ELF Thursdays – Baked Eyeshadow Palettes

January 9, 2014
Welcome to my first post for ELF Thursdays! EE, how exciting!? If you’re a newbie and want to know more about what these posts are all about then click here. This weeks post is going to be focused on the Bakes Eye-shadow Palettes. I received two different palettes; California and NYC. I decided to go with doing a review on the California one which has more natural and bronzed tones. The NYC is quite similar but there is a few stand out shades such as navy and raspberry shadows.

The California palette is totally down my street with the tones, nothing too out there but great tones. What i found with this palette is that some shades were more pigmented than others and applied really well but other just seemed to be consumed by the shimmer and glitter in the shadow. They all have shimmer to them but as i said before some are more shimmery than others. 

The shadows definitely go on better and last longer with a primer. My main concern about the palette is that it’s more glittery and shimmery than i expected which is not always the look you want. I do think some shades are better than others but it’s a great cheaper alternative against something like the Naked Palette.

As you can see by the swatches some shades are more stand out against others, whilst some are just shimmer, shimmer, shimmer!
It’s not the best palette for everyday make-up but i can see myself using it for a night out look when i want glittery eyes.

Let me know your thoughts on the first post of ELF Thursdays!

I also quickly wanted to mention and I’ll probably go on about it for the next couple of months but me and some girls at University are raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital through fundraising events and then a big charity event in March. I’d love it if you guys could go follow and like my fund-raising page!


11 comments so far.

11 responses to “ELF Thursdays – Baked Eyeshadow Palettes”

  1. Zoe Frances says:

    I've wanted this for a while! I think I'll buy it closer to Summer; I love the shades!xx

  2. I love Elf products so much. Their Bronze/Blush Duo is my favourite! These colours are so gorgeous, perfect for the weekend!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup

  3. Bree says:

    I like reading about ELF products. Most of the time people post a haul but never actually review most of the products, or only choose the good ones!


  4. I love this palette its perfect

  5. KatiesWorld says:

    Wow very shimmery, I think if there were some mattes in there as well it would be right up my street because the colours really are lovely 🙂

    Katie xx | Katies World

  6. Oksana T says:

    Pretty colors!

    ♥ Oxana

  7. daisy walters says:

    I like the colours but I think they all look very similar.. I would like a palette with more variety!


  8. Jayne says:

    I actually really love the look of the glitter in the eyeshadows but yeah, definitely not for everyday wear!x

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  9. Jenny Scott Russell says:

    This looks like it has some lovely colours though some mattes would be cool! x

  10. It's so affordable that it doesn't really matter it isn't an everyday palette, sparkly is good for a night out! 🙂

    Tara x

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