ELF California Baked Eyeshadow Palette

E.L.F. Baked Eyeshadow Palette Review

Last month I bought the e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette from amazon because I thought that the colors were pretty, and I’ve wanted to try the baked style of makeup for a while. However, I had some mixed results. For the price point, I am not complaining!

My 15 year old daughter said, “mom, you just have to keep trying, it’s GOOD stuff!”. Who am I to argue with a teen?

e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette, California, 6 Grams e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette, California, 6 Grams

Here’s the product description:

Color: California

Each baked palette features 10 gorgeous baked eye shadows so you can achieve a flawless look whenever, wherever. The silky and blend able formula of our baked eye shadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color.

The first time I tried this out, I was disappointed in the color payoff on my eyes. I used a brush and a foam applicator to no avail. Neither applicator gave me much color. This is apparently what many other users have found to be true also. In the first video below, you can see that the color isn’t vibrant, though she is using some of the lighter colors.

The second time I tried it, I just used my finger to rub on the color and it worked much better. This poses a problem when trying to line your eyes though. Again, the sponge applicator. This time it worked better. I used the side of a sponge applicator for a finer line on my lower lid.

None of my photos came out very good, so I’m afraid I can’t share what this looked like after I got it on. But, here’s a video showing you what it can look like.

The California Palette
use starts at about 1:45 on this video.You can see how these have some sparkle in them.

This video shows how to use the baked palettes wet. She’s using the NYC version of E.L.F.’s baked palette, but it would apply to the Californa palette also.


Would I buy this again? Maybe.

Is the price right? Yes

Was it easy to use? Yes, but only once I tried a couple things.

I'm Jenn Alex, a single mom , part time Business and Personal Coach, website designer, and style writer. You'll usually find me writing about fashion, working from home, or special needs kids and the parents who care for them.

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