Budget Beauty Find - e.l.f. 85-Piece Complete the Look Palette

Under $20 Pick!

Nars Bridal Palette Exclusive 125x125 When I recently found out e.l.f. had created a new, limited edition face palette with a whopping 85 products in it - for only $15 dollars, I knew I had to check it out for myself.

So, here's the good news - more than 90% of this palette most women will get a tremendous use out of and enjoy.

The (semi) bad news is there are a few shades that only work for very fair skin tones and some of the eye shades will require a primer for best wear.

The palette contains 60 eye shadows, 20 lip colors, 3 blushes and 2 bronzers.
All of the shadows are smooth, easy to apply and come in a perfect range of basic neutrals, sexy deeper shades and very trendy, more edgy colors as well.

The lip shades again come in a great range of shades that work alone or layered with others. They are soft, creamy and hydrating and have great color payoff. To make them last longer I recommend applying blotting and applying again for a stain effect, or using a lip pencil before applying.

The cheek shades/bronzers are very light but have flattering tones - mostly soft pink, very soft brown and a slightly deeper peach which works very nicely on the apples of the cheeks. Since you're getting so many shades to play with, I also recommend doing some mixing with the cheek colors to find the best combinations that work with your skin tone.

So if you're looking for a new Fall look for school, want to update your makeup for the new season or just one a convenient palette to give you a wide range of colors to suit your mood, this is the perfect one to pick up without a big money commitment. - RLB

e.l.f. 85-Piece Complete the Look Palette $15

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