Saturday, 5 October 2013

E.L.F Review

About 2 months ago I purchased a few items from elf and I thought I would share them with you and a short review of each product. I got everything half price when they had an offer on which was great but I wish I had bought some more things while that offer was on. I know that they have offers on all of the time but that one was super good!

Firstly I bought the elf professional mascara primer, I like how this products packaging looks. However, as far as this item as a mascara primer I don’t really have any strong opinions. I do think that this products does help to lengthen my lashes and make mascara application much easier as I am not very good at applying mascara as I always get it everywhere! So for this reason I do like this product, I also find that it makes my mascara much less clumpy which is a bonus. Although I personally like this product I have not tried any other mascara primers before so if someone that had tried them before did try this product they might not like it as I do. But I do think it is a good start to mascara primers and it very cheap so suited my budget.

Next I purchased the elf duo eye shadow cream in butter pecan. This product does have some uses for me but I hardly ever use it because I find it has hardly any pigmentation. As is very sticky when I first apply it compared to my other cream eye shadows. But I do use this eye shadow about one a month on one of those days that I do not want a strong eye look and I want something very natural. But I do want to put something on just to improve the overall look of my eyes. If you want something very natural then I would still not recommend this product as I think you can get better eye shadows for the money.

I also bought the shimmering facial whip in spotlight; I wanted this product to use as a highlight for my cheeks. I do not like the consistency of this product as it is very sticky and does not spread very easily. I also do not think that it makes all that much of a difference but then again I have not tried a highlighter before so this was a first experience. I do use this on occasion but I would not recommend It.

Next I have the elf blush, now I’m not really sure what colour I got this blush in , but it is a orangey toned pink which is mate. I love this blush I think the colour really suits my skin tone (which is super pale) I adds colour without making me look orange or like I have clown cheeks. It lasts a reasonably long time for the price. I would defiantly recommend this blush I used it everything when I first got it but recently I have been using a new different one (Mua’s English rose blush) but I really do love this product.

I also bought a super glossy lip shine in party peach. I like this product in terms of the colour but I do not like the texture it is very sticky and does not even last very long. I also find that although I do like the colour it is not very pigmented and can sometimes only last about 10 minutes before looking like I have nothing on my lips what so ever. So I would not recommend this product and would defiantly not buy another one.

My mum also bought 2 lip sticks in bare brown and rosy raisin, she likes the colour of the rosy raisin one but she finds the bare brown lipstick too brown for her lips. She has also said that she does not think that they last very long but the pigmentation is ok for the price of 2.50 (normally 5.00 but we got everything ½ price).

Finally I have a product that was given to me by my sister because she did not want it and this is an elf matte eye shadow. Again I do not know what shade this is in but it is a very plain grey with slight purple tones in my eyes anyway. I have since been onto the elf website and looked at their matte eye shadows but I cannot find anyone that matches the one that I have but at a guess I would think it could be the smoke matte eye shadow. However, I hate this eye shadow I never use it I am not sure whether this is because it is matte and I am not a fan of matte eye shadows or because it is grey a colour that I never wear. I try to blend it into some of my other lighter eye shadow colours into my crease but it just completely ruins the eye shadow. So I have now stopped using it and I would like to find a friend to give it to but I can’t really think of anyone! 


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