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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Buy & Blog: E.L.F.

Hello, my Pretties!

Last year for my birthday on December 21st, my sister gave me some E.L.F. products as a gift.  Here is her sweet little gift.

Eyes Lips Face Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
Eyes Lips Face Hypershine Lip Gloss Collection
Sunglasses

I was dying for this 144 eyeshadow palette!  I was thrilled to see that she had got it for me at Target.  Every time I went to Target, they were all out.  Being so close to the holidays, they were being used as gifts! The lip gloss collection is really nice too.  And just right now that I was trying to find the names of the lip glosses, I noticed that they are not named only numbered and the two on the outside are the same gloss!  Weird!!  The sunglasses are no name sunglasses but they are cute too.



And this is what the palette looked like when I opened the package.  It was broken.  A hunk of the lid was missing.  I was going to keep it like this because I didn't want to inconvenience my sister but then decided against it because I didn't want my shadows to get damaged.

She tried for a couple of weeks to exchange it for another one at Target but well into January, they still hadn't restocked them.  Then I saw on  www.eyeslipsface.com that you could get the 144 eyeshadow palette if you order $25 or more.  I can pick $25 worth of E.L.F. stuff!

I told my sister and she returned the palette and gave me the $15 she had paid for it.  I paid $10 of my own money and combined it with her $15 and this is all the goodies I got!


E.L.F. Essential Tools
Left to Right:
Blending Eye Brush, Defining Eye Brush, and
Eye Crease Brush.

Description on package:
"All e.l.f. Professional makeup brushes have been designed and tested by our professional team of makeup artists. 
Each brush has been ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into your hand and facilitates a flawless finish with every application."


Price Tag: $1.00 each.
Left to Right:
Blending Eye Brush, Defining Eye Brush, and
Eye Crease Brush.

Blending Eye Brush: "Expertly blends multiple eye shades while softening dramatic edges and fine lines.  Brush can also multi-task, use it to set powder or liquid concealer."


Defining Eye Brush: "The velvety bristles contour in the crease of the eyelid or right underneath the brow bone for added color."

Eye Crease Brush: "This domed bristle brush picks up a lot of eye color and sweeps it onto the eyelid to create bold definition.  Blends and contours in the crease and corners of the eye.  Great for smudging shadow into the lash line for a smoky effect."


♥♥ Product descriptions taken from respective packaging. ♥♥

E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow
NET WT 0.03 oz

Description on Package:
"Bring a touch of natural beauty to your eyes with these soft, translucent shades that add subtle highlights for daytime or increased drama for night.  With key vitamins A & B, these eyeshadows hydrate and minimize the appearance of fine lines.  Available in an array of light-reflecting color options they can be worn wet or dry, together or alone, for countless shimmering styles and trends."


Price Tag: $3.00 each.

Enchanting: Matte medium brown shade.
Dreamy: Metallic light blue/aqua shade.
Innocent: Matte cream shade.

Swatches.
Left to Right: Enchanting, Dreamy, and Innocent.

E.L.F. Cream Eyeliner with Brush.
NET WT 0.17 oz.

Description on Package:
"Creates smooth lines that are defined and precise.  Smudge-proof, budge-proof, water-resistant coverage.  Achieve thin or bold lines with ease."


Price Tag: $3.00 each.

Copper: Metallic dark brown shade.
Teal Tease: Metallic teal/turquoise shade.
Punk Purple: Metallic purple.

Swatches.
Left to Right: Copper, Teal Tease, and Punk Purple.

E.L.F. Lipstick
0.12 oz/3.5 g
Left to Right: Gypsy, Posh, and Voodoo.

Description on Package:
"Long lasting color and shine.  Hydrates, conditions and softens on contact.  Soothes and smoothes lips."

While I was filming my YouTube video on this, I read the name Gypsy and it caught me off guard.  The name sounded so familiar.  It was because I already had it!  LOL.  I came home and I checked the invoice and the invoice said Classy, which was what I ordered, but instead they sent me Gypsy.  I contacted customer service and got a reply within 24 hours and my Classy is on it's way to me.  Free of charge!

Price Tag: $1.00 each.
Swatches.
Left to Right: Gypsy, Posh, and Voodoo.

E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color
Ocean Dreams
0.09 oz/2.5 g

Description on Package:
"Long-lasting easy blending color.  Instantly brightens and defines.  Eyes look fresh and wide awake."

Price Tag: $1.00.

Shades included are: a shimmery blue/silver, shimmery medium blue, shimmery dark blue with purple undertones, and a shimmery lilac.  Pigmentation is great for the exception of the last shadow swatched.  It is not as dark as it appears in the pan and it took quite a bit of product to get the swatched result.

E.L.F. Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

And here is my freebie!  It's not in the holiday package but it's the same palette.  This one came in perfect conditions.  Eeep!  I'm so excited!

144 Eyeshadows.
Price Tag: $15.00 (free with coupon code)

Description on Package:
"This ultimate and convenient makeup collection for your eyes allows you to be your own makeup artist whenever, where ever.  A great value for any makeup lover!  The all-in one compact includes the must have eyeshadow shades for day or night and any occasion.  With 144 eyeshadow colors to choose from, create any look that reflects your personal style.  The sleek and thin design is perfect for organized storage so you can always look beautiful."


Sleek and thin, yes.  Convenient, not so much.  Variety of shades wise, yes, but size wise no.  It's a monster!

Swatches.

More swatches.

As you can see, not all the shadows are wow worthy but some of them are!  I haven't swatched all the shadows yet but the light ones I tried are very light and the dark ones I've tried are very pigmented!  I'm happy with it.  I cannot wait to try an eye look with these!

So that's my E.L.F. show and tell for you beauties.  Did you like it?  Is there anything that you would like to try or have tried?  What are your E.L.F. favorites?

Luv & Luk,
--L.

♥♥ All items were purchased from www.eyeslipsface.com All package descriptions were taken word for word from their respective packages. ♥♥

10 comments:

  1. Oh your sister sounds so very sweet that she would get you that palette for Christmas! Bummer it was broken, but you sure ended out on top in the end with some FABULOUS stuff! I really like the lipsticks you chose, and the mineral shadows & the brushes too! Excellent choices!
    I have never tried anything but Elf's shadows - I have a neutral palette and brights that are much smaller, and I have three of the mineral eyeshadows which are amazing to work with! I can't wait to see you whip up a colorful look with this palette girlfriend!! <3 it!

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    1. She's the best! She feeds my makeup addiction very well! LOL. She gives me all her older, unwanted makeup all the time. She says I have a makeup orphanage going on. LOL. It's true! I really do like ELF, though. I LOVE the mineral shadows! I have only 1 brush so I decided to try some more. I was dying for the cream liners and I love Copper and I think I want more. I have 4 of the lipsticks already and I love those too. Of these new ones, Voodoo is my fave! And I can't wait to play with this palette. I better come up with something good!

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  2. I LOVE ElF palettes! I own too many already and have to really keep myself from buying every single one they come out with ;) I love the Posh lipstick too!

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    1. Yes, me too! I have the 100 e/s palette, now the 144. I have several! Love them! I did want then 24K ones they had but I missed those :( I am looking to collect all the mineral e/s because I really, really love those! And lipsticks too because I need to upgrade my lippie collection!

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  3. I love them all. I like the liners very much. I am definitely going to splurge on make-up during my vacation haha.

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    1. LOL, yes, splurge on your vacation and come back and share it all with us and make us jealous! LOL. I haven't used the liners yet for the exception of the swatch but they look promising. If they are good, I definitely want more :)

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  4. Great haul!!!
    I need to order some ELF stuff ASAP.
    Thank you for sharing BBB!
    ~Jazmin

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    1. Really? What are you planning on buying?? I'm hoping to make another order soon! LOL.

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  5. I have a few ELF palettes that I love! Do you like the cream eyeliners? Do they last good? I tried an ELF liquid eyeliner and I did not like it at all.

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    1. Hey, woman! I have several ELF palettes. LOL. I love ELF. So far I have only used the Bronze cream liner but I used it as an eye shadow base and not as an eyeliner. It looked really nice as an eye shadow, though :) It lasted all day on me along with the ELF eyelid primer. I also have the regular $1 ELF liquid liners and they work so well for me. The bad thing is that they take a long time to dry but other than that, I like them too :)

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