I purchased the Elf Disney Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Book, which retails for $10 is a new/old palette featuring nine shades of eyeshadow, bronzers, gloss, and tools for application.
Let’s take a look!
As you can see the art work on the E.L.F. Disney Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Box Palette is stunning! It has a water print of Ariel on the cover and probably sports the best art work out of all the pieces in the collection. It is a cardboard palette so given time it’ll like break down a bit so you have to be careful with it as the cardboard isn’t particularly sturdy.
The palette opens to a tri-fold design that features a full size face chart to create two looks on the left hand side of the palette and on the right side you’ll find the makeup to do those looks.
The palette includes nine bright aquatic shadows with a few neutral, natural shades mixed in as well as an E.L.F. Essentials Eyeshadow Brush for application.
Sand Dollar, Coral Reef, Tropical Wave, North Star, Far Shore, Siren Song, Brilliant Sea, Seashell, Seaweed
Go On and Kiss the Girl Lipgloss, Bronzers in Tan Lines and Conch Shell
Sand Dollar, Coral Reef, Tropical Wave, North Star,For Shore, Siren Song, Seaweed, Seashell, Brilliant Sea
I think these shadows are a hit and miss! Some shades are buttery, even velvety with excellent pigmentation, while others are sheerer, chalky, or too frosty. The best shades for me are… For Shore, Seaweed, Brilliant Sea, and Siren Song others were hits or misses. All the shades tend to crease badly and fade easily so I HIGHLY recommend using a primer to keep your shadow crease free and use a base to brighten the shades more if you want your eyes to POP!
I truly feel the texture, pigment, and consistency of these shades are a step down for E.L.F. Palettes-that I’ve personally tried in the past but hey, for $5 I shouldn’t complain too much.
The shadow brush included is a full size and of very good quality. The bristles are soft, they don’t shed, and it’s plenty dense enough to apply color yet soft enough to buff and blend shadow into your lid easily. Although the brush they include to apply the bronzer is considerably smaller with scratchy bristles and unfortunately shedding issues.
Both bronzers are quite nice. They actually swatch poorly and have a chalky texture but they apply very nicely with a smoother, silky formula that gives skin a touch of a golden tan. Conch Shell is the darker shade and probably the worst of the two since this tends to go on patchy and needs extra blending but Tan Lines was a very lovely golden tan that applied easily, blended out perfectly, and didn’t fade away easily.
They also include a lipgloss in Go On and Kiss the Girl which is a sheer milky pink that applies quite well without being too tacky or sticky. It has no fragrance or flavor and has a nice wear of about three hours leaving lips with a hint of tint and a shiny finish.
Granted E.L.F. Disney Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Book can’t compete with Sephora Disney Ariel Eye shadow Palette that’s for sure! But at $10 it’ll prove a nice piece for collector’s or fans of the Little Mermaid plus you can get some fairly nice eye looks from this palette!😊
Anyone grab it?
Do share your thoughts on it!