So if you caught my post earlier showing off the Evil Queen Palette Book (Snow White’s Evil Queen!) then you already knew this what coming. What you might NOT know if that I’m a Sleeping Beauty Fanatic! I love pretty much everything about the movie/story/tale including the villain, Maleficent. She’s pretty tremendously awesome. Now this palette…well..it is too. Really. You have to check this out.
This is such an awesome mix of shades, especially for a smoky eye. I’m pretty sure there are some dupes in here as well. Not one of these shades is a dud either, woohoo! The only item I wasn’t crazy about was the glitter liner…of all the villains I think she deserved some fabulous liquid liner right? If you want to read about my thoughts on the Evil Queen palette/book, I also cover the basics such as the flap, the lip/cheek pencils, & some things I would have changed.
|In comparison of one of my regular ELF books.|
Now let’s look at the packaging which really is the star of these books right? I mean really, they are super. I am majorly impressed & love the fold out & flipping options. Win for ELF.
So like I explained in the Evil Queen post, the mirror page has different detailing. While the Queen had her apple, Maleficent has something a bit more sinister. Her saying below the mirror is Cast Your Shadowy Spell… & it has a dragon above the words & a crow on the upper right of the mirror. I love me some classics.
Inside you’ll find your day & night looks.
Day Evil- For a strikingly spellbound look
Night Villain- For a look that is ferociously fierce
Left to right in the photo: The ELF Lip & Cheek Color (no name) blended, Spindle, Sceptre, Fog of Doom, & Fauna. Below is the ELF Lip & Cheek Color in one swipe.
Spindle- A pinky nude. This looks shimmery in the pan & nearly matte on the hand out of light. It has a slight sheen, very pretty.
Sceptre- Shimmering champagne taupe.
Fog of Doom- Looks blue in the pan but it is a blurple for sure. It isn’t very pigmented but it is buildable.
Fauna- This one isn’t super pigmented either but it too is buildable. This is a grey toned cool medium green with small hints of silver.
ELF Lip & Cheek Color- Rosy mauve.
Left to right in the photo: The ELF Lip & Cheek Color (no name) blended, Misfortune, Forrest of Thorns, Deep Sleep, & Diablo. Below is the ELF Lip & Cheek Color in one swipe.
Misfortune- Wonderfully pigmented grayed silver. Metallic.
Forest of Thorns- Nicely pigmented medium gray with lots of silver shimmer. Bonus- You can actually see the silver sparkles!
Deep Sleep- A red based raisin/purple. It isn’t overly pigmented, but it is gorgeous.
Diablo- A seriously pretty black with pink/purple shimmers. You can SEE these shimmers, gorgeous.
ELF Lip & Cheek Color- A wearable purple toned medium pink. Kind of wish this was a vibrant plum! That’s totally on my list for Fall!
These are available at Walgreens for $10 each. I think it is a bit pricey, but that’s just how it is! Some quick notes: I wish it included a gloss for day or night! I actually like glosses normally so I wish we had gotten one. Also, a full sized eye primer! I mean, they are only $1 each full sized, why the mini? Sadly, I’m not a fan of the liquid liner…it just isn’t thick & I don’t think it will be all that noticeable on the eye. Plus…does Maleficent strike you as a snowglobe glitter type of gal?
These lashes are way different from the Evil Queen ones, they’re kinda huge! In fact, they’re so big I thought they were feather lashes. I haven’t applied them yet. I actually like the lip liner shades but kind of bummed they want them to double as cheek colors. I find lipstick or a stain works a lot better for this as rubbing in the harsh lines rubs away the foundation beneath.
Now, these have the official Disney label on them, much like the EOS Alice in Wonderland balms I reviewed earlier. I’m seeing more & more Disney drugstore collaborations…& I love them! MORE MORE MORE! I would absolutely go nuts if they released 3 palettes for the fairies in Sleeping Beauty, Flora, Fauna, & Merryweather. Would you guys dig that as well?
If you are digging this palette/book, snag it while you can! It is limited edition (from what I’ve read) & they have definitely been selling out at many Walgreens stores. What do you think of these? Do you like the Evil Queen or Maleficent book better?