Elf posts are one of my favourite things to read and I can finally do one thanks to their elf-mazing (okay I'll just put an end to that now) 50% offer they held recently. Elf do these promotions fairly often but I always used to forget to sign up to their newsletter so would miss it *shakes first angrily*, but not this time. I spent £19.07 in total which is pretty darn good value for money and I was pretty well restrained considering it was my first time ordering.
Originally I really wanted the Studio High Definition Powder and had read so many positive reviews but unfortunately it was out of stock, it was an emotional moment for all people involved (just me). I'm going to get the powder next time there's 50% off and I might as well throw the matching Undereye Setting Powder in there too.
I bought this lip brush for college as when I'm doing people's makeup I always end up using small eyeshadow brushes but they are a pain in the beehive to clean so I thought I'd order a brush actually meant for lips in the hope it will clean better. It is a little bigger than I expected but actually seems like it'll be good for applying lipstick, it's also really soft as well.
Oh my word I've always wanted one of these brushes, I just think they look so dang coooool. I struggle with gel eyeliner so much, both on myself and other people, but this seems like it's going to be good as my hand won't end up getting in the way and block my vision.
This brush is seriously my hero, it is so amazing and better than I could have imagined. It is so perfect for contouring and doesn't pick up a lot of product meaning you can't go overboard and blends everything out so well. I need to pick up another one of these brushes so I can use it for my highlighter as the ones I currently use don't do the job as well as I would like. The shape of this brush reminds me of the Real Techniques Blush Brush but on a much smaller scale.
This product is supposed to be a bronzer (Captain Obvious) but after doing a heck load of research online people said they prefer using it as a highlighter so ordered it for that purpose instead. I've been really liking using this as it gives a nice champagney gold sheen to the skin; I'm planning on doing a post on this and also of another shade, Sun Kissed which I bought for my mum, so people can actually see what these look like and aren't just buying them based on the picture online.
I'd heard a lot about Elf's baked eyeshadows so thought I'd give them a go in some shades that aren't similar to ones I already have. Burnt Plum (to the left of the bronzer) is a sheeny burgundy sort of shade while Pixie (to the right of the bronzer) is an iridescent pinky gold shade. Both of them are so smooth and seem like they'll blend really well but I can't really say much because the only time I've tried them is late at night when I look practically dead but I'm going to try them in daylight and shall report back.
I much prefer the packaging of this eyeshadow, it looks like the little baby child of a Nars product, is anyone getting this vibe? Mystic Moss is a slightly shimmery dark green colour that I ordered as I thought it'd be more flattering on my eye colour as browns just don't seem to do anything to make my eyes pop (to be fair I've never felt anything makes my eye colour unbelievably great) but feel a dark green in the crease will make the green in my eyes come out a bit more.
No-one will be able to understand how long I spent debating over whether to get this primer or the Mineral Eyeshadow Primer; I googled endlessly, bugged my mum constantly and even tweeted about it, pretty sad for the sake of £1.50 difference. I read pros and cons about both primers but in the end went with the one from the Essentials range and I am so pleased with it so far. I have used it a couple of times and there has been such minimal creasing which is so good and makes me feel a lot better as my Urban Decay Primer Potion has started going runny and weird so I wanted a cheaper but equally good product. I bought mine in Sheer but there are three other options to choose from.
This is something I had always been intrigued by but not heard much about so thought I'd give it a go. I also bought one for my mum but neither of us have used it that much yet. It's supposed to create an invisible barrier for lip products to stop them sliding around and moving which is perfect for me as I'm one of those irritating people who checks their lipstick after basically every mouthful of food/sip of drink in either my phone reflection or a mirror.
That's everything I bought during the 50% off sale and the items I'm most pleased with is the Small Tapered Brush, the Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder and the Eyelid Primer. I'm going to do individual reviews on the three I just mentioned as I think they're worth people knowing about but is there anything else you guys want to know more about? Let me know in the comments! Also, is there anything else I should try from Elf?