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 NYC.
This palette comes in a rectangular, black, plastic compact that flips open and contains a full-sized mirror inside. The eyeshadows inside are domed.
All of the colors in this palette are shimmery. The NYC palette contains a mixture of light and dark neutral colors, along with a pink and blue shade.
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. The pigmentation on all of the shades is good. You can also apply the shades wet. The result of doing so sometimes makes the eyeshadow more liquid-metal-like, but sometimes it results in a weaker, more streaky finish. Interestingly, applying the blue shade wet gives you a drastically different effect (See pictures, below).
The wear time is also decent: I experienced some fading and creasing of the shadows after about five (5) hours of wear over primer.
Ease of Use: 8.8/10
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.
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.
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)