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


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.


Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. -Cosmetics Prep & Hydrate Balm

on 11/10/2017 12:58:00 PM

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I. Love. This. Having dry skin, I am constantly on the hunt for hydrating primers and this does balm does not disappoint. I fly quite a bit and I love that this primer is TSA friendly since it's a solid so I can bring it along in my carry on. It's also super easy and quick to apply. I just swipe it all over my face in the morning, no fuss. It's super light and sinks in quickly with no balmy residue so I don't need to go over it again with my hands and it doesn't tug on my skin at all when applying. There's a light scent (which, I could do without but it doesn't bother me or irritate my skin at all) and there's a slightly cooling effect when applied. It feels nice. The thing that makes this so awesome is that despite all it's very lightweight properties, it hydrates and preps my skin really well for makeup. I still use a moisturizer under this because I have dry skin (and live through Canadian winters). I don't think this would be enough hydration as your only moisturizer for most people and definitely not if you have normal/dry skin.

I believe it's only available online so I've already purchased many backups of this (probably too many but right now elf is having a 50% off sale so these are literally $4.. whhhaaat). I reach for this over a lot of my other higher end primers just because of the ease factor.

If this is sold out, their Workout Ready Hydration Stick looks like it has the exact same ingredients so I'd imagine it's VERY similar if not exactly the same and just repackaged. This one was sold out for a long time but it's been back for a bit now I think. For a while now I've only been using high end makeup (not sure.. why or how that happened) but I've recently rediscovered the beauties of the drugstore world and I'm loving it.

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Bronzers -E.L.F. -Studio Warm Bronzer

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I love E.L.F. in general, for the affordability factor. This Studio Warm Bronzer, is one of my favorite bronzers, and I find it contains the perfect amount of shimmer for all the seasons, and it stays on throughout the day. If I take my angled brush and move it diagonally from the darker brown to the lighter brown - I can use it as a subtle contour. And if I take my angled brush and move it diagonally from the yellow to the soft pink - I can use it as a highlighter. I usually use this diagonal method for the Fall/Winter seasons, and glide my brush through the whole palette in the Summer for more of that summer "glow". I haven't noticed a smell to this product, and the color is just enough color--not too intense in that way of a dark streak you have to work at to blend out like some other bronzers are.


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

on 11/9/2017 5:12:00 AM

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If I could give this a 3.5 I would. It's a good mascara, but not anything special in my opinion. I do think this is a great option if you don't want to spend a ton on a mascara though, it separates the lashes nicely and makes them look a bit longer. It doesn't add too much volume which is a minus for me (but that's mostly a personal preference). It can take some time to remove if you're using an eye makeup remover but an oil clenaser gets it off easily.

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Blush -E.L.F. -Fuchsia Fusion

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My favorite go-to blush. Perfect amount of pigment. I had to experiment with it when I got it for the first time and found that swirling your brush in an applying directly to the face is just way too much color. So now, I literally tap my brush in the palette, shake off the excess and apply for a light shimmery pop of pink. People always ask me what blush I use, the color is there, and it doesn't fade throughout the day. It works nice on bare skin too - if you are going more natural one day without foundation and just concealing some spots. I wouldn't buy any other blush, and the price is affordable.

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Eye Primer -E.L.F. -Essential Shadow Lock and Eyelid Primer

on 11/7/2017 5:12:00 PM

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This product is amazing for the price. I have oily skin, so I apply a pretty thick layer of this on my eyelids before eye shadow and eyeliner. Since I have pretty fair skin, I use the shade Sheer, and it doubles as a concealer for my eyelids. They have a couple other shades for people of different skin tones, and they also have a white shade called Pearl which I'm assuming is supposed to appear translucent.

The only downside: they definitely skimp on the amount of product they give you. But it's literally $2.00, so it feels silly to complain about that.

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Highlighters -E.L.F. -Holographic Highlighting Duo

on 11/7/2017 1:03:00 PM

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I bought the green/blueish duo (Blue Lagoon).The blue is a purple/blue/pink shift, and the green has a minty/tealish reflect. Very pretty and unique colors.

Pros: This is not glittery or chunky at all, very smooth and blendable. The packaging is very sturdy and has a good quality mirror, and some nice holographic letters (although these fade quickly). I don't mind the price increase from their baked highlighters because the packaging is light years better.

Cons: It's a smooth highlight, but it's very subtle. You have to pack on quite a bit to get an intense glow (and even then it's still very subtle, not a metallic intense highlight at all) and by then it looks a bit ashy on my medium/tan skin tone. I don't mind too much, but some might. On the first few layers it's truly reflective and glossy, not visible from the front but only when the light hits the are where you've applied the highlight. Stunning. It's only upon building and building that it starts to look overly noticeable and stripe-ish.

Overall: Not exactly what I hoped it would be, but it's perfect for someone who's looking for a colorful but subtle highlight. I will keep reaching for it.

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Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Selfie Ready Foundation Brush

on 11/6/2017 7:17:00 PM

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I have three of these things, no lie. As a freelance makeup artist, these brushes are a lifesaver! They are amazing to blend in foundations/concealers/powders/ or just to buff any harsh lines out of the way!

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Contour -E.L.F. -Contour Palette

on 11/6/2017 1:47:00 PM

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This is a nice intro level contouring product for fair beginners. None of the powders are super pigmented (a good thing for beginners - you can easily build them) and are soft and blendable.

The white highlighting shade is the weak link here, it's difficult to build and it just generally looks powdery when you try. Sadly, it will emphasize pores and texture while not looking pretty as a highlighter.

The peachy nude shade works fine to set eyeshadow primer, I tend to set my concealer with a silica type powder.

The warm brown makes a nice bronzer and the cooler brown does a fine job of subtle contouring that is hard to mess up. Blends easily and doesn't look crazy.

Now, I won't repurchase because contouring and bronzing don't look good on me (high-contrast, clear coloring-Bright Winter), but I am keeping the three colored shades and using them as eyeshadow. Takes a bit of building since they aren't super rich in pigment, but makes a fine matte base for a neutral eye. Nude shade all over lid, warm brown transition, cooler brown crease/outer v.

Packaging is quite solid and the squares apparently pop out and are interchangeable woth ELF's other square complexion quads (don't own them).

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Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -Selfie Ready Foundation Brush

on 11/6/2017 7:37:00 AM

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Very soft and good quality for Elf. I use this to buff in powder, liquid and cream foundation as well as for bronzer. I wish the handle was a bit longer and the brush head a little bit bigger but it's still a good brush and I would definitely recommend it. For $6USD/7.89CAD you can't really go wrong.

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