ELF 6 in 1 palette [review with swatches!] #pretty picnic !


I received this palette earlier on this month,
and I got to try it out..
and here is what I honestly think about it.
Now I received this palette for free,
but when I get a product I always say my genuine opinion,
because that's what people want to hear.
I'm going to show you the product,
and  explain what it is,
and what I honestly think.


This may come off harsh,
but I don't beat around the bush when it comes to my opinion.
I say it as it is,
regardless whether I got it for free or paid for it with my own money.

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The pigmentation is not consistent. 
Some of the eyeshadows are barely visible .. 
some of the shades are decently pigmented..
some of the shades are nicely pigmented.
Some of them are powdery, some of them are not powdery. 

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Overall.. being a matte eyeshadow lover.
I feel this 6 in 1 pallette lacks mattes.
out of 60 eyeshadows .. 
there are only 10 eyeshadows which have a matte or satin finish. 

These matte/ satin eyeshadows are almost all very hard to swatch or even apply.
I feel every palette should have a highlighting shade, one for the brow bone and one for the inner corner. 
Unfortunately only 1 palette (pretty picnic) has enough highlighters for the inner corner and the browbone.
I feel there should be more highlighters.. 
because it's useless to carry one of these when I don't have enough highlighting shades in the 10 eyeshadow palette.

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And also.. 
when using the eyeshadow palettes.. expect fall out on the lipglosses. 
So even if you happen to like them.. 
which I highly doubt you will..
you won't get much use out of them. 

Compared to the 32 eyeshadow palette texture, 
I feel these are more nicely pressed (overall)
but some of them still have a powdery consistency..
not AS powdery as the 32 eyeshadow palette. 

Very few shades, I found, were prone to creating fallout. 

All swatches were done over ELF's mineral eyeshadow primer
and were swatched with the ELF eyeshadow c brush.
(I always swatch eyeshadows with no primer ..
but boy was it hard to swatch without primer..
so that says a lot)

The lipglosses SUCK. 
I'm not going to lie. 
They do suck. 
They call them lip colors... 
but they're more of a sheer slightly glossy consistency. 
I found them very hard to swatch, 
very sticky.

the glosses

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I will be talking about the eyeshadows only,
since I hate the glosses,
and I will be reviewing the blushes in a seperate post.

I swatched these row, after row, after row..







A sheer frosty creamy white
an "invisible" matte creamy white - invisible because it doesn't show up on swatching
Another "invisible" supposedly nude peach matte colour
A gorgeous frosty yellow gold colour
A barely visible sheer peachy pink frosty colour
A sheer frosty brownish peach shade
A frosty eggplant brown shade
A matte cool toned brown
With this palette I can do a "decent eye" look. 
I like that the darker shades are nicely pigmented. 
But the lighter shades barely show up - 
even over primer and applied with the ELF eyeshadow c brush. 

This palette is quite refreshing, because it does have a couple of "nice" shades.

This is the look I created with PRETTY PICNIC

Honestly though..
I am showing you the products as they are for you to see. 
 BUT since I am here to review these..
No, I don't recommend getting this. 
I think it's a "meh" item. 
I think ELF needs to work on the formula of their eyeshadows because overall, they are not that good. 
except for the mineral eyeshadows, 
those are gorgeous. 

I hate reviewing products I don't like..
but if that's what it is,
that's what it is.
Thanks for reading guys,
I will be reviewing the 5 other palettes soon,
and the blushes too. :)
So stay tuned guys,

A little side note: I am not a "promoter", I am a beauty blogger, which means I refuse to "promote" anything I don't like. Don't worry, I am not after free products :) If I like something I say so, if I don't I say so too hehe. I want people trusting my opinion, not free products.

FTC Disclaimer: I got this product for free from ELF cosmetics UK for PR purposes.  I am not compensated for any reviews or posts I do about their products.My first priority is my readers and everything I have stated is my personal opinion.


  1. I couldn't agree with you more! I am glad i got mine free too because there is no way i would ever pay £20 for it which was the original price! it sucks big time!

  2. Great review!! I can imagine the eyeshadow getting all in the lip glosses it would be so annoying as I love to keep my stuff super clean! Glad I never invested in this one thanks Dyna :)

    Jazz xo


  3. My concern is what are you supposed to do with the other 5 palettes. I know you can just keep them in the box but that's quite space consuming!! I know they can buy separate cases in America, so I've been waiting for them to come to the UK. But if the actual formulations are a bit rubbish, better off not bothering!! x


    1. If the eyeshadows were really good I wouldn't be bothered about that, honestly, I'll just stick them in something hehe. But yeah, I only used it 3-4 times.. and haven't touched it.

  4. which lippie you have used its stunning

    1. It's the Collection 2000 cream puff in fairy cake hun .. a very similar shade and formulation is the NYX matte lip cream in antwerp :D xx


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