Elf Palette Review + Swatches

e.l.f. all about nude eyeshadow palette review

Hey Everyone! Today I’m reviewing the E.l.f. “All About Nude” 32 Color Eyeshadow Palette. I purchased this at Target for $10 and the palette includes the 32 piece eyeshadow set, 1 eyelid primer, 1 eyeshadow brush, and 1 eyeliner brush.

e.l.f. all about nude eyeshadow palette review

I was intrigued by this specific palette because several of the colors are similar to shades in the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette (below). Considering the e.l.f. palette is only $10 compared to the Urban Decay Palette, which is $60, I thought I would try it out.

Urban Decay Vice 4

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette **photo credit

elf all about nude eyeshadow palette

E.l.f. All About Nude Palette Review

The e.l.f “all about nude” eyeshadow palette consists of mostly shimmer shadows with a few matte shades including beige, black, brown, and gray.

Overall, I was pretty impressed with the pigmentation of the shadows and I like that this set included such a variety of shades, including both neutral colors and vibrant colors such as fuchsia, copper, blue, and green.

I do have to mention that there were a couple of shades that even after multiple swipes of color, I could not get them to show up in the swatches. I would consider these shades to be “duds” , and I will notate those for you in the swatches below.

On to the swatches!

elf all about nude palette swatches

1st Row (All of these would be gorgeous for fall looks! 2nd shade down=dud)

elf all about nude palette swatches

2nd Row (Both the fuchsia and blue are beautiful! 3rd shade down=dud)

elf all about nude palette swatches

3rd Row (Love the top silver and middle gold shade! 2nd shade down=dud)

elf all about nude palette swatches

4th Row (Amazing pigmentation in this row and the burgundy and green shades are gorgeous!)

For $10 this palette is well worth the money, and would be a great buy for someone wanting to play around with different eyeshadow looks without breaking the bank.

I would also like to add that while I wasn’t blown away with the primer that came with the set, the eyeshadow brush and eyeliner brush are great quality and all around you are getting an awesome deal with this set.

This palette gets a thumbs up in my book and is probably one of the best drugstore palettes I have tried in the $5-$10 range.

What do you think about the shades? Is there another palette by e.l.f. that you love? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by & be sure and follow me on Facebook!- Cara


  1. I’m so happy you did this review! I browsed the elf palettes the other day and was wondering about the quality. Love the versatility of it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the burgundy and the gold! That would be a beautiful combination for the holidays. Thanks so much for reviewing this.

    1. I agree, Marie. I’ve really been playing around with a lot of different looks from this palette, it’s very versatile. πŸ™‚

  3. That’s a great deal! It’s been so long since I’ve purchased eyeshadows, but these are colors that I like and would use.

  4. I have seen the elf products and wondered if they were worth trying. After your shade test Im buying their product next time. That green is worth the $$ alone!!

    1. I think the last row is especially pigmented and are truly beautiful colors once applied. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Great review! I like ELF products because for the most part they are worth the money and nothing beats their price!. This eye palette has beautiful colors and I might have to go to Target to purchase it πŸ™‚

  6. Just left palettes with so many fun color options! And the price point on these, it cannot be beat! What gorgeous colors, I could do a lot with this, LOL! I hope you have a weekend that is as beautiful as you are!

  7. This is such a good idea to test out a bunch of colors without spending a fortune. I never wear eye shadow, so I might have to do something like this to start testing out some colors. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, you should definitely get one of their palettes. With your gorgeous red hair you’d look great with a green eyeshadow and any brown shade πŸ™‚

    1. They are so strategic in placing things at their endcaps. I was like seconds away from the checkout line and saw this and was like oh a pretty e.l.f. palette for $10? Yes, please!

  8. Great review! I need to pick one of these up! I’ve been loyal to my NAKED palettes for years now, but I could use the pop of color in this one!

  9. OMG that burgundy and green though! So pretty. I am a huge huge fan of e.l.f. palettes. Aside from the Makeup Revolution ones they are the best at that price point, I have sooo many I use on a regular rotation. Great review Cara! I hope you have a wonderful weekend gorgeous gal! XO -Kim

    1. I’ve already played around with both of those colors-haha. I really need to get some makeup revolution palettes- you keep reviewing them and they look so gorgeous. Putting it on my to do list! Have a great weekend girl!

  10. I love e.l.f. products! My favorites are their brushes–I’ve had one for over 5 years and its perfect. I also love most of these shades, but it does prove that some products are hit or miss, but with how well most turned out, you can’t beat the price!

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