e.l.f. Custom Compact/ Custom Eyeshadow Review!

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!


  • Jen

    What are you using now that pink ice is not available? I have been using pink ice for a couple of years. I am on my last pot. Sad! Help what are you using to replace?

    • I was browsing through the Morphe Brushes website last night and I definitely saw some similar shades, since there only about $2 they aren’t crazy expensive either!! Hope that helps! xoxo

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  • Love love these eyeshadows,I’m stocking up on these,i really hope they don’t plan to discontinue these

    • I know!! Every time anything goes on sale at e.l.f. I get scared it won’t come back! Definitely stocking up!! xoxo

      • Damn right ??

      • My top three are in the sale page right now so I’m holding my breath and crossing my fingers over here! xoxo

  • I had a this compact before too and had the shade wheat. Such a great deal!! 🙂 xo

    • It is! Eye shadows are usually so expensive these days! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

      • Yeah I agree! It’s always a pleasure stopping by! xoxo

  • Great post! These shadows look amazing! <3

    • They are!! I really love the shades I got! xoxo

  • That sounds like a DEAL!!!

    • It seriously IS!! I was stoked when I saw how cheap they were, and for such awesome quality I will be going back for more! xoxo

  • Your review has totally me convinced me to try these out! I’m definitely adding some of these to my next elf order!

    • I’m glad! They are by far my favorite shadows I’ve tried, even without a primer they barely crease if any! I’d love to see what shades you get! xoxo