2010-12-28

e.l.f. makeup haul


Mood: Full
Watching: Spongebob Squarepants
Drinking: Water


Lately my interest in makeup has been growing and expanding.

All I ever cared about was liquid eyeliner, eye shadows, and mascaras.
Now I have quite of a huge interest in primers, foundations, powders,
blushes/bronzers, brushes ... all the other components in makeup that
I basically ignored or just didn't know about. xD

So, as of a few weeks ago I've been slowly buying makeup items that I've
done a bit research for and interested in.

I ordered 9 items from e.l.f cosmetics website and they all totaled to
exactly $20. I took advantage of their special offer at the time
where if you bought items up to $20 you automatically would get free shipping.
I was very excited about that since I found a lot of items that I liked.



(The titles of each product will be a direct link to the item online)



e.l.f. Mineral Blemish Kit


Description: Heal and disguise blemishes with the all natural Mineral Blemish Kit. This translucent powder has active acne fighting ingredients like natural Sulfur, Tea Tree and Willow Bark to treat acne and prevent future breakouts while penetrating deep into the pores to control blackheads. Concealer Brush included.
Cost: $8.00
What I thought: It doesn't really fulfill its purpose as a translucent
powder but it does help fight acne. I've been using it for a week now and it
helped get rid of all of my pimples but it hasn't really done anything
to my blemishes. I guess I'll wait a month and see what happens. It included
a concealer brush in which it doesn't really work with this kind of application.

e.l.f. Essentials Eyebrow Stencil


Description:Achieve perfectly shaped brows to accentuate your face.
The reusable stencil is easy to use and with 4 stencils: Curved Arch,
Soft Arch, Structured Arch and Full Arch to choose from, it makes these
brow stencils suitable for all brow shapes. Now your brows can look
picture perfect everyday!
Cost:$1.00
What I thought: I love it! I've been using the Soft Arch stencil
to help shape my eyebrows and also color them in. This is extremely
useful for some us who need help with shaping eyebrows.

e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit


Description:Create brows that are fuller, thicker, and more defined! The pigmented wax defines and shapes brows and the color complementing setting powder keeps them looking arched and perfected. The doubled sided taklon brush has one side to help arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in. This duo provides lasting color definition for a naturally beautiful look.
Cost:$3.00
What I thought: It's indeed pigmented but the color doesn't match too
well with the color of my own eyebrows. That's my own fault for not choosing
the right color. D: I have no idea what to do with the lighter shade that
came with this. Overall, it does last all day and doesn't wipe off easily
which is a good thing.

e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder


Description:Create a healthy and natural glow all year long. The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color, while the Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition.
Cost: $3.00
What I thought: I really like the blush color and the blush itself. :D
Unfortunately e.l.f. doesn't provide a specific name for both the blush and
the bronzer colors .... I haven't used the bronzer just yet since I'm still
figuring out how to apply it on certain places. xD;

e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer


Description:Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The ultra sheer nude color works to increase eye color longevity. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear.
Cost: $1.00
What I thought: I can't really say much since this is the only
eye primer I've ever tried ... (I'm dying to get my hands on Urban Decay's
eyelid primer) BUT, it does fulfill what the description says. It does help
the eyeshadow last for hours (or 'all day') and the nude color helps lighten
up the eyelid skin tone that way the eyeshadow can pop out more. I really like it.

e.l.f. Essentials custom eyes


Description:Luxuriously smooth and silky mineral formula provides eyes with a neutral base and an awakened brightness for a long-lasting wear. Choose your favorite colors that best compliment your unique and beautiful look.
Cost:$1.00 each
Colors: 1) Sage | 2) Moondust | 3)Periwinkle | 4) Mocha



Without flash; during the night.



With flash.

What I thought: I don't think the camera was able to capture the colors
but I can guarantee that they're pigmented and they for last hours (or 'all day').
The only thing that sort of disappointed me was the Periwinkle eyeshadow.
The color looks really different online compared to it in person. :\
This is how it looks online:



I thought the color was going to be more vibrant or darker just like
the image above. These things can't be helped especially when
choosing for colors online. D:



Have you ever tried anything from e.l.f. cosmetics?
Was there anything you liked or dislike from them?


I liked all of the stuff I bought but there was one item that I
really wanted from them but they were out of stock ...
It was their Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph.
Now they have it in stock. -__-

7 comments:

Donkuri said...

I love elf make up!

Rin~ちゃん ♥ 김혜린 said...

My fave make up combo is bb cream and eyeliner ^^
But I rarely put them on

♥Mishi à la mode♥ said...

great haul! I really like their eyebrow kit.

Jennifer :) ~ said...

nice haul! i wish the aus elf site had as much items as international elf sites :( but i guess it's good for me now because of my makeup purchasing ban xD

Tam said...

I have never tried anything from e.l.f as I'm the liquid eyeliner girl. But from your eyeshadow review it doesnt sound too bad and i should expand my make up horizon =D

Melody said...

Woah crap! That's a pretty good haul for $20!
I've never tried anything from e.l.f but I will one dayyy! The eyebrow kit thing looks pretty awesome :>

kaizokumousy said...

wow this is so nice!very inexpensive yet good items you got hun!:)

and I think this is how i started too :)

and thank you for sharing the site :) they really have good items for starters like me too ^^

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