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

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This is a good--not great--low end foundation, and even though I do not love it I would probably buy it again. It doesn't really last all that well, but since the formula is somewhat mousse-y it has a lovely finish on the skin. The packaging is very nice, and if ELF can do nice glass bottles with pumps like this I don't know why every brand can't. The shade range still needs some work, which of course is true for many brands so I don't hold it against ELF that much. One thing to be aware of, though, is the scent; it smells very waxy/powdery, like a really old school lipstick smell. I kinda like it, but I can see how many people might be bothered by it. Overall, for the price it is good, but I do wish it would last longer before it breaks down.

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Skincare - Face -e.l.f. -Hydrating Water Essence

on 5/5/2018 10:40:00 AM

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I have sensitive, acne-prone skin.I purchased this because it does not contain silicone oils, e.g., dimethicone, that are in so many moisurizers. My skin gets clogged pores and pimples when I use products containing them. So I ordered this online and it arrived only partially filled. Which makes me wonder if it was previously used. I patch tested this twice and had no problem, but when I put this on all over my face and woke up with scaly, bumpy patches on my cheeks. As to efficacy, I don’t think it is very moisturizing, even for people who don’t have crazy, reactive skin.

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Mascara -e.l.f. -Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

on 5/4/2018 11:15:00 PM

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At $3 for a tube, this e.l.f. waterproof mascara looks like a steal! The applicator is very short and round, but it works surprisingly well for application. The mascara is lengthening, but does not give any volume unless it is layered. Even with layering the volume is not much. It defines and separates the lashes beautifully and the lashes feel very soft and look glossy. Surprisingly for a mascara that is advertised as being waterproof, this product is not remotely waterproof and I was able to completely remove it with a wet finger. The real dealbreaker for me was the fact that this mascara will not hold a curl, so I cannot recommend it for anyone who has to curl their lashes. This is not a mascara for anyone who wants large, volumized lashes or a false eyelash effect. This mascara is perfect for those who want a natural, no makeup look. This mascara will lengthen, define, and darken your natural lashes, which is perfect for a natural look. Another thing that annoyed me about the mascara was that my lashes would get stuck together when I blinked. As much as I love the price and the natural look of the mascara, I cannot repurchase this because it does not hold a curl.

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

on 5/4/2018 12:52:00 PM

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I have lots of brow pencils now - in the bathroom, at work, in my purse, etc. This one works great for me! It's cheap as hell, so replacing a lost one or buying multiples is no big deal. The Taupe color works fine for me - not exactly perfect, but good enough. It lasts as long as I don't touch my eyebrows.

It's not a super-skinny lead, though, but I'm only filling in my brows. I like the attached spoolie very much! Even without brow pencil, it can shape up my brows and get them looking better.

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

on 5/4/2018 12:47:00 AM

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I wanted to love this, and initially thought I would. I'm very fair and the lightest shade gave me a beautiful natural glow with great coverage. Unfortunately, it didn't last long. Within a few hours, the makeup appeared very greasy on my dry skin and wore off. I tried it again with primer and setting powder with the same results. I also noticed that I developed small red spots on my nose after use. Also, the smell was really odd and didn't seem to go away after application.

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Brows -e.l.f. -Eyebrow Kit

on 5/4/2018 12:44:00 AM

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I've had several of these little elf brow kits since they were all the rage ten years ago and I'm still in love with it! The staying power is great and the shade medium is perfect for me. Kudos to the company for keeping these at an affordable $3 all these years. I've tried other high end and drugstore brow products, and I find myself reaching for this on a daily basis instead. I encourage everyone to try this, and if it doesn't work out for you at least you'll know it won't break the bank.

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Eyes -e.l.f. -Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder

on 5/3/2018 4:44:00 PM

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Boo. I saw a youtuber rave about this and I immediately bought 2. What is UP with the glitter??? At my age glitter is awful but sparkles under my eyes? The worst. I really thought she said this was matte, so maybe I got a bad batch.

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Skincare -e.l.f. -Hydrating Water Essence

on 4/30/2018 4:55:00 AM

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Really hydrating and contains a good amount of nicinamide for all-round skin goodness. Like it a lot, except when my skin flares up from tretenoin/differin. Then it's much too sensitive and this product stings!

Great price, works well if you're not using actives or not sensitive to nicinamide/fragrance/algae extract. More hydrating than the famous hada labo lotion, so if you're on a budget and elf's on sale this is an excellent choice

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

on 4/28/2018 2:20:00 PM

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I purchased the E.L.F. Illuminating Eye Cream to help reduce the dark bags under my eyes. I love most E.L.F. products, so I figured I would try it out. I have been using it for about 6 months and have not really noticed any differences under my eyes, to be honest.
I stopped using this product 3 months ago at the 6-month mark. I used it one night, then laid out in the sun the next afternoon for about and hour, with sunscreen evenly distributed all over my skin, and then after showering that night, I noticed light circles around my eyes. I had not used sunglasses. But I looked like a raccoon. My face was tan everywhere except where I had been rubbing this product around my eyes for the last 6 months. I don't necessarily believe in all coincidences, and I could not figure out any other reason for this outcome, but I have since stopped using the product and the area around my eyes has not been getting any better. I still have been greatly limiting my use of sunglasses, trying to use cocoa butter, and nothing is changing.
I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar issue after using this product, or other products like it? I could not find anywhere on the container that said it contained SPF.
I will not be buying this, or any under eye products until I can figure out how to correct the pigment changes I am not facing. I have never had issues before, but now I just look like I wear sunglasses ALL THE TIME. If anyone can offer advice on how to fix that, please let me know!


Cleansers -e.l.f. -Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser

on 4/28/2018 3:21:00 AM

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First off, the good things. The packaging its really nice; it's clear E.L.F. have thought about this product line, achieving a high-end looking range, for lower-end prices. It's also really easy to work with; much like other cleansers of this type, you take a small amount of product (about the size of a penny), work it into the skin for a few minutes until it starts to visibly break down your makeup, then add a small amount of water to emulsify it, before rinsing it off with more water or using a washcloth. It left my skin feeling really soft and supple, with not a hint of tightness or dryness. However, with the good invariably comes the not-so-good...

The scent will definitely not be to everyone's taste. It's a heavy, almost overpowering floral scent, which did make me cautious at first as my hyper-sensitive skin doesn't usually take kindly to scented products. It's also not suitable for removing eye makeup in the same way other cleansers of this nature are (e.g. Clinque's Take The Day Off or The Body Shop's Camomile Cleansing Butter), meaning I had to use an eye makeup remover or micellar water first. And if I did get this anywhere near my eyes or accidentally in them, it really stung. Lastly, the 1.4oz/40g of product didn't last very long - about 2 weeks for me, when using it every evening - meaning price-wise, it's actually not that great. This cost me around £11.00 - which seems a great price initially - but when you consider the TBS Camomile Cleansing Butter is £1 cheaper, lasts twice as long, AND removes eye makeup too, the E.L.F. cleanser doesn't seem so great anymore and is the reason I won't be repurchasing.

This is worth a try if you're on a budget and are curious about how it'll work for you, but personally I would recommend the TBS Camomile version over this. It's cheaper, works better and lasts a lot longer too.

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Scrubs -e.l.f. -Gentle Peeling Exfoliant

on 4/27/2018 12:31:00 PM

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Yes, this really is a dupe for the much higher priced Peter Thomas Roth Firmx peeling gel. I really like the results from the PTR Firmx gel so am excited to find this product at a much lower price. This is a much gentler way to exfoliate skin compared to chemical peels and granular exfoliants. This peel gel is easy to use. Apply to clean, dry face and massage in a circular motion. The product will ball up and take your dead surface skin cells with it. Love it. My face feels so soft and smooth afterwards.

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Makeup Brushes -e.l.f. -Fluffy Eye Blender Brush

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This is their absolute best blending brush, the bristles are sooo gentle and soft on my eyes.
I personally like it much better than the regular blending brush and crease brush.

The Fluffy Eye Blending brush is quite similar to the MAC 217, elf fluffy brush has longer bristles and the density if the two are very close. Dupes are usually never 100% the same but we can be happy and carry on. :)

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

on 4/24/2018 10:31:00 PM

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Didn't like this foundation. Just after 2 hours or so it looked cakey on my face and it doesn't cover well. The shade is ok. I don't like the consistency and the smell. Could be because of the spf15 but I would never again buy this.

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Lip Treatments -e.l.f. -Lip Kiss Balm: Berry Sweet

on 4/22/2018 11:47:00 AM

This is very pigmented for a lip balm, like the level of a sheer lipstick. This shade is more red than berry though, and is pretty bright. It is not very shiny. The texture is kinda like a thicker waxy balm. It does not wear evenly, and leaves colour around the outside of your mouth. I do not recommend these.

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Brows -e.l.f. -Eyebrow Kit

on 4/21/2018 4:30:00 PM

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$3.00

The instructions say to use the wax first. I've tried it both ways. The wax is not really like a wax, more like a cream. It is kind of greasy and does not last in the heat of Florida. The wax applies lighter than it looks in the but the powder applies darker. I have it in light and the color is ok but a little too dark. I find it hard to work with and it smears easily. For the price, if you can find the right color and have great brows with no sparse areas, it might satisfy you.

The brush is awful, I use other brushes with it. I really doubt I will hit pan on this because I really don't find it easy to use and the color is not that flattering, too dark and not the right shade. I gave it 3 lippies because it is affordable but I would not repurchase it. I like ABH or Milani pomade. Both have colors that are much better for me. I used to use Vincent Longo Bi-powder pomade in blonde and it was perfection but for some reason the blonde is no longer available.

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