love this! I think it's a great buy for $10 a palette, or 10 cents an eyeshadow.
I bought this from Target, but you can also order it online from ELF's website (be sure to check for coupon codes!).
There are more pearlescent colors than matte, and there are a few shimmery, glittery eyeshadows as well. I find that the pearlescent colors are the most vibrant--they are super gorgeous under the light!
(See chart below swatches for more detail.)
Pros:
  • 100 different colors!
  • Most eyeshadows are very pigmented and vibrant (w/ primer!)
  • Colors blend well.
  • Mirror is very handy. Also comes w/ 2 eyeshadow applicators.
  • Clear cover that allows you to see the colors through the packaging.
  • Matte black cover, very sophisticated and sleek packaging. Doesn't look cheap! :)
Cons:
  • Not as pigmented w/out primer.
  • A few chalky eyeshadows.
  • Not as many matte eyeshadows as pearlescent ones.
  • Packaging is flimsy.
  • Not pressed as well--it can get messy!
Overall:


  • Super affordable!
  • Fun for creating lots of different looks both dramatic and natural.
  • Good for those who want to switch up their look.
  • Great as a gift.
  • I already have a lot of neutral eyeshadows, but this was a great investment for more brighter colors that I wouldn't normally use.
  • Note that the brighter colors tend to be more satiny and vivid than the neutral colors.
  • 5/5! Would repurchase.

  • Swatches:

    Whites
    Yellows
    Greens
    Blues
    Pinks
    Purples
    Reds
    Neutral Browns
    Natural Browns
    Smokeys

    Whites
    Yellows
    Greens
    Blue
    Pinks
    Purples
    Oranges
    Neutral
    Natural
    Smokey
    1
    Chalky
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Pearl
    Matte
    Chalky
    Matte
    Matte
    2
    Shimmer
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Pearl
    Matte
    Pearl
    3
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Shimmer
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Matte
    Shimmer
    4
    Shimmer
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    5
    Matte
    Pearl
    Matte
    Matte
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    6
    Shimmer
    Matte
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Matte
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Pearl
    7
    Matte
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Matte
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Shimmer
    8
    Matte
    Matte
    Pearl
    Matte
    Matte
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Pearl
    Pearl
    9
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Pearl
    Matte
    Pearl
    Matte
    Matte
    Matte
    Matte
    Matte
    10
    Pearl
    Matte
    Matte
    Matte
    Matte
    Matte
    Matte
    Pearl
    Matte
    Shimmer

    So let me know what you guys think of this palette! Would you consider buying it? Got something better? Tell us in the comments and check out my video review!
    x Lucy

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    4 comments:

    Char said...

    really nice range of colours XO

    LeCarpe said...

    Great review! I especially like the table.. I would have gotten this had I not had like a gazillion eyeshadows already ><

    But I enjoyed reading ^^

    Cassidy Lee said...

    This is a really great review, it has definitely convinced me to swing by my local Target and check this out!

    ss said...

    Amazing! You can get these ELF Makeup products online from iherb, this page has it all http://www.iherb.com/e-l-f-cosmetics?rcode=PPT610, They ship almost everywhere!

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