Treatments (Eye) -e.l.f. -e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream

on 11/14/2017 8:05:00 PM

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I actually received this eye cream for free from E.LF., and I was hoping that it would end up being something that I would totally love, but I unfortunately don't! It honestly has not provided any major lightening up of my dark shadows around my eye area. It provides a temporary illuminated look to my eye area, but after I wash it off, so goes the brightening effect down the drain. Now, it does provides a level of hydration to my eye area, but I can get the same effect with any basic eye cream. Oh and I don't have any wrinkles around my eyes, so I can't personally speak on how it works towards combating such at all. And, because it is a cream, I have only applied it on the days that I have not worn makeup, so I can't speak on how compatible or not this is with eye makeup applied over top.

I don't think that this eye cream really is designed to do anything major. However, if someone is looking for just a basic eye cream to use, then this product is possibly worth giving a try.

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Eye Shadow -e.l.f. -Baked Eyeshadow-ALL

on 11/14/2017 7:37:00 PM

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I own several of these eye shadows and when I got them I was super excited to try them, based upon just how very pigmented they looked online, as well as in their individual eyeshadow compacts, after getting them home as well. However, upon application, they don't all go on very pigmented, nor very evenly as well. I have to keep packing on more and more of the eyeshadow when it comes to the lighter shades especially, in order to really get the individual,colors to stand out. I know that you can wet them, however, I don't care to do that at all with any eyeshadow that I own.

I honestly haven't used these eye shadows in a long time, as they are just okay, nothing truly special about them at all. I'd honestly rather stick with regular eye shadows, as the baked eye shadows definitely aren't my favorites. And, I definitely don't plan to purchase anymore of them ever again!

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Lip Treatments -e.l.f. -Studio Lip Exfoliator

on 11/14/2017 5:47:00 PM

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I can't believe how awesome this is for the price. It's ingenious that this comes in a lipstick bullet form because it's so much more convenient to use than my lush lip scrub in a pot where I have to dig in with my fingers and scrub over a sink as all the sugar particles slough off while I'm exfoliating. I've only tried the grapefruit scented one but I really enjoyed it. The scent isn't too strong and the scrub is effective for daily or frequent use. I would say that my lush scrub was more effective (i.e. harsher) but I think if I use this on the regular than I wouldn't need a scrub as strong as the lush one anymore. I just purchased a backup in the rose scent while Elf was having a 50% off sale on their website. Great for everyday use and travel to keep my lips well taken care of during the winter/colder months. Highly recommend.

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Liquid -e.l.f. -Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum SPF 25

on 11/14/2017 3:40:00 PM

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*EDIT* After writing a scathing review about this product about a week ago...I continued to try and use it, actually started to enjoy it, and actually found myself purchasing a back up today when I was at Walmart. Crazy. But I think the problem I was having with product is, when it was new it settled or separated and the first few pumps came out all clear and yucky...kind of like when you use a new bottle of mustard and the first squirts are oily water lol. In any case, with continued use, and a vigorous shaking everytime I use it...the texture is much better. Still very very sheer coverage...but it makes my skin soft and smooth, a little more even toned, and creates a nice base for concealer, powder, etc. So something to keep in mind if you try this and hate it because all your getting is oily watery spime..keep shaking and pumping til it looks more like liquid foundation. Perhaps that should be obvious but it took me awhile to figure that out lol *Previously* I'm not sure if I got a dud or if this product is actually supposed to be THAT runny. I'm not sure if mine separated inside the bottle...the serum from the actual foundation I mean...because from the first pump I had a WTF moment wondering what's up with this oily, watery, slimy yellow liquid that's running off my fingers before I can even apply it to my face... I've read the other reviews to try and compare my experience with others, and everyone seems to describe it as watery or liquidy....but really though??? Anyway with further attempts and pumps and some vigorous shaking I managed to pump out something resembling a colored serum...the only way I cananage to apply it though is with my fingers as I want to get it ony actual face ASAP before it drips everywhere. I suppose applying it directly to a beauty blender or brush might also work...but this truly is a serum not anything close to an actual foundation so I find fingers work best-maybe do a little bouncing with a sponge after applying to blend, although I don't even find it necessary as there's nothing really to blend, almost ZERO coverage. I've used this as a first layer underneath the Flawless Finish foundation, and just today on its own paired with concealer and powder- didn't really add or detract from the rest of my makeup as it's pretty much invisible. So I pretty much consider this as just a serum (fingers crossed that it's good for the skin) or a primer of sorts... Still not sure if the product I bought went bad...or if the product itself is meant to look and feel like that...maybe my expectations were too high...I'm any case, I was SHOOK by the gross consistency and non-existent coverage

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Lips -e.l.f. -Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Stain

on 11/14/2017 11:41:00 AM

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I got this for free, part of a gift with purchase off the E.L.F. website. I find this stuff to be very crappy, when it comes to how it goes on as well as it's staying power too. Plus, it smells sorta weird as well. This is good to give to a young pre-teen to wear, but as an adult, no way is this stuff worth purchasing at all. Definitely don't waste your money on this crap at all!

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Brows -e.l.f. -Instant Lift Brow Pencil

on 11/14/2017 11:31:00 AM

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I own this in the color Taupe. This is the only thing that I use to fill in my eyebrows at this time, and have no plans on ever switching to anything else. It's honestly the best eyebrow product that I have ever used, and have no need to switch to anything else!

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Contour -e.l.f. -Cream Contour Palette

on 11/14/2017 11:28:00 AM

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For a cream contour palette, I feel that besides the yellow shade, the rest are very warm toned, so much so till they can easily start to look muddy on your face. It is not be best contour palette, neither is it the worst. It is worth trying, if you are interested in seeing how it may work for you. However, just like with any cream products, it definitely must be set with powder, or else it will start to look greasy on ones face and start to crease or cake up, wherever you may happen to apply it. Is it truly worth $6? Not really. Which is why, if you're going to try it, I'd definitely recommend getting it during one of E.L.F's sales.

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Highlighters -e.l.f. -Holographic Highlighting Duo

on 11/14/2017 11:23:00 AM

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First off, this highlighter is not holographic, so please don't buy it expecting such. I could tell from the picture online, that it is a beautiful highlighter duo, but that's all to be expected. I do wish that it came with more product inside, because I feel like you're mostly paying for packaging. I do love the duo, Mermaid a Tail, which I got, and yes, I most definitely would buy it again. As, both of the shades inside are super wearable and do happen to give off a very nice glow to the face.

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Liquid -e.l.f. -Flawless Finish Foundation

on 11/14/2017 10:39:00 AM

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I purchased this foundation, prior to now having found my holy grail of foundations, which is the LA Colors Truly Matte foundation (which is why, had I purchased the LA Colors Truly Matte foundation first, I honestly wouldn't have never ended up buying the E.LF. Flawless Finish one at all). Now, the shade range for the E.L.F. Flawless Finish foundation is definitely lacking. However, that's always the case with any foundation range that E.L.F. comes out with. I don't typically buy foundations that have added fragrance to them, because I typically find such to be a huge turnoff, when it's added to foundations period. But, because this foundation has gotten a lot of rave reviews on YouTube and I love buying from E.LF., I finally decided to cave in and give this foundation give it a try, nonetheless. I will say that you can get medium-to-full coverage with this foundation, by using the E.L.F. Ultimate Blending Brush. Now, I do smell the added fragrance in the foundation, but it is bearable (at least to me). And, this foundation definitely MUST be set with powder, because it does not dry fully matte on the face at all. It has a semi-matte finish to it, which on some people may appear as semi-dewy, and this foundation definitely will transfer if not set properly set with finishing powder.

The packaging is nice for this foundation, and I do like that it does come with a pump. Which does make it very easy to dispense.

I have not gotten any major breakouts from the foundation, however, it is not a foundation that I plan on purchasing again, because there's nothing overly special about this foundation, that I have personally found (however to others they actually love this foundation and it happens to be a favorite of theirs, therefore to each his own). So, the only way to tell if you'll really end up loving it or not, you'd have to personally try it out for yourself. Also, it is definitely very noticeable, in regards to the the fact that the shade range needs to bemajorly improved upon. I did get the shade Sand, which thank God didn't make me look super pale or end up looking super orange on me either, however, there honestly isn't a shade within the line that is a complete shade match for me at all. And, I also wish that E.LF. would take the fragrance out of this foundation. Because, even though I do find it to be bearable, it is still a con, nonetheless, when it comes to any foundation (whether it's cheap or expensive). Also, you get way less than 1 oz. of foundation (which is why I don't understand why E.L.F. sells it for $6). However, besides the cons that I mentioned, this foundation is worth giving a try, nonetheless, if you really want to.


Misc Beauty Tools -e.l.f. -Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray

on 11/13/2017 7:28:00 PM

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As another reviewer mentioned before- this actually does help with the longevity of your makeup BUT you do have to use quite a bit of product. I will spray a layer, let it dry, and then do it again 1-2 more times after that. And because it is only $3 I really don't mind using so much product, I just buy them in bulk! Plus the great thing about this spray is that it doesn't have alcohol or other skin irritating ingredients that other setting sprays feel inclined to include for some odd reason. For $3 I say give it a try, you don't have anything to lose!

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Liquid -e.l.f. -Flawless Finish Foundation

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I like the finish and coverage of this product. You do not need a lot to get the job done- it is quite thick and good coverage. Start with a half pump and work your way up- a full pump is way too much. It doesn't last as well as some higher priced formulas, but it does pretty decent throughout the day.

When I bought this, Porcelain was the lightest shade. It was definitely too dark and too yellow for me. I mixed in some of NYX's lavender liquid corrector to lighten it up, and made it work. I'm fine doing this to use the bottle up, but I don't want a foundation I have to mix with something else on an ongoing basis. They have since added a lighter shade (Light Ivory), but I cannot speak to that one.

Unfortunately this has a very strong fragrance that I would describe as "old lady perfume." It's eased up a bit as the product got older, but originally it lasted all day. Not something you want to have right under your nose all day. Not a fan. I definitely prefer unscented face products, and fragrance is not good for your skin. So in the future, this one is a pass for me. I'd try it again if they cut out the perfume.

Keep in mind also, that though this product seems cheap you are only getting about 0.6 oz. It won't last you very long compared to standard 1 oz foundations.

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Eye Shadow -e.l.f. -Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in Turkish Coffee

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Cheap, and a pretty soft brown shade for my cool coloring. This transfers very easily - even on my upper lids it transferred. I can't say I'm upset knowing how cheap it was. I'll even admit I wore this for many months in college but only because I knew nothing about makeup then so I didn't realize there were other cheap shadows that don't transfer. Embarrassed to think about how many times I wore this out without hesitating about wearing it, knowing how horrendously it transfers. Is ignorance really bliss? I still look at my photo ID and cringe when I see this stuff smudged on me LOL!!! Finally threw this in the trash once I realized having messy shadow within a few hours of application isn't cute. Have been wearing Maybelline shadows since and never looked back!

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Brows -e.l.f. -Lock On Liner and Brow Cream

on 11/12/2017 12:47:00 PM

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I'm not fully on board with crisp brows, and this is definitely what that's for. I much prefer and fluffy, kind of messy brow, and this isn't the product for that. It is very creamy and pigmented, easy to draw precise lines, but to drawers natural hairs with this isn't a possibility, it just smudges to easily. If you have the time to let it set down and like crisp and clean brows, it's a wonderful product. If not, then give it a pass

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Primer/ Corrector -e.l.f. -Studio Face Primer - Tone Adjusting Green

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I’ve used this and other ELF primers for over a year now. It gets the job done, and it feels good on my skin. My pores are filled in and I don’t break out, even with my acne prone skin. I’m also genuinely confused as to why people are complaining about the amount. It’s .47oz for $6. Smashbox is $36 dollars for 1oz. You can buy two from ELF and have basically the same amount as the Smashbox. That’s $12 vs $36 for the same amount. Also, they now have the large size in the primer for $10. Still a $24-26 dollar difference. I’m not sure how much product people are using, but one good pump is enough. You don’t need a ridiculous amount. Anyway... You honestly can’t beat it for the price.

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Eye Primer -e.l.f. -ELF Hydrating Undereye Primer

on 11/10/2017 1:17:00 PM

This is a good item for undereyes. It is a very lightweight lotion with a pale pink tint so the color helps a bit with concealing. I have oily skin and can't use a heavy moisturizer under my concealer, so this is perfect. The pump works well--it doesn't dispense too much product when pressed, though a tube would allow less product waste. I can't tell if it's extending the wear of my concealer, but it's not making it worse and makes it go on easier.


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