Monday, June 23, 2014

Makeup Monday: e.l.f. Ariel Treasure a Within Beauty Book Swatches

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Jon and I didn't do a whole lot. On Friday night we went to see Jersey Boys the movie, which didn't live up to the musical in my opinion. The musical is so energetic and I feel like that was lost in translation. Saturday and Sunday were lazy days with some running around done and some LEGO Movie watching.
I was actually a little excited to go to work on this sleepy Monday morning because my e.l.f. Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Book came in! I was stalking every Walgreens in my area and ended up finding it on drugstore.com! It shipped crazy fast as I just ordered it on Wednesday and arrived on Friday. Exciting times! Let's take a look, shall we?
The book is really cute and a nice size. The packaging is pretty minimal considering the size (there's no additional bulk) and it has those nice little elastics in the corner so that it stays closed. And how cute is that art work?!
When you open up the book, this is what you see! On the left is a cute seashell with a built-in mirror (it is one of the funhouse type mirrors though), a cute little bookmark looking piece in the middle and then the products on the right. You're able to open up the mirror side into a lookbook as you usually are with e.l.f.'s previous Diney palettes.
The left look is called On The Beach and the right look is called Sunset Cruise. The left side is obviously the more colorful look and right right side is a bit more dramatic. The instructions are all step-by-step and list out the products in each step.

Now onto the products! There are nine Ariel-themed eyeshadows as well as an eyeshadow brush. Siren Song actually photographed way redder than it is as it's more of a coppery brownish red in person.
There are two bronzers included as well as a Bronzer brush that I forgot to get a close-up of, but it's really not all too special. It's reminiscent of the blush brushes you get in drug store blush compacts. And lastly is a pinkish lip gloss.
Swatches left to right are: Sand Dollar, Coral Reef, Tropical Wave, North Star, For Shore, Siren Song, Seaweed, Seashell, Brilliant Sea, Conch Shell (Bronzer) and Tan Lines (Bronzer). I didn't realize when swatching but all of the shadows quite obviously have some shimmer going on with the exception of Seashell (the purple color). These are all swatched over Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I think many of the colors will benefit from a base color as well since I had to really layer up on these colors for them to show.
And this is the lip gloss in Pink. I generally have liked these lip glosses that I've gotten in these things so hopefully this one will be equally likeable!
So that's everything! I'm planning on using this throughout the week so that Makeup Monday next week can be the review.
Have you picked this up? How are you liking it? Let me know in the comments below.
xokatie