New E.l.f. Products Review

elf makeup review

elf makeup review

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.

elf hydrating under eye primer review

Hydrating Under Eye Primer (Clear) 0.35 oz. -$3

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.

elf baked highlighter review

Baked Highlighter- Pink Diamonds 0.17 oz– $3

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 extremely 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.

elf baked highlighter review

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.

elf brush reviews

Contouring Brush & Ultimate Blending Brush -$6 each

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.

elf matte lip pencil reviews

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.

elf matte lip pencil review

Dash of Pink

elf matte lip pencil review

Wine

elf matte lip pencil review

Berry Sorbet

elf matte lip pencil review

Tea Rose

Hope you all enjoyed this review and be sure and follow me on my social networks and bloglovin to keep up with all of my posts!

Have a great Monday! – Cara

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65 Comments

  1. I have not heard of Elf I will need to see if we have them in the UK, but loving the baked highlighter it looks great on you 🙂

    Posted 12.12.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! It is an awesome brand! If they’re not in the UK now, I bet they will be soon 😉

      Posted 12.12.15 Reply
  2. Molly wrote:

    Great post! All of these colors look fab on you!

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    Posted 12.11.15 Reply
  3. adriana wrote:

    I love the lipstick shades! Elf is my favorite brand ever! : )
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

    Posted 12.9.15 Reply
  4. Cat wrote:

    I love elf products! Thanks for showing and sharing these products in particular. I’m a little bummed about the eye primer… I am in need of something like that but with better results.

    Posted 12.9.15 Reply
    • You’re so welcome! If I find a good eye primer I’ll be sure to share it with everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.9.15 Reply
  5. Mel wrote:

    Those lip pencils look amazing! Right now I can’t buy e.l.f. in store near me, but I’m moving next year so I can then.

    Shame about that under eye concealer, it is such a great idea, I want crease free under eyes!

    Posted 12.9.15 Reply
    • That will be great to be able to buy elf products! And I know, it was a wonderful concept but unfortunately it didn’t work for me. I think we all want crease free under eyes-haha 🙂

      Posted 12.9.15 Reply
  6. Kim wrote:

    Oh girl, you know I love me some e.l.f. products and you got some great ones! I haven’t tried the pink diamonds highlight but that is a lovely color on you! Hope you are having a great start to your week gorgeous girl! XO -Kim

    Posted 12.8.15 Reply
    • Thanks Kim! I’ve heard good things about the other two highlight shades as well. Have a wonderful wednesday!

      Posted 12.9.15 Reply
  7. Tea rose looks perfect for me. Thank you for the reviews!

    Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  8. I’ve always wondered if elf products were any good! now I know!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    http://www.askawayblog.com

    Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  9. Susannah wrote:

    These products sound great! I think I need to try the primer!

    Posted 12.8.15 Reply
    • It was reviewed really well, it just didn’t personally work for my skin type. Let me know if you try it out! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  10. Lindsey wrote:

    I have the baked highlighter in moonlight pearl and it’s awesome! You should try it!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Yes, that was the one I saw on the website and I thought it looked so gorgeous, but it was sold out 🙁 Will be trying it soon for sure!

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  11. Kristin wrote:

    I lovelovelove e.l.f. brushes. I buy new ones a couple of times a year. As much as I swear this isn’t a sales pitch, I’ve tried undereye concealer and it doesn’t work for me. I feel like the only way is treating the dark circles and potential wrinkles, so I do use my own R+F eye cream. Works wonders.

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • I’ll have to look into that Kristin, I’m always on the hunt for something to help lessen my dark circles and not necessarily just camouflage it. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  12. Chelsie wrote:

    okay, the elf matte lippies are BY FAR some of the best lip products on the market! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them, and Wine & Tea Rose are so good! They are so pigmented and incredibly hydrating! I love elf’s new highlighting palette!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • I really like the ease of application and the colors are very pigmented. I haven’t tried their new highlighting palette but I’m eager to give that one a try very soon. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  13. Louise wrote:

    I love these and they’re so affordable. All colours are gorgeous but I think Tea Rose is my fave x

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! It’s a definite top contender in my book. 🙂

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
    • Louise, I also wanted to let you know that I’ve tried leaving a couple of comments on your blog and unfortunately it always says that my comment cannot be posted for some reason. Just didn’t want you to think I wasn’t returning the blog love. Have a great day!

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  14. Stephanie wrote:

    Wonderful review!!! I love E.L.F. They have such great stuff. Those lip crayons look so pretty. The colors look great on you!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! They really do have some awesome makeup items, and these lip pencils are so easy to apply.

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  15. Jo wrote:

    Elf products look amazing and a great price. I’m always looking for lovely lip pencils – think you’ve just introduced me to some winners. Oh and thank you for popping over to my blog Lifestyle Fifty yesterday – I do appreciated that x

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • I agree and you’re so welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.8.15 Reply
  16. Linh wrote:

    LOVED this review! I have a couple Elf products and have been fairly happy with them. What I love is how affordable it is. AND, I have been wanting to purchase their brushes because they are such a great price, but wasn’t sure if it would work well. -Linh

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yes, I highly recommend elf brushes, they are excellent quality and inexpensive= win-win! Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  17. Lauren wrote:

    I am loving the different lip colors – so pretty!! I am learning more and more that throwing some color on my lips really makes a big difference!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! I agree, lipstick can really brighten the face and make you look pulled together even if you have no other makeup on. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  18. Sagan wrote:

    Nice review! Those lip pencils sound AWESOME. I like that it’s becoming the trend—so much easier to apply than traditional lipstick shapes!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  19. Darcy wrote:

    I haven’t tried Elf products in forever but those lip colors look really pretty!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  20. I love e.l.f. products especially because they are so inexpensive. I have tried the matte lip color before, but was unimpressed. I think I was underwhelmed because of the color that I chose, not the quality, though.

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Sorry to hear that, Sarah. I would definitely recommend you to try out another shade, as I loved all of these! It can be hard choosing colors online, though, and I do wish that more of these were sold in-store so you could see the color in person.

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  21. Kerry wrote:

    I love the E.L.F. brand and the lip crayons are amazing. Love all the colors your purchased but the wine is my favorite.

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  22. Meg Taylor wrote:

    Those lip pencils are fantastic!! I love all the colors. I’m always look for a new under-eye primer (especially this time of year with all the craziness!), so I need to go pick that one up. e.l.f. is one of my favorite brands, especially for the price!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Mine too, Meg! Also, you can never have too many lip colors 🙂

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  23. I used to buy Elf when I was in middle school and it was $1, then last week was the first time I’ve seen it in years, in CVS! I was wondering if it got better and what I should try. I’ll definitely be purchasing some of these =)

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • I definitely think it has evolved to be an awesome beauty company! I’m most impressed with their makeup brushes, blushes, and lip products. They also have some very good eyeshadow palettes as well.

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  24. You look great, nice blog BTW 🙂

    http://abdelkhalekleblog.blogspot.com/

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  25. Pinky wrote:

    ELF products are great when you want to try something new because they won’t break the bank. I am mad I didn’t think to buy an ELF contour brush, I spent WAY more than I should have on one at sephora.

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • I was really impressed with it! & I agree even if it is a miss, you don’t feel as bad when you’ve only spent $5 compared to spending $20-$30 with other brands.

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  26. Gorgeous look on you girl! ELF products are fabulous and at such a great price point, you can’t go wrong. Especially loving that baked highlighter – so pretty <3

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! I agree you can’t go wrong with elf products.

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  27. Andrea Nine wrote:

    I love the wine and the tea Rose! E.L.f products are just the best, it was so funny because I was telling Kim from the thirtysomething life that I went to Old Navy the other day and they had a huge selection of E.L.F products!!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • The tea rose is one of my favorites. I noticed that the other day too! So cool!

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  28. Nadine wrote:

    I will have to check out those lip pencils and brushes!I love the colors you picked for the lips, they all look great on you. I have an ELF big powder brush that I love.

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Thank-you! I have yet to purchase a makeup brush from them that I didn’t like. Such great quality!

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  29. Jennifer wrote:

    Love all the different lip colors on you! You can wear so many different shades so well. I’ve only used one of their products before, but I may need to try out some others!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Thank-you for saying that, so sweet! You should definitely try out some of their products- most all of their stuff is great quality and are very inexpensive.

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  30. Oooh I love the lip pencils I will have to check those out! Love how affordable elf is!

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  31. Lindsay wrote:

    I love reading ELF reviews because I can actually afford to try these ha but for real! I am dying to try the lip pen, I love tea rose color!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Haha I’m right there with ya! It really is such a pretty color.

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply