Since I discovered E.L.F. last year I have stopped by and bought a few bits off them. As someone who doesn't wear very much make-up, I don't have a huge need for high end stuff, and because I change my mind all the time, the prices at elf are really attractive to me as well. After Christmas I was emailed some voucher codes to use online at E.L.F. and given that they had a sale on last weekend as well, it seemed foolish not to make the most of it. I opted to use the free shipping if you spend over £10 voucher so everything you see below, including postage was £10.40 which I think is super for 6 full size items.
|All 6 items - zit zapper, lipstick, lip plump gloss, matt lip colour, blusher and make-up mist and set|
I also got a zit zapper which I have had before and I really think it makes a difference. I have quite problematic skin at the moment (it has been this way since I came off the injection about 18 months ago) and if I can feel a breakout coming on, I roll this on in the morning and it seems to calm everything down. I have had my last one for 8 months and use it daily, it is only just running low so a real bargain. Here are some colour swatches of the other items.
|blusher, lipgloss, lipstick and matt lip colour (not sure the lighting is the best here I am afraid)|
Now first of all, the lip gloss. It is a double ended plumping glaze with the clear end meant to add volume and then the coloured end to add, well colour really. I have 2 darker shades of this already and wanted something a bit more spring-y. I chose 'peach passion' and would describe it as a feint coral colour. It is very nice and goes on lovely. I also think it has good staying power. The other end also goes on nicely and gives a good shine. I am not too sure about the "pumping" properties but then I never am, I have yet to use one that has given me Angelina Jolie lips! Anyone have any recommendations for me?
Then there is the lipstick. I like elf lipsticks because they are not very pigmented so I don't feel silly wearing them to work (I work in a pretty causal environment). They also have nice staying power. I was a bit worried when I saw this as it looks super brown and very dark. however as you can see from the swatch it is a nice brown and not too dramatic. The shade is called 'fantasy'.
The matte lip colour is interesting. It is a darker brown, the shade being 'praline'. I think I really like this and as it is from the studio collection I think it is a slightly better quality and I am excited to try it on my face.
Do you have any other elf recommendations?