Beauty on the Go
E.L.F., 85pc. Eyes, Lips, Face: Complete the Look Palette
The palette is a nice mix of matte and shimmer shades that offer a woman of color a lot of options for creating multiple looks, though it would benefit from more highlighting shades. I have tried high-end and low-end palettes, but this palette I am really loving in this moment. Most other palettes that I have tried, the transitional shadows, are ashy looking on my lids, but the shades in this palette play well to the cool undertones of my eyes. The shadows are smooth and very buildable, but wear longer and blend better with the addition of a primer. The lip colors are lovely, made a of semi-gloss consistency, and can also benefit from primer or liner as a base for maximum wearability. The blushes are soft, natural shades that build nicely and do not cake or oxidized if used with a primer, (oily skin beware - must use primer). The lightest blush, which is a pale dusty rose would work better as a highlighter than a blush for me, and the darkest shade, a dark cocoa works better as a contour. The only drawback from this palette is the placement of the lip colors, which should have been placed at the top of the palette to reduce eyeshadow fall out instead of near the bottom.
Overall, I think this palette is an excellent value; the colors are beautiful and versatile, and I feel it would be a great palette for travel in spite of its larger size because it is very flat and would be easy to pack, it will definitely need to be properly protected as the palette is not sturdy. With the addition of foundation and brushes you would be set for any length of trip.