Aug 27, 2011

Custom Compacts - ELF Essentials Elements

ELF makes some amazingly inexpensive products, but if I had to pick the most useful among all of their products, I think these empty, customizable palettes would easily be the winner.

ELF empty eyeshadow palettes custom compact essentials elements reviews
ELF Essentials Elements Custom Compacts
ELF empty eyeshadow palettes custom compact essentials elements reviews

The ELF Essentials Elements Custom Compact is a sturdy white-coloured palette with a snap-shut lid.  One side of the compact is a really big and useful square mirror while the other side holds the pans.  These palettes are meant to be used with ELF eyeshadows/lips/blush palettes, but the size seems perfect for a whole lot of other brands.  I tried with my Inglot eyeshadow pans, and they fit perfectly in the palette.   I guess the plastic partitioning the palette can be taken out and you can fit more than 4 pans in there, but I haven't doing that - it needs to be pried out, and I didn't want to spoil the palette.

ELF empty eyeshadow palettes custom compact essentials elements reviews
ELF empty eyeshadow palettes custom compact essentials elements reviews
ELF Essentials Elements Custom Compacts with mirror.
ELF empty eyeshadow palettes custom compact essentials elements reviews
ELF Essentials Custom Compact can be used to fit MAC and Inglot eyeshadow refill pans apart from the regular ELF eyeshadows.

Cons of the ELF Essentials Elements Custom Compacts:
  • The palette itself is not magnetized, and you would have to use either double-sided tape or some other adhesive of that sort (or magnetic strips) to get the pans to stick to the palette.  This problem won't arise if you are using the ELF pans since those are magnetized (I think) but might be an issue if you are planning to use these with other brands.  You can just place the pans inside and close the palette, and the shadows would stay intact, but it is a risk to take especially if it's going to be tossed around a bit.
  • The lid is not see through, so it might be inconvenient to search through if you have a lot of makeup :)
  • I bought mine from Target, so I could check before buying, but I have read reviews where people aren't very satisfied with the quality of the palette - not closing properly, etc.  Mine seems perfect so far.
  • There is an applicator that comes with this palette.  I don't understand why it has been put there.  I found it absolutely useless and bad.

ELF Essentials Elements Custom Compacts (available here) Cost:  $1.00

I didn't have to pay any shipping charges since I picked these up in-store, and for a dollar, I really cannot find any faults with this.



12 comments:

  1. Are those Inglot shadows inside the pan Rads? I wonder if they'll fit MAC e/s :P

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  2. Yes, they are Inglot, Appu. I have only one MAC, so I am not really very sure, but they do seem the same size - Inglot and MAC.

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  3. It's pretty Rads....and you have changed your layout and it's attractive and lovely....congrats!!!!

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  4. Thankooo thankooo Jomol..just added things here and there thats all :)

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  5. The most astonishing thing is the price..1 $ ! I want elf in india..custom freeeee *sob* *sob*

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  6. Hehhee yaaaaaa...do they have some website for India - I remember reading something like that somewhere?

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  7. These look soo cuuuuuuuuuute and so soooper cheapppppppp..when are we gonna get elf products in India!! Sob sob!! :( Me wantttttt

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  8. I googled elf India and was redirected to elf engine oils web page :| :| :|

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  9. Cali - They can easily all this in India...we will buy the truckloads na :D

    Aarthi - It is :D

    Ritika - I got the same results :D :D :D

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  10. ELFF .. i need a headbang smileeyyyy bt is nicee.., taralallallaal

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  11. You wait..me get something to stick the pans and I will stock up on Inglot shadows after that..haaaaaaaaaaaaaa :D

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