I’ve always kind of been attracted to the ELF eyeshadow palettes. The brand used to have many kinds of different palettes; the most famous being the ELF rose gold eyeshadow palette, and their matte eyeshadow palette for everyday.
Between the first and the second lockdown in 2020, I was browsing the Internet on a quest for completely blue and totally green eyeshadow palettes. I knew very well that I only wanted the Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions palette.
That, in terms of green eyeshadow palettes, is a standard I did not want to unstick from but I didn’t want to cash out a fifty when the ELF eyeshadow palettes are a tenner at most. And especially when we know just how often I reach out for my makeup these days.
At some point, I came across ELF palettes that the brand released for spring this year, called Bite-Size palettes. Those are makeup products that you can easily get from Superdrug or Boots over here in London and that retail for a teeny tiny £3.
I’ll admit that I had planned to get maybe three; the green, blue, and berry ones but you know as well as I do the appeal of a low pricepoint. I ended up getting five of the ELF eye palettes out of the eight available. I just left aside some nudes and some that didn’t review well online when I went on other makeup blogs.
I ordered my own Bite-Size ELF eyeshadow palettes from the Boots website, and in just a few days, they were available for collection. After years of buying and buying just to review, I made a smart choice in buying only what I would be sure to take on photoshoots or use on myself. Smaller eye palettes are better and lighter in my makeup kit.
ELF Eye Palette | Thoughts on the Bite-Size Eyeshadow Palettes
Cruelty-free and vegan, those ELF eye palettes were released to fill in a gap in the “ultra-pigmented, blendable” mini eyeshadow palette world. At £3 each, you’d be half-witted to get only one, which is why they’ve been created and set at a price that affordable.
I’ve used those ELF eyeshadow palettes quite a couple of times on photoshoots and I\’ve been very pleasantly surprised about the quality of the eyeshadows. I thought the Açai You palette’s matte light blue let down a little bit when I used it on a model, as it became patchy the more I tried to pack it on to make it opaque. That’s really one eyeshadow to wear on top of a same-color eye primer, like a Paint Pot type of product.
I didn’t experience any other let-down from the other ELF eye palettes but I guess that the mattes had better be applied on top of a colored eyeshadow primer. The ones from P. Louise or the NYX Vivid Brights Crème colors are top products to wear under these ELF eyeshadow palettes.
Honestly, they’re really cool lil’ eyeshadow palettes to own as a starter – ELF really has stepped up in terms of overall makeup, pigmentation, and lasting power with the Bite-Size eye palettes.