Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in “California”

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $10.00

Company’s Description

Each Baked Palette features 10 gorgeous baked eyeshadows so you can achieve a flawless look whenever, wherever. The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting and shimmering color can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation, offering a variety of gorgeous eye looks!

e.l.f. has added two (2) Baked Eyeshadow Palettes to its Studio line. These palettes include ten (10) baked eyeshadow shades. This review is for the palette in California.


Packaging: 9/10

This palette comes in a rectangular, black, plastic compact that flips open and contains a full-sized mirror inside. The eyeshadows inside are domed.

Quality: 8/10

All of the colors in this palette are shimmery, though a few of the shades in the bottom row look close to matte once applied. The California palette contains a mixture of light and dark neutral colors, with a couple of pink/purple colors mixed in.

The eyeshadows themselves are a bit stiff, though baked shadows are known to be less soft and creamy because of the way they are made. But these baked shadows are very dusty, much more so than the ones in the NYC palette.

Luckily, despite the dustiness, the pigmentation on all of the shades is good. You can also apply the shades wet, which results in a higher sheen and deeper color.

The shades blend out quite well, again despite what appears to be a very dusty formula. The wear time is lower than average: I experienced some fading and creasing of the shadows after about four (4) hours of wear over primer.

Overall, this is a decent palette, but the NYC version is noticeably higher quality.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

These shadows don’t have the silkiest formula, so they don’t glide onto the skin as wells as softer shadows. That said, they each impart good color pay-off and blend pretty well when used dry. I reserve using these eyeshadows wet for application on the lid–they don’t blend smoothly for the crease area when used wet.

Price: 10/10

You get an eyeshadow for every $1.00 you spend, for a total of $10.00 for 0.212 ounces (6 grams) of product. This is a fantastic price given the amount of product you get.

Final Grade

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette Packaging

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California: Top Row Swatches (Dry)

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California: Top Row Swatches (Wet)

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California: Bottom Row Swatches (Dry)

e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California: Bottom Row Swatches (Wet)

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum (mineral oil), Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)


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