Highlighters -E.L.F. -Studio Illuminating Palette

on 8/28/2017 1:55:00 PM

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This highlighter palette is absolutely amazing for the price. They're a bit powdery, but give the most beautiful subtle highlight. I absolutely never used the bottom right shade though, so I popped it out and put one of their blushes there instead. I hear people say that this palette is a dupe for the hourglass ambient lighting palette. I decluttered that palette and kept this. I just prefer a softer formula like these instead of the slightly harder hourglass one. If you have a lighter skintone and are thinking of getting the hourglass palette, I would suggest trying this first. It's like, what, $3-5? At that price, what have you got to lose?

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Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Studio Angled Blush Brush

on 8/28/2017 12:23:00 PM

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I don't like all the E.L.F. brushes I've ever bought, but this would be among my top five (in addition to the complexion brush). It's supposed to be for blush, but I use it for a lot more. (I have two or three of these.) For $3 to $4 it works really well. The brushes are dense, but not super packed, but they're not wimpy and wispy either. They're also soft enough to drift makeup and blend it across the skin. I've used it to apply blush, bronzer, to swipe on and blend foundation, too. (Mind you, I'm not some aspiring beauty guru who lives and dies by the contour. I just want a flush of color or to make my skin look a bit more even, thanks to makeup.) This brush is better for blush, but works well for other applications, too.

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Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Studio Complexion Brush

on 8/28/2017 12:12:00 PM

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This brush is one of my favorites, and I think I have three or four of them. They last, though one did get tossed after many years of use, and I like using this for either applying powder/mineral foundation, blending concealer, or adding a coat of powder. I tend to clean these with baby wipes, which isn't probably the best way to do it, but I just swipe them over a fresh sheet and get the old product and whatever else off. They last a really long time, too. For something like $3 (they may be up to $4 now), I have gotten tons of use out of these particular brushes. They're not super fluffy or dense, but not wispy either, but just a good in between for me and multiple makeup uses.

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Lip Gloss -E.L.F. -Lip Lacquer in Bold Pink

This feels like a cross between a liquid lipstick and a gloss, IMO. The color is bright, yet subtle enough for a natural makeup look. I find the texture to be quite comfortable, not too sticky or liquid-like.

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Highlighters -E.L.F. -Shimmer Highlighting Powder in Starlight Glow

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This stuff is great, minus the bulky compact. I have really light olive skin that typically requires an ivory foundation, and this product is so flattering! Plus, it lasts all day without fading and provides a lovely and subtle glow.

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Powders -E.L.F. -High Definition Powder - Soft Luminance

on 8/27/2017 12:58:00 AM

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There is ZERO shimmer, sheen or even glitter (which I don't want but would justify the luminous claim) to this product what so EVER. It has similar qualities to the original, which is wonderful especially for the price, (hence the 3 stars) and a slight tint, but NO LUMINOUSITY. Its a decent little power...just serves no purpose. Just get the original.


Contour -E.L.F. -Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

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I have one of these in the shade "St. Lucia" and it has a pretty coral shimmer blush and a warm toned bronzer. The blush in this duo was a little too shimmery for me. The bronzer was ok, a little too warm for my liking. This would be great for someone who had the right skin tone for these powders. After a while, the powders start to get a little chunky and the pans get messy. For how cheap this is though, it's not too horrible.

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Brows -E.L.F. -Instant Lift Brow Pencil

on 8/26/2017 11:10:00 AM

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I am a fan of cruelty free cosmetics brands, especially drugstore ones so I have been experimenting over the past year with different brands and products. I have tried a handful of items from E.L.F with many of them not really floating my boat as much as I hate to say it.

On a trip to CVS a few months back I grabbed this. I am one that really doesn't maintain my brows aside from the professional wax I get every other month when I go to my hair cutting lady. I have recently noticed that my brows have become rather sparse over the years, where as before I started getting them waxed (actually tamed) I had more brow volume than I wanted. I initially tried to wax them myself but after a mishap which resulted in my eyebrows resembling those of the departed Mr. Spock I decided it was best to let a professional handle them.

While I will likely continue with the waxes at least for a little while, I find this product is really nice for filling them in just enough. Mine is simply called a "brow pencil" in the shade neutral brown (21722). When it comes to brow products I have this and WNW's brow kit which I haven't really used much but will have to break out soon. For some simple filling in when you are in a pinch I find this is nice, and for an inexpensive price as well, around $2 I think. It's just a simple retractable pencil, but you get a brow brush on the other side which is nice to have as well.

I will definitely purchase this again, it's probably all I need for brows really. I find for brows and mascaras I am very bare bones and only have a couple products to fulfill those needs. I give this one a thumbs up and one of my favorite products from ELF.

5 stars.

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Eyeliner -E.L.F. -Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

on 8/26/2017 6:30:00 AM

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YAAASSS, E.L.F. COMES IN CLUTCH. Just last month I went through a eyeliner quest just to find the "one" (I was really just tired of my holy grail eyeliner [Milani Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Everlast] only to *spoiler alert* ultimately realize that what I have at home is much better than the other eyeliners but this ELF eyeliner comes to a really close second and I am so amazed!!)

I was looking through my local target trying to decide which waterproof eyeliner I should try. I have super oily eyelids (not deep fried oily) but I definitely have to prime before I apply most eyeliners that claim to be "waterproof, all day wear, 12 hr wear or smudge proof" because most brands with these claims just don't cut it for me (Garnier, Covergirl, Maybelline..) and trust me it has been a loooong quest to find an eyeliner that does not rub onto the upper part of my eyelids, making me look like a poorly drawn racoon by one hour passing. So right before I give up after crouching through every brand in the make-up section, my eyes dilate when I realize ELF has come out with this WATERPROOF eyeliner, I am so excited that part of me wants to scream. In the past, I have tried ELF's regular liquid eyeliner which would slowly flake off throughout the day but I had noooo hesitation to give this a try for the price of $2-3. So I definitely buy this product but before I put it to the test, I made sure that I didn't have any important plans for that day just in case this eyeliner decided to disappear on me halfway throughout the day. And to be frank, I doubted ELF way quickly than I should've, this eyeliner is magical for my oily eyelids.

I don't have any criticism for the packaging of this eyeliner, it is quite generic and keeps the eyeliner tip intact. The plastic packaging does advise that you store the tip facing downwards to maintain its performance. The product hasn't dried out on me since the month that I have had it but I did switch something up. With my fingers, I pinched the eyeliner brush tip and extended it out a bit (just enough that it still closes back up with the cap on), I find this gives me the best access and easier navigation to create a *perfect* line. Use my trick if you'd like but with just this alteration, I am totally in love with this eyeliner pen!

Although I don't rank this as my #1 holy grail because it does wipe away if I rub hard enough (but it DOESN'T transfer willingly on its own), it is my #2 and for the price, I am thoroughly happy and would buy this again and again! I love the price and the quality, it's totally a win-win!!

*p.s. I bought the ELF waterproof eyeliner with an all-white exterior not black if it makes a difference*

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Highlighters -E.L.F. -High Definition Highlighting Powder Starlight Glow

on 8/25/2017 9:52:00 PM

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amazing! I'm not sure how it would travel but I keeping it in my bag for now w my charlotte Tilbury bronze n glow which is heavier if travels better but I still am very impressed w this! It really has a nice golden sheen this is an amazing find at Walmart neighborhood market a hidden treasure got a small elf collex but I needed a small ds pick me up I hadn't been out of the house and nearly 4 weeks. Due to illness. ELF makes money A fine product. Back ups I need back up's!


Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Blending Brush

on 8/25/2017 9:55:00 AM

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I love almost all the E.L.F eye brushes. They are fluffy and soft. Hold shape after wash. No little fibre fallouts. Apples eyeshadow easily. Nothing to complain about at all! I use them all the time!

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Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Blending Brush

on 8/25/2017 9:17:00 AM

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I have a few of Elf's brushes and they are just fine for me. I do not need to spend $15-$35 for a brush that a $3-6 will do just fine!


Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Blending Brush

on 8/25/2017 5:11:00 AM

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I really love this brush. Aside from its perfect size, it helps me control the softness of my makeup. Would definitely pick one up again if needed!


Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. -Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray

on 8/25/2017 3:22:00 AM

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It has a very chemically stink to it and it sprays on terrible. It's like dumping straight up water on your face. My air fresher has a better mist than this. It's okay for the price. I feel bad wasting money, so I just spray my brushes with it before using eye shadow but that's about the only time I use it. It doesn't do any setting, but it does make your make-up look a little less powdery but even spraying water on your face would probably do the same thing.

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Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. -Poreless Face Primer

on 8/25/2017 3:17:00 AM

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I got a tester for this primer when I ordered a bunch of E.L.F products from their website, and I tried it when I was in a rush one day and absolutely loved it. The texture was so velvety and felt a bit like the Smashbox primer, but boy was I wrong. My makeup stayed on fairly well, so I decided to buy the primer the next day and that's when things went down hill. The primer made me break out so bad my skin hurt. I waited for a few weeks to let my skin completely recover and then I tried again and it made me break out again. And yes, I was dumb enough to try it the third time (I was so hoping it would be a dupe for a high-end primer but I learnt my lesson). So yes, I would TOTALLY say stay away from this primer if you love your skin.

*Side note: I have tried another primer that made me break out (but that primer wasn't even from a make-up brand) and I know lots of people and make-up artists that don't wear primer because it makes them break out and they have flawless skin without using it, so maybe the commonly used ingredients (like glycerin) in primer makes some people break out? That's just my theory,however I didn't give up. I actually did find a primer that didn't make me break out and worked well!

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