Here are my pics:
Maybelline Stylish Smokes in Emerald Smokes, $7.99
New Palette: Old Eyeshadows – Ivory & Dusk, New Eyeshadows – Golden Glow & Mocha
Swatches without flash, *only swatched the new ELF eyeshadows
Swatches with flashELF Eyeshadows – I love, love, love the ELF eyeshadows, got them for a buck each and I must say, the products were probably worth that and more. I already had an initial palette and I did a bit of rearranging to accommodate the new products and new palette. :D There was quite a bit of fallout, similar to my Coastal Scents Palette (I tend to avoid using any dense eyeshadow brushes as it contributes to this), but the nice pigmentation more than made up for that.
Emerald Smokes Quad – I liked the quad, however I wasn’t in love with it. It might have been the color combo, or the fact that I only used a primer (most YT Gurus used a base). The colors didn’t show up that well on my eyes, so I’m hoping to get a MAC paintpot or a NYX large eye pencil this coming payday to help solve the problem. Overall, I liked how they made the application process easier (instructions on the back and on the shadows itself) and how it looked in the quad, but on my skin, not so much. :(
Lip Balms – Chapstick has always been an essential part of my makeup routine, I’ve tried other lip balms, but they were never as good. And that’s why I completely regret buying the ELF lip balm, it probably wasn’t even worth the dollar I spent. First of all, the ELF lip balm made my lips ashy looking – the white tinge of the balm doesn’t completely come off, and I was walking around looking like a zombie! Yes, granted it was moisturizing, but it was nothing out of the ordinary. All in all, purchasing the ELF lip balm was a major disappointment. :(
Hope I didn’t overwhelm your screens with all the pictures. :D Till next time, ladies.