Today I have for you a review, swatches and FOTD of the e.l.f. Disney Villains: Cruella palette. There is also a giveaway of this palette at the end of the post, so be sure to scroll to the bottom and follow the instructions!
I found the palette at Walgreens on a special display for $9.99. Inside, you get a small mirror, 2 face charts, 8 eyeshadows, a set of false lashes with glue, an eye primer, 2 lip and cheek colors, and a liquid eyeliner. The palette is cardboard and lightweight, but relatively sturdy. I love the packaging for this; the face charts with half of Cruella's face are brilliant. The instructions are great for people that are newer to makeup. My only complaint with the packaging is that the lip and cheek colors were incredibly difficult to remove!
First up, the eyeshadows. These are swatched over the included eye primer:
Left to right: Puppy Love, Coat of Dreams, Cruelty and Sewage
This row is decently pigmented. Puppy Love is matte, which is appreciated in a heavy shimmer palette. My favorite is Cruelty by far; it's a really interesting minty olivey green. Also, why Sewage? What a weird name!
Left to right: Spelled, Maniac, Little Beasts and Extinction
This row is also pretty pigmented, just slightly less so than the top row. Maniac has amazing gold shimmers, and so does Extinction. Little Beasts is another matte; this one was a little drier than the others but it would work great in the crease or even on the brows.
A shot of all of the eyeshadows together. I think that this palette has good cohesion overall. The shades are neutral (with a pop of color from Cruelty) and you've got a mix of shimmer and matte finishes. Pigmentation is decent, with the only slightly problem shades being Sewage and Little Beasts (a little dry and hard).
The top is the liquid liner, which is a rich black. This is approximately 15 seconds after application and you can see that it is still quite wet and glossy. I would give this a fair amount of dry time to prevent smudging.
The bottom are the lip and cheek colors, which come in a pencil form. As far as I can tell, these do not have names. The lighter milky pink was drier in texture and harder to apply while the red was lovely and smooth. I don't know about using either of these as cheek colors, they may be too awkward!
Overall, I think this palette is a decent value for the money. The shadows are certainly worth $9.99 in my opinion. The eye primer is also decent, and the red lip color is another good value.
Here is a look that I created with the palette using the shadows Spelled, Maniac, Little Beasts and Cruelty. On my lips is the red lip pencil with Mac Amourous Dazzleglass over the top.
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