Makeup Review: Elite Pro Cosmetics 88 Eye Shadow Palette

UPDATE: Elite Pro no longer sells this makeup palette, but Coastal Scents does. They have the exact same 88 eye shadow palette ($21.95) as well as an ultra shimmery version ($24.95) of the same colors. I recommend both.

Today, I’m reviewing my favorite piece of makeup in my whole collection. You would expect, since it’s my favorite, that I’m going to give it an A+. Well, read on to see if you’re right.

I got the Elite Pro Cosmetics 88 Eye Shadow Pallet about a year ago. I was feeling particularly hard up for some eye shadow, so I did a search on eBay and found this pallet. 88 eye shadow colors! Needless to say, I bought the crap out of it. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be?

I bought this for $39.99 on eBay.

Pros: The biggest pro is the vast amount of colors you can work with. I can seriously match any outfit now. I also like how bright the colors are. They give you two different kinds of shadow: matte and shimmer. These colors blend really well.

They also last a really long time. As I mentioned above, I’ve had this pallet for about one year. I use it almost every day. Although each shadow is small compared to what you would get with other brands and pallets, none of them have run out. It comes with a mirror, if you ever want to take it out for a spin.

Cons: Just like with most eye shadow pallets, this comes with its own applicators. These are, as you may predict, the spongy variety. I don’t know about you, but I never use these. I use a brush, thank you. Also, this pallet is huge. I can’t fit it into my makeup box. It is 6.5 by 9 inches, so most people won’t be able to store this well. Then again, that is the price of beauty, right?

Accessibility isn’t that great for this product, either. I bought it on eBay. While you can buy it elsewhere online, it’s cheapest on eBay. You also can’t get it in any stores (at least that I have ever seen.) This can be a problem for people who don’t want to take a chance with an auction site.

If you’d like to see what this can do, I used this pallet in a few of my makeup tutorials:

Taking all of these pros and cons, I have made my decision. While I love this pallet, it is hard to find and too big to keep in any small space. Because of that, I am going to give the Elite Pro Cosmetics 88 Eye Shadow Pallet a…

    A

Well, It wasn’t an A+. It’s hard to get an A, but this product deserves it.

Have you tried this product? If so, tell us what you thought!

    Trisha
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9 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I was looking at it on ebay but it was not there. How much did you pay for it? Do you now were to get it today?

  2. Lulu:

    It’s not always up on eBay. You may want to try in a few days. At the time I bought it, I paid $39.99, but it may be different now. It’s been over a year now!

  3. We carry the 88 palette. We used to be Elite PRO Cosmetics however, we changed the name of the business. We have some great products coming up in 2009. Stay tuned. Go to http://www.artistikcosmetics.com

  4. How does this eyeshadow compare to the MAC pallette?

  5. How do you buy dis palett i living in Bosnia and Herzegovina :( pleaess tell me hellp :)i love it pallette

  6. Ahira:

    Hi! You can now find this palette by a different brand (it’s the same thing, though.) Check out Coastal Scents. I’m not sure if they ship to you, but it’s worth a try!

  7. I bought mine from bhcosmetics.com I LOVE THIS PALETTE, I CANT BELIEVE ITS SOOO CHEAP :-)

  8. Hi Tirsha. If I were to buy Coastal scents makeup palette (which I’m keen on) – can it be applied with a wet brush? On researching Coastal scents palette I couldn’t find this info. Plz do let me know, as i’m desperately trying to find something like “Elite Pro”. :-)
    Thanks.

    • Yep, you totally can use these wet. The Coastal Scents palette is the same as the Elite Pro (but just under a different name.) I’ve used mine wet before and it works great.

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