Wednesday, 8 February 2012

ELF Haul

Hi everyone!
So while I was at home last week, my ELF products got delivered - I was SO excited.

ELF are a company I have been interested in for a while. After hearing about how cheap they are and a range of reviews on them, from their cosmetics to their brushes, I had to have a try and after all, if I was unhappy I'd only have lost a little money than I would if I was trying say, MAC.

I made sure I bought products that I would actually use, and also want.
So here we go:

I've been after new brushes, and products to create more looks with.
Eye Shadow Brush
Eye Crease Brush
Eyeliner Brush
Studio Stippling Brush

These brushes are so soft, and they're exactly what I was expecting.
I haven't used them all yet, but I especially love the Stippling brush - although to be honest, it does shed a little. I'm not sure if this is just because it's a first use or if it will be a problem? I'll let you know!

Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Grassy Green

I'm a sucker for eyeliner. I love it either to line my eyes or as a base for eyeshadows. I don't own any green eyeliners so thought I'd give this a shot. The pencil itself has a glittery texture to it, and it really emphasizes on the "Shimmer".
When I swatched, I was really disappointed. The green is a lovely colour but there just isn't any sparkle or "shimmer" to it. 
The product itself applys nice -  it's soft, it's easy to blend and doesn't seem like it would dig or drag your eye in use.
I love the aspect that you get a sharpener in the lid, which is always a bummer when you run low and can't find your sharpener!

Lipstick in VooDoo

I love red lipsticks. Although I don't wear them all the time, I think that they're beautiful. So when I saw this on the website, I had to buy! I decided to go for "Voodoo" which is described as " Spicy Warm Red Creme". I do feel that when I swatch, this shade might be a little too dark for me. I hope not though!
The smell of this product is beautiful. It is quite fruity, reminds me of sweets, cherry lollipops or raspberries - now I feel like Alice when she drinks the "Drink Me" bottle.
I'm really looking forward to trying this out on me, hopefully it'll suit my skin tone.

Cream Eyeliner - #D20
As soon as I saw this colour, I just about DIED. I adore blues, and this just swept me off my feet. I honestly can't wait to use it!
You get this with a little brush, obviously to be used for application. When I first got this product, I tried it with my finger first and it had a good pay off but not great. I then used the brush, and it looked fabulous on my hand!
I am really excited to see what with will look like on my eyes, whether it will be as vibrant!

Cream Eyeshadow - Natural Glow #D20
This is quite a hefty item! I was surprised at how big the packaging is actually, although I do think you get quite a bit of product. I was excited to try this, and I love golds especially for nighttime looks!
When I swatched, it looks like amazing pay off on my finger and I was excited to see what it would be like - felt a little let down. It is creamy (obviously) and I think it would take a while to build up a solid colour with this. It does have amazing shimmer though, and I think it would amazing blended towards my brow as a highlight. I am going to see if it would work as a base to give something more shimmer. 

Overall, I am really happy with my products and because they were so cheap, I feel like I've snapped up a bargain! 
Most products are £1.50 - £3 from them, and I think they're really good value for money. They do remind me a lot like MUA which is currently available in Superdrugs at £1 a product!

Have you ever ordered from ELF before? What were your thoughts? 


  1. Ahh, i love getting my packages from ELF in the mail - its so exciting.

    I have every single one of them brushes, love them!

    Great haul :D I might have to look into those cream eyeshadow whenever i next get round to making an order - i often use them for day-to-day looks.

    Natalie xx

    1. Thankyou! I'm thinking of ordering a few more eyeshadows just to see what the other colours are like. The pot is HUGE though!
      Cannot wait to try out my products properly. Think I'll have to do some makeup tuts soon! xxxxx

  2. the creamy eyeliner and eyeshadows look great, think my next order will include some of those. That lipstick is one of my favs in that shade:) although does sometimes dry my lips so add clear gloss too x

    1. Yeah I'm excited to try the eyeliner! ELF are a great company with great prices x

  3. I'm really interested in trying a stippling brush, and have looked up the Elf one, so i'm thinking I may have to get it for myself fairly soon!
    I am also VERY IN LOVE with that blue eyeshadow/liner, that blue is just outstanding.

    1. I love my stippling brush - no idea how I went on without it! xx