As a cruelty free brand where all cosmetics are vegan, a sale on e.l.f. cosmetics leaves me like a kid in the candy store! I took advantage of their holiday sales and picked up several products that I had been curious about. the e.l.f. Studio 6-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette looked like a great neutral palette to try out.
Claims: “The beautiful soft textures melt into your skin for vibrant color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer the colors to achieve your desired look. Apply wet or dry for a fabulous look that never creases or fades. Includes one double-sided eyeshadow applicator. ”
Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Paraffinium Liquidum(Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, MethylParaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)
Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Lightweight and small compact – perfect for traveling or carrying in your purse. A good variety of shades.
Cons: The pigment and formula varies shade by shade.
The Verdict: The 6 shades are a variety of nudes that are great for any basic eye and this is a great starting palette for any complexion. You can easily add in other colors from other shadow palettes for different looks. I tried all of the shades and was really impressed with the lighter colors. They had great pigment, the formula was smooth, and they wore well. The darker shades, however, lacked pigment. When I applied them the colors looked really washed out, was not easy to blend, and the color was not easy to build. I especially noticed this with the darkest shade. The darker the shades got, the less smooth the formula was as well. I was able to make a great nude eye with the other shades so long as I left out the darkest shade. Considering how affordable this palette is, and the variety of nude shades included, I do think that it’s worth the money.