Pressed Powders -E.L.F. -Studio Perfect Finish HD Pressed Powder

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I use this and the loose version. Both are identical in performance. I have extremely oily skin but also aging skin. So, unfortunately I can't just slap on any face product and look great. I need to really find products that will keep my skin matte but not over dry it and exaggerate the fine lines I have around the eyes. I use this in the traditional way by setting my makeup. It does a fabulous job at setting makeup without looking cakey. However, I use this primarily as my face primer! It's been a battle throughout the years to find a face primer that will keep my makeup in place all day and prevent it from melting off due to my oily skin. Often times, I just gave up and went without. I can't put any type of emollient product on my face in the morning before makeup. I don't care what advisors tell me, my skin is just that oily all on it's own! I don't even wash it in the morning. I just spritz my face with a beauty facial spray and let it sink into my skin. After, I apply this powder by lightly blotting my whole face with the applicator concentrating on my forehead, nose and cheeks. After, I apply my makeup and again, apply this powder to set everything. I use a large fluffy powder brush to set it. By doing this, I get the best oil control and my skin doesn't look cakey. Makeup doesn't travel into my fine under eye lines either.

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Eye Shadow -E.L.F. -Baked Eyeshadow-ALL

on 10/20/2017 3:16:00 PM

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I have the Baked Eyeshadow Palette in 'California'. First of all, the packaging is a bit big and bulky and isn't great for traveling. I really like the color selection that gives you a nice bronzy eye, great for Autumn time. The formula isn't great. I would recommend using your fingers with this product or the E.L.F 'C' Eyeshadow Brush. Good for the price, you just have to make it work with the formula.


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

on 10/20/2017 10:17:00 AM

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I've been eyeing this foundation for some time now based on all the positive reviews.

This gives a medium coverage and is reasonably priced but around the same price as the Maybelline fit me in Canada.

I really wanted to love this foundation because it's almost mousey and great for my dry skin however the shades are all too in between and not diverse enough. I got the sand as the buff would he too orange toned and sand looks very light when first applied then oxidises throughout the day and settles into the skin.

Out of all the drugstore foundations I've used this one feels and sits very heavy on the skin and using even a small pea sized amount makes my face look very made up and I hate looking like I'm wearing a lot of foundation when really I've put on the minimum amount.

I wouldn't recommend this unless you have an exact match with one of the few shades available and unless you don't mind looking very made up.

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Mascara -E.L.F. -Volumizing and Defining Mascara

on 10/20/2017 9:11:00 AM

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this mascara isn't that good and it's really hard to come off even with makeup remover!


Pressed Powders -E.L.F. -Studio Perfect Finish HD Pressed Powder

on 10/19/2017 4:51:00 AM

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this stuff is AWESOME! It works sooo well with my skin. let me tell you, my skin is oily as heck. like, I had to re-powder my nose multiple times an hour with the other stuff I was using, and it cost like twice as much. THIS is cheap, comes with a mirror, and the best stinking finishing powder ive used. save yourself the money and annoying powder breaks, get this!

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Treatments (Eye) -E.L.F. -e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream

on 10/18/2017 10:20:00 PM

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I wanted to try a cheaper eye cream cause I ran out of my 38 dollar tarte eye cream and I didn't wanna spend that much on one again. I found this one and was surprised that it was only 10 bucks as eye creams are hella expensive. I have annoying dark creases under my eyes and I've been trying to get rid of them, also sometimes wake up with puffy eyes from allergies. I tried this after it got a good rating on the website but was wary of the reviews that say the cream irritated their eye area, because I have sensitive eyes, and tarte was gentler on them. After several days I've noticed a dramatic improvement on my undereye areas as they aren't as dark as they had been but now the stuff is starting to sting and burn my eye areas where I put the cream. Too bad cause I was loving the results.. I once got the sensitive eye cream by Burt's bees but it made me break out in milia on my dark eye creases. So I decided to get the soap and glory eye depuffing cream gel and see how that'll go for me.

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

on 10/18/2017 9:05:00 AM

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Shade - moonlight pearls

When I first opened and swatched with my finger there was decent color payoff. When I put the brush to it I had a problem. None of my brushes picked up enough product. I even went in full bore with a slanted blush brush and nope! I had bought in on sale for like $1.20 from the website so I wasn't awfully mad that it wasn't performing. A few days later I happened to be watching a YouTube video that adressed this issue. They recommended scraping the top layer off. Ok that's a little weird but I'm probably just going to throw it away so why not. I grabbed some gloves and set up a "clean" area to do this. With a sanitized new razor blade I gently scraped off the top layer as suggested. Cleaned everything up and broke out my fan brush again. Swipe swipe apply. Whoa! Hello beautiful! I blended it out and it was a great highlight.

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Loose Powders -E.L.F. -Studio High Definition Powder

on 10/17/2017 6:55:00 PM

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Do not bother. I decided to try it because I was using NYX but am always looking for something a little softer + more blotting because I'm oily + wear my makeup for stage which is sweaty. This was basically like putting gritty chalk on my face. It stuck to certain areas, left me white + patchy + didn't do its job. I had no idea powder could be this bad.


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

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I previously bought this in the shade "Light Ivory" and this was before they added lighter shades, and it was too dark for me. I hated that it was too dark for me cause I loved how it looked on my skin! It looked smooth across my face and didn't wash me out. Aside from the color mistake, I really enjoyed it. The staying power was fairly good, I did have some shine till the end of the day, which is normal for me. Surprisingly, this is only $6! E.l.f can be hit or miss, and this a definite hit!

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Eye Shadow -E.L.F. -Baked Eyeshadow-ALL

on 10/16/2017 6:43:00 PM

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Elf Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Brown Bonanza has the best golden/copper shade. The other two shades aren't noteworthy however. But the bronze is so beautiful and creamy. It's worth purchasing the trio for $3 just for that one bronzey shade. Love it!

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Blush -E.L.F. -Powder Blush Palette - Light

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I really enjoy this blush palette! The colors are beautiful for my fair skin tone. My personal favorite is the peach shade, as it serves as a great warm blush option. I like that these are not super pigmented, cause I find them easier to work with when they're like that. You have to build them up a little bit sometimes, but I can get past that. For $6, I'm really pleased with this product.

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Lipstick -E.L.F. -Studio Matte Lip Color

on 10/16/2017 8:51:00 AM

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I like these, I have them in almost every colour. I really LOVE the fact that the bottom pulls out and is a sharpener to make a sharp tip so I can line my lips with it too. Because of that I like tossing them in my purse for tough ups on the go especially if I am wearing a darker colour. It isn't super longlasting but it feels really comfortable on the lips so i dont mind.

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

on 10/16/2017 8:46:00 AM

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I actually only use two shades from this (top right and bottom left). I mix them and use it to set my undereye concealer. I dont really use the lightest shade but its a decent highlight, natural and pretty - not my preference though. I would for sure buy it again just for setting my undereye (i like a kind of illuminating powder but not shimmery), kind of reminds me of the hourglass lighting powders.

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Lip Gloss -E.L.F. -Gotta Glow Lip Tint (all colors)

on 10/16/2017 8:34:00 AM

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I actually really like this but the packaging is brutalllll. I bought it and put it in my bag...when i went to get it the cap came off and the actual stick somehow came out??? Had to throw it out since it got dirty in my bag. I actually liked it though and I am definitely an ELF fan so i bought it again, planning to just keep it on my dresser so it wouldnt get messed up - go to use it and the stick is already broken off :/ like the entire stick - i twisted it up to use it and it was tilted and yeah already broken (it was sealed so no one else messed with it). I dont know how so im pretty annoyed because this is twice now. I really love the Dior Lip glow but since it is expensive i was hoping for an alternative. The Dior is way more moisturizing but this is still not bad. Im going to put the stick that broke off in an old lip tin to finish it but i definitely wont buy it again. The actual product is OK not that moisturizing but enough and is a good color on anyone lips (comes in 3 colours, pink, purple and coral). I def would have liked it if it actually stayed but def going back to the dior after this (still i could have just been super unlucky twice in a row lol).

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Mascara -E.L.F. -Studio Mineral Infused Mascara

on 10/16/2017 2:34:00 AM

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This product is now essentially discontinued, much to my dismay (and probably others). I've used this mascara for 5 years or so now, but it's time to find a new HG. As of 2017, this mascara now comes in a new formula. This formula change took a mascara that once was not too wet and not too dry and turned it into a wet, gooey mess. It is truly mystifying that they thought this resinous paste was acceptable for mascara, nevermind being worthy of replacing a great formula. The brush is also different, no longer a silicone rubber brush that was great for an even application of product and separating the lashes. Now, it is a more typical nylon bristle brush that unfortunately promotes further clumping. At least the price hasn't gone up, although if you factor in how horrible this stuff is, $3 is still too much. - 1 point for clumpy, heavy formula, - 1 point for poor brush.

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