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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Big ELF Cosmetics Haul

ELF Cosmetics Haul
Oh my, it feels like I haven't wrote a blog post in forever but in fact it's only been a matter of days since I popped my last post up but I finally have some spare time, yippee! The last few weeks I've been constantly exhausted, I guess that's what happens when your routines change, I wasn't used to getting up early mornings until now.

Anyway, you most probably know a week or two ago Eyes Lips Face (or ELF) had a 50% off sale on their website due to reaching a certain amount of followers on twitter. I couldn't resist and I held back a little on how much I spent and only spent at least £20.95 including p&p which is pretty good considering I chose to get 14 items. Anyway, I have been meaning to put this post up for a while now since I received it at least a week ago so here we go..

(I am so sorry again for the rubbish quality of the picture by the way! I have been meaning to get a camera and the lighting was terrible once I got back from work experience).

To get a good idea about these products I have included a few mini reviews of the items I have used since I bought. I can't go into specifics with some of them as I haven't got much use out of them as I'd like but here we go.

In my ELF Cosmetics Haul were the following products:

Beach Party Nail Polish Set- I know the name says 'beach party' indicating they are summer polishes but I absolutely love the shades included in this set, they are my type of shades and I know I will be using these a lot.  

 Nail Polishes- I bought 2 of these in the sale category on the website and got these for a bargain of just 50p each!The shades that I bought were 'Cranberry' and 'Red Velvet' which are beautiful shades to wear for Autumn. I have to admit my favorite nail polish is the shade Cranberry, it's such a wearable color but Red Velvet is gorgeous too.

Tone Correcting Concealer- I wanted to try a different concealer as I've been so attached to my Collection 2000 lasting finish concealer for the last few months and nothings compared to it so I opted for this one. I have used this at least 2 or 3 times and it doesn't seem to give a lot of coverage. I have pink flushed cheeks and silly me, expected this to cover it up but it didn't seem to work but it works well on covering up small spots.

Lipstick- I think it's safe to say I have a huge obsession with lipsticks and my collection is growing by the minute! I couldn't resist picking up 3 of these lipsticks in the sale. I bought the shades 'Gypsy' which is a purple toned shade, classy which is a light pink/slightly nude shade and 'Flirtatious' which is a pink/peach shade. I can't really say anything much about them as I haven't made use of them yet but they looked beautiful when swatched.

HD Blush- Okay, so lately I've been getting more into blushes since I bought the Sleek blushes and I have been wanting to try liquid formulas ever since so I opted for 2 of ELFS HD blushes in the shades 'Headliner' which is a light pink shade and 'Superstar' which is a coral shade. I swatched both of these blushes when I received them as I couldn't resist but they too look absolutely beautiful when swatched. I have to admit I wasn't keen at first on a coral blush but I'm hoping it will look lovely and healthy. I will keep you updated with a review on the future for sure(if I remember that is). I have a memory of a goldfish.

ELF Baked Blush- These were the products that I was mostly excited about receiving in my haul as they are baked blushes and I've never tried anything of the sort before.
I bought 2 of these blushes in the shades 'Pinktastic' and 'Peachy Cheeky'. I have only tried out one of these blushes at least once so I can't really say much about them either. I used the shade 'Pinktastic' a few days ago and I only seen a slight shimmer on my cheeks which I was so disappointed about but hopefully the other shade will work better for me.

Matte Lip Color- Oh my, this is my favorite of them all! I have worn this a a few times since I received it and I love it! I got this lip color in the shade 'Coral' and it works so well with my fair/pale skin but I'm afraid there is a teeny downfall, it was a teeny bit dry on my lips but nothing a lip balm or lip gloss can't fix!

Studio Makeup Mist & Set- I seen quite a few reviews on various beauty blogs and at least one or two of these beauty bloggers had said that it was a cheap dupe for MAC's Fix+ so I thought I'd pop it onto my list and see if it's as good as they say. I haven't tried this yet but I am looking forward to testing it out. 

Eye Crease Brush- Last but not least this lovely crease brush, I have used this a few times with my Naked palette shadows. This works so well for working the color into the crease, who knew a cheap brush from ELF would work so well?! I love it. I definitely recommend this brush to anyone, it's such a great bargain buy.

Did you take advantage of the 50% off?

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