It’s been a long time coming, but I am finally sharing my thoughts of the E.L.F. Cosmetics Mad for Matte palette! I’ve featured this palette in a few posts already — such as my Waterproof Summer Makeup collab and the 3 Ways I Enjoy Mom Time — so I figured it was past time to share a review on this all-matte palette from the drugstore!
I am thinking of doing a “best matte palettes from the drugstore”, or maybe a “best and worst matte palettes from the drugstore”…because I feel like most of the time the drugstore can’t get matte shadows right. But I have certainly found a few gems that perform just as well as high end! So…if you would like to see a post like that, let me know in the comments below!
e.l.f. Cosmetics Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette
This palette retails for $10, which breaks down to just $1 per shadow. Pretty stinkin’ affordable! As an added bonus, e.l.f. Cosmetics just came to Ulta so not only can you redeem your points for money off…but you can also use the $3.50 off of $15 (or $3.50 off of $10) that are almost always available to use on drugstore makeup.
Okay, so let’s talk about the consistency of these matte eyeshadows. They are not creamy or buttery — like LORAC PRO shadows are well known for. They definitely feel dry, yet at the same time they swatch pretty well. Nothing impressive when you see the swatches, but eyeshadows often perform a lot different when using brushes on the eyes than how they appear in finger swatches.
As you can see from the picture above…the eyeshadows perform really well! I think I used 4 or 5 shadows from the Mad for Matte palette to create this and they all blended beautifully, honestly no issues there. I’ve owned this palette for over a month and have used every shadow in this palette and am really pleased with the looks I create every time I use it.
So my final thoughts are…for $10 this is an outstanding palette. If you can pick it up — and a bit cheaper than the retail price, if you wait for a sale and use a coupon at Ulta, it’s totally worth the buy! It’s really nice to have an all-matte palette so that when I go on a trip all I need to bring is this palette and then one or two pressed shimmer pigments (like the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows) and I am set to go. 😀
Have you purchased this palette yet? If so, did you like it? If not…will you be buying it now?? 🙂
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