Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ELF Cosmetics Cyber Monday Haul

Hey everyone! If you know me then you would know that I could never pass up a good sale from ELF, since it was Cyber Monday and the entire ELF website was 50% off I knew I need to take advanced of it  even if I dont love the brand so much , I still have my fave from them and this gave me a chance to give some newer product some love and a chance to try them out and see what I thought for myself  , I just wanna say I got one hell of a deal on all this !! $72 dollars worth of makeup for $36.00  now that beauty of a budget !! 

Check Out What I Got

ELF Cosmetic's Baked Highlighter ($3.00)

  •  Moonlight Pearl-Skintone Highlight
  • Pink Diamonds-Med Pink Highlight
  • Blush Gems- Dusty Pink /Tan Highlight
Create a radiant glow with this illuminating powder that highlights the skin with a sheer wash of shimmering color. Infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting baked shimmering color can be applied wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation. 

My Thoughts-If you love shimmer and love a good highlighted face , these are a must have in your collection . These highlighter are a very light shimmery powder , but are also very pigmented , I would use a light hand at first and build up from there if you want a more highlighted effect . ELF Cosmetic's Baked Highlighter are very versatile for all skin type/tones , they are also very long lasting and super easy to apply to the skin , they don't make you look cakey /flashing but do add that perfect pop of shimmer to your skin . If you are looking for a good drugstore highlighter check out these , they have a great selection of shades and are a fraction of the price from high end retailers.

ELF Cosmetics Baked Blush ($3.00)

  • Rich Rose- Rich Brown Marbled W/ Red
  • Pinktastic-  Light Champagne Marbled W/Hot Pink

 The soft and shimmering color of ELF Baked Blush creates a natural healthy glow. Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application. 

My Thoughts-I love these blushes actually , I didn't really like the shade in Pinktastic to much when I first used it just because it was to light on my skin and I found it to be more of a highlighter then a blush , but I found that applying it over a dark blush it look stunning give you a very luminous feel to the cheeks  other then that I really love these blushes , I feel they offer a great selection of shade , they are very pigmented , lightweight and apply nice to the skin with the right amount of color without looking overpowering or muddy , also I found these to be very similar to MAC Mineral Skin Finishes so if you love Mac blushes , I bet you would love these .
ELF Cosmetics Baked Bronzer ($3.00)

  • Bora Bora- Shimmery Brown /Gold Marble
  • Los Cabos- Shimmery Med Brown
  • St Lucia-  Shimmery Toasted Brown
Create a healthy, shimmering sun-kissed look with ELF Baked Bronzers. Baked in an oven, these bronzers offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a luxurious, smooth and even application. 

My Thoughts-I was kinda disappointed with these beside one out of the 3 shades , I found that these all seem to be the same colors , just one might be slightly light or dark , nothing really unique about them , they all seem very muddy & patch when applied to the skin , and I don't think you could really do any contouring with these at all because of the shade selection, no matter how I applied this to my skin , my skin look gross/very shimmery, however I found the shade BORA BORA was a pretty unique shade , I didn't find myself using it as a bronzer , but since it is a marbled bronzer with shimmer , it make a beautiful blushes to add a pop of color to the cheeks or give your face a very subtle sunkissed glow , this is the only shade in the bronzer category I would repurchase .

ELF Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow ($3.00)

  • Enchanted-Metallic Yellow Gold
  • Passion Purple- Rich Deep Metallic Purple
  • Pixie- Subtle Metallic Dusty Pink Mauve
The silky and blendable formula of ELF  Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eye shadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect.

My Thoughts- Im so glad I put these in my shopping cart on Cyber Monday , I love them so much I plan to buy them all . Each eyeshadow has a very unique color to them ,they are super pigmented and really make any eye look , look incredible , the texture is smooth and has a metallic finish to them , the eyeshadows have no fall out and can be used wet or dry for different affects. These eye shadows are a great starter items for beginners or anyone that need a great product on a budget.

ELF Cosmetics Pigment Eyeshadow ($3.00)

  • Tropical Teal - Teal W/ Shimmer
  • Innocent Ivory-Ivory White W/ Shimmer
  • Naturally Nude- Soft Brown Nude W/Shimmer
  Create a bold and beautiful statement with these jewel-toned, multi-dimensional pigments that impart lustrous high-color payoff and long-lasting wear. The buildable, powdery-fine formula blends seamlessly for ease of application and can be layered for a variety of looks.

 My Thoughts-These little gems were nothing expected , They are wonderful colors that blend well with almost any other color and have a wide selction of color to choose from with possibilities to create almost any kind of eye look  I will purchase these again. They are actually quality eyeshadows when used properly ,however the  packaging is a pain. Hard to get product through the sifter so you have to remove it and thus create a total mess to use it.

ELF Cosmetics Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow( $3.00)

  • Confett0- Sparkly White
  • Gala-Muddy Brown Red W/Shimmer
  • Party-Deep Charcoal Gray Black W/Shimmer
Soft and fluffy, these vibrant, shimmering Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow colors can be used as eyeshadow or a bold liner. The whipped gel texture is easy to blend and lightweight for lasting comfort and wear. Perfect for highlighting the brow bone and adding extra shimmer for a truly glam look.

  My Thoughts-This shadow has a gel like consistency , a lot like Maybelline Color Tattoo or Mac Paint Pots, the pigmentation is nice as well. However, I'm not really blown away. The product is rather average, and besides the unique texture, it doesn't have much going for it , I find that these crease and fade for me when I wear them alone , although I have wore them with a primer and shadow over top of them but they still seem to crease , fade and shift all over my eyes , I find that these really don't set or dry to the eye , they stay very tacky . I haven't given up all hope on these , I do plan to keep trying them to find a way they work for me.

ELF Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow ( $2.00)

  • Blue Icing-Royal Blue
  • Pansy- Royal Purple
  • Rock Candy-Purple Gray Taupe
 This silky fine powder eyeshadow creates an intense wash of color that is effortlessly beautiful. The portable, no-mess sponge applicator provides the perfect amount of powder with every use.

  My Thoughts-SO DISAPPOINTED in this product , I had very high standard for this item but I think I was drawn in by the packaging/color rather then the actually product  however there was no pigmentation at all! I tried everything to get the product of out the tube but NOTHING worked  , funny thing is if you actually take the product out and use the product like a pigment they work great and are very well pigmented but using a loose eyeshadow with the packaging must have been an April Fools joke because you will have to apply to your eye at least 3- 5 times before you get any color pay off.

ELF Cosmetics Studio Concealer ( $3.00)

  • Ivory
Conceal acne spots, discoloration, under-eye darkness or any other place desired with this twist up concealer. The creamy lightweight texture blends evenly for a natural full coverage that lasts. Convenient for fast and effortless makeup touchups.

   My Thoughts- I bought this product on a whim , Im a die hard NARS Concealer fan , so when I saw this I thought maybe it could be a possible dupe for the NARS Stick Concealer , Well I wasn't right about that , I wouldn't say this is a horrible concealer if you have very light acne/acne scar or light blemishes, If you have darker scaring, acne or are using this for dark circle , don't even try it , it so thick /cakey and to heavy to apply under the eye and doesn't really give and heavy or full coverage to the red/dark area you need it for , however I find this work great on oily skin of you just need a quick touch up or light coverage , but I dont think it would work well with dry skin since it is so heavy , but it does go on smooth and blend nicely into the skin but break down quickly on your face looking very patchy.

ELF Cosmetics Studio HD Lifting Concealer  ( $ 3.00)

  • Brightening
This high definition, skin firming concealer hides imperfections and regenerates the skin for added radiance. Minimizes fine lines and helps even skin tone for a youthful look. 
My Thoughts- I don't have a problem with dark circles, but what I really have problems with is redness , after using this under my foundation , I was completely free of redness !! however I also bought the brightening concealer for highlighting under my eyes and under my eyebrows. Product works great and is easy to use and I would definitely recommend this

I hope you enjoyed my CYBER MONDAY  haul and I hope you can add some of these awesome goodies into your collection , If there is anything you would love to see a full review on please leave it in the comments !

**These products were bought with my own money  for review, However, this is my own opinion and experiences with the products.**  

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