E.L.F. launched their Artistry palette last week ninja style… one day it wasn’t on their site, and then the next day with no hype or promotion on social media WHAM: “oh btw, Vice dupe just just chillin on our website.” At $20 (which is hella expensive for E.L.F.), I’m sure the one question plaguing you now is whether or not it’s worth it.
Allow me to save you some time: it’s not. But I’ll share with you a more in-depth review below for anyone still interested in taking the chance:
These shadows are so smooth. In fact, if I were to close my eyes and feel them I would say they feel just as soft and buttery as Lorac shadows.
They swatch nicely, but unfortunately not when you attempt to apply them. You have to build like crazy to get color on the lid and in the creasea, and even still, you will not get the same look that you see in the pan no matter how hard or what method you try.
They aren’t just easy to blend, they’re too easy to blend. You will build and build and build only to watch the color wipe right away when you attempt to blend or even so much as add another color.
It can sometimes be hard to come up with looks when you have a palette with this many shadows in it which is why I love how these eye shadows are organized vertically into quads. The lack of mattes is disappointing (there are only four) because (in my opinion) it’s difficult to get a complete eye look out of this palettes without them, but that’s something I can live with. I can even live with the fall out and the fact that you have to build to get color, but what I can’t deal with is shadows that just blend away into nothing.
Don’t waste your money. Or get yours here, who am I to tell you what to do!
FTC: Bought it myself.