After seeing these palettes literally everywhere on my feed, I felt like I just HAD to pick one up… so here I am with 8. Yeah I didn’t go half hearted with my new Elf quad collection… but hey ho! So here I am with every single one of the Elf Bite Sized Palettes so tell you my thoughts on them…
Packaging and Price
I mean at £3 a pop you really can’t complain at the price of these… they’re just so goddam pretty! They come in very simple clear, plastic packaging with 4 decent sized pans. They feel a little cheap, but when considering the price they’re really not that bad!
Reviewing this on a slightly different order to usual as it feels you need to put the conversation about shades in the next section between the images of the palettes and the swatches! But either way, the formula is really nice! They’re pigmented, with a buttery formula (one or two shades in there are a little dry, but all in all GORGEOUS shades), super easy to blend and long lasting on the lashes! Plus, I really love that they pop their pigment on in just a few swipes!
So, as I mentioned I have all 8 palettes in this range (there are also two very similar palettes in a mint collection, but they launched after I had picked these up). Each palette comes with 2 or 3 mattes and 1 or 2 shimmers. You can create a pretty decent look with every palette and while they might not offer all the variety in the world… if you know you love a neutral look on the daily, they’d be perfect for travelling (when we can do that again!)
Colours in order they are above…
Cream & Sugar – bone shade, shimmery gold, shimmery copper and a dark brown (super neutrals palette)
Pumpkin Pie – super warm brown, shimmery copper, mid toned brown, shimmery gold (warms neutral palette)
Hot Jalapeno – shimmery yellow gold, shimmery moss green, matte moss green and a dark, bluey green
Rose Water – shimmery rose, mauvey crease shade, shimmery rose gold, shimmery purple/brown with gold glitter
Berry Bad – a neutral crease shade, a shimmery copper, shimmery pink and a warm purple toned brown
Carnival Candy – bone shade, mustard brown, reddish brown, and blue shimmer
Acai You – Sky blue, two blue shimmer shades and a greyish brown
Truffles – shimmery silver, two matte browns (one lighter and one deeper) and a bluey black with glitter in
So I love these! Not only are they adorable, but their formula is actually pretty impressive! I feel like their a little restrictive sometimes in their colour story, but they also do only have 4 shades in there and are only £3… so you could pick up a few!
Have you tried these? If so, what did you think?
49 thoughts on “Are They Worth The Hype? | The Elf Bite-Size Eyeshadows”
I haven’t tried these yet but this is making me want to! the green shades are so intriguing!
Jessica | http://www.overdressedblogger.com
Oh they’re all so pretty! x
I haven’t tried these yet but the colours look amazing. I particularly like the Rose Water one. Thanks for sharing.
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The colours on these look amazing! It’s my friends birthday soon and she’s makeup obsessed so I might get her some of these to try!
Oh they’re just so cute! x
Such a cool post and I loved reading about these eyshadow palettes! They are so useful for traveling and I loved seeing the swatches! Thanks for sharing!
Aww no problem! And they’re so cute! x
I love how cute and adorable these look – plus for that price as you said, you could buy more than one! I shall get my hands on one or two soon, thank you for letting me know they are good x
Oh they’re so darn adorable! x
I love this post! These eyeshadow palettes are so sweet! A very handy size for travelling or just doing a simple eye look, I may have to make myself a little order! Xx
Oh god they’re so cute!x
These are cute eyeshadow palettes, the one I like the most is the Cream & Sugar one, the shades in that palette are gorgeous! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
They are really cute right! x
I love Elf, I haven’t shopped from them for a while! You may have just convinced me to pick a couple of these quads up. Cream & Sugar is stunning!
Some of these colour combos are right up my street! x
I need the cream & sugar and hot jalapeno palettes! It’s been a long time since I ordered from elf. The palettes swatch so nicely 💜
The green palette is so pretty! x
These are pretty and cute! <3 And the price is also very sweet! Haven't heard of this set, but then again I don't really follow make-up blogs a lot (should really do so though) and I haven't been out to a store with make-up in a long time with Corona running rampage. I checked online and I can find a store in my country selling them, but they are unavailable at the moment, hopefully they are back soon! I would love Carnival Candy and Acai You!
I really miss walking through the makeup aisles! x
they are so adorable and affordable! Love the sound of them!x
yeah you really can’t complain for that price! x
These are cute! Thank you for the swatches.
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I’ve never tried Elf makeup but I know their quality has improved over the years! A couple of these quads look beautiful x
to be fair, I hadn’t really gotten into them till recently, but their stuff is so impressive! x
Wow..We finally have ELF available in India..can’t wait to try 😛
OMG that’s so exciting! x
Ok after reading this I’ve decided I NEED one of these little palettes. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂
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Love this! Cream and sugar is one I’d use almost everyday. I’m going to see if they have this the next time I go into the stores. I love that they are so small because I don’t have a huge make up collection and just try and keep it all in one bag.Thanks for the recommendation! x
They’re just so travel friendly! x
Love this!! I’ve been looking at getting these for a while and I think I may just have to give in and get some!!! Xx
They’re just so cute!x
Love this – I haven’t tried, but they look so cute!
OMG I know right! x
I really like the Cream and Sugar one. Those are good when you travel so you don’t have to bring a huge pallet.
OMG I know right! x
I love this brand! I am so happy to hear that the formulas are buttery and pigmented. Thanks for the review, now to think of how to narrow down which ones I *need* 😊
hahaha yeah don’t do a me and pick up all of them! haha x
I have to give these a try!
They’re all so cute! x
I’ll have to get these for sure then 🙂 I’ve been very good about not buying things I don’t need lately but these are totally catching my eye, specially hot jalapeno 😀
And they’re just so cute! x
Love this! Was so helpful thank you!
Awww glad I could help! x
I haven’t tried ELF makeup in years but I have a real obsession with mini palettes lately so these have just gone onto the wish list. x
They’re all just so cute! x