So I finally got around to doing my ELF Haul and Review of all the items I had picked up or ordered within the last month. I am going to write up a review for those who would rather read it and then I have two videos. 1st is MakeUp 2nd Brushes! Enjoy!
ELF Studio 100 Palette-
So I ordered this online with most of my other ELF products, and I had a coupon for 50% off so I got this for $5!! I really love the colors in this palette. It comes with a wide range of nuetrals, bolds, brights, shimmer shadows, matte shadows. It gives you lots of options. I swatched 10 different colors in my video. They don’t seem to apply that bad at all…you can definitely make them work! I am a photographer and I plan on using this on models. I am exicited!
ELF Studio Golden Bronzer-
Okay so this is one of my apsalute FAVORITE products that I have purchased from ELF. Totally am in love with it…I think I am partly in love with the product itself and partly the packaging really! They totally copied NARS and I love that. It makes it look so expensive (only $3 though) It comes with four colors, 2 bronzing colors, 1 highlighter and 1 sort of blushy bronze. I use my blush/contour brush and swipe it over all four to use as my bronzer. I apsalutley adore it. Not going ot lie!
ELF Flawless Finish Foundation, Mineral Infused Primer and Body Glow-
Okay so first off, if you watch my video, you will notice that I didn’t talk about the Body Glow and this is because YouTube only allows me 15.00 minutes per video (apparently, I don’t understand why??) So I had to cut that product out, plus one or two others, but I want to talk abou it on here! So to review it, I will have to say that I do like it! It appears to be very glittery, but it goes on rather subtle and well how much you apply is all up to you, but I think its nice applied lightly to the cheeks, or all over the face. You can apply it anywhere on your skin…I think it would be pretty on the shoulders!
The liquid foundation is fantastic! And only $6. A little goes a long way too. One or two pumps (probably just one) and thats all you really need. The bottle says that its Oil Free as well…which is nice:) The packaging is also great. I don’t understand how they can make something look so nice for so cheap?! One of these days I’m going to look into each and every ingredient…probably will scare myself and not want ot ever use it again! Haha.
The primer (so I am new to using primer? Lol. No one ever informed me about it before) is nice and I have heard rants and raves abou it, so of course I had to get it! Its kind of oily though…so i don’t know if that is a good thing or not…hopefully it doesn’t clog pores (probably does, not good! ) Its taken me time to get used to it, but it honestly is the first face primer I have ever used in my life, so I have nothing else to compare it to.
ELF Essential Eyeshadow Quad, Tinted Moisturizer and Lipstick (in Fearless)-
The Eyeshadow quad is great! Especially for the price. All of these products are only $1. I have not been using pressed shadows myself lately. I usually use mineral eyeshadows, but I thought I would test this out, especially for the price.
The Lipstick in Fearless is such a beautiful bright red! And I LOVE red lipsticks! BUT, this lipstick does seem rather cheap to me (my two favorite lipsticks ever are from BareMinerals) and one of the ingredients include Mineral Oil, which I have been reading up on and it is super bad for the skin and I dont feel comfortable applying it to my lips very often. Maybe here and there is fine, but not everyday, so I will not be purchasing these lipsticks just to save money…I enjoy a good lipstick and I feel this isn’t one of them.
Speaking of Mineral Oil, the Tinted Moisturizer from the Essentials line, does NOT have Mineral Oil, which I was quite surprised by this, considering lots of lotions and moisturizers especially include that ingredient. I am please with the fact that this product does not! Also, I haven’t had any issues with this product and feel it works fine.
ELF Blushes in Candid Coral and Gotta Glow-
These are my 2nd or third favorite Elf makeup product! I LOVE these (not to bring it up again, but the only thing I dislike is that the ingredients include Mineral Oil…ugh, but I don’t use only these blushes everyday and only apply little amounts) I was especially excited about Gotta Glow, because I saw a picture of someone with just a Glow Blush (not sure what brand) and it looked stunning, so I was excited to try! Next, I am going to get Giddy Gold…looks brilliant.
Elf Essential Line Bronzers-
These are only $1!! So again, I am new with bronzers, because I am very very fair skinned and have never thought to used them with fear of not using them right and doing it all wrong or something. I also thought bronzers were just for people who wanted to look tan, but not true! So I first purcased the Luminace, but it was way too light for me, then I purchased Sunkissed and it was a lot better, probably nearly close to perfect for my skin. As far as how good these work…I haven’t had any problems…I think they are fine and a good value!
ELF Studio and Essentila Line BRUSHES-
So I am IN LOVE with Elf brushes! The studio line especially. The essential line brushes are a bit scratchy, but the studio line (only $2 more) are soooooo soft! The ones I would recommend most are the Powder Brush, the Blush Brush and the Eyshadow C Brush. Those brushes are amazing. The Essential brushes are only $1 and the Studio line brushes are only $3 (pay the extra $2…you wont regret it) I also haven’t had any issues with shedding either.
Here are my videos! Enjoy!
Have a great rest of the week!
Erica Rose (MY PAINTED FACE)