e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California review & swatches

I’m not by a long shot going to post about every product from my gigantic haul conservative shopping venture, but I thought the e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California is a good one to show. It wasn’t even supposed to be mine. It was supposed to go to my bestie in the UK who sent on my e.l.f parcel after I shopped online, but due to a miscommunication she never got the memo. I of course saw it as a sign and it’s now mine. Sorry Tasha!

It’s a 10 shadow palette that is rumoured to be a decent dupe for the Urban Decay Naked palette (yawn though, I’m at the point where I want to smash my laptop screen every time I see the phrase ‘Urban Decay Naked palette dupe’. Buy the thing or don’t so we can move on with our lives).

The majority of the shades are shimmery to the point of being glittery, which puts it in the  evening eyeshadow category for me. I’m a little too old/wise to walk around Woolies at 11am picking up some fresh veggies with a face full of glittery bits. It might be the safer palette (there’s also NYC, Seattle and Texas), but I do like the colour selection. A couple of the shades are towards the orange side for my taste, but the pewter/metallic, mauve and true bronze shades are right up my alley.

It’s part of the e.l.f Studio range, which is their higher end/professional offering. The palette is sturdy and heavy and the mirror is the size of the entire lid, although I have a niggle with the lid – it only stays open when it’s close to 90 degrees. If it goes too far in either direction it falls all the way open or closed. The staying power is much better than I expected – it stays put for the better part of a day.

e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California
e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California
e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California
e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California
e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California - top 5 shades
e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California swatches – top 5 shades. The lightest shades disappear in the shot, they’re too close to my skin tone and not opaque enough to show up properly.
e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California - bottom 5 shades
e.l.f Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California – bottom 5 shades

Regular price $10/£10 from e.l.f.

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