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Monday, 7 January 2013

e.l.f Studio 100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

I've been thinking about doing this post for a while and bottling out because I'm lazy and 100 is a big number in swatches! But I finally decided that today was the day. I literally have infinity time at the minute since I finished my job yesterday (absolutely heartbroken in case you were wondering) and thought that this is the ideal occasion! I struggled to find a full set of swatches online when I was considering purchasing this with a lot of bloggers obviously citing time as the restriction for swatching every single shadow. I actually really enjoyed this in the end and found it quite relaxing, plus it's great to have a personal colour reference. It can be a bit overwhelming when you're looking into the palette and I often find myself reaching for my small palettes because the choice is easier. Well not any more! This is the original palette, there is also a version with some marble shadows in it. If you fancy a look at that, Alessandra from Cakes, Cupcakes and Cosmetics has swatched them here.

 I decided to swatch up each column since that's how the colours are laid out, so I have 10 pictures of 10 swatches each, starting from the bottom left of the palette, going by columns. I hope that's not too complicated! By the way, you definitely need to click on the images for a closer look, they're pretty darn good.

 This is essentially a row of really pretty highlight shades. The middle 3 don't really show up on my skin but I don't see that as a negative. I tend to use shades like this a lot to even out the colour of my lids.
Look at these! Aren't they stunning? Beautiful warm toned peach/copper shades. And I love the canary yellow shimmer (9)
The first shade in this column is a stand out for me. It's this gorgeous dark forest green with a slight gold shimmer. Utterly divine. So many lovely green shades here, I love the military olives and the neon brightness of the 8th shade.
These are gorgeous colours  but they definitely lean more purple or turquoise. I would have loved to see a really striking cobalt.
 One of my favourite rows. Deep raspberries and shimmering pinks.
This is a bit of an odd one. There are some pretty violet shades but also a nice mix of deep neutrals. Interesting combination.
 Go-to taupes and browns. Perfect every day eyes.
Look at that red! It's everything I wanted from Central in the Sleek Glory Palette. Central was great but a bit on the chalky side. This colour is beeeeautiful. Also some gorgeous oranges and mid-tone pinks. Perfect for warm shadow lovers like myself.
Lovely mix of deep browns and shimmery taupes.
And last but not least - Greys and silvers. There wasn't actually a true black in the palette. This isn't an issue for me personally since I have black shadows in my Sleek palettes, but I do feel like it should have been included.

And now for the big reveal... this was all done without any primer. You read that right, none at all. Aren't they amazing?! I have actually fallen in love with this palette and am astounded by the colour pay off. Some of the more matte colours are a little chalky and harder to work with but still very usable. All of the colours were soft and whilst there was some fall out, it wasn't deal breaking. This palette usually retails for £15 from the e.l.f UK website but e.l.f so often have massive deals on and I actually got this for £7.50 which is just incredible. So happy I made the leap, it was totally worth it.

If you fancy seeing what else I picked up from e.l.f during their sale click here.

Have you tried this palette? And which is your favourite row of colours?

Lauren

40 comments:

  1. WOW that's a lot of eyeshadow. i'm considering buying this... could you do any fotd's using this palette?

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    1. Absolutely :) any particular colours you'd like to see? x

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  2. Whoa this must have taken you ages lady! Thanks for doing it though :) I really like the look of this palette, it seems like good quality for the price (so cheap!) I really love the greens and the bronzes, all gorgeous shades!
    xxx

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    1. It surprisingly went really quickly, I got into the zen swatching zone. Ohmmmm. The greens and bronzes are my favourites too :) x

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  3. Oh my god! I need this now! Thanks so much for your amazing swatches! xo

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Let me know how you get on if you buy it :) x

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  4. I would never expect a huge palette like this to be so pigmented but obviously I'm mistaken. The shadows are all beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to swatch them :)

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    1. I honestly was not expecting to be even half as impressed as I am. I genuinely thought I'd love maybe 20 of them tops. Such a pleasant surprise! x

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  5. Oh wow! That looks like such a great palette, I never would have gone for it because I wouldn't have expected such amazing pigmentation from them. Thank you for swatching them all :) I especially love the 2nd and 9th columns. xx

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    1. I know right?! I totally thought the same. So glad I didn't go with my gut this time haha. Ooh me too :) 2nd is one of my favourites too x

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  6. It's such good value! My favourite has to be the copper shades.

    www.addiction-a-la-mode.com

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    1. Definitely recommend it :) fun, cheap, good quality palette :) the coppers are stunning x

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  7. This is amazing, oh my goodness! I saw someone else post about this a few weeks ago and you've definitely made me want it even more! :D

    Vanese
    x

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    1. Haha, just sharing the love ;) It's such a little surprise gem! Get it when you can :) x

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  8. That's some serious swatch dedication right there!! Thank you for sharing this :)
    It looks so lovely, I love the second and fifth columns. I'm seriously considering ordering this now!

    Jesss xo

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    1. it was quite relaxing in the end :) not as bad as I thought it was gonna be. They'e so lovely! I definitely recommend trying it :) x

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  9. WOW this is amazing.. so many different colours! I love the second to last row as I love brown shades on my eyes. Great buy and post! xxx

    I am now following your brilliant blog!
    http://velvetpassion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are lovely, very "Naked" esque. If only I had the palette to find some dupes! Thank you :) yaaay x

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  10. I neeeeeeeed this. Buy me one and I will come decorate your room ! :D


    x

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    1. Oh I so would! I'm moving soon (well, 7 months) though so you'll have to do my new one ;)x

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  11. What a lush set of colours!
    I need one myself!
    xo

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  12. Wow I never knew elf shadows were so pigmented! Lovely swatches :) xx

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Neither did I to be honest! took a chance haha. Thank you :) x

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  13. This had made my really want to buy this palette but I'm so poor! They're really beautiful colours! Thank-you Lauren!

    hellomyturtledoves.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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    1. Awwh no :( elf usually have sales on though so you might get it for £7.50 soon :) no problem :D x

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  14. Amazing blog and I love your posts! Am now following :)
    Would love a follow back :D
    icecreamandclara.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) following you too x

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  15. Now this is a swatch marathon! The reds/cranberrys look amazing

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    1. Tell me about it! Reds are so underrated for eyeshadow, I don't care what anyone says! x

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  16. Wow that is a lot of swatches!! I love the colours, so so beautiful!! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It sure is! Definitely worth it in the end though, no I know what looks best on my skintone I won't be disappointed or struggling to pick colours! x

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  17. wow i love it!!:):) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want :)
    Anordinarylifestylebook.blogspot.com

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    1. It was such an amazing surprise! I absolutely will x

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  18. oh wow, that is a hell of a lot of swatches! dedicated blogger!!!
    this palette looks amazing, I am tempted!

    just followed you on GFC :)

    www.aztecmess.com

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    1. bored and jobless blogger more like ;) so glad I did this though, great personal colour reference :) Thank you! x

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  19. Wow I didn't expect such good colour pay off from these shadows, i might just get this now seeing how good it is :D

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    1. shockingly good, I can't wait to try them with a primer to see if I can get some really vibrant looks :) definitely recommend it if you can get hold of one! x

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  20. thanks for share.

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  21. Wow these look amazing! Even just as a bit of fun this would be a lovely palette. Definitely going to be watching out for their offers :-)

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