Smokey Eyes for $1? Yes, Please!

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A rose I took a picture of at the Huntington Library a few weeks ago :-).

Hello Lovelies!

How are all of you doing the week before Thanksgiving? I’m watching Ghost Adventures tonight while cuddled up in blankets and a sweater :-).  I recently did a little therapy walk through Target (does anyone else do that when they need to relax?) and found a cute little palette by e.l.f. for a $1 that I couldn’t pass up. The quality and color payoff were surprisingly good and the colors are perfect for a standard black smokey eye.

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The Drama quad comes with a shimery black, shimmery gunmetal grey, a shimmery silver, and a matte white (which seemed weird to me…it looked odd with the rest of the shimmers).

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I put together a really fast smokey eye and loved the texture of all the colors, but the silver was REALLY soft so I had to be careful with my brush when I was dipping into the color. You’ll have to use a base under these eye shadows so they have something to grip on to. I also used my MAC Dazzlelight shadow as a brow and inner corner highlight because the matte white looked off to me lol.

To create the look above I used UDPP in Sin as a base, the black shadow along my lid up to the crease and along lower lashes, the gunmetal color along the crease, the silver along the crease closer to the inner corners,  and the white along my brow bone with MAC’s Dazzlelight on top and along the inner corners. I also used my standard Revlon Color Stay liquid liner along upper lashes, Stila’s Eye Kajal in Onyx on waterline, and Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

I’ll definitely be picking up a few more of these quads on my next Target trip. They’re a great way of trying new colors without spending a lot.

Have you tried e.l.f. cosmetics? What do you think of them?

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