E.L.F. Cosmetics

Went out to my local Target and picked up some E.L.F. products. I wanted to do a full face using only E.L.F. products because I have never done this before. I was extremely excited to try everything because I have not used E.L.F. products in a long time. The items I picked up were:
The Day to Night Lipstick Duo (I Love Pinks)
Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer (Bronzed Pink Beige)
Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette (Fresh & Flawless)
Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Ardell Faux Mink Falsies (Style 810)
Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Finishing Powder (Light/Medium)
Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum (Light/Medium)
Tone Adjusting Face Primer (Brightening Lavender)

 

Some swatches of the eyeshadows from the Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette. From the picture, you can see that some of the shades aren’t very pigmented. When I was trying to swatch the colors, I could feel that the eye shadows feel pretty chalky.

 

 

 

 

Liked: From all the products that I purchased, these three were my top favorites. I really liked the primer because it reminded me of the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. It’s extremely soft and feels very light on the skin. You honestly don’t need to apply a lot on the face because a little goes a long way!

The other product that I really like was the foundation serum. It kind of reminds me of the Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum. This foundation is extremely watery and the coverage is light to medium coverage. It also has SPF 30, so it’ll help with the sun. If you’re looking for full coverage foundation, this is not the one. This foundation serum feels extremely lightweight on the skin and doesn’t feel too sticky on the face. A very good lightweight foundation for summer!

The final product that I really liked was the Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette in Fresh & Flawless. This face palette is pretty and very inexpensive. Just like the eyeshadow palette, it’s not extremely pigmented, but you can build on it. The two blush shades are a very nice and subtle coral shade, and the bronzer color is a nice matte light brown. And lastly, the highlighter is what stood out for me. This highlighter is extremely pretty and gives an amazing glow to the cheeks.

Did not picture: Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Finishing Powder (Light/Medium) is a very nice lightweight powder. It feels extremely smooth on the skin and gives a very nice lightweight coverage. I do like this powder, but I think I would grab a NYX powder instead.

Did not like: As for the rest of the products that I did not mention above, I ended up not really enjoying them. The Day to Night Lipstick Duo (I Love Pinks) looked like something I would really like based on the packaging, but when I opened it up the colors were completely different. They seemed a lot brighter and more neon than I had hoped. Not exactly something I normally go for.

For the Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer (Bronzed Pink Beige), I did not expect this item to be a cream bronzer and blush. I should have known based off the name being ‘Aqua-Infused,’ but I thought it meant it would be more hydrating. Anyways, I am not used to using cream blushes or bronzers, so this product felt a little odd for me and it just didn’t work out.

I have heard so many great things about the Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette and I decided to give it a try. It’s only $10 which is extremely affordable if you compare it to other eyeshadow palettes, but this was not for me. The shades aren’t very pigmented and the feel of the eyeshadows feel a little too chalky for my liking.

The last item that I did not like was the Ardell Faux Mink Falsies (Style 810). I really wanted to like these falsies, but they were just not the right style for me. They’re extremely soft and lightweight, but the style that I have are not flattering for my eyes. Looking at them from the packaging, the lashes look like they are plastic. Hopefully there are other styles and I will most likely give the other styles a try, it’s just the Ardell 810 were not the right ones for me.

***From the products I mentioned above, I just wanted to say that even though they did not work out for me doesn’t mean they won’t work for you! I recommend trying the products because you’ll never know if you’re going to love them or not!***

Thanks for reading!
Michelle

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