Guys. GUYS. There is something you need to know, and understand and completely recognize is a thing now. Drugstore eye shadow is good. It’s cheaper and does the job, and for the most part you can feel confident it won’t burn off your eyelids.
I have always liked the Mad for Matte palette, and have been waiting for Summer Breeze to finally come to Canada, so I wasn’t hit with the shipping costs and customs for Canada from ordering from https://www.elfcosmetics.com
These two palettes are probably the best you can get in a matte formulation for under $15, and at the drugstore. I have brought both in for this post so you have a comparison to work with, and can decide for yourself which one (or both) will work for you in the end. Mad for Matte is slightly cooler toned, and Summer Breeze is working with more warm shades. I personally prefer to have them both because they are fantastic supporting palettes, as well as on their own.
Summer Breeze Claims: This Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Breeze contains ten, perfectly curated matte eyeshadows for achieving a bold or subtle everyday look. These complementing shades are ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. Use the satin matte shadows as liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended
Ingredients: Talc, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarines (CI 77007), DC Black 2 (CI 77266), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
I have had the first palette for awhile, and reach for it a ton, so I am not surprised at how much I like the Summer Breeze Version. I am especially drawn to the dark purple and burnt orange, which have both made it onto my eyes multiple times this week. It’s rare I will do all matte looks but this week has been an exception. Although some of the shades can feel a bit chalky all in all I do actually find that does not transfer in application to the eyes.
The swatches were done over the hard candy primer, and done with a brush and one swipe. I have somewhat lost my words today, but this is totally worth the buy if you are into matte shadows, and some warmer shades.
Something else I noticed was how similar this was to the Wet N Wild palette I purchased recently. Although not identical I would consider this a dupe, and would much rather reach for the Summer Breeze by E.L.F than Rose in the Air by Wet N Wild. It’s much better quality and the shades are much more saturated on the eye.
Where to Buy
Mad for Matte : Walmart Amazon