This second palette random palette I drew as part of my Eyeshadow Palette Lottery series. It’s funny that my random number generator selected another ELF palette right away. I’ve had this palette in my collection for a while, but with all the testing I’ve been doing lately, it’s been sadly neglected.
If you haven’t read how this series works, I encourage you to check it out here. It’s a fun way to go through your stash of palettes and rediscover old favorites. And in some cases, find some things you no longer love and want to declutter.
Keep reading for my thoughts after using the ELF Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked.
Formula & Swatches
The ELF Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked formula has a very smooth, metallic feel to it. The colors are all pigmented and consistent from light to dark. However, it is a thinner feeling formula than the metallic pressed pigments your seeing from Makeup Geek or the titanium shadows from Anastasia Beverly Hills. They give a lighter shimmer look when applied with a brush. However, you can easily build that to a more metallic shadow by using your finger to apply or wetting your brush. When applied that way, I achieve a more metallic effect. Just don’t expect a full foiled eyeshadow. Personally, I’m ok with that. This is a shimmer that is great for every-day looks and for business.
Personally, I like the colors they choose for this palette. They are all neutral to warm shades with one slightly taupey brown at the end. I do with they had dropped shade #4 in favor of something slightly different. There isn’t a lot of difference between #4 and #5 in the palette. I would have liked to see a true champagne or a more reddish brown instead.
I should also note that this palette comes with a doubled-ended sponge applicator that I promptly threw out.
Unfortunately, my camera phone took nothing but blurry shots of me when I wore the ELF Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked. I’m going to have to make sure to use my high-resolution camera going forward so I have looks to share with you all. I’ve used this palette several times by itself when I just wanted a quick wash of color all over my lids. The three darker shades on the far right are great for this. But for the most part, I need to pull in other matte shadows to create a look when I use this palette.
I think this is a good palette for a beginner just starting out in makeup. I would hands down give this to a teenager just getting started with makeup. But for those of us who have been collecting (cough, hoarding) makeup for a while, this is probably replicated several times over in our collection.
That aside, overall I think this a good palette for what it is. Do I think it is a “drop everything and get it” palette? No. But the quality is there and the colors do hit most the neutral shimmer colors you would probably want.