Blush -E.L.F. -Cream Blush Palette Soft

on 9/19/2017 8:01:00 AM

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This is the best new product I've found in a long time!
I prefer cream blushes over powder because I think cream has a much more natural look. It's difficult to find good ones. I was using Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge ($30.00!) I bought the Elf Soft Palette for the insane price of $6.00! It a generous size quad in a sturdy black case, They are warm colors and work with my skin tone perfectly. They are richly pigmented, glide on easily, stay on all day. I use all of them, sometimes mixing or using one alone. It's extremely hard to find in the stores, they have many of the powder blush. Why is it that companies who have an outstanding product either discontinue it in a short period of time, or make limited quantities? Don't they want to make money?! I bought 2 extras as back up!

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Eyeliner -E.L.F. -Mineral Eyeliner

on 9/18/2017 8:42:00 PM

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Glides on great but slides off the eye within minutes! It was in my crease as soon as I blinked. It's no wonder I got it for free they're trying to get rid of the bad merchandise. I do NOT recommend this product.


Blush -E.L.F. -Studio Blush Mellow Mauve

on 9/18/2017 2:36:00 AM

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I love it. I just gave ELF a terrible review on another product, so I thought I'd review something of that I love from them and this is it. I've been using this blush for years. It's not super pigmented and I like that because you can build the color and make it look natural. The color is not a dupe for Tarte Exposed though. The color on my Light to medium skin tone is a 1 mile flush and when paired with a bronzer, it's stunning. On it's own, it also looks natural. I never get pimples from this blush either and the price is perfect. I always depot it and place it in my Trish MacEvoy planner magnet or Adept Cosmetics huge palette. Need magnet stickers though.

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

on 9/17/2017 11:02:00 PM

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really love this brush, been using this brush almost every day for A little over two years and haven't had a problem, really soft and Applys product really well! defenetly worth more then it cost!

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

on 9/17/2017 8:50:00 PM

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This sturdy little blush brush is good for applying less pigmented blushes that need more powder applied.

It isn't the best for intense blushes because the bristles are a bit dense so it can pack a lot of pigment on and be tricky to blend out (not a super blender).

BUT in less to mid-pigmented blushes this is a great little workhorse and blends fine. It's a smaller brush so you can easily play around with placement and precise application.

Gets the job done at a great price!

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Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. -Beauty Shield SPF 50 Skin Shielding Primer

on 9/17/2017 5:36:00 PM

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This is a great idea, but unfortunately, ELF went about it the wrong way. Let me start by saying that I had no idea that companies were allowed to import sunscreen from China. I thought the FDA has strict rules on this sort of stuff. The brand Arcona, makes the same thing, at the same price, but their sunscreen is made in Los Angeles. You can buy Arcona at Dermstore. It's called Rezone 40 and now that I've used this crappy ELF stuff, I've just restocked my Rezone 40 and bought 3 of them.

One of the first things I noticed when I put this ELF stuff on was the awful, "I'm gonna get dermatitis for sure" scent. It smells like expired oranges. If you like that sort of thing, then by all means, buy this stuff. If not, then get the Arcona brand, which is 100% fragrance free. The second thing I noticed was the "universal tint" which a lot of beauty bloggers said "melts into skin". No way! It turned orange on me immediately. Arcona's tint isn't universal. It's for light (not fair) to medium skin, unfortunately, but on me, it blends immediately. The ELF and Arona, both share the same texture as the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, in that it's a mouse like texture. The ELF Primer has an SPF of 50, and I don't know how they would know that since it came from China, the Arcona is SPF 40+ and is water resistant for 80 minutes. With ELF, you get 1 ounce for $12 and Arcona, you get 2 ounces for $24. Elf.com does not accept returns and Dermstore.com does.

No, I don't work for Arcona, at all. It's just that, I have this lousy primer on, I just did my full face makeup and can feel my cheeks tingling from an allergic reaction I know I'm going to get from it and now I'm really annoyed. Usually I love ELF.

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Eyeliner -E.L.F. -Liquid Eyeliner - Black

on 9/17/2017 3:11:00 AM

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Do you love the feelings of waking up with eye crust???? Then this is the eyeliner for YOU!!!! :D

In all seriousness though... the color is nice and deep, but what the hell is this formula? I put this on my eye and within minutes, it dried down and formed a crust over my eye. It feels weird to blink or make facial expressions, because the crust is literally tugging at my skin. Not to mention, this formula seems to run and get EVERYWHERE before it dries down... so by that point, it's just a mess.

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Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Highlighter brush

on 9/17/2017 1:26:00 AM

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A surprisingly good brush from ELF. I know their brushes get a lot of hype but I am often unimpressed so I didn't have high expectation going in, but for USD$3 I decided to give it a try.

It does a great job at picking up powder highlighters and applying it evenly on top of the cheekbone. It is soft and cleans well. Really liking this a lot.

Definitely worth a try!

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Blush -E.L.F. -Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder - St. Lucia

Like many others, I purchased St. Lucia having heard that it was a "dupe" for NARS Orgasm. I can see why some may think that but the latter is more pink. Unfortunately (or at least on me), St. Lucia just shows up as too orange with zero pinkness. I read quite a few reviews and recommendations on how it should look really nice on women with fair skin (I am NC20) so I was confused on why it just wasn't working out for me.

Don't get me wrong: It *is* a beautiful color - an incredibly warm shade with very visible golden glitter mixed throughout. I think it may look nicer on someone who is fair-medium rather than very fair unless you are deliberately looking to achieve a slightly sun-burnt aesthetic. I really wanted to like this blush. I mean, why not? It's cheap and very pigmented. I gave it so many chances, trying it on and on - for days I dolled up to go out, for in the day, or for even when I'm just lounging at home, experimenting with layering it with other shades of blushes.. no matter what I did, St. Lucia just looked off on me :( The big pieces of glitter is also problematic in highlighting the texture of one's skin.

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Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. -Studio HD Mattifying Balm

on 9/17/2017 12:38:00 AM

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I was so excited to try this out and boy was this awful. My makeup usually gets real oily around the T-zone after 5-6 hours and blotting reduces the shine but takes my makeup away. I was kinda skeptical because it contains quite a few oils as ingredients and the thought of this making my skin matte mystify me but I decided to try it anyway.

I feel like I have given this product a very fair shot. I tried applying it with my fingers (it completely removes my makeup and it stopped looking matte after 5 minutes), I tried using a stippling brush, and a fluffy powder brush - just melted my makeup in tiny dots so my skin looks like mosaic tiles.

This is going straight into the trash bin. Won't recommend and won't repurchase.


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

on 9/14/2017 5:08:00 PM

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I have long since discontinued use of this. I ruled all my products out as the culprit, and narrowed it down to this primer being the culprit that was the sole contributor to my deep, painful cystic breakouts/boils. My skin is PERFECT without using this, so as soon as i found out it was this, I stopped using it. Shame, because it actually worked, and smoothed over my pores, and while it didn't make my pores any less visible with foundation on top than my skin was without this primer (it did diminish the appearance for about half an hour, I forgot to mention that before, sorry, but after that 30 min, my pores were glaring obvious), it still kept my makeup in place for long work days. ALSO, as much as I like some of e.l.f.'s other stuff, i call it as I see it, and that is that they are SKETCHY AS H*** for not putting the ingredient list somewhere on the packaging. Seriously, who keeps the box? Elf, you kill me. The weird tea tree oil scent of this isn't all that appealing either. I'm sticking with my $$$ Algenist primer, thanks. I love drugstore products, but this is the 5th drugstore face primer I've used that broke me out or irritated my skin in some way (and I've tried many different d/s brands, and my testing has comprised three different formulas: a lotiony formula, a more silicone texture like this one, and a more watery essence formula), I think for primers, I'm better off going high end.

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Eye Shadow -E.L.F. -Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow

on 9/11/2017 2:33:00 PM

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I love the Maybelline Color Tattoo pots and was led to believe from online reviews that these were very similar. And whilst I would say that’s true to a point, there are some very significant differences which left me disappointed.

I purchased the shade Cruisin’ Chic which is similar in shade to the Maybelline Color Tattoo in On & On Bronze (Bad to the Bronze). I applied it using my ring finger and although coverage was good, it had a very stiff consistency making it hard to blend out once it was on my eyelid. I thought the heat from my skin might make it easier to work with, but continuously trying to blend it out actually just made it set firmer and in some places in even started to ball up a little. Also, the pot is significantly smaller than the Maybelline ones with an opening that is almost impossible to get into, making it difficult to get a good amount of product onto your finger/brush. Once it was on it did have good staying power (I used it over the UD Eyeshadow Primer as my eyelids are way too oily to use any eyeshadows without it) and removal was easy too, coming off completely with micellar water with next to no effort.

However, here’s the main issue for me – along with the size of the pot which makes it very difficult to use, the one I had dried up in a matter of weeks. I got no more than a handful of uses out of it before it became a crumbly, unusable mess. So, although it cost a fraction of the price of the Maybelline Color Tattoo, it’s nowhere near as good in terms of packaging or durability. I’m glad I tried it but I wouldn’t repurchase and will be going back to the Maybelline versions.

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Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. -Tone Adjusting Lavender

on 9/11/2017 1:13:00 PM

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Did nothing for my skin except give it an unpleasant silicone feel, which in turn made it feel like my skin couldn’t ‘breathe’ properly. It also didn’t do anything to help with the tone of my skin and after continued use (every day for a week) I noticed my skin felt and looked much greasier and I was developing small breakouts along my jawline. At that point I stopped using it and as a result wouldn’t recommend it, especially for anyone who has oily skin or is prone to breakouts after using silicone-based products.

One final point to note - the packaging is deceptive and not in a good way. From the outside - and going by the picture on the E.L.F. website - it makes it look like the whole bottle is filled with product. However, on receiving this I noticed that the bottle actually has an outer layer to it, with another section inside of that containing the product. So in actuality you don't get nearly half as much as E.L.F. would like you to believe.

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Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. -Studio Blemish Control Primer

on 9/11/2017 7:08:00 AM

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For $6 -and my tween DD begging - I figured "What the heck".
Seems OK - it's not as luxe feeling as smashbox - but it seems OK so far and has not broker her out.
Does a 12 year old NEED primer?
Really?


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

on 9/10/2017 9:10:00 PM

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This is the same idea as the gimmicky green lipstick (made widely popular by Lipstick Queen, even though they were hardly the first brand to create such product). I got the shade Perfect Pink, which looks like a very pale pink but in fact turns a bright, slightly Barbie-esque pink when applied - at least on my lips. It acts like a stain, albeit not the most long lasting one, and the formula makes it look like you have nothing on your lips! Perfect for everyday wear or "no makeup"-makeup. The shade is the only thing making taking away from the natural look, and in hindsight I wish I would've gone for the Berry shade instead, since it's probably closer to my natural lip colour and would look more natural on me.

The lip tint is almost undetectable on the lips. I'd say it's neither drying nor very moisturizing, despite the claim of shea butter making the formula nourishing for the lips. I don't think it can replace a lip balm, so if you're having a day where your lips are too dry for wearing a "regular" lipstick, they're probably too dry for wearing this product alone, too.

So is this worth 6 bucks? Hell yeah, it is! I think it's a really great lip product to have on hand. Sadly it's marked up to over 100SEK (about $14) here in Sweden, which is a questionable price for a product from a lower end drugstore brand.

+ Cruelty free
+ Vegan
+ A very affordable alternative to gimmicky colour-changing lip products
+ Effortless to wear, but beautiful on the lips. Talk about my lips but better!

- Could be a little more moisturizing - although maybe that would take away from the natural look by making the finish shinier
- Pretty flimsy and cheap looking packaging, but then again it /is/ cheap, so it's almost silly to complain about that

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