I’ve been wanting to make a post about this palette for a while! I had purchased the original Mad for Matte palettes years ago (ugh I’m getting old), and I think it was a great neutral beginner’s palette to have in my collection. It certainly lasted forever and I still actually have it, even though I’ve hit pan on the majority of the shadows in there.
So when I saw Kathleenlights reviewing the Mad for Matte palette 2 in one of her videos I knew I had to get it! I’ve always been a fan of elf’s eyeshadows, not only because of their affordability, but the color payoff is usually on par with more expensive brands.
I ordered the palette directly off their website and received it quickly. Most elf products are available at Walmart and Target, but for some reason neither of these stores in my area were carrying this specific palette. The palette retails for $10 and with 10 eyeshadow pans, you’re only spending $1 per eyeshadow. That’s seriously affordable.
I swatched the shadows but I honestly don’t think the swatches do these colors justice. They’re beautiful mattes, easy to work with, and very buildable.
Another thing I love about this palette is that they included both a light beige color and a black, something I think should be in most every day, neutral palettes. The warm peaches and pinks are to die for, and the deep purple really enhances your options. Using the pink, orange, and purple shadows (all right beside each other), I created a fun, sunset inspired eye look.
Overall, I’m completely in love with this palette! I think everyone should have this in their collection. I do a lot of foiled and shimmer eyeshadow looks, but some days I really enjoy a full matte look. Also, so many colors in this palette are perfect crease colors, so it really is a must have. The packaging is small, sleek, lightweight, and it includes a mirror too. I think it would really be a useful palette when traveling because of how little space it takes up. At $10, this palette really is a steal.