e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Partier Review & Swatches

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Partier has the same issue as the previous shadows I’ve swatched and reviewed from this collection. The color on the elf website is not the same as the actual color. I’m really glad that I’m able to show you the actual color!

On the site, Partier looks almost like a midnight blue. It’s sexy and sultry – definitely a color I see myself wearing at a (non-office) party. And even in the container, the product has a slight blue hue to it. Definitely not the case on my eyes. Come see what I mean.

e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Partier Swatches & Pictures

Swatches from elf Website & on Box


    Soft, translucent shade
    ? Minimize the appearance of fine lines
    Easy to apply
    Easy to blend
    Can be applied wet

Key Notes

  • Name: e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Partier
  • Amount: 0.03 oz.
  • What I Paid: $1.50 US (was on sale; retails for $3 US)
  • Price Per Unit: $50/oz.
  • Other Colors Available: Elegant, Celebrity, Sweet, Mysterious, Earthy, Wild, Temptress, Confident, Sassy, Glamorous, Seductive, Natural, Innocent, Enchanting, Golden, Caffeinated, Girly, Socialite, Royal, Angelic, Trendy, Outdoorsy, Dreamy, Beachy, Smoldering, Flirty
  • Where to Buy: e.l.f. website

elf Partier Mineral Eyeshadow Review

On skin, elf Partier Mineral Eyeshadow is more of a smoky gray color. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s a very nice shade. In fact, I love wearing Partier in the crease to help make my eyes look deeper. My biggest issue is that the swatches on the elf site are very misleading. I was expecting a smoky blue, not a charcoal gray!

That aside, the real color of e.l.f. Partier Mineral Eyeshadow is actually very versatile because it’s basically a matte gray neutral. Beside using it in the crease, I can apply and blend it on the lower lash line as well. It also works on the lid as the lighter shade of a smoky eye.

If you don’t have a gray in your shadow collection, elf Mineral Eyeshadow Partier is a decent fit. I’ve tested it with and without primer to see how this shadow reacts during the day. Without primer, it creases on the lid, but the color doesn’t fade.

However, with a good primer (like Too Faced Shadow Insurance), elf Partier Mineral Eyeshadow stays put the entire day without budging. And the primer really intensifies the hue.

You can apply Partier wet for even more color saturation, but just make sure to break up any chunky powder before using it wet. While e.l.f. Partier Eyeshadow is finely milled, the powder can clump together, which can cause problems with application. But otherwise, it goes on the lid smoothly without any issues.

As opposed to other eyeshadows in this collection, elf Partier Eyeshadow is quite pigmented, especially on a primer. But it also blends well, so if you want to soften the color, you can easily do so.

  • Affordable
  • No parabens, preservatives & chemical dyes
  • Contains vitamin A & B
  • Versatile matte neutral color
  • Can be worn dry or wet
  • Blendable
  • Pigmented
  • Creases
  • Actual color doesn’t match swatches on the elf site

Final Verdict: 8.3/10

Even though I wanted a blue and got gray, I’m still happy with this color. If I run out, this is one elf Mineral Eyeshadow that I’ll buy again. It’s a neutral that works in any collection and with any palette.

What do you think? Are you disappointed that it’s not a bluish hue like on the elf website?


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