Happy Monday everyone! Hope your weekend was nice and relaxing, we had a great time with Brooklyn. If you read the blog yesterday you read where I had an interesting Saturday LOL! That child never ceases to amaze me! When I told her dad about the necklace and what was said, all he could do was laugh! I didn’t laugh with him…well, after a minute or two I did LOL!
I was talking with Kelly, most of you ladies know her from the blog, about Elf products this weekend. I was telling her how I didn’t care for the Elf brushes, but that’s what Raegan buys when she runs to Walmart or Target. Let me step back, I did like them a lot until I bought professional makeup brushes – then I changed my mind on what type brushes I wanted. As for the makeup – let’s take a look!
It’s not often that a drugstore product will stop me dead in my tracks, but I was walking past the ELF cosmetics section in Target and saw a palette that looked very similar to the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. It was a bit bigger, but the color selection looked perfect. Perfect folks…almost exact!
And the thing about eyeshadow palettes is that it can be hard to find the right tone or range of colors to make the entire palette worth the cost. So I
Most recently, I’ve been loving the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette (it’s absolutely beautiful with great shade options), but if you are looking for something on a budget, don’t pass up on this ELF cosmetics one!
I bought the Smoky palette and Need It Nude. I used my all-time favorite eyeshadow primer, MAC’s Paintpot in Soft Ochre, but I plan to try it with Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion soon too. The shadows aren’t quite as buttery and soft as the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette shadows, but they are pigmented and go on really nicely. I was curious if they were going to blend well and they did!
I normally only use 1-3 colors and blend them in for my every day look. I like to keep things normal and subtle. I did use the darker brown as my eyeliner on my lower eyelid to make my eye pop. Is it too much?? See pic above.
The Need It Nude palette is all matte, while the Smoky palette has a few shimmer options. I wish there were some shimmer options in the nude palette, but they are really pretty similar in shade range, with the Need It Nude being a bit warmer.
What are your thoughts on Elf Cosmetics? I have a love/hate relationship with the line. I’d love to hear what your thoughts are!!
You girls have a great day and thanks for stopping by the blog!
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