September 19, 2013

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette Review & Swatches

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette

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.

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette 10

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette Contents

You get:

  • 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.

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette 15

E.L.F. Ursula Palette Swatches

Kiss the Girl, Triton, Bewitched

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette Swatches

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.

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Swatches

Eyeliner Pencil, Lip Color in Ursula, Liquid Liner, Eyeshadow Primer

E.L.F. Cruella de Vil Look Book Palette 16

E.L.F. Cruella de Vil Look Book Palette 15

E.L.F. Cruella de Vil Look Book Palette 12

E.L.F. Cruella de Vil Look Book Palette 9

E.L.F. Cruella de Vil Look Book Palette 3

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette 17

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!

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette FOTD2

E.L.F. Ursula Look Book Palette FOTD1

It’s available now exclusively at Walgreens.

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  • Stephanie

    I’ve been trying to find these at various Walgreens locations near me, but no dice. Although, reading your review and a couple others and looking at the swatches, I might just have to pass. The packaging is gorgeous but I have a couple palettes that can easily duplicate these colors and the Ursula one is really the one I wanted the most. Aw well, maybe I’ll pick up the nail polish kit!

    • the Muse

      hey stephanie I think as a collector they are cute but the contents are a bit meh….ursula’s shadows weren’t fab so I don’t think you are missing too too much dear! maybe get her makeup bag? that’s cute!

  • Tania

    It makes me sad that the elf primer doesn’t work for you ๐Ÿ™ it’s my personal favorite! It’s weird how some products don’t work for everyone. UD primer potion makes me crease so quick, which isn’t what most would say :p

    • the Muse

      it happens ๐Ÿ™‚ UD creases on me too, every since they reformulated it doesn’t work for me anymore ๐Ÿ™

  • Ashley

    Oh wow, you totally channeled Ursula with your look! Personally, those eye shadow colors are too adventurous but your look is amazing!

  • Kim

    I got 2 of the palettes and they are really going fast. Most displays had very few left. I had to go to 3 Walgreens to get the 2 I wanted. I was told there would only be 1 shipment of these and when they’re gone, they’re gone. I was also told they would be on sale the starting the first Sunday in October, I doubt there will be much left by then.

  • Mymy

    Hi I’m a french blogger and I would reallly like to get my hands on these lookbooks so I was asking myself if you could get me a few and send them to me in France and I would pay you via Paypal?

  • rob0t

    I saw the swatches on here and went to get it. The Ariel one was gorgeous, but I’m not paying upwards to $50 for eyeshadow, no matter how cool it is to be Ariel themed. This is about $10 and elf tends to be okay. I just like the color scheme which I like. It’s certainly far nicer looking than the others, which are pretty meh. This one at least stands out.