I’m not the type to make impulse purchases with makeup. While I tell myself that I want something right away, I usually like to let it simmer for a little while before I actually buy it.
But with a brand like e.l.f. where the pricepoint is low, it’s pretty easy to toss my rules out the window, and buy it immediately.
This Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette contains 10 brilliant matte, easy to blend jewel eyeshadows. Create endless jewel tone eyeshadow looks! The jewel pop eyeshadow palette is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. Use the jewel, satin matte texture as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for expertly contoured and blended looks.
I saw the e.l.f. Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Jewel Pop’ ($10 USD) pop up on Instagram during some late night scrolling. It was in stock on the website, and everything on the site qualified for free shipping, so I figured that it was a “treat yo self” moment.
While the packaging isn’t fancy at all (regular black plastic packaging with a white e.l.f. logo) this palette speaks for itself.
Look at those shades!
For the first look I started by applying the taupe shadow as a transition shade. I applied the lightest shade (the cream shade) to the inner corner of my lid, as well as my browbone. Then I put the mustard yellow shade on the inner 2/3 of my lid and lower lash line, and the green in the outer V of my lid.
For the second look I also began by using the taupe shadow as a transition shade, and used the cream shadow in the inner corner and on the browbone. I applied the pink shade in the inner 2/3 of my lid, and applied the purple onto the outer V of my lid and blended it onto my crease. I finished off the look by applying the rusty burgundy shade to my lower lash line.
Some of the shadows took a bit of work to show up on my lid (I’m looking at you, cream shade), but the pigmentation on some of the other shades blew me away. The purple eyeshadow packed so much punch when swatched, and the mustard yellow shade was just lovely – I wonder if the mustard shade could be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow in ‘Edge’ from the Subculture Palette.
Even though it took some shadow layering to get the full impact of the shades, for the price of this palette I’m willing to use a little elbow grease. If you’re a fan of colour ‘Jewel Pop’ is definitely one to consider.