DO NOT BUY THIS. Seriously! Like I beg of you to not buy this. Every single color is chalky as hell, it's so shittily pigmented, the palette itself is ginormous and awkward, and it's just HORRIBLE. Like I cannot express how awful this product is. No amount of primers or bases will make this shit show up on your eyelids, it was made for 10 year olds who don't know the difference. If you're looking for cheap eyeshadows, go to wet 'n' wild, 95% of their eyeshadows are soft and buttery and heavily pigmented. They usually have some pretty bright colors too if that's what you're looking for, especially in their special edition lines.
Most of the colors in this work great. This is perfect if you're the kind of person who loves experimenting with different eyeshadow and the color range is gorgeous.
I've had this palette for a while. I don't use it much as I am not really big on putting on eye shadow everyday. However, when I do need to, I whip this one out and it gives me good results. I got this in Manila for about $20 or PhP 800. The packaging is made of cheap plastic but I haven't dropped it yet so I wouldn't know if it's klutz-proof. There's undeniably a wide range of colors to choose from, there's 100 of them! As everyone mentioned, texture ranges from shimmery to satin to matte. I do have a few favorites that I tend to reach more often than the others, i.e. the neutral shades. I love the black matte one to put on top of my pencil/kohl eyeliner to set it. Pigmentation varies. The lighter shades seem to go on sheer, so you might need to pack it on to get the results you want. The darker ones have pretty decent color pay-off, and I personally would prefer my eyeshadow to be buildable. It's easier to pack on than to take off/blend away. I don't think it has any scent to it and even if it does, it doesn't bother me at all. I'm not sure if it is still being sold here in the Philippines, but compared to the quad palettes that ELF came up with recently, this has to be the better buy. I still have a lot to last me a long time so I probably won't be repurchasing anytime soon. Overall, this is a pretty decent product, considering it's pretty affordable. Best for beginners and for people who likes a lot of variety of colors on their makeup. This can also be recommended for people who wears eyeshadow a lot, they can make the most out of this palette.
As a beginner in eye shadow makeup, I find this product to be excellent. There's a broad selection of colors that allow to experiment with blending. I normally use L.A. Girl pro primer with these shades and the colors really pop. Most of the colors have glitter to them, so buyer beware. I don't mine the shimmery effect at all.
I have the Spring 2013 Special Edition palette in the white case (I think it may be the same as the regular 100 marble palette). I chose this because it has more peachy-pink colors than the 144 neutral/bright palette contained, and I think I have every eyeshadow color I'll ever need now. :)
You do need a primer, but it lasts really well with the primer, and the color payoff is decent. The matte sometimes need layering, but I don't mind that. All the ELF palettes have amazing color selection!
Shimmery colours are much better than matte ones in it.I quite like the pallette for trying out different looks.Dont be too harsh with sth this cheap,just have fun with it!
E.L.F was having 50% off of this product plus they had a $5 off coupon, which made this product only FIVE dollars. I had to get it! I don't use it much, but it's good to have laying around, especially for the brighter colors. I'm already thinking of trying out a pink look for Valentine's day, and a green look for St. Patty's day! Some colors are great, while others can be chalky. Some shades are shimmer, matte, satin, or silky, I love the different ranges. You get what you pay for. My suggestion is to wait until it's on sale & get it. I certainly do not use it everyday but I love knowing I have it. It's a little bulky, but decent packaging.
Pretty good for something so cheap. I got this on Black Friday 2011 and I still have it now (2013), so it does last for a long time, but it depends how much often it is used. There are 100 colors, ranging from the rainbow. There are nice neutral colors and wild greens, purples, pinks, and everything.This isn't the best eyeshadow palette, but good enough for everyday use.
I don't really use eyeshadow, I tend to stay away since it's a bit too must makeup for an everyday look, but it was too much of a bargain to pass up. I use if for night looks, special occasions, and holiday/party looks.
The brushes were terrible, flimsy and broke apart after a couple uses, but it is an ELF product so I'm not that surprised. The colors were nice and it blends pretty easily.
However, most of the eyeshadow are glittered and not as matted as I thought it would be. I like shimmer, but not all the time. Some colors looked different when it was applied on the eyelid, either too dark or too light.
Overall, pretty good for the price, would buy again if I ever run out.
LOVE the shadows! The pigmentation and lasting ability is amazing. Except for the black, which I found to have quite poor color payoff.
Not a fan of the packaging at all, though. The cover broke off quickly, which saddened me. Also the sponge tip applicators are very rough, but, for the price it's to be expected.
Overall an amazing product, though. I think the shadows are so great some of them could could even give my high-end ones a run for their money.
I have this in the original 100 eyeshadow palette and the spring (white packaging) palette. The spring palette is now available in their original black packaging, and is now called the "marble palette." The quality of the palette is actually pretty good for the price, but the packaging is kind of delicate and plastic, so it can break easily.
So basically, you get 100 different colors in a convenient palette. Some of them show up better than others. If you use a primer, this shouldn't be an issue and I have not had a problem with creasing with any of the colors. They all come in a variety of finishes: matte, shimmer, and satin. The satin ones show up the best. The lighter colors need to be worked with a bit so they can show up. Either use a primer and pack it on, or dip your brush in some water (not too much!) and apply it wet. Some of the colors and great, and some are not that good, but with 100 colors, you can mix and match and play with any of it. This is great for beginners or people who are trying to see what color works with their skin tone or eye color because there is so much variety.
The color sets are broken down into columns, with 10 shades in each column.
1st column: Peaches, taupes, whites
2nd column: Yellows, browns
3rd column: Greens
4th column: Blues, purples
5th column: Pinks, reds
6th column: Plums, browns
7th column: Browns, pinks, corals
8th column: Taupes, browns
9th column: Browns
10th column: Whites, silvers, grays, blacks
For the spring (marble) palette, the colors are brighter and have more pastel colors. It also has 11 different shades that are marbled, meaning they have two colors mixed. The finishes are satin, matte, and shimmer.
1st column: Whites, beiges, peaches
2nd column: Taupes, browns
3rd column: Browns
4th column: Purples, pinks
5th column: Yellows, oranges, corals
6th column: Greens
7th column: Pinks
8th column: Purples
9th column: Blues
10th column: Whites, silvers, blacks.
It also comes with a small mirror and two sponge applicators.