e.l.f. Studio 32 Piece Everyday Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hey everyone! I have another e.l.f. product review today: the Studio 32 Piece Everyday Eyeshadow Palette* ($9.95 CAD at Nail Polish Canada).

The 32 piece eyeshadow palette includes a nice variety of neutrals with a few more colourful shades. The textures vary and include shimmer, matte, and glitter. As with many larger palettes, the shades are hit or miss. They also kick up a lot of dust, so it's important to tap off the excess from your brush, and do your eyes before the rest of your face. I also noticed that some of the shades were very similar to one another -- you can see there are slight differences in the pans, but when swatched they look nearly identical. You will also definitely need a primer for these shadows.

I did find some gems in this palette though, so do scroll down to see the swatches!

All swatches taken in natural daylight, over Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original), using e.l.f's Essential Eye Shadow Brush. Lighting adjusted in Photoshop for colour accuracy.

Shades 1-4, first row, upper left corner

These shades swatched fairly nicely, though some layering was necessary for the first three to show up on my skin.

Shades 5-8, second row, upper left corner

These shades, as you can see, are a lot sheerer. The middles ones (second and third from the left) have chunkier sparkle, and were difficult to swatch.

Shades 9-12, first row, upper right corner

These ones are pretty good, with the sparkly shade swatching a bit patchy. There was some fallout with these.

Shades 13-16, second row, upper right corner

These shades also have the fallout problem, but they are fairly pigmented and are good neutral shades.

Shades 17-20, first row, bottom left corner

The first two shades are almost identical, though are decent in pigmentation. The first silver dragged a bit due to the glitter. The last two shades are the weakest performers in the palette and virtually identical when swatched.

Shades 21-24, second row, bottom left corner

Ohhh, how I wish the teal pastel was as gorgeous as it is in the pan! The first three shades could possibly work when layered over a cream; but otherwise, aren't worth writing home about. That royal blue, though -- gorgeous. Easily my favourite shade in the palette, and one of the most pigmented! I'd buy an entire pan of it for $10!

Shades 25-28, first row, bottom right corner

I really like the forest green with sparkle, and the black (far right) is pretty good -- it's no Detrivore matte black, but it's aight, and better than a lot of other variants I've tried in palettes.

Shades 29-32, second row, bottom right corner

Now these shades are all pretty good! I especially like the rosy shade (2nd from left). I'm drawn towards purples, so I'm glad these are all fairly pigmented.

Overall, e.l.f.'s Studio 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette isn't a bad buy at just under $10. I wouldn't recommend it to a shadow junkie, but someone looking to expand their shadow collection or experiment with neutrals without breaking the bank could benefit from this palette. Or if you want that beautiful royal blue.  Just remember the primer or base! 

You can buy the palette at Nail Polish Canada, along with other e.l.f. goodies (and, of course, nail polish!) All orders within Canada ship free, no minimum!

*Product provided for review. No monetary compensation given. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I think for the price this is great, perfect for beginners!

    1. Agreed! I think it'd make a nice gift.

  2. You can't beat it for 10 bucks! I think I'd purchase it for the Royal blue too :)