e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

November 1, 2018 | Beauty, e.l.f. | 4 Comments »


PR Sample

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

Swatches

Earlier in the month I talked about the e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock. Now I’m going to talk about Bird of Paradise.

Bird of Paradise contains 7 eyeshadows in both matte and metallic finishes. I appreciate that this palette contains a few more matte shades than Posh Peacock did. While I was more drawn to Posh Peacock, I found Bird of Paradise much easier to work with.

I really love the way both palettes swatched. A few of the darker mattes were a little patchy, but still fairly easy to work with. The metallic shades are gorgeous and so pigmented! Even though I received these palettes back in Summer, I feel like they’re perfect for Fall. All of these shades are giving me major Fall vibes.

You can see a look I created with Bird of Paradise below. For this look I applied the last shade on my lid with a dampened brush, the 2nd and 3rd shades in my crease, the 5th shade to deepen my crease, the 3rd and 5th shades on my lower lash line, and the first shade on the inner corner of my eye. I actually used another shade from another palette for my brow bone. I absolutely love that first shade, but I didn’t feel comfortable applying it on my brow bone.

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise
e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

Overall, I’d have to say I’m very pleased with both palettes. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite now that I’ve had the chance to experiment with them both. I love the looks I created with both palettes. Some of the darker mattes did need a little work between building up and blending, but they were still cooperative.

Which palette is your favorite?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Info

Product: e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise
Price: $12.00
Purchase: elfcosmetics.com

e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection

October 18, 2018 | Beauty, e.l.f. | 6 Comments »


PR Sample

I was so excited when I first saw the e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection. It’s inspired by New Orleans and was co-developed with the winners of Beautyscape. Everything about it stood out to me. The beautiful gold packaging. The shades. The products. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The collection includes the Modern Metals 10-Piece Eyeshadow Palette, Modern Metals Blush and Highlighter Palette, Modern Metals Liquid Matte Lipstick, and Modern Metals Liquid Gold Lip Gloss. You can purchase this collection as a set at a slightly discounted price or you can purchase each product individually.

e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection
e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection
e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection

Modern Metals 10-Piece Eyeshadow Palette
The Modern Metals 10-Piece Eyeshadow Palette contains 10 eyeshadows. There is a nice assortment of bold and neutral shades in both matte and metallic finishes. The metallic shades are incredibly smooth and pigmented. They glided onto my hand effortlessly. They applied beautifully on the lid both dry and wet. A lot of metallics apply better wet, but I found that these applied beautifully all on their own. Although when applied wet it really does pop. The mattes are ok. The blue and purple shades are what I was most drawn to. Sadly those are the ones that let me down the most. They swatched ok. They did require a lot of building up and still looked rather patchy. Surprisingly the purple shade did blend out nicely, but after blending you can’t even really tell that it’s purple. It just kind of turns muddy. The blue? You can’t even tell that’s it’s blue. I applied this shade on my lower lash line and you can’t even tell that it’s blue. That being said, I was still really happy with the look I created with this palette. I think it’s a really beautiful palette, but if you’re buying this just for the blue and purple shades, you might be disappointed.

e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection
e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection

Modern Metals Blush and Highlighter Palette
I think I was most excited about the Modern Metals Blush and Highlighter Palette. It contains 3 highlighters and 3 blushes. The highlighters were just as smooth and pigmented as the metallic shadows. The blushes were a little powdery and required a lot of building up to show in my swatches. However, I didn’t experience this issue when it came time to apply it. I did have to tap a lot of excess product off my brush, but it applied and blended beautifully. I was really surprised. I wasn’t expecting the blush to cooperate. The highlighters are fairly subtle, but once built up they give off a serious glow. I’m really digging this palette.

e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection
e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection

Modern Metals Liquid Matte Lipstick
The Modern Metals Liquid Matte Lipstick is described as a universally flattering terracotta nude. The applicator was pillowy soft. It applied nicely and evenly. It felt comfortable, but it could be a little drying at times. It’s a gorgeous shade on its own, but I absolutely love it paired with the gloss!

Modern Metals Liquid Gold Lip Gloss
They claim the Modern Metals Liquid Gold Lip Gloss is a non-sticky gloss that provides shine with a golden shimmer. They aren’t lying. It’s a beautiful gloss and I didn’t find it to be sticky. I’m really digging the applicator. It felt soft and made application quick and easy. This is a beautiful gloss and one that I would gladly wear on its own.

You can see a look I created with the e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection below. From the eyeshadow palette I’m wearing the 4th shade on my lid, the 6th and 7th shades in my crease, I used the 10th shade to deepen my crease, the 1st shade on my brow bone, the 2nd shade on the inner corner of my eye, and the 8th shade on my lower lash line. From the blush palette I’m wearing the 2nd blush and 1st higlighter. On my lips I layered the gloss on top of the liquid matte lipstick.

e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection

Overall, I’d have to say this collection was well thought out and nicely done. The packaging is really nice. Even the outer packaging. I don’t want to sound cheesy, but I think these would make great holiday gifts. The gold packaging is all the wrapping you’d need. Maybe stick them in a stocking or a nice gift bag. My only complaint is the eyeshadow palette. I really wish it performed better.

Have you heard of the Modern Metals Collection? What product stands out the most to you?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Info

Product: e.l.f. Modern Metals Collection
Price: $6.00 – $32.00
Purchase: elfcosmetics.com

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock

October 8, 2018 | Beauty, e.l.f. | 12 Comments »


PR Sample

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock

Swatches

I received the e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palettes back in May. I’ve been meaning to play around with them and create a few looks, but it was difficult finding the time. Now that I’ve got more free time I’ve had the chance to test them out. It was really difficult choosing which one to test out first so I sort of used both. This look will feature both palettes, but Posh Peacock will be the star of the show.

There are 2 Chromatic Eyeshadow Palettes. There is Birds of Paradise and Posh Peacock. Today I will be talking about Posh Peacock. It contains 7 eyeshadows in both matte and metallic finishes. I took the photo of my hand swatches like this so that you could see the color shift on the last 2 shades. The metallics swatched beautifully. For the most part the mattes swatched just as beautifully, but that teal needed a little help. As you can tell from the swatch it’s a bit patchy and needed some building up.

In fact I reached for Posh Peacock first because I wanted to test out that beautiful teal shade along with that last shade. I already had a look in mind. I applied the teal shade on my lid. I had a feeling that would be the best use for that shade. I applied that last shade on top with a dampened brush. I applied the 4th shade on my lower lash line. I’m really happy with how my look turned out. Everything applied and blended fairly easily. Although if you’re planning to add that teal shade in your crease you might have trouble blending it out. It really does make for a beautiful lid shade though.

You can see Posh Peacock in action below.

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock

My look lasted throughout the day, but I did experience a bit of creasing after about 6 hours. Overall, I’d have to say it was a fun palette to experiment with. Some of the shades are unique in my collection and I will definitely reach for them. I love that this palette also comes with a dual-ended brush. I really like e.l.f.’s brushes so even the brush will get some use. I will say that I wish it included another matte shade. Out of the 7 shadows only 2 are matte. I know it’s a ‘chromatic’ palette, but it would have been nice to maybe throw in a decent transition shade. Which is why I reached for the Birds of Paradise Palette. I’m sure you could still create a full looking using just Posh Peacock, but I wasn’t so sure I could pull it off myself. So I reached for another palette.

Which shades would you have used to create a full looking using Posh Peacock?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Info

Product: e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock
Price: $12.00
Purchase: elfcosmetics.com

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