Thursday, 28 June 2012

ELF Haul

The company Eyes Lips Face a.k.a. ELF has been around since 2004 and I'm ashamed to say that until Thursday last week I didn't own anything from this wonderful company. In deciding what products to purchase from ELF I took a lot of time and effort to read reviews from blogs and watch youtube videos as I decided to spend £30 in order to get the free shipping discount so I wanted to make sure I would be happy with my purchases ... and after all of that this is what I bought:

 Make Up

From left to right: Nail Polish in Smoky Brown, Nail Polish in Nude, Daily Brush Cleanser, Studio Makeup Mist & Set, Studio Mascara Primer, Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara

I've had these products for a week now and already I've tried both of these nail polishes! They are both beautiful and last for about four days. The formula is pretty good, I find three coats is best to create an opaque look. Next time I wear them I will upload a picture to show you.

On the left is Makeup Mist & Set which you just spray on your face after you've finished appling all your makeup and it's great! It contains Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber, and Vitamins A, C and E and helps to improve makeup wearability and prevents colour from running or fading. On the right is Daily Brush Cleanser which is an "anti-bacterial daily brush cleanser for quick cleaning inbetween makeup applications". It says to spray directly onto the brush but I prefer to spray it onto a tissue and clean my brushes on that (if you would like a post explaining how I clean my makeup brushes then let me know).

I've never used mascara primer before but I decided to give this a go and I love it! What I do is curl my eyelashes first, then apply a coat of mascara primer, let it dry and then apply my mascara. It's AMAZING!

Before mascara and primer

After mascara and primer

So this is for both lashes and brows but I don't tend to use clear mascara for my lashes so I've been using it solely on my brows and it's brilliant. It helps to keep them in place the whole day - can't fault it.


From left to right: Eye Shadow Brush, Studio Stipple Brush, Studio Complexion Brush, Studio Powder Brush

This is my new favourite foundation brush! As with any brush I use for foundation I always dampen it before I apply my foundation which helps to spread and buff it on to my face. This is ideal for applying any foundation because it's so dense which helps with the buffing process. LOVE IT. 

This is also my new favourite bronzer brush! Its light and soft and is quite thin so is perfect for applying bronzer.

Really happy with this brush too, not quite as dense as my stipple brush from Sigma but it's really good for applying powder as it helps to give a light coverage.

 Considering this brush was £1.50 you can't really go wrong! I don't wear eyeshadow every day but when I've used this it's been great for just packing the product straight onto my eye, great buy.

Do you have any products from elf? What are you favourites?


  1. Love those nail polishes! I really need to try elf products x

  2. The mascara primer makes your eyelashes look great! I have the Complexion brush and would love to try more of them!

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog! :)

    xo, Pareasa