Thursday, December 8, 2011

E.l.f. Review & Swatches


In a previous post I mentioned I bought some things from E.l.f. at Target, you can see that post here. I had a few people request that I do a review on them, and I've been using the products for a few weeks now, so I can finally give a proper review. :)
First off I'd like to say that I'm highly impressed with the pigmentation and staying power of these products. For only being $1-$3 per item it's well worth your money. I'm not saying that these are as great as Urban Decay eyeshadows but definitely good for being $1-$3.
Anyway first I'm going to talk about the products I dislike.
Elf's Tinted Moisturizer. I'm trying, desperately to get back into liquid foundations (I've been using a mineral powder for many years). I figured this would be a good start considering it was only $3. I used it once, and I broke out from it, I haven't used it since, I know I'll break out again. I have very sensitive skin, and it's not just sensitive skin where I get a few little break outs, the kind of break outs I get are cystic pimples which are very painful and last for weeks. As a matter of fact, since I used it the pimple finally decided to subside. So this is why I'm weary of trying it again...
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Another product I dislike is Elf's concealer. I'm in desperate need of a new one, seeing how the one I'm using now is running very low, so I decided to give this a try. Unfortunately I don't like it at all. I used it once underneath my eyes and it did nothing for my dark circles. As a matter of fact it was just to liquidy with no coverage power. Also, as weird as this sounds.. it tingled when I put it on, and not it a good way, it was more of a burning feeling. Weird. So I wouldn't recommend this.
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Those were the only two products I disliked. Onto products I'm loving for everyday use. I've been using the Elf eyeshadow primer everyday. It's a perfect primer for everyday use instead of wasting my expensive Urban Decay Primer Potion. I'm a college student, so trying to save every bit I can is well worth it. So instead of using my high end brand everyday I'm now using Elf's. And I'm actually very satisfied with the staying power of it.
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Onto the liquid eyeliners. I've only used the eyeliner is Coffee and I'm loving it. I don't particularly like the brush, but I can deal with it and I love the staying power of this as well. Like I said before I can use this everyday knowing it's only $1, compared to my $18 one.
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Onto my black friday deal of the eyeshadow palette for $10 and the contouring powder.
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Eyeshadow palette with flash
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Without flash.
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I tried swatching, but it didn't come out as well as I thought..
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Like I said before, I'm loving the pigmentation of these colors, I've only used the neutral colors thus far, but I'm loving it! The palette was only $10 from Target on black friday, originally $15, and I seriously can not get enough of it. I love the color pay off on such a cheap shadow. As I've said before the color isn't as great as a Urban Decay or Mac shadow, but definitely worth your money. And with a palette with so many colors I have so much to play with every day. :)
Onto the contouring kit. I tried this once and it made me break out, I gave it a few days and wanted to try it again, but I desperately wanted this to work, and I've been using it for a week or so now and haven't had a break out since, so it must of been something else that made me break out.. (probably stress from school) but anyway I'm loving this! So pretty!
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With flash
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Swatches of the colors.
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Over all I'm very satisfied with my purchases, and I'm really glad I finally decided to try their products. Will definitely be purchasing more.

1 comments:

Natasha xoxo said...

As far as liquid foundation, have you ever tried Clinique? I love their make-up and skin care line and definitely recommend it for sensitive skin. xo, tasha