[unpaid/ad/samples/affiliate] I’ve seen these little palettes getting a lot of on line interest and now I know why – they’re £3 each!

elf Cosmetics Bite Size Palettes

With four shades in each – usually a mix of matte and shimmer or sheen – they’re small little things but absolutely full of fire when it comes to colours. I know we’ve passed peak palette but these don’t seem to instil the same sort of over-it feeling that multiple pan palettes do. There’s a general over-it vibe across the beauty sector at the moment – the result of too-muchness for too long. It’s not relevant to this post particularly but now that the Hermes lipsticks (£50 a pop) are here, my desire to own one has completely disappeared. Not least because I don’t want to do the ‘proving we’re worthy’ dance with the PRs and nor do I want to pay £50 for a matte lipstick when I never wear mattes. I do keep budget to buy products where it’s just too difficult to get samples or I don’t even want to have the interaction because these things can get complicated but in this instance, I’m just not feeling it enough to dip in.

elf Cosmetics Bite Size Palettes

I’ve got horrible light today (and don’t use artificial lights) but the colours are spot on even if the background looks a bit grey. The palettes shown are: Pumpkin Pie, Hot Jalapeno (middle) and Carnival Candy.

elf Cosmetics Bite Size Palettes

Next up are Berry Bad, Acai You (middle) and Truffles.

elf Cosmetics Bite Size Palettes

Finally, Rose Water and Cream & Sugar. In terms of performance I swatched two and it’s varied but weighted towards very good.

elf Cosmetics Bite Size Palettes

The first palette swatched is Rose Water and there’s not a single problem with this in terms of pigment and smoothness (the sheens and shimmers are butter soft), while the second is Jalapeno and the matte shades, as you can see, didn’t perform as smoothly as I’d like using exactly the same application method and brush. They require a little more effort to get smooth and even in colour although please bear in mind that an arm and and eyelid are different things. On my eyes, I used just the tiniest amount and really didn’t have a problem, but I think it’s important to be clear on both performances. The palette I like best for myself is Pumpkin Pie – or maybe Cream & Sugar but I’m recommending them so highly for price point and a quick beauty fix when those endless multi-pans just look too daunting and too expensive. I don’t think you’d be disappointed. I think the colour choices are fabulous – especially Jalapeno which is really different and a blessing for green eye’d people and nice to see a blue palette taking centre stage too. They’re all HERE, non affiliate HERE.

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