The E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette ($9.99) is part of the new E.L.F. Cosmetics Disney Villains Collection that will be available exclusively at Walgreens for Fall/Halloween 2013.
Last year E.L.F. did these Disney Villains Palettes but Ursula was not a character included in the collection so she’s the newest of the bunch.
Let’s take a look!
The E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette is made up of more cooler shades especially when you’re comparing it to others in this collection like the Cruella Palette.
I mentioned in my review of Cruella’s Palette that last year the books contained eight eyeshadows, shadow primer, a liner pencil, liquid eyeliner, a cheek/lip pencil, and false lashes. The eyeshadow was built into the actual palette last year which made it considerably more messy but this year it is removable.
This comes in a white flip open cardboard book style compact. It isn’t great for travel but the design is quite nice. It features a watercolor-like print of Ursula on the cover and on the inside flaps there’s instructions for creating a day and night look.
I think the design of the palette is what you’re paying into as you aren’t getting a ton of makeup and could possibly get more for your ten dollars and full size products should you shop E.L.F. directly. However, I personally think the palettes are fun collector’s pieces and Disney fans and makeup junkies will likely get a kick out of them.
- Shadow Palette with shades Coral, Sea Witch, Shell, Kiss the Girl, Triton, Bewitched
- E.L.F. Liquid Liner
- E.L.F. Eyeshadow Brush
- E.L.F. Eyeliner Pencil (mini)
- E.L.F. Eyeshadow Primer (mini)
- E.L.F. Lip Color Gloss (mini)
- E.L.F. Lengthening and Defining Mascara (deluxe size)
This year the palettes only have six shades of shadow where as last year you got eight. They also did away with the horrible cheek and lip pencil and replaced it with a lipgloss. All the items included are from the Essential Collection which I find has more misses than hits. I prefer the Studio line of products myself.
I actually didn’t really like anything from the palette and that includes the shadow palette. Where as the Cruella Palette had very unusable shades of shadow with a fairly nice formula I felt Ursula’s version was lacking. These comes with a few matte shades which applied chalky and patchy! Some of the other shades had a nice velvety texture but the mattes killed some of the experience for me. These shades are also cooler and didn’t feel they were flattering on my tired eyes. That’s just a personal preference though as some folks will love shades like this.
Kiss the Girl, Triton, Bewitched
Coral, Sea Witch, Bewitched
I’ve never really liked the E.L.F. Shadow Primer as it doesn’t feel like it does much for maintaining the wear of my shadow and it ends up creasing within a four hour period. The eye pencil is horrible as it is drier and tugs like crazy and the dense point is harsh on eyes. The mascara is ok as well but not really something I loved. It creates fairly ok length but separates my lashes a bit too much. The liquid liner applies flawlessly but I find it peels off as the day progresses. The brush is very nice with dense yet soft bristles they don’t shed. I also enjoyed the gloss included which isn’t sticky and gives lips a subtle kiss of color with shine.
Eyeliner Pencil, Lip Color in Ursula, Liquid Liner, Eyeshadow Primer
The E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette isn’t going to top the Sephora Ariel Palette that’s for sure….! If you’re a fond of cooler shades and don’t mind a few hiccups with matte shades you might love this. I think the palettes speak more to me as a collector than as a makeup user though!
It’s available now exclusively at Walgreens.
Did you purchase any of these palettes yet?