Hello lovelies! Today I thought I would begin to review the items I got in my recent e.l.f. order! The first one I’ll review is the e.l.f. essentials Custom Compact with the 4 eyeshadow shades Pink Ice, Wheat, Peach Fizz, and Moondust! I’m sure all of you know that it’s possible to spend nearly $55 on an eyeshadow palette with 12 colors, or $25 on one with 6. In total, this cost me $2.05 for 4 high quality eyeshadows of my choice and a compact with a great mirror!
This is a small square compact with a massive mirror inside. 4 eyeshadow shades of your choice are magnetic to the inside, which means you can easily swap out shades when you want a different look, shades individually are $1.00 but I got them on sale for $0.39. The closure is awesome and will not open in your bag 100%. It’s a little one that clips into place not a magnet that could come undone.
There’s the little brush inside which I don’t use but I keep it in there for emergencies. If my eyeshadow smudges and I need something to fix it with, I’ll use that but not when I have a real brush handy.
These eyeshadows do not crease with a primer. They don’t fade or smudge easily which is awesome for such inexpensive shadows. They’re long-lasting, buttery and glide on, as well as easy to build or sheer out!
Clockwise: Pink Ice, Wheat, Moondust, and Peach Fizz.
I use Pink Ice as an all over lid to brighten my eyes as well as a highlighter all over my face! I purposefully got a pink-y shade not a more gold one because I like a pink-y white highlighter on my skin to give it some life. I use Wheat as a crease color because it has a more neutral undertone than Moondust. However, I use Moondust as a very dark crease if I want to but mostly as an eyebrow powder. This matches my eyebrows so well when I apply it very lightly with a small brush. Lastly, Peach Fizz is similar to another one I have but this one is a bit less orange so they have different uses. I use this for some complimentary color on my blue eyes which makes them pop!
I’ve used this palette every day since I got it and I even took it to Toronto with me! There are so many shades, I think upwards of 15 to choose from so this palette is entirely customizable! This is probably my favorite powder eyeshadow formula I’ve ever tried and I will be purchasing many more shades!
What are your favorite e.l.f. eyeshadows? Do you prefer the smudge pots or the powders? Have any signature shades? Let me know!