Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mini E.L.F. Haul + Review

Post by: AL

Last week, I posted about a great BOGO deal at E.L.F. cosmetics which I fully took advantage of. I bought 9 items for only $13.50 (not including shipping). Original price was suppose to be $27.00 but because of the BOGO deal, I was able to snag each item for half the price. I just   it when I save money.

What I bought from left to right:
Since I just received the items above, I will have to review them in a later post. However, many of my lovely readers have asked me to review the elf products in my previous post (Make Up Bag Blog Hop), so here goes.

First, I love the little bag e.l.f. packs their products in. It makes me feel like I went to the actual store to buy it. Definitely a nice little touch.

On to the reviews:
What I  about this powder:
I do like this tone correcting power as it does absorb oil and gives me a balanced complexion. It covers redness and even out my skin tone nicely. I use the green to hide redness and the yellow to brighten my undertone. I use all four colors to naturalize the skin and absorb oil.

 Green, Yellow, Blue, Pink 
(click image to enlarge)

I find this product to work the best when I lightly sweep on the colors and when I use it under concealer and loose powder. What I also love about this tone corrector powder is that I can use each color individual.

What I don't like about this powder:   
One thing I do not like about this product is that it goes on a bit chalky so it gives off a white cast if I put on too much. With that said, it is extremely easy to put on too much. If you are in a rush and don't have time to blend, I don't suggest this at all.

For the price, I do recommend this product. It's an overall good tone corrector if you blend well.

Word of advice: Keep the film protector it comes with to protect the powder from leaving residue on the mirror.

What I  about this eyeliner pen:
LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. The liner goes on smooth, dries matte (not shiny) and does not run, which I absolutely love. The pen makes it so easy to apply and glides on nicely. I love the pigment of the color brown and black as it is true to color. I have yet to try the other colors so I can not vouch for them. I also love that this liner is easy to remove at the end of the night.

Top: Brown
Bottom: Black 

What I don't like about this eyeliner pen:  
The liner does not stay on all day but definitely does stay on for a good 4 -5 hours. I have oily eyelids so people who do not have oily skin may find this liner to last longer? The pen does dry out after about a month or so, but I find I can extend the life of the liner by running it under water. Usually by doing this, I get another good few uses out of them . Also, I find that storing the pen upside down help extend the life of the liner. Another not so good thing about this liner is that the tip may be a bit harsh on the eyelid at first.

I do recommend this eyeliner. It is great for every day use. Also great for beginners who are learning to apply liquid liner.

What I  and don't like about this mascara:
I am indifferent to this mascara. It define my lashes but definitely does not lengthen them. It is great for every day use but when I am looking for something more dramatic, this isn't it. I do use this mascara daily when I am in a rush (which I always am ) and for when I want the natural look.

For the price, I recommend this mascara for daily day time use. For a more dramatic look, I do not recommend this mascara.

Word of advice: Clean the wand with a tissue to avoid clumps.

Sneak peek to future product review:

Can not wait to try this and see how it works on blemishes.

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  1. I've heard some really good things about E.L.F and they seem like such a reasonable price. Loving the look of that correcting powder.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  2. Great reviews! And ELF is already so cheap - with the BOGO deal, this haul is great! :'D

  3. Great reviews and a great deal! I've used an Elf cream eyeliner before and really liked it! Will surely try out the eyeliner pen!

  4. I just placed an order yesterday too. It is my first time ordering after reading so many good reviews that I just need to try some. Can't wait to read more of your reviews of the items you got.

  5. I like E.L.F. products, but haven't been able to try out most of the products you've featured here so I find your post very informative and useful :)

  6. I've been curious about the tone correcting powder so I found this post very helpful and informative. I've tried their liquid liner and it's pretty decent for the 99 cents I paid :)

  7. i want to try ELF out :)

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  9. I la la LOVE ELf makeup!!! It's super cheap and a great brand! Love the fact we can now buy it from Target.... where as before I was ordering it online :)

  10. Love this haul/review! I was thinking about their Stipple and Tone Corrector. I may have to give these a try. Can't wait to read your review on the primer. I have one on the way!

    Found your link on the blog hop!

  11. i always take advantage of their sales, too. how can you not!? lol great, honest review. thank you! xx

  12. I hear quite a lot about this brand lately, but still didn't try it..

  13. I just posted my first elf haul! found you on the blog hop- check out my blog too, I am hosting a giveaway!

  14. love the review and i have to try that tone correcting powder :)

  15. Wow definitely trying out that eyeliner marker! Thanks!


  16. thank you everyone for visiting. Love that you guys love the reviews.

  17. Great reviews! You got such an amazing deal on everything :)