When I saw that e.l.f cosmetics released these new Bite-Size Eyeshadow Palettes, I first thought that they reminded me of a high-end brand that does mini palettes. Then, I saw the price was $3.00 for a palette and I knew I needed to buy all of them and test them out. The fact that you can buy all 8 palettes for just $24 total is insane to me, especially now that I know the quality is there. Check out swatches and a makeup look after the jump!
There are 8 palettes total and there’s a pretty good selection of colors here. I think there are a lot of neutrals, however I like the addition of the blue and green in there. I also think all the neutrals work because some are warm toned and some are cool toned, so there’s something for everyone.
For size reference, I placed a bottle of nail polish next to one of the palettes. These are very easily to travel with or place in your bag. The size of one is really no longer or bulkier than your average lipstick or lipgloss.
Now I know you want swatches of these beautiful babies! Let’s go!
Acai You is a lilac, cool-toned palette. The color payoff on most of these palettes is absolutely fantastic and even the matte shades perform well. I would say that the darkest shade in this palette was slightly powdery, but nothing you can’t work with.
Hot Jalapeno caught my eye immediately on the website just for the gorgeous shades. I actually did a full look using this palette which you’ll see toward the end of this post.
Pumpkin Pie is your warm brown neutral palette. This is one of those that will look great on pretty much everyone.
Rose Water is cool-toned pinks with a dark berry-purple in it. The pigmentation is superb and the shadows went on buttery smooth.
Cream & Sugar is another crowd-pleasing neutral palette. Again, these are great everyday colors for the office or school, but you can also amp them up into a smoky eye.
Berry Bad is one of my personal favorites just for the formula. Each shade was so impressive and the warm, coppery tones in this will really make green, hazel and brown eyes pop.
Truffles is THE palette to reach for when wanting to do a smoky eye. I also like the mix of silver and brown/black together a lot. You can mix these up in a lot of fun ways to create the perfect blend.
Carnival Candy is sort of a mixed bag of shades. I absolutely LOVE that royal blue shade. That being said, this was probably the worst performer out of the 8 palettes in terms of formula. The matte shades (all but the blue) were a bit powdery and chalky, while the blue shimmer is perfect.
Of course I had to do a makeup look to demonstrate these! I used Hot Jalapeno all over my eyes and used all 4 shades. I was so impressed with not only the formula but also how well these blended and photographed.
Which ones caught your eye? Leave a comment below!