Eye Primer -E.L.F. -Mineral Eyeshadow Primer

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Some primers are so hard to blend eyeshadows over because they stay so tacky even when they dry. I'm giving the hairy eyeball to the Too Faced lash insurance primer. Not this one. Eyeshadows blend easily and look significantly more vivid than they do on a naked lid. It also makes my eyeliner look blacker. It keeps all of my eye makeup on as long as I want it to be on, 8 hours or longer. The primer is slightly tinted, so on days I don't feel like wearing any shadow, this brightens up my eyelids because I have that veiny thing going on. By itself, it seems to catch the light somehow, without being noticeably shiny or shimmery. It just kind of "glows". It's very pretty. Also, am I the only one who thinks this smells really good? I don't think scent is even one of the ingredients but I swear this smells like vanilla cupcakes to me. Anyway, here we have the best primer on the market. I do wish there was more product in the tube, but it's cheap to replace.

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Liquid -E.L.F. -Flawless Finish Foundation

on 1/9/2018 5:02:00 PM

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Overall, I love ELF products, which are generally of excellent quality. On my search for a foundation that I love, I gave this one a shot. I am disappointed. The closest color to my skintone, Sand, looked great going on, but quickly turned a little dull (which tells me that it oxidized a bit). Even though I applied it with a dry beauty sponge, the coverage was thin and the finish didn't dry down into something attractive. This is the first ELF product I've ever tried that actually felt, well, cheap. My foundation quest continues.

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

on 1/8/2018 2:03:00 AM

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Use this daily to fill in my brows-super easy and quick for a natural brow look. Would definitely buy again!

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

on 1/6/2018 11:19:00 PM

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Price:
$3.00 for 2 oz. ; $6.00 for 4.1 oz.

I'm giving this 5 lippies because I think the product is good and does what it is intended to do with no irritation to my face, no noticeable, lingering, fragrance and no stickiness. I will express my dislike of the product's mister and only give it 2 lippies for packaging. Come on E.L.F. it's not that difficult to make a better mister but the price is so good I feel kind of bad griping about the mister because it's not terrible, it just needs to be finer and more consistent.

This review is for the regular, I have not tried the Matte Magic Mist & Set.

This setting spray is not bad for the price. Is it the best I have ever used? No... but the ingredients are decent and it does set my makeup, makes it last longer and takes away the powdery look which I really dislike. I prefer a more dewy finish.

I have purchased several bottles of this and the sprayers seem to be hit or miss. Some seem to be worse than others but none are great. These are so cheap that I always keep a few on hand to use to spray my brushes to apply shadow to the lid, usually shimmers that I want to stay exactly in that one place on the lid and not migrate up toward the crease colors and it works fabulously. My shadow doesn't budge all day long. I detect almost no fragrance and what little there is dissipates almost immediately. I don't mind some pleasant light fragrance in a setting spray. I love the smell of Milani's and Flower Cosmetic's Seal the Deal sprays(Flower's mister is excellent, Milani's sprayer is not bad not great, hit or miss but I love the product).

I buy 2 of the large size E.L.F. for $12.00 and I put them into my empty Skindinavia setting spray bottle which has a really nice sprayer and I saved myself about 50% and have 8.2 ounces for $12.00, less if I catch it during an E.L.F. sale. During December they had 50% off everything so I stocked up, which gave me 8.2 oz. for $6.00.

I have no problem spending money for high end items but I honestly think there are many setting sprays, high end and drugstore, that are all just about the same. I prefer to spend my money on high end items that have no other similar products like them that are far less money. I don't care if my setting spray doesn't have a high end name on it. I think many drugstore setting sprays get a bad review/rating because of the sprayer, not the product itself. It's not that difficult to just put a good, inexpensive product into the empty setting bottle that has a mister you prefer. Speaking of misters..... One high end(not sure why it is...ugh), ...that I really did not like was Cover FX Illuminating. I was not prepared to have globs of liquid glitter on my face and to have to shake it up super well like a can of spray paint...( avoid unless you love glitter on your face. It might be good for New Years Eve or Mardis Gras, but for every day, not for me!). I hardly ever return things, but that one I did.


Description from the website:

4.1 ounce-Our best-seller is now 2x the size! This skin nourishing Makeup Mist & Set Spray is designed to hold your makeup in place, extend its staying power and revitalize makeup color. This formula contains aloe, green tea, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, and E to soothe and hydrate the skin.


2ounce-The ultimate must-have, the Makeup Mist & Set Spray is designed to hold your face and eye makeup in place all day and to revitalize makeup color with just a few sprays. The formula contains aloe, green tea, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, and E to soothe and hydrate the skin. Spray on your brush or sponge prior to makeup application for extended hold and vibrant color.

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), AMP-acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Retinyl Palmitate (Va) Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Green Tea Extract,Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Methylparaben,Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol

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BB Cream -E.L.F. -Studio BB Cream SPF 20

on 1/6/2018 1:47:00 PM

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I was surprised at how well this worked for me. I've been slowly transitioning from foundations to BB creams and of the three or four I've tried so far this is the nicest. I used the Beige shade and got full coverage and a really lovely dewy finish which is not ordinarily my thing, but it looks so pretty I'm going with it. The packaging is convenient and easy to use as well. I do wish ELF would expand their shade range to include darker skin, however. I took a lippie off for that.

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Eye Makeup Remover -E.L.F. -Makeup Remover Pen

on 1/4/2018 10:40:00 PM

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Sum times you smear your wing tip eye liner sum times mascara goes on your cheek sum times mascara goes on your brow bone we all been there this makes it easy to remove the mastakes I love this definitely a must have

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Eye Shadow -E.L.F. -e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette

on 1/4/2018 6:17:00 PM

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I purchased California with some Christmas money that was burning a hole in my pocket. This is my first E.L.F. product. I'd read enough reviews of E.L.F. eyeshadows here on MUA to know that, coupled with the 'baked' qualifier, getting a noticeable eye look out of it would take some doing.

California is a selection of 10 shades that are mostly in the vanilla/golden/peachy copper/bronze/chocolate category, along with a deep silver and mauve.Some of the shades are very similar to each other, with one being slightly warmer or cooler than the other. I find them all to be best applied using a damp sponge applicator, allowed to dry, and then blended with dry brushes. Yep, there's a bit of a time commitment involved in using this palette. The finish is very shimmery, almost foiled, but not *glittery* per se. You can much more easily get the same or similar looks with any number of high end shadow brands, or even WnW, but if you want to spend around US$3 for ten shadows, and have the spare time and patience to mess with wetting and waiting, give it a try!

(Here's the subtext of shame, where I admit I bought it because the baked pearls of eyeshadow look so beautiful in their packaging. Their sexy, but flimsy, packaging. If you buy one of these, don't drop it!)

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Highlighters -E.L.F. -Studio Baked Highlighter

on 1/3/2018 4:46:00 PM

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This highlighter is bomb when used correctly (i.e scraping the top layer off). I prefer this over my Becca Moonstone highlight. I like to apply the highlighter directly to my cheeks from the compact (soo unhygienic I know!) and use my fingers to disperse the product onto my nose and cupids bow. The result is a dewy wet-looking glow that is perfect for light skintones no crazy orange pigment here, just glow. Also it's only $3.

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Blush -E.L.F. -Shimmering Facial Whip

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I got the shade Golden Peach.

The only really bad thing about this product is that it's kinda hard to blend. I put dots on my cheekbones then tried tap it in with my fingers and a sponge - and it did not move. The dots were still there. You Have to rub it in for it to blend.

One detail which, may be good or bad depending on preference, is that the glitter is quite noticeable. That means it can be quite unnatural for daytime wear, but for nighttime, it can be totally awesome. This actually reminds me of swatches I see of Fenty's Trophy Wife Highlighter, in the sense that the glitter is quite noticeable, and it's shiny af.

Now, here's my recommendation - PUT IT ON YOUR EYES AS A BASE FOR SHIMMERY EYESHADOW. Do It Dudes. Seriously That ish will transform your eyeshadow into a METALLIC Dream.

Overall, it's not bad considering you can get it for such a low price. It just depends on whether you like noticeable sparkles in your highlight, and if you think you're fine with working a little extra to blend. Or, if you want a wet base for shimmer eyeshadows, that would be a really good use for this product. But I would stay away from this if you prefer a very natural highlight.

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Eye Shadow -E.L.F. -Nude Rose Gold

on 1/1/2018 8:15:00 PM

I destashed this. It swatches beautifull but in practice was too subtle to perform well on my semi-hooded eyes.

I need some solid high shine shades for my lids and only one shade really showed up on them. The others were more satin though they swatched shimmery. I tried dry, wet, with my finger, no dice. The two mattes were quite nice for cool toned crease and transition, and the satiny charcoal, but I didn't want to keep the whole palette for them when the lid shades were so underwhelming.

The original Mad for Matte is still the best ELF eyeshadow that I've tried. So many of the others have been lackluster.

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

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Great brow product. I paid 2$ for this at Walmart and I loved it...only complaints I have are that it doesn't come with a lot of product and the lid on the spoolie broke very easily. Other than that it's a great brow product.


Liquid -E.L.F. -Foundation Serum

on 12/30/2017 8:56:00 PM

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ME: Acne-prone, textured scars, light olive skin. Combo dry-oily skin, and VERY sensitive. Updating my makeup drawer, because I am finding almost all the conventional stuff I used to put on my face is no longer compatible with my skin.
Absolute Nos: hexylene glycol, waxes, ethylhexyl palmitate, ethylhexyl glycerine. Other stuff (butylene glycol, lavender oil, etc. shown by science to be skin irritants.)

THE PRODUCT: Hey there makeup companies --- if ELF is beating you at your game -- step it up! This is an HG I wasn't even looking for. :) This thin, silicone/watery foundation gives "light but noticeable" coverage that nicely fills in my big ol' pores and it really gives a "your skin, but better" look. No primer or moisturizer - I put this straight on my face, and top it off with Sephora matte powder foundation (lightly; just enough to stop the wet feeling this silicone formula leaves). Then I use a dab of concealer under my eyes and any blemishes.

PROS: This combo of product results in light coverage, but somehow, its enough to look presentable. It is SO comfortable, looks nice, lasts through splashing my face with water to pray-- Praise be to God! I would absolutely RECOMMEND this because it has MINIMAL bad chemical ingredients...many BENEFICIAL...my skin seems to look better because of this makeup. I think I'm gonna need a lifetime supply. :) Okay, L'oreal and Maybelline...where's your comeback?

Cons: Wish it had a OLIVE shade because "Light/Medium" appears golden-neutral in the bottle, but it actually makes me look a little orange. (Shout out to my fellow olive-toned girls!) Have been wearing for a few days, will report back in a couple weeks.

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Cleansers -E.L.F. -Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser

on 12/29/2017 12:35:00 AM

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I love this cleanser. But that's because I've found a way to use it that is different than what you'd expect.

The first time that I used this product, I quickly learned that it didn't break down my makeup quickly and thoroughly. My concern was that I'd have to use a lot of it to get the job done each night. And the process would take too long.

I had several cleansing oils already in my rotation. The first oil broke makeup down quickly but left my combination skin dry and tight. The second oil barely broke the makeup down, but it left my skin hydrated. So I decided to combine these two oils with the elf cleanser to make the perfect makeup remover for my skin.

So on my bathroom vanity, I have a 50/50 mixture of the 2 oils along with the elf cleanser. I start by dotting an amount of the elf cleanser over my face that's probably equivalent to the size of a quarter. Then I take a couple of pumps of my oil mixture and rub the whole mixture all over my dry face.

The elf cleanser is awesome. It hydrates my face. Furthermore, the gel-like thickness of the cleanser keeps the oil mixture from getting runny and dripping down my arms. And since I only use a small amount of the elf cleanser each night, this solution is affordable!

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Blush -E.L.F. -Studio Blush in Twinkle Pink

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Kind of deceptive because the powder is much more orange toned in person, and it is more of a shimmery powder than glittery. I really like, as well as the sturdy packaging. If you are in the mood for a shimmery blush, this one is an easy pick.

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

on 12/27/2017 11:40:00 AM

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So, this looked pretty scary first time out of the bottle. My face was looking fine (for a dry face) and then BOOM, texture, what the everloving? But I dabbed with my powder brush over the places that were unsettling me and they slipped back into place. I prefer a setting spray that won't disturb my layers -- I may have to look at the next level up in terms of cash money, once I run out of this. But for what it is, it's pretty decent.

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