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Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette

Hey friends, it’s great to see you! Today I wanted to talk about the Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette. I had high hopes for this palette when I bought it because it was touted as the ultimate cool-toned eyeshadow palette. Unfortunately, it deeply disappointed me.

Price
$45

Where to Buy
Ulta

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette

I like the slim packaging on the Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette. The packaging promises mauve-purple tones contained within. I think some people will feel like the packaging is a bit cheap and plastic looking but I really do appreciate slim packaging that isn’t bulky, especially with something I’d want to travel with.

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette Swatches on Fair Skin

The above Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette swatch photo was taken in my lightbox. You can see how warm / brown the colors pull on my skintone.

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette Swatches on Pale Skin Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette Swatches on Fair Skin

These Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette swatches on fair skin were taken outside in my backyard in the afternoon.

  • Blush Tint (matte pale blush)
  • Rose Tone (matte dusty rose)
  • Mauve Vignette (matte warm blush)
  • Plum Hue (matte deep plum)
  • Amplified (matte deep eggplant)

If you love mauve tones, check out my Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves palette review & comparison to the KVD Plum quad.

Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette Review

First, the Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette is not a 100% cool-toned eyeshadow palette. So it can’t be my ‘ultimate’ cool-toned eyeshadow palette. That was my first big disappointment.

Second, with my undertones (neutral to cool yellow olive), the Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette pulls very warm and orangey on me. I don’t like that at all. I only liked 2 out of the 5 colors in this palette (the top two colors on the left). Amplified is too brown for my taste.

Third, and you know this is coming, I hate palettes that don’t list the color names under the eyeshadow pan. I just do. I  hate it when brands are too lazy to print the names beneath the pan.

So while this is not the best cool-toned eyeshadow palette for me, let me tell you who I think this palette is meant for. I think this palette was designed for people with pink undertones to their skin and green eyes. If your eyes are green, or even blue-green like mine, I think these colors will make your eyes pop.

The eyeshadow formula itself was fine for my taste. It’s a buildable formula that’s easy to blend out. It’s just a shame the colors aren’t what the company promised. Especially for the $45 price tag for just 5 shades, I expected perfection with the eyeshadow shades.

Ultimately, I ended up returning the Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette. I just couldn’t justify keeping a palette that I hated 3 out of 5 colors in it. While I love tightly edited, smaller palettes, all the colors have to be right in it. And this one just isn’t right for me.

What do you think of the Elcie Cosmetics Minimalist Mauves Eyeshadow Palette? Is it a winner for you?

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