I haven't had time to give you guys swatches; I am getting ready to spend the weekend visiting family. But, I wanted to share my excitement and show you guys just how cool these palettes are. I'm really impressed with the packaging; it's the same package that most of e.l.f.'s palettes are, but the graphics and presentation are really neat. There are three palettes in the collection; the Evil Queen's Devious Dramatic Eyes, with purple and gold tones, Cruella's Evil Everyday Eyes, with beige and brown shades, and Maleficent's Sinister Smoky Eyes, with a variety of dark, dramatic shades (and a sparkly liquid liner!). Take a look!
All three palettes:
|Snow White's Evil Queen, Cruella, and Maleficent|
Here is an up-close peek at what's inside the Evil Queen's palette.
|Evil Queen e.l.f. set|
Each one has a themed mirror on the inside cover:
A daytime "Day Evil" look with instructions, the makeup on a sketch, and an illustration of the character in the makeup...
...And a nighttime "Night Villain" look featuring the same.
Next up is Cruella's palette:
And finally Maleficent's:
I've only used Maleficent's palette, and the pigmentation was decent. Not great, but decent, and the shadows looked fine over the included primer. They were a bit soft, but not super powdery. The pale peach-pink in this set (spindle) was surprisingly pretty; I'd buy a full size if they offered it. It's no surprise I used this one first; I LOVE Maleficent, and Sleeping Beauty has been my favorite Disney since I was very little. Honestly, I think I like Beauty & The Beast just as well now that I'm older, but when I was little it was Sleeping Beauty all the way.
Are you guys planning on trying to pick these up? Has anyone else had any luck finding these? I don't know how hard they've been to find, but I kind of feel like I hit the jackpot with these! Since they're only available at Walgreens, that makes them a bit harder to come by, and there were only two of each palette when I found these, and the location I got them at is pretty out of the way and the display wasn't in a really obvious spot; I don't think a lot of casual shoppers would notice it. Only us crazies looking for it! (Full disclosure: I may or may not have made the poor salesgirl scour the same location a few days before they got the palettes in. She had no idea what I was asking about, but perked up when I explained that they were based on Disney villains).
Have a good weekend everyone! I have one more schedule post for you, but after that it will probably be at least Monday before I'll be able to blog again.