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, I tell you.
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.
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 Nude Mood. 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!
The Nude Mood 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 Nude Mood being a bit warmer.
My lipcolor is $8.00 and worth looking into as well. The shade is “Oui!”
Yay for budget beauty that delivers!