Monday, 26 August 2013

A lovely Little E.L.F haul

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of E.L.F (eyes,lips,face). However I have only recently come across it after watching Youtube videos and reading blogs.

Well to start with I thought it was going to be a high end product with the price tag to match! How very wrong I was! Amazing products with great prices to match, when I say great prices I mean it! As it is an online shop you might be a little apprehensive about buying but with most prices below £10 a product (even below £5 for some) it's nothing to worry about if your not so much of a fan!

I decided to take advantage of their recent 50% off sale, this was across the whole site which was incredible.

It came well packaged to make sure that nothing got damaged on its way to me! They even put in a dust bag to keep all your lovely products in so that they can be kept in perfect condition. 

The first product I got was the Therapeutic Conditioning Balm, I got mine in Blackberry Creme. I was a little apprehensive about the colour as on the site it appears quite purple (not a lip colour I would pull off). However once I tried it out it just came out as a nice clear balm, it had a little shine to it but not enough to say it was glossy. It definitely felt like it was helping to soften my lips after a few days of wearing it so that was a plus as it was only £1.50 full price.


 The next lip product I got was the Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Raspberry. I absolutely love this product! I will be buying more of these and may even give some out as Christmas presents that's how much I love it! When I opened it up I started twisting the bottom to get the product out through the sponge top, this took a while and I did wonder at one point if it was ever going to appear. Finally it did and when I put it on it gave a great cover as well as a slight gloss. It was not sticky (always a bonus!) and although it had a scent to it nothing too strong, although it didn't smell of raspberries but I couldn't put my finger on it.

 The final lip product I bought was this Matte Lip Colour in coral. I have seen Zoella wearing coral lips loads in her videos and posts so I thought I would give it a go as it always looks so good! However I don't feel that this lived up to standard, I don't know if I put it on wrong (I had some of the balm on underneath slightly) but it just didn't give me a great colour and although it was soft and easy to apply I don't know if I would buy this one again. It's a shame really as I thought this would be a great product to get my coral fix.

 Next up was powders, I bought two, this first being the Clarifying Pressed Powder in Rosy Beige. This was nice for a pressed powder and did give a good coverage without looking like I had caked it on. It came with a little puff which after trying a powder brush I decided to use as it doesn't seem to work well with a brush.

The Second powder was the High Definition Powder in Shimmer, this was a loose powder and gave a great sheer coverage. However this lived up to its name of Shimmer as once I had put it on there was an obvious amount of glitter/shimmer particles on my face. I like this and it works well with the Powder Brush I also bought which was super soft and worked well in giving coverage.

 Next was blusher as my current one from Boots is starting to run out, I had heard some great things about E.L.F blushers. I decided on the Blush in Tickled Pink. I was a little disappointed with this as it didn't give a great color to my cheeks, I think next time I will go for their more pigmented version HD Blush after some great reviews.

 I also picked up this handy little Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter, I've found this product to be great, especially the highlighter end. This is gives great coverage and also highlights great, which is always useful for under eyebrows. This is a product that I would be happy to buy again, although for the summer months I might buy a shade darker as the concealer was a little lighter than I thought for my skin tone.

The next couple of items are ones that I haven't actually opened yet so I won't be able to give any reviews of the products yet but I hope for great things. I bought the Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Ash as I have a eyeliner pen from another brand which I love and wear every day! Next I got the Waterproof Lengthen & Volumise Mascara again high hopes for it as I could do with a good waterproof mascara. 

I also bought the Matte Eyeshadow in Charcoal, I have only used this once but it is definitely pigmented as I only used a little amount and I nearly covered my eyelid! This is great and although the pot is little this is not a problem due to the small amount needed.  

My final and favorite product of the bunch! This is a Matte Finisher Nail Polish, I had heard great things about other brands and was looking forward to trying this as a much cheaper version to others out there. WOW it is great, I put it over a burgundy colour on my fingers and I liked it from the first nail. There were also a few others that I would love to have gotten and kind of wish I had!    

Overall I love all the products I got from E.L.F and would more than likely go back and buy another load of their great products!