A quick aside about the brush set though. The brushes appear to be from the $1.00 elf line. They are not the best brushes in the world. It retails for $9.99, which isn't bad, but I wouldn't pick up the set thinking that you were going to get MAC quality brushes. Elf brushes are hit or miss. I would pick up the brush set because the brush holder looks so awesome, not for the brushes.
I am actually quite happy with the purchases I made. The packaging is gorgeous. I personally like it better than the Ariel set, but I'm a sucker for red, white, black, and gold. There is just a timeless, classic look to it. This is Snow White we're talking about, it is meant to be timeless and classic!
Here is what I got:
Look at that packaging. Beautiful!
Let's start with the bag. This was not the only bag in the collection. It was the largest and had a different design than the others. The other bags had the black and white style. The picture is adorable and the inside of the bag has a design similar to the one on the other makeup items in a deep blue. The pictured scene is also one of my favorites from the movie. I couldn't help not getting it. It's large enough to be a good carry bag for my makeup or my brushes. Suffice to say I'm excited about it! This bag retailed for $9.99.
(Outside of the bag)
(Inside of the bag)
There is a lip trio in this collection. Red, red, red. Very red. The lip gloss is an elf Essential Shimmer Lip Gloss in "Ruby Kiss". The lip stain is named "Crison Crush". That is not a typo, but what the sticker on the bottom of the tube states. A quick look at the elf website does show that this should be "Crimson Crush", which is a permanent shade by the brand and can be found here. Lastly, there is a elf Essential Lip Balm tint in "Berry". This is part of the permanent range as well and can be found here. I have heard pretty good things about the lip balm tints, so this might be worth it to try. The lip set retailed for $4.99 and is pictured below.
Next there is the eyeshadow palette and mascara. The eyeshadow palette has six colors, while the mascara is the standard black. I was surprised by the way the palette swatched. These shadows were pretty smooth and swatched nicely without primer. The clear miss is the darkest shade, but with a primer it will probably be workable. All the shades appear to have shimmer, not a matte in the bunch. The eye collection retails for $4.99.
Last, but not least is the Snow White story book. Again, I am very taken by the artwork on the front. And surprisingly, I am not completely disappointed with the quality of the products on the inside. The eyeshadows were not quite as great as the one in the eye collection palette, but most of the shades are workable. The darkest shade, again, was lackluster, but the rest would work well with a primer. Beyond the eyeshadows, the story book includes a lip gloss, eyelid primer, a black eyeliner, and a pinkish/coral blush (which I could not get to photograph without it coming off completely orange which was not the true color at all). The story book retails for $9.99.
There we go folks. The Snow White collection by elf. What do you think? Will you be picking up any of the products?