My (Very Limited) ELF Collection So FarMonday, 21 May 2012 16:32
I heard about Elf cosmetics on various blogs and YouTube channels and I had to try their stuff when I saw how cheap everything is to buy. I believe that you can purchase Elf stuff in certain American Drug Stores, but here in the UK we just have the online store (eyeslipsface.co.uk). I will run you through the bits I have and what I think of them!
Elf All Over Colour Stick- I bought two of these, in 'Pink Lemonade' (Far left in the above image) and 'Golden Peach' (Centre in above image). I actually really like these and I use the Pink Lemonade one as a blush every day. Elf's website suggests that the colour sticks can be used on either your eyes, lips or face, thought personally I don't think either of the colours I have would work on lips, far too frosty! They come in twist-up sticks and are a creamy kind of texture. They are really easy to blend into your skin and they stay on great. I use the peach one as an eyeshadow base and it's fab, doesn't crease at all! One downside that I will mention is that they are really delicate. Both of mine have snapped quite far down and so I can't quite twist them up and down very well. They still do the job though and for £1.50 each, you really can't complain.
Elf All Over Cover Stick- I own one of these in the shade 'Honey' (in the above image it is on the far right, next to my colour sticks). In hindsight I think I would've been better getting a lighter shade, but I do still use this. The consistency is actually a little different to the colour sticks, being much smoother and creamier. It is designed to be used as a concealer and I think the coverage is quite good! It smells just like the colour sticks, with a chocolate orange kind of scent- which is amazing! The cover stick was £1.50 from eyeslipsface.co.uk.
Elf Brightening Eye Colour Quads- I have two of these, as shown in the image above. I have the shades 'Butternut' (left) and 'Drama' (right). I am in absolute love with these eyeshadows and couldn't believe that for just £1.50 you get 4 usable colours. I got 'Butternut' to create a natural look and they do just the job. I thought that 'Drama' would be good to create a more dramatic smoky eye look and again I wasn't wrong. The shadows are really pigmented and stay on really well. They are quite shimmery though, so I wouldn't suggest them if you are more into matte shadows. The shadows come with a double-ended sponge applicator, which I did try using but I preferred using my brushes instead to apply them.
Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pens- At £1.50 each again, I have the shades 'Hunter Green' and the ordinary black. At first I was amazed by these as they glided on so well and the colour was really intense. However, sadly my stance has changed on these a little as after around a month of using them perhaps twice a week each, they have run out! There is still some colour that comes out, but it is really weak and can't be built up at all so I am really disappointed after I was so pleased with them at first.
Elf Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF15- This is the gloss you see in the image above, I have the shade 'Juiced Berry'. The colour is gorgeous , although it doesn't show up very pigmented on the lips at all. The scent is also delicious- grape! The gloss is a little sticky but it stays on quite well I feel. The applicator is plastic and mine is a little scratchy which isn't too good and as a result I don't use it much which is a shame.
Elf Lipstick- The lipstick I have is from their £1.50 range and I got the colour 'Nostalgic' after hearing rave reviews about it online. It is a neutral colour that was recommended as a nude lip colour. The lipstick itself is good quality, it doesn't feel drying and is easy to apply and build up layers to get a stronger colour payoff. Unfortunately the colour doesn't look great on me as it clashes with my skin tone a little, but this is a personal preference and not Elf's fault! Below is a photo of it on my lip so you get a better idea of what the colour looks like. On the right person I think it is stunning!
There are a few other things I have but I haven't got them to hand that I might talk about in future, including a mascara and a lip balm. All of the products I have talked about can be purchased online from eyelipsface.co.uk, go and check it out! :)