The main reason for this e.l.f. haul was the Day2Night Brightening Eye Colour Palette recommended by both Cydonian and Robyn and it's the best £1.50 I've spent in a while! There were a few other bits on my wishlist so I thought why not?!
The first of these eye palettes I got was Ethereal and I was surprised by the teeny size at first, but they're actually great for travel and I don't got through eye shadow very fast anyhow.
I am utterly in love with the taupe on the right and the second colour is a pretty good dupe for MAC Sable. The shadows are extremely pigmented but there is some difference in texture, the best one being the taupe, gladly.
Look at that gorgeous taupe-y gleam! You cannot go wrong with this little gem of a palette.
To feed my cream product addiction I picked up the Studio Shimmer Palette for £3.50. I watched a couple of YT reviews on it and while it wasn't raved about I wanted to see it for myself and I'm glad I did.
e.l.f. recommend them illuminating the eyes, lips and face. My favourite use for them is a cheek highlight as the texture is just right, not too creamy or too shimmery. A little dab in the centre of your bottom lip over another colour can make your lips look fuller. I haven't tried them on my eyes yet, but I'd say they'd work best as a browbone highlight. The second colour from the left reminds me of Benefit's Highbeam.
While this lip stain in First Date is nice, it's not a must-have product and I don't know how much use I'll get out of it. I wish I used my £3.50 on another product! The colour is lighter and more sheer than it look in the tube and I prefer the matte look without the gloss over, but it can look a little uneven on.
Again, with the cream products, but I love my MAC Fluidline so much I had to have this Plum Purple eyeliner. I'd actually call it Aubergine. For £3.50 it's not bad but it's no Fluidline. I find the formulation dryer and less pigmented and would not recommend using the brush that come with it. I've made this work for me but you need the right tool - a MAC 210 brush.
It's a nice alternative to black as it gives the same effect but doesn't look as harsh and really not that purple!
I knew this was probably a bad idea as even high end cream eyeshadows can turn out to only last 5 minutes on the lids, but I really like these colours and again, for £1.50, curiosity got the better of me.
Although my swatches are not very impressive, the pigmentation once they're on your eyes is great. I could do without the glitter however, as the white cream could have made a nice browbone or cheekbone highlight. In terms of durability, there is some creasing, but it's certainly not the worst I've seen (I'm looking at your Sleek Eye Primer Palette ¬_¬) and can be helped much by the addition of a primer underneath. The brown is great for a dark, smudgy eye.
I think I own more e.l.f. products than any other brand now! As always, any other recommendations for me to try out? My addiction is no where near waning!