Monday, January 3, 2011

elf 100 eyeshadow palette (vs. Manly 120 palette)


*Lisään lyhennelmän suomeksi hiukan myöhemmin, nyt uni kutsuu :)*

I finally got elf 100 eyeshadow palette! I've wanted this for a while but reviews were quite mixed, so I wasn't sure if it was worth the money... Now they had an offer: buy something and get this free, so I bought one and got another for free. The other one is the prize in January 2010 giveaway, you can enter the giveaway here!


I was very glad when I received this: the colors are lovely! There are some accent colors but basically these are good for regular day time & evening looks.







Since I have also the Manly 120 palette and I thought that these might be too similar, here is a little e.l.f. 100 palette and manly 120 palette comparison:

-100 colors in elf/ 120 colors in Manly
-110g in elf/ 144g in Manly
-both are made in China
-similar (bad) smell
-both contain mineral oil 
-very wearable colors in elf/ brighter colors in Manly
-elf palette is much nicer to use (in Manly palette the colors are in 2 "layers")
-the colors are nicely organized in elf palette
-both palettes feel "cheap" (light, cheap plastic) and these could break quite easily, but elf looks less cheap IMO :D

I basically needed a huge palette where I can find a certain shade, I'm looking for, very quickly. I found the colors in Manly palette not so good for this purpose but it's great if you need pigmented accent colors. This elf palette however is just what I was looking for! It's not the most pigmented palette but certainly enough for daytime looks :) I used sticky primer (Detrivore) in the EOTDs, these eyeshadows are quite powdery so I recommend a good primer!

I swacthed some colors from this palette.
EOTD 1: Aqua




EOTD 2: Green






EOTD 3: Pink & Purple





EOTD 4: Peach & brown.




What do you think about elf palette?

27 comments:

  1. Looks nice. I love your eye looks.

    [sorry about the SPAM on your blog. I had to moderate mine long time ago due to the same issue as well. PITA.]

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  2. The French elf website still doesn't propose those big palettes. I asked them though and they told me the 32 colors one will arrive at the end of January. We'll always a bit late, we French. Ah ah. :P

    No idea if they will have the 100 colors palette but I'm definitely eyeing this. I really love elf and that'd be nice to have all kind of colors I wouldn't normally buy in big size.

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  3. Thank you for sharing! Looks and sounds good.
    Your eye makeups are great.

    Greets.

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  4. I think the pink/purple EOTD is perfect for spring/valentines day :D

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  5. oOo I love the candy pink look and the last one too!!

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  6. Great post!

    I want to see you do more pinks and purple EOTDs. Basically, I wanna see every color on your eyes bc they are so pretty :)

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  7. oi ruo nyttää jopa käytettävältä, Manlysta olen haaveillut, mutta tullut loppu tulokseen että siinä on ihan liikaa liian kirkkaitä värejä joten ei tulisi varmaankaan käytettyä. mutta tuo toinen näyttää lupaavalta :)

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  8. they do have nice colours but if they are the same quality as their quads. no thanks. maybe as a gift will work nicely. I do prefer smaller palettes also cause they can travel and be stored quite easily (I don't a nice big makeup area so storage is a problem for me). I am also quite clumsy and I feel that If I would drop them they will shatter.

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  9. Your makeup always looks great! Love all these looks on you! I tried to order this online but this seems to always be out of stock when I order! Crossing fingers for your giveaway!!! XOXO!!!

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  10. they do have nice colours but if they are the same quality as their quads. no thanks. maybe as a gift will work nicely. I do prefer smaller palettes also cause they can travel and be stored quite easily (I don't a nice big makeup area so storage is a problem for me). I am also quite clumsy and I feel that If I would drop them they will shatter.

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  11. Huh, tuntuu että saat todella pigmenttiä irti luomiväristä kuin luomiväristä! Detrivoren primeri löytyy täältäkin, mutta edes sillä en tunnu pääsevän yhtä intensiiviseen tulokseen. Paitsi mineraalipigmenteillä tietty, ne ovat asia erikseen. Taitaa olla muuten ensimmäinen kommenttini blogissasi, vaikka olen lueskellut sitä hissukseen taustalla ties kuinka kauan... :)

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  12. Aneve: Kiva, kun kommentoit :) En minäkään alkuun saanut niin paljoa väriä irti, enkä oikein edes tiedä mitä nyt teen niin eri tavalla... Yritän saada aiheesta aikaan postauksen, kun vain ehdin! Tämä paletti ei toki mikään pigmenttisyyden huippu ole mutta tosiaan ihan jees ainakin arkikäyttöön :)

    Schumitza: Yep, this is quite large. But nice at home :D

    Pammy: Good luck :D

    Ruu: Jep, tuo Manly on aika "vaikea" sävyiltään...

    Snooglerat, KittenMittens, Melanie, Kira, Madlen & Britta: Thanks :D

    Jellynat: LOL, you french ;D

    ylbb: I know :P

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  13. The palette looks great! I really love the pinky lilac look :3

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  14. I'd been thinking about getting this palette as it seems to have more shades that id use than the 32 palette.
    Are the pans the same size of the NYX runway palette pans? if you can compare that is...they look like they might be same size and dimensions....

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  15. Sakara: the size of eyeshadow in this palette is 1.6 cm x 2 cm. I don't have NYX eyeshadows anymore, I was allergic to those :/

    SilhouetteSctreams: :D

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  16. I love the Pink & Purple look. It really compliments your eyes and makes them pop!

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  17. Let them have Polish!: thank you so much :)

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  18. damn on being allergic to the Nyx eyeshadows, thats a real shame.
    after seeing your swatches of the elf palette and went and got it as its half price on the uk site at the moment!

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  19. the elf 100 eyeshadow palette is too awesome !
    I adore its colors !
    Your make-ups are very pretty ! <3

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  20. Wow~~ It look great on yr eye... Feel wanted to have the palette now ^_^

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  21. Thera: thank you :) I have used this palette almost daily, it's so easy to find the second/ the third color for EOTDs from this palette!

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  22. I really like Elf products because they are affordable and mostly the dispatch time is very quick!
    the colors seem more pastel on the elf palette, more of my liking too ;)
    thanks for sharing

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  23. sabrina: Yes, there are many pastels in the palette. I REALLY like it :D

    -Nea-

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  24. Thanks for the review on these two palettes :) I had been looking around trying to compare the two. Been doubting the Manly 120 but I like the bright colours and a lot of people seem to use it so gonna go ahead. Thanks again!

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