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Great for Everyday Use
on July 9, 2012
I actually got this item for free directly from EyesLipsFace.com when there was a special coupon for it. I was always skeptical about these kind of all-in-one palettes, but I thought what the heck, I'll try it for free.
And I love it! I use this every day, it is my go-to makeup. Even though there are not a ton of colors, the choices that are in this clutch are ones I already use: natural tones mostly like browns, pinks, and blacks. The other ones I use too, for flirty days and party nights-- or just to go with particular outfits I have. All eyeshadows in this palette are superb! I find that the shadow applier/sponge/brushes are great too, just the right sizes. Oh and I recommend using the E.L.F. eyelid primer ($1) before shadow application, to help give it colors that extra pop.
The bronzer is alright for contouring, but not for an all-over hint of tan. I suggest getting the Healthy Glow Bronzers for a dollar ($1) directly from E.L.F. The blushes are super cute colors on my skin. The peachy one is for my light-hearted, casual days or summer. The pink one is for more dressy occasions. They are lightweight, not chalky, and you can layer more on if you want more of a pop. The strip of white cream/gel/goop is useful too, to give your cheeks a dewy shimmer. It's also nice for eye corners or brow bone highlights.
The lip glosses are great for gloss that comes in a palette. I prefer stand-alone glosses with wands and such-- but these get the job done. They're pretty true to color. They haven't been overly sticky like other glosses, haven't melted away easily, and haven't stained my lips.
As for the eyebrow powder and gel-- I already use the E.L.F. studio eyebrow kit ($3) so I don't use the one in this clutch as much. The colors might not be suited for everyone's skin type and hair color. I think the powder is too light for me, but the gel is perfect. It is really up to your personal choice. I know some people who don't do anything to their brows. But if you want to give them a try, go for it. I just don't think this clutch offers a blond version.
Overall: the kit is super cute, compact and I use it every day for it's amazing eyeshadows and blushes, but I suggest buying it directly from E.L.F. Cosmetics. I heard Amazon sells damaged makeup sometimes. Plus, if you get it directly from E.L.F., they always have epic sales one right after the other.