Are you a fan of Cruelty-Free and Vegan makeup, but struggle to find products that won’t break the bank. Are you looking for some dope new products to add to your stash? Check out my review of the elf Bite Size Palettes!
The e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes come in simple, plastic packaging with a white back and clear front. The packaging reminds me of the Mini Natasha Denona 5-Pan Palettes. My only complaint is that the shades in each quad are not individually named.
The Bite Size Palettes retail for $3.00 online and at most retailers. However, in the United States some retailers (CVS) sell these quads for $4.00.
e.l.f. Bite Size Palette Ingredients
The top two ingredients in the e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes are Mica and Talc. However, I did not notice any inherently irritating ingredients included on this list.
e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes in Truffles and Rose Water & Hydrating Camo Concealer
Is e.l.f. Cruelty-Free & Vegan?
e.l.f. Cosmetics is 100% Cruelty-Free. The brand and its suppliers do not test on animals. For more affordable, Cruelty-Free brands check out this roundup.
Additionally, e.l.f. Cosmetics is 100% Vegan, which means that the brand does not include any animal byproducts in its products.
Cream & Sugar Swatches
These e.l.f. Cream & Sugar Bite Size Palette swatches were done using my finger on a bare arm without primer.
e.l.f. Bite Size Palette in Cream & Sugar Swatches
Pumpkin Spice Swatches
These e.l.f. Pumpkin Spice Bite Size Palette swatches were done using my finger on a bare arm without primer.
e.l.f. Bite Size Palette in Pumpkin Spice Swatches
Rose Water Swatches
These e.l.f. Rose Water Bite Size Palette swatches were done using my finger on a bare arm without primer.
e.l.f. Bite Size Palette in Rose Water Swatches
Of the four Bite Size Palettes in my collection, Rose Water was the most difficult to swatch. The fourth shade was harder to build up consistency.
These e.l.f. Truffles Bite Size Palette swatches were done using my finger on a bare arm without primer.
e.l.f. Bite Size Palette in Truffles Swatches
Application & Wear-Time
Matte Shades: The matte shades in the Bite Size Palettes are best applied with a fluffy blending brush or dense packing brush
Metallic Shades: The metallic shades in the Bite Size Palettes are best applied with a finger or a wet, flat brush
Wear-Time: When worn over an eyeshadow primer, the e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes last 12 hours without fading, creasing, or smudging.
Demo of the e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes in Pumpkin Spice and Cream & Sugar
Where are the elf Bite Size Palettessold?
Globally: elf website
US:Ulta & most major drugstores and big-box retailers (CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart)
Final Thoughts on the elf Bite Size Palettes
Honestly, the e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes are a total STEAL at the drug store. These are incredibly affordable eyeshadow quads that contain an impressive eyeshadow formula. In fact, the performance blew me away.
Also, I enjoy the hyper-curated color stories. In addition to working as standalone palettes, the quads work well when paired together. However, when used in conjunction with one another a wider range of possible looks emerges.
Overall, elf remains one of the most affordable Cruelty-Free and Vegan brands sold at the drugstore. As such, I love supporting a brand that makes Vegan and Cruelty-Free products accessible to a broad range of consumers.
Finally, the small size, pigmentation, and ease of use of these quads make them unmatched standouts at the drugstore. 10/10 recommend picking up one of the e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes if you can find them in stores!