Hey Everyone! Today I’m reviewing some of e.l.f.’s newest makeup products. I currently own several e.l.f. products and I’m always really impressed with the quality of their products and the low cost. I recently purchased all of these items online during e.l.f.’s 40% off sale, so I was able to get some really awesome deals. Let’s get started.
I purchased this product after seeing all of the rave reviews on its website, and I’m always on the hunt for an under eye primer that will help with keeping my concealer in check.
This product claims that it primes the under area to help prevent concealer from setting into fine lines, and also claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and wrinkles. It is infused with Vitamin C & E, Shea, Green Tea, Aloe, and Ginkgo Biloba to nourish and hydrate skin.
First off, I will say that this primer truly feels amazing on the skin. It is such a creamy consistency that literally glides onto the skin and leaves the skin feeling super soft. But as far as effectiveness for me in particular, I have yet to see it actually do what it claims to do.
So far, I have tried out this product twice and that I can tell it really doesn’t do much in preventing my concealer from setting into fine lines. Do I think this product works for some skin types? Absolutely. Unfortunately, mine was not one of them, but by all means give this a try if your under eye area is currently giving you troubles. If nothing else, I do think it is very hydrating for the skin.
I’m not sure if this product is actually new or not, but it’s new to me. It looked so gorgeous in the picture online and I really like baked blushes/highlighters. They also have two other shades including blush gems, and moonlight pearls, but were sold out of those at the time.
It is infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot, and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. It can be worn wet for an intensified look or dry for a subtle shimmer.
I did try this product out both dry and wet, and when applied dry it is subtle. When I applied it dry, it was so subtle that the only way I could even begin to see its shimmer was by first applying a matte blush or bronzer underneath. I think this has to do with its light pink shade, but I did want to make you aware of its subtlety.
I also applied it wet, and was very impressed with the pigmentation and the pretty, shimmery color that it adds to the cheekbones. This application can be seen in the picture above.
I am a huge fan of e.l.f. makeup brushes and both of these are brand new to the e.l.f. professional brush collection. The Contouring Brush is recommended for the application of bronzer powder, liquid, and creams, and the Ultimate Blending Brush is recommended for the application of liquid, powder, or mousse foundation, bronzer, or blush.
I was really impressed with both brushes, but for different reasons. The contouring brush is perfect for sculpting and further defining cheekbones and is perfect for those of you who are all about contouring. It could also be used to delicately apply highlighter to the cheekbones.
The Ultimate Blending Brush is what most impressed me, though. It can be used for everything from applying and blending foundation, applying blush, or can be used for contouring and highlighting. The feel of this brush is also amazingly soft and for $6, I highly recommend this one for a versatile, multi-use makeup brush.
Matte Lip Color Lip Pencils .05 oz (l-r) Dash of Pink, Wine, Berry Sorbet, Tea Rose -$3 each
I cannot say enough great things about these lip pencils. They have great color pigmentation, a nice, light scent, and they feel incredible on the lips! The formula contains Vitamin A, C, and E to keep the lips moisturized and hydrated, and my lips still feel silky even hours after application.
The application of these lip pencils is so easy and would be a great choice for someone who is new to makeup and may not yet have the application of lipsticks down pat, as it is similar to applying lip liner. I also really like the size and shape of these lip pencils as it makes it very convenient for throwing in your purse or makeup bag for traveling. I definitely recommend these for anyone who loves matte lip colors! Below are the swatches of all of the colors I purchased.
Dash of Pink
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Have a great Monday! – Cara