Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Elf Cosmetics



I have finally put my thoughts together on the beauty products I picked up and previously mentioned in my Elf Cosmetics haul, it is about time after all. I am finding it a little bit difficult to use the correct term and expression of how I actually feel about the items, I don't want to be too negative on the brand as I know that I will find myself purchasing more products from their website in the future. But I guess you have to be 100% honest.

The baked collection stood out the most to me, I'm currently loving the dewy look at the moment as it is quite warm outside and I don't want to be rocking a heavy and matte base. I feel like I'm contradicting myself from previous posts as I do normally prefer a matte look (ahhh well it's always good to have a mix up). The blusher (peachy cheeky) s fairly shimmery but it doesn't have the glitter molecules to it, my worst nightmare. I love the dark bronze patches scattered through the coral, peachy colour which has got a dark pink undertone to it, it does look quite pigmented however, when applying it the colour is not strong at all. In fact I don't feel you get much of colour at all which is a huge shame as it really is beautiful. I have found it works more as a highlighter, brightening up my bronzer.

Unfortunately for me the eyeshadow (pixie) was the most disappointing, the product in its packaging looks incredible, it is a rich bronze with purple undertones and gives you the impression that it is highly pigmented and very shimmery. When it comes to applying the product with my real techniques eye shadow brush, you would not have thought that any product was actually on the end of the brush, there was the slightest wash of colour and it just didn't blend across the eyelid.  With it being such a gorgeous colour I was so eager to find a way for it to work, in the end I resulted in using my finger to apply the product and it worked quite well. You need to apply it a few times before you find the best results but the colour is not as rich.

Finally, the lipstick (Fearless), to be able to use the product was the worst part, it is extremely stiff when trying to twist the product to move up out of its packaging. However once applying it I was quite shocked, its such a light consistency and reminds me of the feeling when I have applied Vaseline, quite an oily base. But I do like this as I am not a fan of a lipstick which is quite thick and heavy.

Have you used any of these products before, I'd love to know what you think of them?


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  1. It's such a shame that the lipstick was disappointing, it looks like such a lovely colour but I really can't stand oily based lipsticks, they really irritate my lips! Thanks for this honest review :)

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. I quite like it but it really is very lightweight. I'm glad you liked the review xxx

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