Hi guys, so yesterday I finally tried some of products the E.L.F that I ordered last week, and I'll tell you what I liked about them and the stuff that didn't really impress me.
So I'll start off with the brushes, I ordered the 12- piece Professional Brushes but I haven't used all of them yet, I have tried six of them, which are the following:
Foundation Brush- I used a liquid foundation, and I used my fingers to put it on my face, coz I feel like more of the liquid foundation will stick on the brush rather than my face (but I guess it's just me :D). So I used the foundation brush just to blend the product on my face. I rate this product 5 out of 5, it didn't shed, it's firm enough to blend the product yet still soft and gentle to skin, very easy to use and it works!
Total Face Brush- I used a little bit of mineral foundation just to seal in the liquid foundation. I so love this brush coz it's soft, gentle to skin, it didn't shed and It's very functional, I used it for bronzer and blush powder too and it just worked great.
|Total Face Brush|
Eyeshadow Brush- I like the shape of this brush, it picked up the eyeshadow really good, but I'm not a fan of this brush only because it shed too much, that I had to spend time using a tweezer to remove the bristles that fell off my lid and eyelashes. I'll probably use this only if I have the extra time to that extra work.
Blending Eye Brush- just like the Eyeshadow Brush I think it does the job of blending the colors, I love the shape of the brush, but the shedding was really the problem and it just makes me think that the brush hair will all be gone after few uses.
Eyeliner Brush- I love this brush so much, the tip was thin and gentle that made it easy for me to reach the inner and outer lash line and put just the right amount of color. The bristles/hair are firm and didn't shed. I highly recommend this brush, it's very easy to use and works fantastic.
Brow, Lash Brush/Comb- I used this to just brush my eyebrows, to make it neat and comb my lashes just a little after I put mascara. Nothing so special about it, but it's a must have to groom your brow and to remove clumps or separate your lashes after putting mascara.
So all in all, the brushes I tried were Ok. I like how each of one them are labelled depending on their use (great for beginners like me!) They are not the best but they do the job and for a buck per brush, you can't really beat that!
|Foundation, Total Face, Eyeshadow, Blending, Eyeliner and Brow Brush/Comb|
And now we go with the makeup, the first product I used was the Eyelid Primer in Champagne (this was included on the Sweetheart Collection I got for $2) I didn't like it only because it has so much shimmer on it, so for those people who also use eyelid primer under their eyes,like I do, this may not work if you don't want your under-eyes to be too shimmery but when it comes to holding the product, it really made the color long lasting. I may buy this product again but maybe in a different shade, coz I'm not sure if all the shades will be shimmery or maybe just the Champagne.
Next one I used was the 32- piece Studio Endless Eyes Professional Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Cool colors. I love this palette because it has a wide variety of colors. There's not much matte colors on this palette, but I'm a fan of shimmery eye shadows, so this one really worked for me. And the colors I used have good pigmentation and they're long long. It came with a mirror and double sided brush, in a stylish, sleek packaging, small enough to put on my purse, so this is also great for girl's On the Go. When I received this product, the mirror was moving and I had to glue it myself. I emailed ELF just to let them know about it (also one of the brushes, the Lip Defining Brush was broken). And the next day I received an email saying they already shipped the replacement. I wasn't expecting that they will send another Eyeshadow Palette but they did, FREE of charge!! Now that's what you call Customer Service!!
Studio Eyeliner and Shadow Stick- I used the nice blue eyeshadow from my 32-piece eyeshadow palette just so I can use my Eyeliner and Shadow Stick in Midnight/Blue. I think this is a great duo, it's very easy to apply and long lasting (the eyeliner stayed on my eyes even after I already washed my face!). It's very lightweight, always great to have it on your purse for touch-ups anytime, anywhere. You just have to be careful with it, make sure you twist-down the liner and shadow completely before putting in the cap because they're really soft and they might get smashed.
The last ELF product I used was the Studio Warm Bronzer, it has four different shades that you can use altogether or mix and match. I used the Total Face Brush for this as well, and I put just a tiny bit on my cheekbone, forehead, across my nose and my chin. I like it so much coz it matches my skin tone, it looks natural and gives my face a healthy glow. It also comes in Cool and Golden colors, so there are shades available for almost every skin types.
So those are the E.L.F products I've tried so far and I liked pretty much all of them. I'm definitely gonna order more products in the future. And here are some of the shots I took of "Before" and "After" look.
|No make up yet! ☺|
Halfway there! My first ever try of "Smoky Eyes"
Done with my eyes..