I haven’t ordered anything from ELF in over a year.. the shipping time always put me off but last week after watching a video review of this beauty I couldn’t resist. The deal at the time meant I also got a little ‘lucky bag’ of free products too which I’ll sow you in another post. These are just my first impressions of the kit, you can expect full swatches and a review later on I was just so impressed I had to share it with you guys. In the past I’ve had some really hit and miss quality from ELF and having spoken to others it seems their products are really inconsistent. I have bought blushers and eyeshadows with zero pigementation that others have claimed are the brightest powders they own. It’s not a great advert and a big part of the reason I stopped buying from them but having read only good things about the beauty on the go palette I decided to give them another shot and I’m so pleased I did. Some of the shadows still need a primer to get the best from them but that can be said for even high end brands occasionally and the blush powders are all great. The cherry on top is the little compact they slot into for travel.
You get 6 mini palettes with 10 shadows, 2 lip colours and a blush/bronzer. The packaging of these little insert-like palettes isn’t great but it also comes with a casing to slot them in to (I bought an extra not knowing it was supplied) and once they’re housed in the compact they actually feel really substantial. Did I mention the kit is only £10?? I’m just so impressed with this set and it’s something I would never have even considered had it not been for wowetflutter’s review on YouTube. It looks like something you’d get from your Grandma at Christmas.. something you’d buy in Argos, are you with me? Cheap and tacky and not something that screams ‘buy me’ at all. That being said when you strip away the glittery cardboard packaging the product is very good and the palette is sleek and portable. You can also buy compacts to fit 3 inserts which is next on my list as I’d ideally like to house them all when not in use but it would be a great addition to anyone’s on the go/travel makeup bag!
You can purchase the large set for £10 here
The single compact for £3.75 here
& The trio compact for £6 here
*I’d go with the trio personally, it’s better value for money, you’re likely to want more that one blush/bronzer option and it also has see through panels in the lid to identify the contents!